Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette

These days I will quite often run products past people who tune into my Periscopes before I put them on the blog. It’s a perfect mechanic for getting someone’s view other than my own and for perspective. This is a good case in point. I thought intially that it was rather dreary and very un-spring like – someone did comment ‘Paris in a Thunderstorm’ – but as I live swatched it, actually, everyone was rather taken with it, especially the level of pigment in the matte shades. While Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette is not a typical spring palette, I sort of understood the mood of the colour scheme more after we’d had the live discussion. (I’m HERE if you’d like to join me.)

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette

So, this is the top row – the matte selection, and I like the richness of the colours. I like mattes for eyes more and more these days and I could wear any of these shades and be quite happy to create a matte smoky eye.

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette

The shimmers are very impressive too, although I found the formula a bit too soft and carved into the black pearl shade too heavily and carved it up by mistake. However, I have to take into account that this palette had been on a journey to get to me and could well have been bumped or knocked in the first place. I would advise, though, that you go at these with a soft brush rather than any kind of sponge applicators.

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette

I got a couple of the spring lipsticks too – still on the no-bright track but great if you love a Kardashy-Jennery type toffee lip with a dewy finish.

Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette
Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette

The first shade is Gauche and the top shade is Droite. They both have very tiny flecks of shimmer that I don’t find at all obvious on the lip. The Laura Mercier Paris After The Rain Palette is a Selfridges exclusive, for £45, and it’s HERE.

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