Thursday, October 24, 2013

Laura Mercier Holiday 2013: Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons Amethyst Trio

Laura Merciee makes some of the best baked eye shadows on the market: smooth texture, incredible colors, and usually less glitter fallout than one would expect. Baked eye shadows are not necessarily my favorite thing in the universe, but Laura Mercier is on to something as they do look festive. Hence the Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons for Holiday 2013. These are trios of baked eye shadows in tiny cases (brilliant as a stocking stuffer) and come in coordinated color schemes: Bronze Trio, Emerald Trio, and the one you see here is Amethyst Trio. I'll show you Emerald Trio later today, but let's focus on Amethys for a second.

All three colors in this palette have a shiny almost metallic finish but no actual glitter and no particles to land on your cheeks. The eye shadows in this set (from lightest to dark) are: Soft Amethyst, Lilac, and Violet Sky. My personal preference is to use them one at a time as an accent, but some of you wear purple a lot better than me, so you can definitely experiment.

Like most (all?) baked eye shadows, these Laura Mercier Bonbons benefit from using a damp brush, so that's what I did here, as the two lighter colors barely appear on my skin otherwise. Used damp, though, the colors are vibrant and very pretty.

Laura Mercier Holiday 2013: Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons Amethyst Trio ($25) is available at the counters and from The product for this review was sent by PR.              

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