Discrete means: Separate. Apart. Individual. Distinct.
Discreet means: Subtle. Unobtrusive. Private.
Both the packaging and press release for this Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring palette promises you, (over and over): "DISCRETE" contouring. This word they keep using, it does not mean what they think it means. It has caused a couple of head-desk interfaces at Lippie Mansions recently. Luxury brands really need to check these things.
Right, now I've got that off my chest, on with the review! Contouring is the one beauty trend that WILL NOT DIE. I've lost count, literally, of the beautiful young girls I've seen recently with what can only be described as tidemarks all around their overpowdered dusty faces. Coupled with the current (mystifying) craze for multiple sets of false eyelashes for day time use, they look like Miss Havershams who have been attacked by tarantulas.
Yes, my name is Get Lippie, and today I'm mainly channelling your mum. Because, your mum.
The highlighters are rather lovely - but I suggest you don't mix these with the browns to create shadows, it'll just look odd.
The palette comes complete with some handy cards to best illustrate how they intend for you to use the palette, and I can confirm that they are very handy. I like how they slide out from behind the mirror to be seen alongside, which will make it easier to follow the instructions as you use the palette.
For me, I had a hilarious makeup lesson from Sasha at Harrods recently, where we confirmed that - possibly - contouring isn't going to be a daily essential for me. I can see the difference when it has been done professionally, and discreetly, but as no one else could, I'll save it for special events only.
This is a very nicely done palette, and hopefully the fact that it is creams means my bus ride will be a bit less dusty from now on ...
The palette is currently available exclusively at Harrods and Selfridges until mid-February when it will go on sale nation-wide. It costs £35.
The Fine Print: PR Sample
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