Tis the season to get new makeup! Even pre-Thanksgiving you’ll find that most cosmetic lines have their Holiday ’09 value sets out on the counters looking for new homes for a fraction of what they’d sell for separately.
Laura Mercier’s eye palettes were just too cute to pass up, here are the ones that I nabbed.
Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Palette has the best 5 shades to grace an eye palette for maximum wearability. They’re all limited shades, meaning they aren’t already part of their shadow collection, and best of all- they’re wet/dry. With the recently re-formulation of LM’s shadows came the implicit instructions not to wet them, but these are H2o friendly for optional heightened drama. Expect a hint of shimmer and a grittier texture that gives bold, blendable color- especially wet. I found the standout shade to be Mink (pictured in the middle), a rusty brownish shade that makes eyes completely pop with sultry romance.
You’ll also love the double ended brush that’s included, one side for dry use and the other for wet.
$48, 5 Shades and Double Ended Brush Included, Limited Edition, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora
Available in both Warm and Cool, LM’s Petite Eye Palette offers their most flattering shadows in each category to give you a complete wardrobe of color for the storage-challenged, and the jet-setter alike. Priced for both gift-giving and gift-keeping, you’ll find this little mirrored palette gives you the right amount of shadows to hold you over until next year’s money-saving sets are out.
$28, 4 Shades, Warm and Cool Palette Options, Limited Edition, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora