I have been meaning to pick up some Laura Mercier stuff because I am in that ‘treat yourself’ kind of mindset these days! 🙂 I saw reviews for these by the incredible Neha A. and I wanted to pick up the shade Plum but couldn’t find that one. So I picked up this one to experience it for myself.
Packaging: The packaging comes in a pencil stick form and is retractable. The pencil itself feels very sturdy. I think it will be great for travel. The cap snaps shut. I highly recommend that you make sure the cap is properly closed every time with cream products such as these. Otherwise, they will dry out. The packaging kind of reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. Just a quick comparison of the two while we are on the subject; the Laura Mercier Stick costs $28 (¥2700 in Japan) for 1.64 g of product and the Bobbi Brown Stick costs $29 (¥3456 in Japan) for 1.6 g of product. I am getting roughly the same amount (if not negligibly more) of product for lower cost with the Laura Mercier Stick here in Japan.
Shade: The shade is a true shimmery bronze. It is absolutely breath-taking and is sure to suit a huge variety of skin tones. I believe that the palest all the way to the deepest of skin tones can incorporate this in their eyeshadow looks.
Texture/blendability: This stick is a dream to work with. It glides on the eyes with ease and is so compact that you get a good amount of control over the placement of shadow. It doesn’t catch or streak in any places. I can use this all over the eyes including the waterline.
As for the blendability, if you apply some shadow and immediately blend the entire thing out, you can get it to look completely matte. Wow! This is great because it can form an amazing base for a brown smokey look.
Pigmentation: Being a cream stick, it is wonderfully pigmented. Expect intense colour payoff.
Longevity: It is important to note that the shadow will set completely within a minute (at most) of application.
So you get a good amount of play time, but I still recommend working on one eye at a time just to make it easier on yourself. So once it is set, it is set. It is not going to budge or crease or do anything. I have terribly oily eyelids and every shadow creases on me, doesn’t matter if it is high-end or low-end. This one didn’t budge or crease on me at all, even after 9 hours of wear (I did not use a primer).
Use: As I mentioned before, it can be blended out to a completely matte finish. So if I am using it as a matte base, then I first lay it on the entire mobile eyelid area and take it very slightly above the crease. I completely blend everything (not surpassing the crease). Then I just lay down a shimmery lighter eyeshadow in the centre and blend it out. This just makes for an amazing and quick everyday eye look. If I am using the stick for a one-shadow look, then I lay down the colour as I did before, making sure not to blend over the lid. After blending it upto the crease, I add a second layer on the mobile eyelid area alone and blend the edges.
Pros of Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick Eye Colour :
- Intense pigmentation
- Beautiful colour – will suit a huge variety of skin tones
- Can become matte if immediately blended out
- Retractable pencil packaging
- Acts as a good base for other eyeshadows
- Good amount of playtime before it sets
- Sets to a budge-proof, crease-proof finish
- Can be incorporated into a variety of eyeshadow looks
Cons of Laura Mercier Burnished Bronze Caviar Stick Eye Colour :
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Final thoughts: I am absolutely picking up lot more of these sticks. If you come across these, do not hesitate to buy it! It is not crazy expensive and really really worth your money!
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