Friday, 27 April 2018

LAURA LEE LOS ANGELES NUDIE PATOOTIE EYESHADOW PALETTE AND LIQUID LIPSTICKS PHOTOS & SWATCHES


As promised, we are here today to discuss another launch occurring on the 24th April 2018, which is in just two days, specifically 2pm PST time and that means 10pm UK time if I understand the laws of time correctly. This launch is Laura Lee's second eyeshadow palette: Nudie Patootie ($45/£35). The first palette she came out with called Cat's Pyjamas was highly controversial and was met with a lot of criticism. In her video announcing her latest products Laura appears very proud and more confident, it is nice to see she is taking feedback on board. This post is full of swatches not only of her eyeshadow palette, but also her three liquid lipsticks and two retractable eyeliners that will be launching later on in May, the date is not yet announced. Continue reading for my thoughts on these products and where you can find them. 


Nudie Patootie Palette: This is a 14 eyeshadow pan palette, unlike Cat's Pyjamas which had just 10 pans in comparison. This palette is marketed as a neutral palette, when I think neutral I think browns, beige, golds, greys. Very every day soft colours. This palette on the other hand pulls very pinky purple it makes me think of the Naked 3 palette, barely, but also the Back Talk palette more recently released by Urban Decay. The addition of the StreakingStrip and Undressed almost seem out of place when these are the only shades I would consider at home in a nude palette. The mattes in general, the name of the palette aside, are all great colours, I do wish Bare was not in there. The foiled and shimmer shades are pretty too. In general it is a pretty palette but it's not a must have. I much prefer Soft Glam by Anastasia Beverly Hills as a neutral palette and here's why.

I don't think this palette is that friendly to people with deeper skin tones, you're going to need a base and a lot of patience to build these softer pinkish shades on tan to deep skin in my experience. Of course, it is a neutral palette so intense colour payoff might not be a dealbreaker for some people, for me, however, it absolutely is. I think for fair to medium skin tones it would be a lovely palette and even for those with deep skin  you can absolutely make this work with an eye base, but in general it just doesn't look like a nude palette to me. Moreover, the rose gold packaging, although nice, makes the shadows pull more pinky rose-ish than they are in the pans. It is a pretty girly palette but I am not inclined to buy it, truth be told. 


Liquid Lipsticks: As for the liquid lipsticks which are being sold for $14 a piece, most of you know I am not a fan of liquid lipsticks in general. Nakey Nakey is a pale beige nude. Topless is a deeper pinkish nude that wold look great on medium skin tones in particular. Finally, Jaybird is a more brownish nude, which is probably my favourite type of nude. Laura describes her liquid lipsticks as not drying at all, she wanted a very comfortable formula that still had opacity on the lips. All in all, they are very pretty nudes. Are they anything new? No. I also don't know if you can tell from the photos but to me they don't dry down perfectly matte, pretty sure she mentions that in her video. For her comfort was the most important thing, so if you are looking for a matte long-lasting lip colour there is nothing to see here. 


Last and probably least are these two new eyeliners. One is called Jet Black which is predictably a true black matte liner and one is Nude, I am not sure if the nude pencil is called nude so don't quote me on that but the shade is nude i.e. flesh coloured. If you are going to own two eyeliners you'd want them to be black and flesh toned. Again, every brand in the world, more or less, has a black and nude eyeliner. I believe these retail for $14 as well, but unlike the eyeshadow palette the liquid lipsticks and eyeliners come out later on in May.


Thank you so much for reading, it was my understanding that the palette would release on Beauty Bay the same time as it released on the Laura Lee Los Angeles website, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I postponed publishing while awaiting news for when the palette would reach the UK, and I believe it will be coming in May. I will update when more news becomes available. I hope you are having a great week so far, check back in on Sunday and don't forget to leave me a comment with your thoughts on Laura's new products, I would love to hear all your opinions. Take care,

What are your thoughts on these new products?

Love 
Kiran

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2 comments

  1. The eyeshadows and the lipsticks look pretty but as you said they aren't really anything new! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the collection!

    Love,
    Olga from Myme

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  2. The shades look good but this is not a palette that I will buy. I have too many similar shades already.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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