baked eye palette


Laura Mercier Summer In St Tropez Baked Eyeshadow Quad

There were requests to do a look using the Summer in St Tropez palette which i posted on Instagram yesterday, so here it is!

The palette is gorgeous; no doubt about that. But only 2 of the shades (the bottom row) look good applied dry. The 2 deep blues need to be applied damp for good color payoff. But like all baked shadows, they get beautifully intense and longer-wearing when applied with a damp brush. 

Tip: Try flatter, firmer brushes or even a concealer brush to apply the damp shades and apply damp shadows in a buffing motion. (Sweep back and forth briskly to buff the metallic shadows into a high shine.)

For this look, I used every shade damp except the chocolate brown, because I needed to keep it soft and smoky along the socket.