Friday, July 18, 2014

Laura Mercier Flawless Expressions for Eyes, Cheeks and Lips

This is one of Nordstrom's offerings for the anniversary sale, which starts today, July 18th, for non-Nordstrom credit card holders. I purchased mine during the cardholders pre-sale period.

The set features an eye and cheek palette with 6 eyeshadow shades and 2 blushes, one tube of lip gloss in Gilded Rose, a small caviar stick in Rose Gold and a full-size Full Blown Volume Supreme Lash Building Mascara in black.

Sorry no swatches. But I'll say this. As someone who has purchased a lot of Laura Mercier makeup in the past, I feel like this was not a particularly good value. The palette was disappointing because of the size of the eyeshadows. The brand often comes out with palettes and this one contains some of the smallest shadows I've seen. Some people stay away from such palettes because they would never use up the colors evenly and that's a perfectly good reason not to buy a palette but for this particular palette, what's in it just seems so small for the price.

The caviar stick is nice (see swatch here) but it is not a regular size Caviar Stick. Ok for the price, if you just want to try it or you want a little one to stash in your purse. If you like a barely there colored lip gloss, Gilded Rose should work out fine. On the whole though, I would rather they included a sample size mascara and gloss with a larger palette of eye colors, then slash the price by $10-20. The set is currently sold for $85. But if the price works for you, it's a nice complete makeup set that you can keep for yourself or give out as gifts.

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