Thursday, 5 December 2013

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes Review

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Hello Everyone!
Today's review is on the beautiful Artist's Palette for Eyes by Laura Mercier.
This palette is Limited Edition for the Christmas time, it is quite hard to get hold of online but you can still get it at counters.
The packaging is beautiful. It comes in a sleek black box with Laura Mercier on the front.
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes Review
The outside box is textured which adds to the luxe feel of this palette.
Inside there is a beautiful leather-feel case embossed with bumps that look like raindrops or morning dew. It is a beautiful, chic design and quite different in style from other palettes I own in that the name of the palette isn't plastered all over it, it is a simple yet sophisticated offering, and in my opinion, this is all that is needed, you don't need an all singing all dancing garish case to distract you when the shades inside are just this good.
The palette houses 12 beautiful shadows, some are matte, some are shimmery but all shades are easily blended and have fantastic pigmentation.
The shades are mainly cool toned and the theme seems to be browns and purples.
There is also a mirror in the palette on the lid, the mirror is high quality and definitely usable.
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes Review
I swatched all these shades on my arm over a primer and took the picture in natural daylight.
The shades I will discuss in the order they appear on my arm... that is starting at the bottom right shade from the palette called 'Espresso Bean' and working backwards till the last white shade in the upper left called 'Sparkling Dew'
Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes Review
  • Espresso Bean: This is a deep deep brown, almost black. As a matte shade I expected blendability to be a bit off but no, the colour swatches opaque on the first swatch and blends beautifully with the other shades. This is the only shade however, that I did get a little fall out with, but nothing a bit of brush tapping can't fix
  • Truffle: A gorgeous chocolate matte shade, this is one of the warmer toned shades and it is a very buttery shade, so easy to blend.
  • Bamboo: A bronzed golden shimmer shade. Pigmentation blew me away on this one, it just swatched so nicely.
  • Fresco: A burnt peach colour, this one was a little more powdery than the other shades but still had excellent colour payoff.
  • Primrose: A peachy golden shimmer, this one is a beautiful shade, it is like a very muted rose gold colour with more yellow undertone than a traditional rose gold sahde.
  • Vanilla Nuts: As the name suggests this is a vanilla colour but with a pinky tone running through, in comparison with the other shades this one appears quite sheer but on its own it actually isn't.
  • Violet Ink: This is a very deep, matte purple. The colour is like that of an aubergine, more of a night time shade, it could be sheered out to make it more wearable for day time.
  • Kir Royal: Another deep purple with reddish hues running through. This is a more satin finish and again is easy to blend and has good colour payoff.
  • Plum Smoke: A sheer, smokey purple with earthy undertones, this one would make a nice transition colour when blending out a smoked purple look.
  • African Violet: This one is my favourite shade from the collection. A violet shade with golden shimmers running through, it reminded me of NARS Orgasm blush but purple rather than pink. A unique colour I don't have anything quite like this in my collection.
  • Guava: A pinky peach with a very slight golden champagne shimmer. Another beautiful colour.
  • Sparkling Dew: A white frost shade with a hint of peach, this one is another sheer one but still blended well with the other shades.
All shades wore well lasting 9+ hours with  no creasing or fading over a primer.
This would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves makeup!
Hope you enjoyed the review, have you tried this palette?



  1. Love all the colors in the pallette great review!
With A City Dream

  2. Oooo I want . Great review
    Emma x

    1. Thank you, hope you manage to get one xx

  3. Judging them from the look they have in the pan, I wouldn't have expected them to look rather violet on the skin, but I do love that. I like my browns and stuff but there's nothing to be said against the odd purple smokey eye, right? ;) That palette is gorgeous!


    1. I do love neutrals but a little hint of another colour is good sometimes just to give a different look xx


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