Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

You know that I live for this kind of colors. Rich blue greens that bring out brown eyes in the best possible way. However, the texture of Emerald Trio from Laura Mercier Holiday 2013 Collection is a little difficult to pull off. Unlike Amethys Trio that I shared earlier today, Emerald Trio is loaded with shimmer, and the lightest color, Aqua, has actual micro glitter particles. Trying to photograph the palette was almost comical. I opened the unused compact, a small cloud of sea foam green glitter landed everywhere. I tried to wipe it away for the sake of a pretty picture, a certain kitten went after the kleenex, ending up with my fingers right in the product and on the plastic surface. Trying to wipe it, again-- and repeat the performance.

All of that doesn't take away from the fact that the two darker colors in Laura Mercier's Emerald Trio are incredibly beautiful. Malachite has a lot of blue in it, making me think of a gorgeous rococo damask fabric. Emerald might not be as unique, but it is a very true and rich emerald green with no gold or black in it. They have to be used with a damp brush, and I highly recommend not doing your base makeup until after you clean up the glitter debris. Doing it right will reward you with a beautiful holiday look (yes, that green is a bit Christmasy, so what?).

Bottom Line: my ideal set would have these colors in the texture of the Amethyst Trio.

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


  1. They look great but what would be a good occasion to use them?

  2. Hi Gaia. Have you ever tried the Makeup Guard Cards from Ollie Girl? I stumbled across them and thought what the heck, they come in a pack of two and are really inexpensive. I know there are a multitude of tricks to use when dealing with shimmery, glittery eyeshadow fallout. But the real reason I ordered these cards was because of the way they are made, they assist with winged eyeliner. I am a total, utter, completely inept moron at winged eyeliner and I've tried everything. Tape, business cards, blah, blah, blah. Well, these cards did the trick. I've been using them for eyeliner and last night, for the first time, I remembered to use one with eyeshadow application. I was using RBR Fire Drops and with this card, not one speck of fallout! I don't use eyeshadow with glitter (HATE IT) but the RBR Fire Drops sure do have some fallout. I can't tell you how well this worked and how excited I was, especially since I was in a hurry and did not have time to deal with cleaning up the mess. And they are even dishwasher safe. Anyway, I just wanted to throw that out there in case you had not heard of them. They are certainly worth a try.

  3. Great post and pictures - I will be sure to pick up one of the Laura Mercier’s Les Petits Bonbons next time I am in the store...make some hints to my family and friends for Christmas...


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