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I love a good palette and I recently spoke about this Kooba/Laura Mercier one briefly in my post about “Padded Makeup”.   Of the three lines with what I call padded makeup, this one outshines the others.

First off, the case is designed by designer handbag line Kooba.   You know you are getting a quality wallet piece just with the fact that it’s Kooba alone.   The zippered case is a soft bronze metallic quilted case and the zipper tab has the Kooba insignia stamped into it.  On the inside, the left side has a mirror and two credit card slots and another sleeve behind that as well which holds an instruction card for application options.   In the center is a spot to put a mascara, and this one comes with a mini version of Laura’s Long Lash mascara.  And then on the right side is the Laura Mercier color palette.

The palette comes with three shades of Lip Glaze from medium/dark to light in colors.  I think all three shades are gorgeous, wearable shades.   Then in the center are three eye shadows.    On the left is Sable, which is a taupe/brown shimmer shade, in the center is Primrose, a pinkish apricot shimmer shade and for the liner, Black Plum.   A very pretty deep brownish/black plum.   On the bottom there are two blushes Rose and Plum and one light bronze veil color in Sunlit.   If I have any complaint about this palette it is that the two blush shades are small, making it difficult to sweep up onto your blush brush.  This also comes with a duo ended shadow brush.    Covering the whole palette is a piece of plastic that can be peeled back when using the palette or close it to prevent smudging on the left side.

This palette is perfect for a trip I am taking later this month, where simplicity and ease will be a welcome change.   The limited edition palette is available exclusively at Nordstrom.