A quick Face of the Day using a long-forgotten love—my Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes! I have the 2012 version, and it was my first big palette purchase and I fell in absolute love with it. To Me, You Are Perfect kind of level. I think it still might be my favorite palette, if not after the NARS NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette, released earlier this year. Anyway. The look is pretty simple, despite what this long-ass intro might lead you to believe.
I think it’s pretty and soft and suits this bold-ass orange lip by Flower Beauty called Ginger Lily, which is the orange lipstick that made me swear off orange lipsticks. And then it grew on me—go figure!
For the eyes, I used a MAC Paint Pot (Groundwork) for a base on the mobile lid, blended a little past my natural crease. For my lid color, I used Vanilla Nuts, a creamy off-white matte from the palette, all over the lid. I deepened outer ‘v’—just the outer ‘v’!—with a beautiful shimmery chocolate brown called… Chocolate! Then I used Plum Smoke, a light matte plum for the crease, then foiled African Violet (with MAC Fix+) on my lower lash line. It looks golden in the picture, but if you notice the eye farther from the camera, the shadow on my lower lash line shifts to purple. This is a gorgeous color and makes an appearance in practically every Laura Mercier palette.
In other words, African Violet is Laura Mercier’s Orgasm.
Anyway, I made a little wing with the Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom, a beautiful golden khaki olive liquid liner. And that’s mostly it! I’ve been trying to be a bit more fun with my makeup (because it makes me happy), and I think this is a happy medium between fun and basic.
— The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02)
— MAC Paint Pot (Groundwork)
— Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes, 2012 (Vanilla Nuts, Plum Smoke, Chocolate, African Violet)
— 3CE I’m Good! Mascara*
— Illamasqua Precision Ink (Wisdom)
— Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in the Clouds
— BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
— NARS Sheer Glow (Punjab)
— NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)
— Illamasqua Cream Foundation (CF 320)
— Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder (Refresh)
— Tom Ford Cheek Color (Wicked)
— Flower Beauty Kiss Stick High Shine Lipstick (Ginger Lily)
The Artist’s Palette for Eyes is still the one and only product I have by Laura Mercier. I took such a long time deciding what to get from them, the next thing I knew they weren’t cruelty-free anymore. Oh well.
I hope you like this look! :)
* PR Sample