Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes + a Tip for shadow creasing

Friday, November 29, 2013

*All the shadows in order. Picture is at night, so excuse the lighting! My look in the picture is: bottom second from left all over the lid, then top fourth color from left in crease and the deeper brownish-plum right beside it in the outer corner. Blend with a clean fluffy brush to finish.

If you are looking for a new palette to add to your collection and happen to love purples and warm tones, then the Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Holiday 2013 is for you. As much as I love cool-toned eyeshadows, I always seem to go back to warm colors. I just find they liven up my complexion and makes my blue eyes pop. In this palette, you get 12 shadows with a good mix of mattes and shimmers, which makes it easy to create a variety of looks. Laura Mercier has such good quality shadows and the normal price for just one color at the counter is $23, so you are actually getting a deal with this holiday palette. I picked mine up at Sephora. If you would like to see this palette in action check out Sandra's video on YouTube. She is one of my favorite beauty bloggers. I absolutely adore Sandra's style of makeup and I always learn so much from her. You can also follow her blog here-

How cool is the textured exterior of this palette? It's all in the details. I am such a sucker for packaging. 

Oh and btw, I have a quick tip that might save your shadows if you have oily lids like mine. I struggled with my shadows creasing (despite using an eye primer) for so long until I heard this tip! After putting on your eye primer, let it dry completely (this is when I do foundation). Then add a layer of a matte translucent face powder (I like Nars Crystal Translucent Powder and Rimmel Stay Matte Powder) on your entire lid before adding color. This single step will keep your shadows from creasing all day. This is because the oils have to break down each layer one at a time. As long as the oils don't reach the actual pigment, your shadows will stay in place. So layer it up baby and watch your look last all day long. 

What palette do you have your eye on this holiday season?


  1. I love the colors in this palette! Very pretty :)

  2. Yes aren't they amazing? I have heard they are a lot of her most popular colors too, so it is nice to have them all in one place. Pretty much anything Sandra promotes, I buy...haha


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