Thursday, October 17, 2013

Laura Mercier Artist Palette 2: Swatches and Review

Last year, Laura Mercier released an Artist Palette which I passed on. I always had lingering regrets, but this year brought a brand new Artist Palette.

The deep brown pebbled exterior opens to reveal a range of purple and brown colors.

The textures vary- matte, satin, and shimmer are all here. This palette also includes a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Sparkling Dew is a satin off white. Guava is a pale pink stain. African Violet is a warm purple with golden shimmer- really stunning! Plum Smoke is a greyed matte lavender. Kir Royal is a satin textured warm medium purple. Violet Ink is a cool toned matte deep purple.

Vanilla Nuts (worst name ever) is a matte white. Primrose is a golden peach satin. Fresco is a matte light nude brown with a hint of pink. Bamboo is a shimmering beige taupe. Truffle is a matte warm medium brown. Espresso Bean is a deep cool brown with a matte texture.

 

Overall the Artist Palette has great textures, a lovely range of shades, and good color payoff. The mattes are especially soft and buttery. This palette is a winner!

6 comments:

Sara BeauTime said...

This is such a beautiful palette. The naturals and plum shades are calling my name, thanks so much for the swatches and review.

Dovey said...

Hi Martha,

What a gorgeous palette! Love the soft subtlety of so many of the colors :)

Modern Grace said...

Mine came in the mail today and I can't wait to use it.

chloe_e said...

WOW this palette is so pretty and full of really wearable and flattering colors! I love the look of plum smoke and fresco!

à la foliee

sleepandwater said...

What a gorgeous palette! I wish I managed to pick up the first Artist Palette as well - unfortunately it was never released locally. I think I might even like the colours here more.

makeup magpie said...

Hi Martha, Thanks for the great swatches! I have last year's palette, but am still so tempted by this one! I love purples :)