Laura Mercier Hidden Gems palette for Holiday 2018 Swatches
Official description: Inspired by the vivid colours of precious jewels this sleek eyeshadow compact opens to reveal 12 dazzling highly pigmented shades that span from light and luminous to deeply dramatic. Individually chic, collectively a sweeping spectrum of colours that blend and build for monochromatic statement eyes, seductive smoky looks and subtle eye accents. Interior mirror for ease of application anywhere
I’m not gonna lie, this seems like just another palette to me when I saw the photos. But when I got to see it in real life, oh my god this is one of the prettiest palettes this year in my opinion! All the shades have some depth in them, which I find it hard to explain. The shimmers are very fine are look very sophisticated.
However, it is a bit bulky and therefore I don’t necessarily agree with the “easy of application” part. The palette is actually quite big.
From the swatches, I think you can kind of see the shades aren’t dull, and they do have that monochromatic shift the brand describes.
And here are more closeups of the swatches,
Finally, closeups of than pans. I gotta tell you, I particularly love the bluish shift shade at the bottom row second from the right.