I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since Wayne has launched a new Eyeshadow Palette! There have only been two eyeshadow palettes in the Wayne Goss Collection. Now, the third palette, the Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette Tourmaline has us buzzing. Remember his first Palette, the Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette in Imperial Topaz? This palette was all about warm neutral shades. Last November, was when the pp of Wayne’s Second eyeshadow palette. It was the Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone Eyeshadow Palette. And, it was very different from the first palette. The reason being, this was a cool-toned eyeshadow palette. Although, , Pearl Moonstone is neutral in its own way. That is because it has lots of grey shades. In fact, Wayne likes to use the Pearl Moonstone Palette for a bride’s wedding makeup. Now, there is the New Wayne Goss Luxury Palette in Tourmaline. This palette was inspired by vintage hollywood glamour. It is a unique palette, since it has a burgundy theme with neutral shades that compliment the predominate burgundy colors.
You can find the Wayne Goss Luxury Eye Palette Tourmaline at Beautylish. Also, the Palette ( 0.57 oz. / 16.26 g) costs $55.
The palette is unique for a few reasons. First, this is the only palette I know of that has only one matte shade! Also, on first look, I thought the shades would be too pigmented, and therefore to deep, dark and muddy for most wearers. Last, the palette is a color gradient of burgundy, with some neutrals. And, it is the neutral shades that help put the focus on the burgundy. Without the neutrals, the burgundy shades would be too overpowering on their own.
Inside, the compact is a glossy metallic black shade, with a sheen to it. Be ready to wipe off your fingerprints. The compact has a nice size mirror on one side. Wayne’s signature outer packaging is a metallic silver box, with white writing.On the other side are the six, very large, eyeshadow pans. First, you can actually put your entire eyeshadow bush into the pan. Yes, they are that big! Even more, the pans are big enough to prevent you from creating that middle “well” that hits the pan first! This won’t happen with these pans. You can go around the outsides of these pans, since your brush fits in the pan!
First, the formula is more eyeshadow than a pan of pigment. Micronized powder particles and smooth-based emollients give the pressed powder formula a silky feel. Therefore, there is a softness to it. As a result, the shadows are very buildable. They are not too powdery. Also, they aren’t too creamy! Yep, they are in the Goldilocks Zone, because they are just right! As a result, these shadows will perform well for you. I love the soft wash of color. For one thing, it makes the shadows more versatile, and more customizable. Let’s face it. It is not that easy to use a hyper-pigmented palette, even if the color payoff is exciting! Instead, it is better to build with these refined shadows.
Wayne suggests, that you use the shadows dry! The formula doesn’t emphasize fine lines or texture.
First of all, Wayne loves sheer color. However, he made sure that you could blend them together, without them getting muddy. Therefore, you can work with a gradient palette, with colors that are similar, and close to one another, and still achieve dimension. There are six brand new shades that are in the same format and layout as Wayne’s other two palettes. Also, the shades aren’t as saturated with color as they look in the pan. And, when you work with an eyeshadow brush, the shades have a watercolor effect. As a result, you can create daytime looks, as well as full on hollywood glamour with the burgundy, neutral , and one opulent gold shimmer, shades.
Row 1 Across (Left to Right)
Shade 01 Top Left
First, Shade 01, a pink sand shade, has a satin finish. This is the lightest neutral shade in the palette. I like this pink sand satin all over the eyes as a base shade. Also, wear this as a highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes, and on your brow bone. Finally, you can use this shade as a transition shade.
Shade 02 Top Middle
Next, Shade 02, a beige gold shade, has a satin finish. This beige gold satin is a little deeper than the pink shade. First, if you have a medium complexion, you can wear this all over the eyes. I like it on your eyelids, and on the brow bone. ai think it may be too deep for the inner corner, depending on your skintone.
Shade 03 Top Right
Last in row 1, a burgundy shade, has a satin finish. Wear this shade on the outer part of your eyelids. Also you can wear this darker brownish-burgundy shade in your crease. It is sheer when applied with an eyeshadow brush. I like to use my finger, and press it on for more color payoff.
Row 2 Across (Left to Right)
Shade 04 Second Row Right
First, Shade 04, a deep brown shade, has a matte finish. There it is, the one and only matte shade in the palette. And, since it is a dark milk chocolate brown, this is your line and define shade. Wear it in your crease, the outer corners of your eyes, and line your lower lash line with this brown matte shade.
Shade 05 Second Row Middle
Next, Shade 05, a burgundy copper shade, has a satin finish. This is a beautiful shade on the outer eyelids. Also, if you want a smokey look, you can smoke it out. Also, I like this burgundy copper in the crease, and to line the lower lash lines. I prefer this shade of burgundy because it has that tinge of red in it. Therefore, it doesn’t get muddy.
Shade 06 Second Row Left
Finally, my favorite shade, Shade 06, a true gold shade with a shimmering finish. This is one of Wayne’s famous Celestial Shades. He includes at least one in each of his eyeshadow palettes. One way to wear this gorgeous shimmer is as a shadow topper, over one of the shadows to give it a gorgeous extra dimension, and a shimmer. Try it over shade 02 for a soft look. Wear it on its own for that wet-looking shimmer! Or dab it on the center of your eyelids, to make your eyes pop!
I can imagine Wayne saying , It’s a proper fit!, when he found the right neutrals that would work to complement the burgundy shades!