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 lauramercier.com. The product for this review was sent by PR.