If you’re looking for a shadow palette with a little bit of shimmer, look no further than Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Palette. Made up of five different shades, most of them revolving around the bronze color family, it’s perfect for an after work party or event that calls for makeup a little more dramatic than your daytime look, but not sparkly enough for something like a black tie affair. The shadows go on fairly sheer when applied dry and a little darker when wet, but they’re never super heavy or overwhelming, so it’s easy to layer the shades to create a bunch of different looks. The shimmer in the shadows is also sort of subdued – it’s a sparkle that shines when it catches the light as opposed to one with huge chunks of glitter that migrate all over your face when you’re wearing the shadows, which I really like.
The palette would make a nice gift for your social butterfly friend who’ll be heading to a lot of parties this holiday season, or you can pick one up for yourself at your nearest Laura Mercier counter or on Sephora.com.