Friday, February 14th, 2014

Laura Mercier Spring 2014 Artist Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Spring 2014 Artist Eyeshadow Palette

A collection of 12 beautiful eyeshadows hand-selected by Laura Mercier forms the Artist palette. Mix and match the hues to create looks unique to you, and finish with a little lining and defining thanks to a bonus mascara and Caviar stick.

  • Noir Deepest black (Matte)
  • Deep Night Deep black navy (Matte)
  • Coffee Ground Cool charcoal brown (Matte)
  • Cafe au Lait Neutral caramel beige (Matte)
  • Ginger Light neutral peach (Matte)
  • Buttercream Light neutral yellow (Matte)
  • Diamond Pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Guava Peach stucco (Sateen)
  • Sable Cool grey taupe (Sateen)
  • African Violet Violet copper shimmer (Luster)
  • Violet Steel (Luster) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich Cocoa (Sateen)
  • Cocoa (Mini Caviar Stick, 0.03 oz.)
  • Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara (Mini, 0.2 oz.)

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom (Exclusive)

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42 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Spring 2014 Artist Eyeshadow Palette

  1. I’m not sure what my thoughts are on it, hm. If you review it, I’ll have to decide then!
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  2. Janelle

    Well I will have to check this out when I am in San Francisco tomorrow!

  3. This honestly looks gorgeous. I hope it swatches well! I assume you’ll be reviewing this?

    • HOLY PRICE JUMP, though. I didn’t click on the price until after I posted my comment – $80??? Weren’t previous artist palettes less than that?

      • The holiday ones in 2012 and 2013 were $48 each I believe. I was trying to figure out if it was a price reserved for the holidays and if there had been ones also released in the spring at this price point. Haven’t figured it out yet.

      • Veronica

        I’m thinking it’s because the palettes comes with a caviar stick and mascara as a bonus, but still. The price gave me a little jump when I saw it. o_0 Not the most competitive choice considering the availability of palettes like it out there for a lower price.

  4. I was about to buy this palette because that lovely blue in the upper left looks divine, but 80 dollars? The last palette was 48! I get that it comes with some extras but really? No bueno. Lovely palette, but no can do. Thanks for the heads up, though, maybe I’ll catch it with a discount. Will it be available somewhere other than Nordstrom?

  5. It makes me kind of sad to see the steep price as compared to the Artist’s Palette for Eyes 2013. I don’t know that the two minis justify the hike. I can only guess they made it so much more expensive due to the last palette’s popularity. Robbery!

  6. This looks gorgeous! Never tried any LM shadows before but I love her base products. There seems to be a cult following for her limited edition artist eyeshadow palettes so I bet this is great too.

  7. Christina

    Wow, Christine! Did you see the price on this set? $80! Previous versions were only about $50, so it’s an extra $30 for a mini caviar stick and mascara? I was going to pick this up, but I really only want the palette and am neutral about the two items. Are you going to indulge?

  8. African Violet and Violet Steel look very pretty!

    Is it weird that I’m more intrigued by the case pattern? It looks like the seed pods that come off a tree near where I live! :-D
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  9. Karen Circa

    This is a huge price increase for just an addition of the caviar stick and the mascara, from $48 to $80! I understand it has different colors but the price difference seems a bit astronomical for me.

  10. I want this palette so bad! I love that there are six matte shades, and a variety of others..love!

  11. Lucina

    My only gripe with Laura Mercier is that sometimes their palettes don’t look very nice. :( Even though the Christmas artist palette was so good, I couldn’t get past the not so nice looking packaging.

    • Greta

      Agreed! The Christmas 2013 palette is actually my current go-to, but I find the packaging kind of cheap and not something I want to keep on my dresser.

  12. Kate

    This is so gorgeous but so expensive. Not fair.

  13. AilieJ

    Just how many more palettes will contain African Violet? It’s like their UD Midnight Cowboy equivalent, or Nars’s Orgasm. *rolls eyes*

  14. CatG

    Expensive! I’m surprised by the price jump.

  15. This looks like a nice palette, but it’s not worth the price (even with the included extras).

  16. Bridgette

    There goes all my money. I don’t need this, but I want it badly!!

  17. kjhemeon

    Tarte: GUILTY! LM: QUITE GUILTY! MAC: over time MODERATELY GUILTY!

    Of what? Treating us customers as if this were FISHING> Hook ‘em, then sink ‘em! (Price-wise)

    Price jump IS somewhat outrageous, even given the caviar stick + masc, in sample sizes, natch!

    Does look lovely, though, and possibly well suited to cool eyes or skin…….

  18. sharee

    I love LM, but I am tired of African Violent being in every. single. palette. With the duplicates and the price jump I will definitely be passing on this one. But could be a good palette for those without some of her other offerings…and who have some cash to splash. :)

  19. Cynthia Imperato

    I have the last 2 years Artists palette and do love the packaging and quality. However, the shades in this years offering has so many repeats , only 3 or so colors don’t appear in either of my previous palettes and the price $80 is quite a jump from last year! So, unless Christine says its a must have, I will sadly pass.

  20. I know a lot of people weren’t thrilled with her last Artist’s Palette (repeats from the previous one and quality not nearly as good) and having recently got the Too Faced Chocolate palette, I don’t really have any need or, more surprisingly, the desire to have this one. But, like Rikki, I’ll be eager to see your review of it if you do review it.

  21. Nika

    Pretty! I missed the holiday palette so I was like Ooooo but then I saw the price… =.= Not happening. Are they trying to compete with the price of NARSissist palette? lol But considering how much their other palettes cost, this price point seem like their ‘standard’. I wonder what oz of eye shadows is in this one, because the holiday palette had only 0.03oz per shadow and their other (more expensive) palettes seem to be 0.05oz per shadow, which would explain the price difference.

  22. Can’t they just reissue the holiday one? Do it for me, Laura, for me :(
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  23. Susan Dowman Nevling

    I own the earlier plumy neutral palette of about the same size and love the shadows. I like the colors in this one, but can’t spend $80.00. Too bad.

  24. I love LM Artist’s Palettes I just wish they would change the shades up because about 90% of them are always the same palette to palette!

  25. Corliss

    PRICE!!! NO THANKS!!!

  26. I also gagged at the price! Absolutely not…if only on principle. I’ll stick with my holiday version. What are they thinking? No one will notice?

  27. StashaCollins

    Are you going to do a review on this palette?

  28. Maggie

    Whoa. What a price hike! I would HAVE to see good swatches first–and even then…doubtful. I mean, it looks like I own similar colors and once it gets over $60 for a non-jumbo palette, to me, it would have to be unique colors and/or formulation to justify the price.

  29. Nancy

    I have the 2012 holiday artists palette, but I actually bought it in February 2013 for $45. I love it, but she keeps including the same colors, and the price almost DOUBLED?! They aren’t really “bonus” items if you have to pay $35 for a mini mascara and a smudge stick… definitely will have to pass on this one. Hope the price goes back down, otherwise I won’t be getting anything else by Laura Mercier for a long time :(

  30. I missed out on the last LM palette & will be waiting for a review of this one! Hopefully it’s just as good, I’d really like to invest haha :)

  31. Dkla_diann

    I was thinking I would prefer this one over the Nars until I saw the price! I think a comparison may be in order anyway

  32. Lisa G

    Missed out on both of the previous Artist palettes and I was going to grab this one, but the price is ridiculous! Mini sizes of a mascara and caviar stick (that I have no interest in) do NOT justify an extra $32.00 freaking dollars. So, I’m disappointed, but it’s not like there is a shortage of other palettes out there to choose from.

  33. Good for anyone who missed out on the holiday one (Artist 2) but there’s too much of an overlap to justify having both (for me).

  34. Kim

    I was able to get my hands on the last artist palette but this one has some fun beautiful colors!! Please help me decide is it worth it??? Thanks