Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Wardrobe: Review

On Christmas day literally straight after opening my presents I plonked myself down on the sofa to see what Space NK's sale had to offer this year and boy was I impressed!

This is one of the amazing deals they had on offer which was this gorgeous Laura Mercier palette which was actually on my Christmas list, and I am so glad I didn't get it because come Christmas day it was half price!
It comes packaged in this beautiful luxe leather-type case with a leopard print magnet clasp, which opens up to reveal 8 eyeshadows on the top layer with 2 very high quality brushes, one being a pony tail brush which I find perfect for crease blending and one is a double-ended affair, one end being a smudge brush and the other being a crease brush.

The eyeshadows included in this set are beautiful, high colour pay-off and all neutral wearable shades some matte and some shimmers, my favourite shades are african violet which is a lustre-effect violet dusky eyeshadow with a copper shimmer, and ballerina which is a pale pink shimmer which is lovely on the inner corners and brown bone.
That is not all...swivel this layer out of the way to reveal 2 blushers, 3 tightline cake eyeliners, a golden shimmer highlighter, another high quality brush this time being a flat eyeliner brush, and also a longwear creme eye pencil in espresso.
The blushes in this set are lovely, and suit me well, however I do prefer a creamy formula for my blushers. I am also yet to 'get' the knack of using the cake eyeliners however I will persist! Also the golden shimmer is very dark on my super pale skin, so I use a very light dusting on the cheekbones using my MAC 187 brush. The eyeliner on this layer is what does it for me, it is super creamy and sets and does not budge! It is also my first venture into brown eyeliner and I am converted!
All-in-all very impressed by this set by Laura Mercier and it was a great introduction for me into their colour collections, and I am so pleased by the inclusion of high quality brushes for once! My picks from this set are definately the eyeshadows, the brushes and the eyeliner, all which will no doubt be repurchased.

Frances x

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