This review will be on the Laura Mercier Baked Eyeshadow Wet/Dry in the shade “Smoky Topaz.”
An eye colour featuring Laura Mercier’s baked technology for beautiful shades that last all day. This smudge-resistant, lightweight eye color gently smooths onto the lid for an even application. Ultra-blendable and versatile, this eye color can be applied dry for an even wash of color or wet for a more vibrant effect. It is formulated without parabens. This fragrance-free product is ophthalmologist, dermatologist, and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation. This product is appropriate for contact lens wearers.
How To Use:
To apply dry, use the All Over Eye Colour Brush for an even wash of color. To apply wet, dampen the crème Eye Colour Brush and brush on for a more vibrant effect.
My Experience with Laura Mercier Smoky Topaz Baked Eye Colour – Wet/Dry:
Packaging: Comes in a simple square case with a plastic top. I like the fact that the color of the shadow is clearly visible from the outside.
Texture: This shadow is very smooth and finely milled. It does not feel chalky at all and feels very smooth going on the lid. It does have a little amount of shimmer in it which does not look that apparent on the lid, but gives the lid a nice subtle sheen. The shimmer particles are not at all gritty.
Shade and Pigmentation: The shade I own is called “Smoky Topaz.” It is a nice muted grey-ish taupe with a brown topaz undertone. You can see how the finish differs based upon the method of application wet or dry. Using it dry gives a light bronze look which makes it excellent for blending out shadows and into the crease to complement many neutral day time looks I create.
When used wet, it gives a metallic deep taupey bronze shade. I apply it in patting motion on the lids when I am going for a deeper smokey eye. The color can be sheered out or built up to an intensity you like easily. In the EOTD, I have used this shadow wet all over the lid and as you can see, I did not create a full-on deep smokey eye. I still kept it wearable for every day wear. It does not give a lot of fall out.
Staying Power: It does stay on the lids for 6 hours which is a decent wear time. When applied wet, it stayed for a hour longer. It did not crease at all. It is better to use this on a primer if you know you have a long day and want to prevent fading.
My only complaint here is that (keep in mind, this is my personal preference), I prefer palettes more than single shadows. I find palettes to be a good value for money and I would rather prefer getting smaller sizes of more shades rather than a bigger size of just one shade.
But apart from that, I do find this shade very wearable and the texture and pigmentation is very good. Staying power could have been better on its own, but that’s what primers are there for, right? I will recommend this eyeshadow.
Pros of Laura Mercier Smoky Topaz Baked Eye Colour – Wet/Dry:
- Smooth and blendable.
- Two finishes in one product.
- Can be used as a shadow or liner.
- Very wearable shade.
- A fantastic crease shade to pair with most looks.
- Does not generate a lot of fallout.
- Shimmer particles are not gritty.
- Good pigmentation.
- Does not form a crusty layer when used wet.
Cons of Laura Mercier Smoky Topaz Baked Eye Colour – Wet/Dry:
- I prefer palettes more than single shadows.
- Not talc free.
- Staying power could have been better.
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