I’ve tried a lot of eyeshadow palettes over the years and the truth is, I never really felt like they were worth the money. I’m more of a “natural eyeshadow” kind of gal and most of the palettes I tried were either too smokey, too coppery or just didn’t really appeal to what I would wear on a day-to-day basis.
But I see the appeal in an eyeshadow palette. They are easy to keep in your makeup bag (only worrying about one compact is pretty nice) and it serves up a few options depending on your mood or outfit.
We have quite a few trips coming up and in the spirit of finding something that would be a good travel option, I tested out 4 different eyeshadow palettes from Nordstrom. This eyeshadow palette from Laura Mercier was hands-down my favorite. I really do feel like it has a little something for everyone. Six neutral, everyday shades and a few plum options for a crease are literally just what I need. It also has a couple green and navy options which honestly almost made me not buy this palette, but after swatching them in the store, they blended really nicely and weren’t as flashy as I originally had thought.
Things to keep in mind when using this palette:
The colors are very pigmented, start small then build
Wet your brush with water for a dramatic pop
If you have an eyeliner brush, you can use the last two dark shades as a liner
Have fun with it!
Do you like eyeshadow palettes? xx Ashley
Foundation: Tom Ford Flawless Glow with Tom Ford Illuminating Primer (love this foundation brush) | Eyeshadow: Laura Mercier Parisian Nudes Palette (used this brush for all over/base , this brush for outer corner/inner corner and this brush for crease) | Lipstick: Becca Party Popper Mini Holiday Lip Kit Set (I mixed Sugar and Rosewood) | Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal (4 coats — I really like to layer it on) | Blush: Portofino | Bronzer/Contour: Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand (Light-Medium) with Diffused Bronze Light lightly brushed on top| Concealer: Diorskin (this works really well for blemishes or dark spots) Under-eye Concealer: THE BEST concealer — I wear #1 but will probably buy #2 next time (1 is a tad light for me) Set with this powder in Ethereal Light | Bobbi Brown Highlighting Face Powder: I only use this on areas that my face tends to get oily — not all over. I wear the color Bare — This is the face powder brush I use | Brows: MAC Shape and Shade Brow Tint (I have the color Stud) this brow grooming brush is really nice too
This post is created in partnership with Nordstrom
Images by Dani Sabol