Laura Mercier Artists Palette For Eyes 2013 (Quick Swatches!!)

Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes, $48 at Sephora Exclusive

I couldn’t wait to pick this beautiful palette up! I love last years Artists Palette For Eyes and use it often. This years palette has more purple in it so I am thrilled. I’m a little crazy about purple you know. I haven’t had a chance to play with this much but it’s official I love it and the mattes….I am crazy about. I am going to purple smoky matte eye myself into a coma with this palette.

So here are the swatches-click on a picture to make it bigger!









Sparkling Dew, Guava, and African Violet









Plum Smoke, Kir Royal, and Violet Ink









Vanilla Nuts, Primrose, and Fresco








Bamboo, Truffle, and Espresso Bean

Since half of the shades in this palette are matte I couldn’t be more thrilled. I love the payoff and texture of all of these shades though. I’d take this palette with me on a trip and not need another eyeshadow. There are a few repeats from last years palette. Vanilla Nuts, Guava, African Violet, and Plum Smoke are back again. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I do like the shades and am familiar with using them but I guess I would have liked all new colors. Thats the only downside in my opinion. But considering the quality of the palette overall, I’ll tell myself to shut up!

This palette wasn’t at my local Sephora store but this is something to seriously consider for the upcoming VIB 20% off sale.

I hope these swatches are helpful! I just love this thing and I hope there’s one coming our way next year!

From Sephora’s website:

What it is:
An elegant and modern eye palette featuring a dozen eye shadows that range from cool to warm shades.

What it does:
Enclosed in a luxurious textured, chocolate brown case, this complete compact includes a large mirror and 12 eye colors hand selected by Laura Mercier. Mix and match for endless eye looks.

This set contains:
- 0.03 oz x 12 in Eye Colour in Sparkling Dew, Guava, African Violet, Plum Smoke, Kir Royal, Violet Ink, Vanilla Nuts, Primrose, Fresco, Bamboo, Truffle, Espresso Bean

What else you need to know:
The top row is organized into cool colors, while the bottom row features warm colors. Both rows are arranged in light to deep shades from left to right.

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  1. Amber Heater says

    I got this palette the day it came out because I missed out on last years and could have kicked myself. I stalked the website like crazy when I knew this was coming out for 2013.

  2. Ashley W. says

    Thank you so much for the swatches! The colors look AMAZING! I have never tried any high-end makeup before and decided that for Christmas this year I would treat myself to some high end makeup. This palette looks gorgeous so I am definitely considering purchasing it!

  3. Abryda says

    Picked this up today & it is everything & more. I get all giddy just thinking about it that’s the addict in me Lol, I love purples myself & I have a single African Violet backup & was looking to purchase Plum Smoke so this was perfect timing. Haleluj

  4. T.R. says

    I didn’t realize this was new until I saw your video. So of course I put it in my basket for VIB. Well got half my stuff yesterday at the Sephora near me (but they didn’t have this palette) came online to order this and WHAT it’s SOLD OUT. Along with the Nars blush set (thank gosh I got that in store).

    What’s a girl to do. Call the next nearest Sephora this morning find out they have the Mercier palette. They had a lot ran down before going in the office and got mine. That was a close call. I hate missing out on LE’s I really want. :O)

  5. says

    I’ve resisted this palette because of the amount of purple/plum colors in it (just not sure that I will get that much use out of those shades) but I swatched this in store at Sephora on Saturday and I am STILL thinking about African Violet…that color was unbelievable.

  6. says

    I pulled out last year’s palette and have been playing around with it this week. If I can still find this in stores, I may scoop it. I too wish it didn’t have the repeat shades from last year’s palette.

  7. Francine says

    Love the palette, I’m hoping to pick one up tomorrow. Have u tried the marc jacobs palette??? I’m torn between the two.

  8. Tasha says

    This is back at Sephora as a limited edition! I’m so excited! I wasn’t into makeup when it came out originally but I saw reviews of it and always wanted it. I bought it 3/31/15. Act fast if you guys are interested.

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