Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays | Review

Monday, March 06, 2017

When I first spotted the Laura Mercier Editorial Clays Palette ($48.00), I felt instant infatuation. Love at first swatch. The colors glide on so smoothly. There are three mattes, three metallics, and a finishing powder.

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Top Row: Blackened Black Clay, Blackened Blue Clay, Blackened Brown Clay
Bottom: Metallik Platinum, Metallik Pewter, Metallik Rust
Side: Air-lite Setting Powder



Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Top Row: Blackened Black Clay, Blackened Blue Clay, Blackened Brown Clay
Bottom: Metallik Platinum, Metallik Pewter, Metallik Rust
Side: Air-lite Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Pewter, Blackened Black Clay

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Pewter, Blackened Black Clay

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Rust all over lid

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Rust all over lid

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Pewter, Blackened Blue Clay in crease, Blacked Black Clay as liner

Laura Mercier Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays (bellanoirbeauty.com)
Metallik Pewter, Blackened Blue Clay in crease, Blacked Black Clay as liner

My skin type

Oily and my lids are no exception; they might even be oilier.

How I use it

As there are only six colors in this palette, and as they are mostly similar, there aren't many looks to be had. While it's more of a smokey eye palette, it doesn't have to be. I do wish there were more neutral colors in this palette as it would be perfect for travel. If you are a minimalist, I suspect you will love this palette.

Performance

I use the palette with and without primer. On its own, without primer, the shadows crease heavily after about 3 hours. I used to use primer every time I used eyeshadow, but I've either gotten lazy about it, or have convinced myself that skipping it saves me time in the morning (really, Indya? You save like 3 seconds!). Basically, if you want this palette to live up to its full potential, use primer and don't even think about using it on its own. I even use the finishing powder over the shadows after applying the color to see if it increases wear-time but no, it doesn't. I like to use the finishing powder as a brow highlight or cheek highlight, as it's got quite a bit of sparkle.

With primer, the shadow lasts on me over 10 hours. Most of the colors look fine on me, except I think Metallik Platinum is too cool for an all-over shade for me. I tried using Blackened Black Clay as a liner, unsuccessfully (last pic). On their own as liners they would be nice, but not applied over another color in the palette.

Joy Factor

On a scale of 1-10, this palette is a 7. While it's not the best performing palette, it still gives me pleasure to use it as I am a fan of the smokey eye and the texture of these are just beautiful.

Where to indulge

Bloomingdale's | Macy's | Nordstrom | Neiman Marcus | Sephora | Lord & Taylor | Saks Fifth Avenue

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