Battle of the Holiday Highlighter Palettes - Stila vs. Laura Mercier

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Ah, Halloween isn't even here yet, wait, let alone Thanksgiving and the stores are already carrying Christmas merchandise. This even goes with the beauty industry - Sephora and the brands that they carry are already releasing their Holiday Value Sets (the best part of the year I must say!). This year, for highlighters there were two specific palettes that I was very interested in getting/trying out to see if they would live to the hype. 

The two that I'm talking about are 1) Stila - Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette ($51/3=$17/highlight) and 2) Laura Mercier - Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection ($70/4=$17.50/highlight)

I will be breaking down each palette below, and providing you with swatches and my personal opinion on which one you should spend your money on this season!

Externally/Packaging Wise - Stila wins - it is much smaller, much more sleek and therefore easier to travel with or pop in your make-up bag. 

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Visually - Just looking at the two palettes, the Laura Mercier one has to take the cake - only because of the beautiful swirl 3D wave pattern. 

Texture - Stila wins here - their texture is innovative, not like anything out right now for hilighters. It is reminiscent of the Maybelline bouncy blushes in that it is almost a gel/mousse hybrid - it's squishy and delivers a beautiful sweep of color and pigment when applied/swatched.

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Below are swatches of the two palettes - These swatches are ONE swipe of the product with my finger and I must say that the clear winner is Stila, once again. It offers three very different colors - a pink cool toned highlight, a neutral beige champagne highlight and finally a bronze toned one. Each one offers a strong pop of highlight and can be used alone or even mixed with each other to create your own custom shade. Though the Laura Mercier is more beautiful to look at and offers you one more shade, I must say that I still personally would recommend you to buy the Stila one because of the color payoff, the color options as well as innovative texture. 

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Until next time, XO - M! 
P.S. Happy Early Holiday Shopping!



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