Monday, December 1, 2014

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection Review & Swatches!

Hi lovelies!

I've got a product review to share today on a Christmas set I picked up in part 1 of my birthday haul. I love cream shadows and shadow pencils as they make great eye makeup bases, and are also a great option when you're pressed for time as you just need a swipe across your lids and you're ready to go. All of these are why I couldn't resist getting the Laura Mercier mini caviar stick eye colour collection.

 Laura Mercier mini caviar stick eye colour collection.

This collection includes six cream eyeshadow pencils in Khaki (dirty green), Moonlight (pewter), Cocoa (chocolate brown), Amethyst (mauve brown), Copper (metallic bronze) and Rosegold (dusky pink gold). Moonlight, Amethst, Copper and Rosegold are quite metallic and shimmery, while Khaki and Cocoa are almost matte in appearance, with just a slight amount of sheen. Each cream shadow is packaged in a handy twist up crayon, which eliminates the need for sharpening.

 Laura Mercier mini caviar stick eye colour collection in Khaki, Moonlight, Cocoa, Amethyst, Rosegold and Copper.

Keep reading after the jump!

While I purchased mine in Malaysia, I'm going to be discussing everything in Australian pricing as that's probably where most of my readers are from. With this set, you basically get 6 mini shades for the price of 2 full sized shades, as each full sized stick retails for $28 and contains 1.64 g of product, while the mini collection retails at $55 and contains a total of 6 g of product (1 g per stick). That makes this Christmas set excellent value in my book!

 Laura Mercier mini caviar stick eye colour collection.

The packaging is simple but stylish; the tube clicks together quite securely so you can toss it into your handbag without fear of the consequences.

Laura Mercier mini caviar stick eye colour collection in Khaki, Moonlight,
Cocoa, Amethyst, Rosegold and Copper.
 Laura Mercier mini caviar sticks in Khaki, Moonlight, Cocoa, Amethyst, Rosegold and Copper.

As shown in the photo below, most of the shades are neutral, which means they all work excellently together. Moonlight, Amethyst and Rosegold are fairly pale shades, while Copper is fairly pigmented, and Cocoa and Khaki are deep contrast shades. All six shades are also quite opaque. I like wearing one of the first four shades over the mobile lid, and then blending Cocoa or Khaki in the outer corner for definition. It's also easy to get a smokey eye going by smudging Cocoa or Khaki over the top lid and just under the lashline, then using one of the other four shades in the inner eye corner as a highlight.

L-R: Amethyst, Copper, Rosegold, Moonlight, Moonlight, Cocoa and Khaki.

In terms of formula, the caviar sticks do feel a little 'wet' on the eye when first applied, particularly in comparison to the other cream shadows and pencil shadows I own. These do set well once they dry, however, and you have ample time to blend before they set. These can feel a little heavy and tacky if I wear them without blending, so I've found that the best way to wear these is to run the stick over my eyelid before blending it out with either a shader brush (if I'm after a pigmented look) or a fluffy brush (if I'm after a more subtle look).

Once set, these shadows stay put all day without creasing or smudging, so it's not even necessary to wear a eye primer underneath. As a result, I think these to be a great option to wear on their own, or as bases for powder shadows. Overall, I give this limited edition collection a big thumbs up, and I heartily recommend you check it out at David Jones stores before it sells out.

What do you think of this collection, lovelies? Does it appeal?

Much love,
MM.
x

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30 comments:

  1. wow, so pigmented! I have never tried Laura Mercier products before but those looks like good stuff to try ^^

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  2. Ohh how pigmented and gorgeous are these?! I have always wanted to give the LM Caviar Sticks a try but I have never got round to it. I would absolutely love this set...Moonlight and RoseGold are just perfect :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Very pigmented! You definitely need to look at these!

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  3. I had a chance to see these in action since my best friend owns a few and they are stunning. She went through a long and sweaty club night including puking and it never came off haha :D

    http://thebelleadventures.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, Zerina (beautiful name, by the way), that's got to be the best endurance test ever!

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  4. These are so pretty! I'd get them for sure if I hadn't been spending so much money in the lead up to Xmas. Oops! =)

    www.ozproductjunkie.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, Ash...I know the feeling, so I totally feel your pain! Christmas time is the best time to stock up on packs, you get so much more value for money!

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  5. That's a pretty reasonable price for such great minis! I don't know how I feel about needing to blend it every time, though.

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    1. I hear you, Leah. It is a tiny bit fussy but honestly, they're so pretty that they're worth it.

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  6. Wow these are stunning especially : Amethyst, Copper, Rosegold, Moonlight x

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    1. They certainly are! You need to take a look. ;)

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  7. These look beautiful! <3 I like the lighter shade more though! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I think they would look beautiful on you. :)

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  8. I see the wife has liked these, so a mental note has been made. I assume they make application much easier than a standard eyeshadow palette?.

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  9. These are so pigmented! The colours are beautiful! I think I need to get these, especially as they stay put all day too! Fab review x

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie. You should definitely go check it out!

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  10. Thanks for the swatches !

    lisaxbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Buy, buy, buy! :D

      Or drop steady hints for Chrissy! ;)

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  12. Love these shades! Hope I make it to David Jones before they sell out!

    Di // http://maxtheunicorn.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Run, don't walk, Di! And please let me know if you score a pack!

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  13. These look absolutely beautiful, I love the crayon-style packaging and the shades are all stunning! I think Amethyst and Moonlight are my favourites. Such a good value way to try them too :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They truly are, Jess, plus the packaging makes it so easy to swipe and go!

      xx

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  14. I love Laura Mercier and I have US blogger friends who are MAD for these so I've been tempted for the longest time. If you say they work without a primer then I'm even more tempted!!!

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    1. I don't mean to be an enabler but...get swatching, Vita! This is LIMITED EDITION!

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  15. OMG!!! These are so pretty. I want these! I will include this in my wishlist.

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    1. Definitely add them to your list, Julie, they are gorgeous!

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