If you’ve seen my instagram page lately ( --->> ) , you would have seen me with the Laura Mercier Artist Palette For Eyes. I was so close to letting go of this palette but after intensive research on eye palettes online, I had a burning desire to exchange my vice 2 palette for this one at Sephora ( unfortunately, Sephora only accepts exchanges for products in their original state and I had swatched mine already ) . Anyhow, I can still honestly honestly proclaim that this is the most beautiful neutrals/plum tone eye palette of 2013. The shades are dreamy and the quality of the shadows are perfect.
The dark rich brown packaging is so sleek and beautiful and definitely easy to carry out for quick touch ups or change in your eye look. As you can see the palette is pretty slim and isn’t excessively heavy.
Right off the bat, you can see how much thought went into compiling the Laura Mercier Artist Palette color selection. I am not and have never been a fan of purple eye shadows, as they can look rather old fashioned and aging but this palette is so absolutely mesmerizing and beautiful. They are such luxurious, sexy and classy shades. A* for color selection.
Moving onto the pigmentation and color swatches. Almost all the colors, except Sparkling Dew have amazing payoff and go on buttery smooth. They are just so damn gorgeous .. Drools.. My Favourite must try shades are African Violet, Guava, Plum Smoke,Violet Ink, Primrose, Fesco & Truffle. That’s almost 70-80% of the palette.
From Left to Right: Sparkling Dew (extremely faint looking), Guava, African Violet, Plum Smoke, Kir Royal, Violet Ink
From Left to Right: Vanilla Nuts, Primrose, Fresco, Bamboo, Truffle, Espresso Bean
There’s a lovely mix of smooth mattes and shimmery shades, which makes it so useful for coming up with different looks. Unlike the Vice 2 which I recently purchased that is packed full of annoying glitter/shimmer shades. LMAP shadows blend beautifully with one another. As long as you have basic eye brushes, you’ll be impressed with the smoothness, easy bendability and flawless finish.
I’m wearing African Violet in the centre portion of the lids and the gold flecks in this muted purples shade is so amazing. Fresco on the crease area and Espresso Bean as liner. I shaded my brows in with Truffle.
This palette has left me utterly speechless and completely in love.
It gets an A plus in terms of color pay off, color selection and wearability. I have a major crush on African Violet and Guava and I highly recommend this as a gift for the festive season or a birthday present. Do you have this amazing palette too? If you don’t, put it on your wish list & get it!