Because the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette For Eyes is always a huge hit and sells out very fast, I quickly grabbed this palette when I spotted it in a Sephora store in New York. With twelve eyeshadows ranging from light to dark and a mix of brown, purple and beige it’s a very wearable and pretty palette. You might recognise Vanilla Nuts, Plum Smoke, Guava and African Violet from last year’s palette and some shades are part of the Laura Mercier’s permanent range.
The shagreen like packaging of the Laura Mercier’s palette gives it a luxurious feel. It’s not too big and not too small, a perfect size to take it with you when you travel. It would also fit easily into your bag if need be.
Depending on the light, the colour of the eyeshadows changes like in the above photos, which were taken in the sun, whereas the below photos were shot inside.
The top row of the palette: Sparkling Dew, Guava, African Violet, Plum Smoke, Kir Royal and Violet Ink.
Except for Plum Smoke and Violet Ink, the top row of the palette contains shimmery shades. Although Sparkling Dew and Guava are pretty light, they are pigmented like the rest of the palette. If you’re looking for shimmer, I would say that African Violet has the most shimmer (which is one off my favourite shades of this palette).
The bottom row of the palette: Vanilla Nuts, Primrose, Fresco, Bambo, Truffle and Espresso Bean.
The bottom row has more matte shades than the top row. The matte shades are Vanilla Nuts, Fresco, Truffle and Espresso Bean. Having a combo of shimmery eyeshadows and mattes make this palette very versatile. All colours wear well and apply easily. It’s definitely a palette to snap up if you can find it. It’s sold out at Sephora and House of Fraser but you might be able to find it in-store.