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Last week I brought you guys Kat Von D’s contour palette and I’m sure a lot of you seriously considered purchasing it. I hope you haven’t yet. I’m not saying it because it’s a bad purchase or anything, I’m only saying it because Laura Mercier has her own palette and it very easily rivals Kat Von D’s and I’m here to show you why!

Say hello to Laura Mercier’s Contour Palette!!! The key to everyday contouring is being discrete and knowing how to properly blend. This palette was designed to define and highlight all of your features with five delicate and buildable cremes. The formula is more blendable than your typical contouring powders which allows for a more natural, flawless, and fool proof application each time.

It comes with a tutorial and tips and tricks in handy cards that are right behind the mirror with little tabs on it.
This palette is really an artists palette because it comes with 5 shades that are suitable for any skin tone! That’s a dream for us! With 3 neutral brown matte creams for your shading and contouring and 2 creme highlighters, one is light and the other one is darker, it is a no miss, plus you can mix them too to give you the perfect highlight!

The colors are really truly perfect for anyone. The highlighters as well!
Because they are creme, they will apply much better than with powder bronzers and will give you a really natural look. You will notice that the highlighters have a bit of super fine milled shimmer and for some this could look a bit as ‘greasy’ instead of a highlight. But don’t worry, remember, you can mix it with highlighter #2 to give you the perfect amount of color if you feel like it’s too white.  Highlight #2 is just gorgeous and would look stunning on anyone with a medium to deep skin tone.

With a price tag of $50.00, it is a bit pricey, especially knowing that there are other contour palettes for a few extra dollars less than this.  As a makeup artists opinion and point of view, I would recommend this to artists out there who have always struggled to find a creme palette that isn’t put together by ourselves in order to serve our needs. For the every day woman, I would definitely recommend this palette if you prefer creme over powders, just as long as you blend, blend, blend, either with your fingers or a Beauty Blender, or a stippling brush.

If you’re interested in the palette you can buy it online at Laura Mercier here, it’s also available at Sephora online and in stores, and at any high end department stores near you.

What do you guys think? Is it worth the splurge?