I Saw, I Swatched, I Bought: Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

I can’t really explain myself for this purchase. I’ll try to, but I can’t justify it is what I’m trying to say.

It was basically an I SAW IT I SWATCHED IT I WANT IT moment. Ever have one of those? That’s what happened when I touched the Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye And Cheek Palette($70 CDN):

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

Holy crap, is that what I paid for this??? I seriously had no idea. I was in a trance I SWEAR! Not sure if it’s really worth that much, but OK? In my defense, Laura Mercier, or Laura (said with an English accent) as us fans like to call her-adore her products. We truly do. It has way less flops (AHEM BOBBI BROWN) and way more WINS when you start tallying up stuffs. My other reason for this unjustified purchase is that I had not set foot into an actual Sephora since November. NOVEMBER PEOPLE. That’s a personal record in case you were wondering. So, that means I was weak. But I don’t care. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

SEE IT?  I died. Marky was with me and when I swatched, even she gasped and said-WOW THAT’S LIKE MADE FOR YOU MOM. True story folks. For someone that decided light and bright looks was the way to go, this palette fits that description to a T.

SWATCHY TIME for Eye Colours in Angelic, Grace, Pure Glow, Innocence:

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette swatches

SEE?? So pretty!! UGGH. Shiny. Brightening! HELLO MADE FOR ME? Why yes it is Tracy! But wait-have you seen ze blushes yet? You are a blush fiend, non? (that’s the palette talking to me in my head as I swatched it, in case you wondering if I’ve lost my mind, which of course the answer to that is YES, YEARS AGO):

BLUSH SWATCHY TIME for Cheek Colours in Blushing, Awakening:

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette blush swatches

The perfect coral, the perfect highlighting coral-I WAS DONE. AND DONE after those swatches. The Laura Mercier Palette was paid for right there and then: WHAM BAM THANK YOU LAURA M’AM.

LOOKY Time! In all truth, these might be a bit boring for you, but for me? PERFECTION. These are exactly the kind of eyeshadow looks I go for lately. Sorry for the different lighting too, but one day there was sun, and the next NONE. Gotta love winter lighting!

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

The shadows are shimmery yes, but that’s why they are so brightening. If I was going to complain, I guess I’d have to say I wish there was one matte eyeshadow shade in the palette. But to be honest I have PLENTY of matte crease shadows to last me a couple of life times. And then some. So, no biggy for me. Truth be told, lately I always start any eye look with a matte, neutral eye crease colour before I go in and add any other eye shadows. It helps with any blending I have to do, and is just a good habit to get into. Do it. You’ll love me for the rest of my life, and I like that idea!  [emoji kissing face with smiling eyes]

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Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette

Is the Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette worth the money? For me yes. I could live off of this palette plus one neutral crease shade for the rest of my life. And the blushes? Perfect and sheer, finely milled, blend so easily-I could be done and live happily ever makeup after AMEN. And truth be told, I’m seriously considering that. I need to get rid of a lot of excess in my life, and a good place to start is the makeups, right? RIGHT. Soon, oh so soon…

The Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette is available now at your local Sephora, and of course online as well! If you love light and bright eye looks, I think you’ll love this palette too!

Ever just swatch something and buy it on the spot too? What was it? 

  • Eugenia

    UGH! DOUBLE UGH! Now you’ve gone and made me want to RUNOUTANDBUYTHISNOWNOWNOW!! Lol! Seriously though, I’d buy this just for the blushes – they look amazing! I wasn’t 100% sold on the shadows in the opening pic, but seeing them swatched on you, love them!
    As to your question (buying something on the spot), why the answer is – almost everything!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Aww, thanks Big Sis! This Palette is a godsend for me. I don;t even want to wear anything else!

  • Agree on Laura Mercier > Bobbi Brown! LOL. I love a lot more LM items than BB.

    And agree with Marky, LOOKS LIKE THIS WAS MADE FOR YOU, Tracy! Shimmery shadows never looked so gorgeously illuminating like this! 🙂 Good buy, definitely!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Awwww I wants to HUG you now. LOTS.

  • SO MUCH GLOWY. Goddammit that’s beautiful. And here I was trying to use up my collection, but…AAHHH GLOWY.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      GLOWWWWWWY. GOOOOOOOD. hahahaha

  • Hey Tracy, you definitely deserve this pretty palette since you’ve been resisting Sephora for so long! The eyeshadow combo reminds me a little of some of the shades you see in Guerlain Crazy Paris/Liu, so I might pass. I really should try more from LM tho. Love the Caviar Sticks! Also, thanks for the blending trick. I’ll try it but I already love you forever!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL I love you too Sunny! Seriously, one of my faves you will always be!
      I’m so sad I skipped that Guerlain Palette now. 🙁 I think I would have LOVED it.

  • Liz

    LOL I love it when blushes talk to you in French! I swatched this a while back but the only shade that grabbed me was the blush on left. If they sold that solo, I would be a goner. 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      It’s sad, hey? But I swear to GOD I hear a voice. That blush on the left is AMAZING.

  • Sara Hawkins

    I love this. Whenever I get a chance to go to a Sephora, I buy whatever I swatch. Husband is glad I only get there 1 time a year. Otherwise, we’d need a second mortgage 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL I know!

  • GORRRGGGG! Man if only LM were still cruelty-free. Your rocker multi color hair is just toooo cool, Tracy 😀

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha thanks Catherine! I love it too. Makes feeling old less OLD haha!

      • Ohhh shush you are only as old as you feel!!

  • I love the coral peachy eye shadow on you! SO gorgeous! I love the eyeshadows. The blushes, well, avec la voix francaise, c’est parfait!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Merci beaucoup! 😀

  • rachlovespenguins

    I loves ya regardless, but thanks for the shadow blending tip! 😉
    And saw-swatched-didnotcontemplatejusthandedoverthemoney is exactly how I wound up with Butter London’s Naughty Biscuit blush. Or maybe it had something to do with the name “naughty biscuit”…. Who knows. lol
    I am really happy I bought it though.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Butter London makes BLUSHES? I missed that!!

      • rachlovespenguins

        Yep! Their colour cosmetics range is still small, but they’ve added a lot since their original lippy release. 🙂

  • Gaelle

    Francophone blushers is a brilliant concept! Oh Tracy I totally utterly condone that purchase. The shades are made for you!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Awww, thanks lovely! I just feel head over heels for it! You are right-it’s so French-so PERFECT.

  • Toya

    LOL I love this post Tracy! And I am so happy for you that you’re excited about this purchase, those are the best kinds of purchases! And well worth the money when they bring you joy like this has. THOSE are the kinds of splurges we should be making every single time, AMIRITE? I find that unless I’m gushing over something, I just don’t bother. Yay for LIGHT and BRIGHT! 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right! Thanks Toya!! You are RIGHT. JOY is where it’s AT!!

  • Jenny W

    Looks lovely on your eyes, and the cheek colour is gorgeous. I always have trouble justifying purchases of palettes that are primarily light shades though, especially if they carry a hefty price tag.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know! If I had seen the price I’d have though twice. But I do love it so it’s all good, right?

  • Definitely perfect for you! Looks gorgeous on you. Great buy!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thank you!

  • Not boring at all! The colors are glistening on you. LOVE!
    I think it is about the texture and quality that makes all the difference rather than color itself.
    (And I’m so with you on the opinions about BB!)

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Right! I don’t get BB. AT. ALL. So bad most of the things I’ve ever tried. I refuse to lay my money down for it. But LM? I’ll do it, obviously haha.

  • what a gorgeous palette! you look beautiful! can I have your eyelashes please?

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Sure! Hahaha!

  • Very wearable colours.

    For me, I swatched and tried out the Bite Beauty x Sephora lipgloss set and had to get it. I had so many lipglosses but I fell in love with the formula.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Wow! I’m glad you liked them!

  • Lily

    OMG, beautiful!!! If I get this palette, I’m going to blame it on you, Tracy!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      HIDES haha!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Mine too!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    :D:D Thank you!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    LOl I know! I got a few other stuffs and dint’ notice the price! Honestly, if I had known I’d not gotten it. BUT I fell in love. SUE ME I say haha. Sometimes, that happens!

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  • I can see this palette in my purse. I’m serious. I totally am digging those shadow shades and the blushes are so perfectly coral!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      SO coral! hahaha. It’s a great purse palette you’re right!

  • makeupmagpieblog

    The shimmery bronze shade really complements your gorgeous blue eyes! I got this palette as well and am really liking it so far. The colors are so easy to wear and give you that bright-eyed look 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thank you! xo The palette looks lovely on you as well!

  • Aww… I believe this palette is perfectly made for you as well! It’s a true beauty! Looks like a magnificent palette overall! Love it!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Taylor! I can’t believe how much I adore it actually!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    THANKS BABE!!! xo

  • loveeeee this on you. so so pretties. sad about the monies tho. wah

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL thanks! haha it’s cheaper for you though

      • lol yeah. but still im mad at the monies you have to spend!! anyways, momentary panics aside, I thought when i initially saw this it would be too light for me. but maybe it is worth trying bc it is so pretty on you? Lol

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        :D:D Try it out at a counter first I always say!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    😀

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  • I totes see why you geeked out over this and went into a makeup fugue state! Such a good decision, especially if it was Marky-mended!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha makeup fugue state hahaha I love it!

  • This palette was definitely made for you, Tracy. You look amazing!!
    There was that one face and eye palette LM put out a year or two ago and I so badly regret not getting it. If anyone is crazy here, it’s the person who walks away from a LM palette. Her palettes are perfection D’:

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Ashley! You mean the Lingerie one! I have that one and LOVE it. It’s my travel palette.

  • I really want to try a Laura Mercier palette some day.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      :D:D Do it!

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  • Bex Miller

    I thought I could resist this but OH GOD I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GO BUY IT NOW. So pretty! xxx

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      hahaha let me know if you get it and if you love it too!

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