Laura Mercier’s holiday offering this year is… complicated to say the least. The holiday collection (Club Couture) itself is small: it features two “foiled” eyeshadows in gold and silver and three lip products (two lipsticks, one gloss).
Then there are a plethora of palettes and sets (and certain items exclusive to particular retailers). The items you’ll find everywhere are:
- The Colour Wardrobe (a double-decker palette for eyes, lips, and cheeks), $98
- Petite Eye Palettes in warm and cool (four shades in a very slender case), $28 each
- Baked Eye Colour Palette (five baked shades), $48
- Mini Lip Glace set (five mini glosses), $48
There is also a mini brush set ($45), a double-ended brush set ($85), and various bath and body gift sets. I’ve never owned any of Laura’s bath and body stuff, but it all smells so delicious you might be tempted to eat it.
The petite eye palettes come in impossibly sleek and travel-friendly little cases (they remind me a bit of the first generation iPod Shuffle). The colors are all shades from Laura’s permanent line.
I’m personally a big fan of Laura’s eyeshadows. The color payoff is right for me, and I love the texture and finish (her shadows are predominantly satins and mattes; you generally don’t see very frosty or shimmery shadows from her).
Laura Mercier Petite Eye Palettes: Sandstone, Stellar, Bamboo, Truffle, Morning Dew, Rose, African Violet, Twilight Grey