Laura Mercier Colour to Go Portable Palette in Warm Neutrals. Is it travelworthy or just plain fun? See what I think and let me know what you think!
Although not available via typical beauty retail stores, which is why I hesitated in even reviewing it, this palette is amazing and keeps up to the expectations that I hold (very high ones) for any high end product and especially any Laura Mercier products. What is included in this palette? I LOVE this collection of shadows, blushes, contour, and lip gloss – although the lip gloss is the least exciting part.
As you look at the palette, you may notice the accordion structure for the palette. The bronzer and blush are housed in the bottom section while the eye shadows are offered in the top section. A smallish mirror is included but it really is rather small and not something I would ever use unfortunately. A lip gloss (clear color) cuts through both levels but is most easily accessed through the top (shadow) level. The casing is study plastic and has yet to even sustain a scratch despite many trips that has taken with me! Not only does this fit well in a travel case, it also is very purse friendly! Overall dimension are 3.75 inches long by 2.25 inches wide.
As for the colors:
The bottom level of the “double decker” holds one matte medium bronzer and one blush (second skin cheek color) in Sweet Mandarin.
The top of the palette is devoted to eyes and includes a matte light color in Butter Cream, a luster (shimmery) brown/bronze color in Rosewood, a sateen shadow in Cocoa Brown, and a liner cake pan also great for tightlining in Chocolate Brown. The lip gloss is a very sheer color called “Sweetheart”.
All the products have great depth and transfer beautifully to the skin. There is some powder dispersion during application but it is very, very minimal and much less than some of my other favorite palettes such as any Kat Von D or Too Faced palettes. Blending is also quite easy but they are not as “buttery” as some other products the best I can think of for having that “buttery” feeling is Make Up Geek products, right? Longevity is nothing special but all the product stay true to their color throughout most of an 7 hour day.
So…what do I think? I adore this palette and although it is limited in its color selections, it is perfect for short trips or trips where makeup is not a priority but wanted for evenings for example. If I were planning to take this for a longer trip, I might tag along one more blush and another small eye shadow palette just for the sake of mixing things up a bit. For the purse though – fabulous as it has all the basic essentials. See my ratings below:
As I mentioned earlier, this is not a product that is found in our typical makeup retail stores. I found it on Ebay (and for a very nice price)! But buyer beware as you never know the authenticity of the products you find on some of these outlets. In short, here are some places where I recently found Laura Mercier Colour to Go Portable Palette in Natural Nudes:
* Amazon – http://amzn.to/1EL6zhp – $48
* Ebay also had several listings
* Bridgette’s Boutique – $39.50
If you are interested in watching my video review and a demonstration, here is my YouTube review (please subscribe too!).