Review: Laura Mercier Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette

This palette has been out for over a year so it's a bit of a blogging shitshow to talk about it now - but I couldn't start thinking about my favourite products without giving it a mention. It's fantastic if you're looking for something a little bit different. The Watercolour Mist palette is so well named, the copywriting department at Laura Mercier deserve a pat on the back. It does exactly what it says on the tin. The shadows are so soft, it's like doodling watercolours on your lids. The green and purple shades are almost bruise-like and once it's on, you look like you've been out in the rain - but sexy movie rain. Like Four Weddings and a Funeral rain. 

This probably isn't one for the Instagram eyeshadow enthusiasts who want a really strong colour payoff. To get deeper colour, you'd have to really go at it, but I think that would destroy the beauty of this palette. It's so delightfully wishy-washy, so once it's on it looks pretty effortless. It gives you the softest, most delicate smoky eye. I love it so much and don't even get me started on the packaging. It has RAINDROPS on it. 

Here's a couple of pics of it on my peepers. I focussed mostly on the blueish shades but you could easily play up the purples or greens. Now I haven't exactly mastered taking pictures of my eyelids yet, so here's a few quite intense pictures of my forehead, but hopefully you get the idea. In the bottom two I've amped it up by dampening my brush and dipping it in the darkest shade - cloud, and tracing it along my eyelid crease to join my outer lash corner. Easy peasy. 

Like so:

I should mention the cheek shades included - one pale pink and one peachy earthier shade, but to be honest I'm not nuts about them - but that's probably because I'm currently in a very intense and loving relationship with bronzer.

Until next time folks!