Women over 40 beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle


If you are looking to make one Spring Collection purchase, I highly recommend this Laura Mercier First Blush Palette.  $55.  In one word – BEAUTIFUL.

I should have taken my photo before I used it once, but oh well – it will have many, many more uses this spring and into summer. 

The shades are perfect in color for many skin tones making this a very wearable palette for women over 40.   There are three eye shadows, three lip colors and two blushes.

Eye Shadows are:

  • Buff – really as the color describes, in a matte finish
  • Tawny apricot – a beautiful shimmer shade that is not too peach and not too tan, but a perfect combo of the two.
  • Granite – a dark greyed shade of brown.   Not too much black.

Lip Glaze Colors are:

  • Natural – nude with a hint towards a light terra cota shade.
  • Naked – a sheer nude with a little bit of golden tone
  • Flushed – a perfect pinkish/terra cota/deep nude shade without being dark.

Blush Colors are:

  • Blushing Peach – a warm peach, but light enough to be used as a highlighter, with a teeny bit of shimmer.
  • Blushing Pink – a soft pink to add a pop of color on the cheeks, again with a teeny bit of shimmer.

This palette is the perfect mix of pinks and peaches and that is what I think makes it so wearable for all skin types.  The shades are also not intense colors, making this wearable for a long time, and at any age. 

I see it’s already sold out at Nordstrom online, so check it out quickly before they are all gone.