The Laura Mercier Artist palette is truly a treasure to discover. If you’re a neutral lover and you’re looking for something to help you inch towards incorporating color into your look, this is a GREAT one to try. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, easy to work with and you can use every single eyeshadow in this palette to create one look. What I mean when I say that is typically I have to rely on one of MAC’s blending shades with a lot of palettes because the blending shade either doesn’t work well with the colors in the palette, or it’s completely off color with my complexion. Being able to take ONE palette with you somewhere and ONE palette only makes for a highly desirable product, in my eyes. This also is probably one of the first palettes I’ve tried that didn’t have a dupe in my current collection for every single shade.
Note: While this palette is no longer available, Laura Mercier does sell some of the individual eyeshadows found within this palette.
If you’d like to re-create any of the below looks with MAC/UD eyeshadows, here are some comparable shades (not dupes), but comparables that will give you the same effect 😉
- African Violet = MAC Trax
- Cafe Au Lait = MAC Wedge (lighter than Cafe Au Lait)
- Cameo = UD Chopper
- Chocolate = MAC Sable, UD Hustle
- Coffee Ground = MAC Mystery or UD Busted
- Deep Night = MAC Contrast
- Guava = MAC Yogurt
- Plum Smoke = MAC Quarry or UD Tease
- Rich Coffee = MAC Typographic
- Sable = MAC Copperplate, used lightly
- Sunlit = MAC Femme Fi (LE), UD Foxy (not a match for formula)
- Vanilla Nuts = MAC Vanilla
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- Sunlit (inner 2/3 of lid)
- Deep Night (outer half of lid and smudged along lower lashline)
- Sable (crease)
- Vanilla Nuts (blend)