I’m so happy to be reunited with one of my all time favourite palettes. I first encountered the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette when it was spanking new in about 2010 – I worked my way through my first one and bought a second about a year later. Do not even ask me how, but I lost it somewhere, and for some reason, didn’t even realise it still existed until I met with Laura last month. I did see them in their old packaging on a sale site a few years ago, but felt by then the stock might be old. But, the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette is available on SpaceNK.
What I love about this is that it’s washes of colour – you can bronze, blush, highlight or glow to your heart’s content and it’s very difficult to over-do things. The formulas are very sheer and diffuse so beautifully onto the skin that it is an easy replication of the ‘healthy looking’ face that it represents.
What’s unusual about it is that it has a step by step guide built into the lid – I’m not sure that’s quite necessary any more now that we’ve all embraced bronzing and highlighting in the way that we have, but back in 2010 we did need some instruction. In fact, I think the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette was a little ahead of its time!
I’ve swatched using a flat brush, but for my face I would use a buffing brush. So start to finish is: Bronzer Veil, Cheek Veil, Glow Veil, Glow Veil 2 and Cheek Veil 2. These are described as ‘veils’ because that’s exactly what they are – super sheer on bare skin or over a base but with plenty of flexibility in the build. This palette is a fundraiser for The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Trust with 100% of profits going to the charity. I’m so happy to have it back in my make-up life! It’s £37 HERE.
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