In my initial review of this palette, I didn’t find it to be too favorable and actually had some doubts I’d ever use it personally in the future. That’s another reason why I enjoy putting these posts together for you. I realize the combos help many make use out of something they’ve either had for a while or something new you’d like to wear, but don’t really know where to begin. For me, it’s a way to find out whether or not I truly like the palette! Sometimes I’ll discover combos that change my mind about a palette or eyeshadow I wasn’t too fond of in the beginning stages. Personally, I despise African Violet in this palette but combo #3 changed my mind about it!
What I like about this palette is its versatility; you can create some beautiful “barely there” neutral, everyday looks, and equally stunning, bolder looks. Hands down, the purples in this palette are simply amazing and the pigmentation/lasting power of these eyeshadows is right on par with Laura Mercier’s quality. Within this palette you will find 6 shimmer shades and 6 matte shades, which is a pretty good mixture compared to other palettes I’ve seen:
- African Violet
- Kir Royal
- Sparkling Dew
- Espresso Bean
- Plum Smoke
- Vanilla Nuts
- Violet Ink
If you have never tried any of Laura Mercier’s products, and you’ve been considering a new eyeshadow palette, this is definitely one to consider.
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- Primrose (crease)
- Kir Royal (lid)
- Guava (middle of the lid as a highlight)
- Violet Ink (smudged along upper and lower lashline)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend harsh edges of Primrose)