LORAC Unzipped Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.58 oz.) is new palette for spring that includes ten eyeshadows and a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer. It's new and permanent with an official release date of January 15th. It's the same size (but in terms of the palette itself and amount of product you get) as the original, which is always nice to see. On the back of the packaging, it states that the "Shimmer Eye Shadows can be used wet," whereas I think LORAC typically describes their eyeshadow formula (as a whole) is as a wet/dry one. I actually appreciate the distinction as many matte formulas don't play well with water (the surface will harden). The really metallic shades definitely apply more smoothly with a dampened brush, but there's a delicate balance in application with them due to their really soft, dense consistencies. If you over-apply damp, it can look almost wrinkled on the skin, and when you apply dry, the metallic shades almost crumble at times if you try to apply like a regular eyeshadow--use less than you think you need.
I was so excited when I got this palette. I am not an expert at makeup but I am not a beginner either. I was slightly disappointed with this palette because it seemed so hard to get any product on my brushes. I literally use my fingers to put the product onto my eyes. Also, there is so much dust up it\'s kind of crazy. Don\'t get me wrong, this is a beautifully colored palette, I\'m just disappointed because they swatch so nicely but when you try with a brush nothing happens.