Mr C gifted me with this Laura Mercier palette for Christmas called Bonne Mine (exclusive to Selfridges).
It is a thick cardboard palette with 5 products in it. They say:
This ultra-sheer, blendable palette wakes up the skin and gives it an immediate, healthy glow. Customize your look with bronzer, cheek color, and glow for a natural “no makeup” radiance. Inside, there are tabs that fan out to display Laura’s secrets on how to best use the formulas to create standout results.
You get a large bronzer veil, two cheek veils and two ‘glow’ veils.
The palette is very pretty but also bulky and annoying to store. I would never carry this around to me, it’s far too big. It is very sturdy though.
It comes with a large mirror and a piece of plastic. I quite like these shades although they are quite similar; bronzy type shades. It’s a palette that’s supposed to wake up the face, which I guess these colours (bronze, peach and oyster) do, even though none of the shades on their own are that interesting.
I love cream products so I like these. These are ‘veils’ so as you can imagine, pretty sheer. On my medium tones skin, they show up ok – if you are darker than me (I am about NC35) then I’m not sure they would look particularly pigmented.
The two glow products are quite light work well as highlighters. The pink is not as bright as it looks and the deep rose is more of a brown-rose. The bronze veil is pigmented but a bit orange for my liking. It’s like a creamier oilier version of Bronze Universel.
I do like this product and at the end of the day it’s a handy gift I will use in the future. It’s just not too practical in presentation and the colours aren’t madly interesting as singularly but ok as a group.