Laura Mercier Laura's Luxe Colour Portfolio
$78.00 ($170 value)
6 eyeshadow shades
3 Tightline Cake Liners
2 Second Skin Cheek Colors
*I purchased this palette at Sephora*
|Morning Dew, African Violet, Violet Ink|
Lavalier, Grey Onyx, Expresso Bean
Violet Ink-matte eggplant shade
Lavalier-light silver shade, satin finish
Grey Onyx- taupe/silver shade, satin finish
Expresso Bean-matte brown shade
Going into this purchase I knew this would be an everyday, wearable, nothing crazy palette. A neutral purple and grey eye...but I didn't expect it to be so...not that special. Don't get me wrong, the shadows were great...buttery smooth, pigmented, blends like a dream...I just didn't feel like I looked especially...special. The finished look, while pretty, did not feel high end or luxurious. I felt I could get the same look, from any other brand, for a much cheaper price. The only shade I felt wasn't like any other shade I had in my collection was African Violet...a purple/gold shade but I don't feel like this shadow alone was worth an $80 palette. Don't get me wrong, I love what I've tried from the brand and this certainly isn't going to stop me from trying more...I just need to be a little more careful with my choices.
|Black Ebony, Bleu Marine, Mahogany Brown|
|Barely Pink, Lotus Pink|
Lotus Pink-bright peachy/pink, matte finish
Overall, I was not wowed by this palette. I bought a neutral palette, and I got a neutral palette...as in nothing special or out of the ordinary...middle of the road...very safe. I am still very interested in this brand. I will still try products from this brand. This is a great brand...I know this...because they can have my Silk Creme Foundation when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...
For this look, I used Morning Dew as a brow bone and inner corner highlight, African Violet on the entire lid, and Violet Ink through the crease and outer corner of my eye. I lined my top lash line with Black Ebony and ran the left over product on my lower lash line. I softened up the lower lash line with a small amount of Expresso Bean on the outer corner and African Violet to the inner part of my lower lash line. I finished with two coats of mascara on the top lashes and one coat on the bottom lashes.
I applied Lotus Pink to the apples of my cheeks and blended back into the hairline. On lips I applied Buxom's Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Gabby.