Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Luxe Eye Portfolio and Luxe Colour Portfolio Swatch and Review

Who doesn’t want something luxe when it comes to a holiday gift, whether it’s a piece of clothes, a hand bag, and even a wallet! But what about makeup? Especially a makeup that looks so luxe that almost like a clutch wallet.

Laura Mercier for Holiday 2011 came out with two portfolios, one being an eye and palette and the the other a color palette for eyes and cheek. Oh and the outside is like a boa snakeskin… almost!

Each of the portfolios are $98.00 and can be purchased at LauraMercier. Click here for the Luxe Eye Portfolio and here for the Luxe Colour Portfolio.

The exterior difference between the two cases are that they are inverted. For the Luxe Eye Portfolio the snakeskin is on the outside and the brown nylon is on the side. Whereas, for the Luxe Colorr Portfolio, the brown nylon is on the outside with the snakeskin showing on the side.

Each portfolio comes with 3 high quality mini makeup brushes which are snugged tightly on the left. They are in different sizes and shapes to target the look you want. Both portfolios have two of the same brushes with the exception of the 3rd one that I will be showing you in a bit.

So for the Luxe Eye Portfolio, the three brushes are Pony Tail, Crease, and Smudge. Smudge is exclusively for this set.

Here is an up close shot of the shape and size of the brushes.

The equivalent to the Smudge for the Luxe Colour Portfolio is the Flat Eye Liner brush. This is the only brush that is exclusively for the Colour Portfolio.  You can see the brush head below. All these brushes remind me of being an artist and drawing a big canvas. It feels great having these to play with.

Enough of brushes and on to the colors! We will be starting with the Luxe Eye Portfolio first. The Luxe Eye Portfolio contains 12 colors all together. I will split up the colors in half for you to see.

The top two rows of colors are depicted below. The colors are very pigmented and are full of different flavors. For example, Morning Dew and Black Coffee are matte whereas the rest of the colors are not only pigmented but very bright because of the shimmery effects they carry.

Starting with the top row we have Rich Sienna, Morning Dew, and Black Coffee (first three left to right). Black Coffee is definitely one of favorites, it’s super black and pigmented, almost like charcoal.

On the second row we have Rosewood, Pink Crystal, and Sable (last three left to right).

The bottom half of this portfolios depicted below. African violet and Mica are very bright and festive almost like the colors you would decorate on a Christmas tree.

We have Royal Gold, African Violet, and Mica swatched below (first three left to right). African Rose is another color I really love. The plum base color and the gold shimmer work seamlessly showing a duo chrome effect. Mica’s frost finish is fallout prone so good priming is essential when using it.

Finally, we now have Golden Cream, Fig, and Sparkling Night (last three from left to right).

Now we have the Luxe Colour Portfolio. Again for this second set, I will be splitting up the portfolio in half for you to see the difference in each color. This set contains 6 eye shadows, 3 tightline cake eye liners, and 2 second skin cheek colors.

The top 6 colors for eyeshadow are of a variety of finishes such as the sateen finish for the Primrose and luster finish for the African Violet. The colors are once again pigmented and brings a warm holiday look.

Starting with the first three colors Primrose, African Violet, and Merlot (first three left to right). African Violet is the only color that appears in both palettes.

The second row are the colors Truffle, Topaz, and Stellar (last three left to right). Truffle is pretty much the counterpart of Black Coffee in the eye portfolio, but in a dark chocolate color. It’s buttery and nutty, just like my favorite Belgian chocolate.

The last half of the portfolio is the classic colors for the eye liner and universal shades for the cheeks.

The colors for the eye liner shown below are Ground Espresso, Black Ebony, and Burgundy Wine (left to right). All three shades are very pigmented and they last for the whole day.

The last two colors for the cheeks are Rose Petal and City Pink (left to right). Rose Petal is a delicate matte rose and City Pink is a shimmering fuchsia pink.

Laura Mercier’s holiday collection is well made with all the colors you would need for a festive holiday. The colors are nicely pigmented and they compliment very well with each other. With hints of shimmers and sparkles these rich colors are brought to life. They are so versatile and wearable, the possibilities are endless. The brushes that the palettes come with offer ease of use and great quality, also travel friendly. Now you can even touch up with these palettes on the go. Overall, they’re worth every penny.

Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Palettes and Body Sets

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9 Responses to Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Luxe Eye Portfolio and Luxe Colour Portfolio Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla November 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Very drool-worthy, and a great gift for those getting into makeup!

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM

      You’re right! These are like the blockbuster sets for the makeup lovers.

  2. Vonvon November 15, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    I like African Violet eyeshadow very much ! Have been seeing it in many palettes and on its own. Should go to Space NK to pick one up some time.

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      African Violet is super pretty that’s why it’s in both palettes ^^ We don’t have many Space NK here but a lot of stores carry Laura Mercier.

  3. Amy November 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Great holiday kits from LM. I always liked their mini brushes, so soft. I think the brushes alone are worth it.

  4. Carol November 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    The packaging and the products inside are indeed luxe! There are a lot of colors that I can use. Thanks for the swatches. I’m going to Nordstrom this weekend.

  5. Emily November 15, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Oh I love the eye portfolio, it’s like the ultimate book of shadows. African Violet is super pretty just like you said. I have a single of it.

  6. Lauri November 15, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    I’m loving both palettes and cant’ decide which to pick up.

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 3:03 PM

      Just get both then =)


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