Sephora was having their annual VIB 20% off, so I really wanted this Laura Mercier “Artist’s Palette For Eyes.” I was honestly so enamored with it that I was willing to purchase it without the VIB coupon anyway, but since I had the coupon, I figured, why not? It sold out on the website in less than twenty-four hours and I was so bummed. This is one of those eyeshadow palettes you reach for every single day because it’s all neutral tones and a gorgeous mix of matte and shimmer shades. I decided to check my local Sephora store on a whim over the weekend, and they had it! One of the women working there told me they just got them in. My lucky day! This palette is so versatile because you can wear something very natural and light for the daytime or create a fantastically dark, sultry smoky eye with it. I love that the top row has shades of violet and plum in it, making this palette unique against other all neutral eyeshadow palettes. Full swatches inside!
There are twelve shades total in this palette. There is a mix of matte and shimmer in the palette.
I was very impressed with the shade range. You get a nice mix of champagnes, beige, pinks, browns, and violets in the palette.
These are super silky soft…like velvet! They had fantastic color payoff with just one swipe.
The top row contains your pinks and violets. These are great for adding a pop of color into your makeup routine, but they still fall on the “neutral” side of the spectrum since none of them are really bright, crazy purples. African Violet, that shimmering lavender shade with the gold reflect is stunning in person. It will look good on absolutely any eye color.
The bottom row of shades are your classic beige and brown shades. You can never go wrong with these. They are all so pigmented and easy to blend.
Overall, if you’re a neutral eyeshadow lover like I am, RUN to your local Sephora and see if they have this in stock! There were only a few in stock when I ran into my Sephora this weekend, and I know these won’t last because they are limited edition for the holiday season. This is one of those eyeshadow palettes I am going to constantly be reaching for and hit pan on quickly!
Laura Mercier’s “Artist’s Palette For Eyes” is limited edition for Holiday 2013 and is a Sephora exclusive. The palette retails for $48.00 USD. You can find this palette in Sephora stores nationwide, while supplies last.
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