Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.356 oz.) is a set of twelve shades with a general neutral-leaning vibe. Two shades–both in the purple family–are the only non-standard neutrals (your browns, beiges, etc.). There are so many neutral palettes available that it seems like any new-to-market palette should be exceptionally high quality in order to compete with all those other neutral palettes, and this one isn’t. There are several shades that miss here, primarily with respect to pigmentation and texture.

Dune is a medium, warm-toned brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, silky texture that was blendable and lasted for eight hours. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Samael (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Head Over Heels (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zone (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bedrock (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (PiP, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (DC, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wind is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a silky, smooth consistency that was a little dusty to work with on the skin but blended out well enough. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Super Mom (LE, )(100% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Alabaster (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Cozy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte French Manicure (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Orb (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whisper (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Luna (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rock is a muted, dark brown with a hint of gray and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, lightly dense texture that was easy to apply to the lid. It wore well for eight hours. Natasha Denona Dark Sepia (47P) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beautifully Charred (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #2 (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #8 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Witch (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Substance (PiP, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Fine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Coffee Chip (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $7.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Secret Lovers (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Bad Habit Altered State (PiP, ) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dust is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly loose texture that blended well but tended to sheer out slightly. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Moon Rock (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Free (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Absinthe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Electrify #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop UR a Catch (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Earth is a dark, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very soft and finely-milled, but it tended to sheer out and was difficult to blend out, as it looked patchy and uneven on bare skin. It is also the type of texture that darkens when applied directly to the skin compared to how it appears in the pan. It lasted for seven and a half hours for me. MAC Mystery (DC, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Influential (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $17.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Persona Maverick (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (PiP, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Cendre (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Seed (224CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Grounds (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bone is a muted, light-medium yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a little dusty and could look dry on the skin (if you have oilier lids, I don’t think it would be an issue, though). This shade wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Good Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Meringue (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Daydream (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tabby (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Nudes (LE, ) is less pigmented (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Expose (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Juvia's Place Kesi (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfect-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Shredded (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paper Tiger (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Choco Glace is a medium-dark, reddish brown with a sparkling, pearly sheen. The underlying finish was more of a satin/pearl hybrid, but there was looser sparkle and micro-shimmer that tended to get everywhere but where you intended. It had good color payoff and blended out decently, except for the sparkly bits. Most of the eyeshadow wore well for eight hours with little fall out, but most of the fall out occurred during initial application. Anastasia Antique Bronze (PiP, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Brown Sugar (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lost (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Metallic Bronze (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Java (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Moonshine (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Violet Sugar is a muted, medium-dark silvery purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty, drier texture that was prone to sheering out when applied to the lid. This one requires a good, lightly tacky base/primer to perform well. The color was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear. Natasha Denona Slate (27M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Champs Elysees (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Dance Party (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (PiP, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cocoa Rose is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. The color lasted for seven and a half hours for me. MAC Sable (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cobbler (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Vixen (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Mauve is a light, pinky lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color coverage with a firmer texture in the pan, which then translated to thin, uneven coverage applied to the skin. The color was faded after six hours. LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Freeze (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled consistency that was fairly blendable. The color lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Corduroy (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Leader (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Stylin (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cable Knit (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Solas (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rott (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Embark (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Ultra Velvet (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Espresso is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a very dusty, thin texture that tended to sheer out as soon as it was applied. The worst part was that it was uneven when blended and turned patchy. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 08 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Activist (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mystery (DC, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso Bean (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Dune Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Dune Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Dune Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Dune Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Wind Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Wind Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Wind Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Wind Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Rock Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Rock Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Rock Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Rock Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Dust Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Dust Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Dust Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Dust Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Earth Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Earth Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Earth Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Earth Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Bone Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Bone Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Bone Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Bone Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Choco Glace Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Choco Glace Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Choco Glace Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Choco Glace Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Violet Sugar Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Violet Sugar Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Violet Sugar Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Violet Sugar Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Cocoa Rose Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Candy Mauve Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Candy Mauve Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Candy Mauve Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Candy Mauve Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I was so disappointed with the last two Laura Mercier palettes that I held off on buying this one…and I’m so glad I did. I think LM is now officially added to my list of brands with which I am done.

Thank you for saving me money. 🙂 I love the Artist pallete from two years ago. I’ve hit pan on two colors, and yes, one was African Violet. Her last few palettes have been disappointing. So grateful that you reviewed it for us!

Have a great weekend!

Wow! Looks like this one has been curated just for me! I know there are tons of earthtone palettes, but the thing is that, either they lack any pop of color or when they do, it’s the the color I want. Yes, I am looking at Violet sugar.

What a pity about the quality. I really enjoyed the formula of my Artist palette (the one that was re-released). I expected this to do alot better.

I usually like Laura Mercier’s palettes, but this isn’t speaking to me. I have several of the shades in the few palettes of hers I do own.

Some may consider what I’m about to say as “nude” or “naked” palette blasphemy; but this has got to be one of the most boring, blah, meh palettes I have ever seen in my life! It’s so …. ?

I understand you! My first ”makeover” experience was with Laura Mercier… I was so naive and just stuck with this brand. A year later I’m wiser lol

I had high hopes for this palette, as it looks an interesting palette and the two lilacs lift it up above just another neutral palette. However the lilacs are so sad I’m gonna pass lol!

I’m bummed this didn’t get an A or even B+, although I have enough neutral palettes to last three lifetimes, I would certainly be happy to get another one that is great – a quality I usually think of with Laura Mercier.

I think this is a fairly bland mixture of neutral eye shadows. There are a lot of mattes here and I guess for matte lovers they may like this palette. But overall I think it is disappointing.

The LM cream shadow sticks are awesome, but I have never been impressed with their powder shadow formula. The market is flooded with great neutral palettes at every price point, so no need to drop $ 58 on this one. If you must have it, wait for a sale.

I wear almost exclusively neutrals, but even I think all these neutral palettes are getting out of hand. That said, I like the color concepts for many of these, but their performance is less than stellar. So sad, you’d think neutrals would be rather easy to excel on since everyone and their mother does them!

Hey Christine! I looked around the review and couldn’t find anything mentioning it, but what purple eyeliner are you wearing? It seems too bright to be the purple eyeshadow shade in this palette, so I’m assuming it’s something else?

Nothing I see in this palette excites me. Patchy swatches, same old boring neutral colors.

I used to love LM, but I’m allergic to something in her lip products so I can’t use those, her eyeshadows are hit/miss (know everyone loves the original Artist Palette but I hardly ever reach for mine), and she changed the formula of the Silk Cream foundation…yeah, I’m over it!

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