This review will be on the Laura Mercier Eye basics in the shade Wheat.
About Laura Mercier Wheat Eye Basics:
A multi-tasking eye color/eye primer that camouflages imperfections and enhances makeup.
What it does:
Create the perfect canvas for your eyes. The sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly, leaving a long-lasting semi-matte finish. The eyes are primed and imperfections and discolorations are covered, leaving lids smooth and even. Skin-friendly ingredients enhance this delicate skin, while botanicals soothe and vitamins A, E, and C provide anti-oxidant protection. Water-resistant and crease-proof, it contains natural clay, which prevents creasing.
What else you need to know:
Use as a primer, or alone to add a little color to your eyes.
Price : $26
My Experience with Laura Mercier Wheat Eye Basics:
Packaging: Comes in a simple tube with a doe-foot applicator. The applicator makes it very easy to deposit the product wherever you wish.
This product is very smooth and creamy. It blends out effortlessly with fingers or brush. It dries down to nice cream to powder finish with a complete matte finish. It does not feel very tacky or sticky, yet it provides a good base to start you eye makeup with.
The shade Wheat is described as light medium beige. I have genetic dark circles which make my whole eye area much darker than my face including my eye lids hence I will usually use a concealer as a primer as I do need that camouflaging over my eyelids just as I need it under my eyes but the problem usually with that is – concealers crease easily over eye lids.
I love the fact that this product has very good pigmentation and camouflages and color corrects all my darkness and visible veins over my lids. It gives me a smooth silky canvas to work for my eye looks. Since it is pigmented I can also sometimes use this for spot camouflaging over my face.
I love using this on its own too when I am not in the mood for doing a full face of makeup. This product on the lids along with come concealer under the eyes and mascara makes my eyes look bright and wide awake.
I do have very oily lids and this product also helps keep my eye lids stay oil free and matte all day; which is a huge plus when I use this under my eye shadows. As far as it acting like a primer, I did not notice a huge difference in the intensity of my shadows (which may be due to its non-sticky nature) with or without this product (as you can tell by the picture).
It does last all day without creasing which is about 8 hours for me.
Overall, I do really love this product for my dark and oily eye lids. This is not a huge innovative product and I feel like a good concealer can also function the same way in terms of color correcting; I do not like the fact that it is not really functional as a primer and prolonging the wear of my eye shadows. But it does give you a good canvas for your eye makeup and is long-wearing. Hence I will recommend this product.
Pros of Laura Mercier Wheat Eye Basics:
• Very pigmented
• Smooth cream to powder finish
• Matte finish
• Color correcting and camouflaging
• Crease resistant
• Controls oil on my eyelids and keeps them matte all day
• Sleek and functional packaging with a good applicator
• Can act as a concealer.
Cons of Laura Mercier Wheat Eye Basics:
• Many concealers can act in a similar fashion
• Does not really help eye shadows adhere better but it does make them pop due to the nice clean base it provides.
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