When I first heard whispers of Laura Mercier releasing a palette for Spring, I knew it was something that will eventually come home with me. The Enlightenment Palette came out in the Spring Renaissance collection and includes 2 blush colours and 4 eyeshadow shades.
The palette comes in a relatively small rectangular case with tweedy brown fabric wrapped around it. The size is quite handy for traveling or for throwing into your purse. It won’t take up much space at all.
The eyeshadows are generally light and shimmery. The texture is wonderful and everything I look for in eyeshadows. Smooth and buttery. Even the blushers feel similar to the eyeshadows and boy, are they pigmented.
- Angelic >> shimmery light ivory-beige
- Grace >> shimmery light silver-taupe
- Pure Glow >> shimmery light coppery-peach
- Innocence >> shimmery light champagne-pink
- Blushing >> pink with red undertones
- Awakening >> pale pink with some peach undertones
I don’t have the best colour descriptions (or swatches, for that matter), but you can see that the eyeshadows are all “shimmery light” in nature. As much as I like shimmery shades, I do wish this palette comes with a deeper grounding colour or even a mid-tone matte. Maybe the folks at Laura Mercier thought that darker colours will not fit the “Enlightenment” theme. That is probably the only thing I can fault with this palette.
For this look, I applied Pure Glow on the center lid, Grace in the outer corner and to blend it out and Angelic as a highlighter. I used the Awakening blush and it’s such a lovely pink.
Will I recommend the Enlightenment Palette? Yes, if you like pale and shimmery eyeshadows. But if you are a fan of colourful or smokey eyes, this may not be for you. I still like the palette though, the blushers are really nice and I can see myself using the eyeshadows as highlighting or blending shades. And I like the size. For RM209, it is very expensive but the overall quality does make up for its shortcomings.
You can find the Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette at most Laura Mercier counters, Sephora or Ken’s Apothecary. As it is limited edition, you may need to snap it up quick before it sells out.
Did you pick up anything from the Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance 2014 collection? Do pop in and share your thoughts.