The 2010 Bonne Mine Palette from Laura Mercier ranks as one of my all time favourite palettes. Why was it called Bonne Mine? Roughly translated from French, it means ‘looking well’ or ‘healthy appearance’ and I used that palette all summer long, not least because it had the most perfect creme blush shade that I have ever found. So, I used it very sparingly and you can see from my rather battered palette that the shade that got used the most is the blush. Because I couldn’t actually replace it (it was a limited edition), I rationed it, although now I see they have it on the Sephora US site.
|How the palette looked before I battered it!|
So, it’s exciting news for me that Laura Mercier has brought out three of the shades individually and I can plough through what is left of the Bonne Mine palette safe in the knowledge that the blusher can be replaced. Whew!
|Innocent Peach Creme Cheek Colour|
|Pearl Glow Veil|
The products are rather coyly called ‘Veils’, but that really is the best way to describe them: they are only meant to give a veil of colour and accentuate the skin, so they’re very sheer but ultra flattering and are genuinely great at giving the complexion a fabulous uplift to all skin tones. They’re £18.50 each.
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They had the Bonne Mine palettes on clearance in Selfridges and John Lewis fairly recently. I myself bought one from John Lewis about 5-6 weeks ago. It was maybe about 18 quid? There were loads of them too. That said, it’s great that you can buy shades individually now.
I’m a massive fan of Creme blush. Use Mac peony and lady blush xxx not used LM. Might have to try x
I really have to investigate this brand. I know a number of women who rave about it.
Oh, those are all very pretty! I like the Innocent Peach especially. I need to experiment more with creme blushes.
You may remember how badly I wanted this palette. But when I got it (from California!!!) I was a bit disappointed as I was imaging the textures to be more creamy, I find these to bit drier than I’d like them to be if that even makes sense.
I have also noticed that it’s still available at Sephora and actually want to write about it next week 🙂
Just to let you know that the palette is on sale for £17.50 at Harrods right now, just brought one because I remembered you blogging about it 🙂