Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry……………..Petal Pink.
I’m still on a quest to try out new beauty brands this year as well as buying some from the old faithful’s. One beauty brand i did want to try out was Laura Mercier.
Laura Mercier products do get some great reviews on the blog circuit and i wanted to try out an eyeshadow or two.
I was in Space NK recently and spotted a gorgeous LM single eyeshadow which is a pale shimmering pink with pink sparkle. I didn’t buy it at the time but later on when i saw it again in John Lewis. It caught my eye again so i thought it was maybe time to give it a try out.
It is a rather large eyeshadow. A generous 1.8gm for £19.00. As mentioned, a gorgeous shade. On application, it doesn’t pack the punch i was hoping for unfortunately.
I did apply it over my NARS Smudgeproof Eye Base, which makes eye colours more intense and last much longer on the eye but this only helped out slightly on this occasion.
It is very powdery and doesn’t really stick to the brush, so i had to keep going back in with the brush and apply again and again to get any colour to show up on my eye. It also had a bit of fall out onto my cheeks too. It sort of reminds me slightly of the old formula Chanel baked eye quads, (the bad ones that is, because some were fantastic) there appears to be a lot of talc added to the formulation, which in turn gives very little colour payoff and dry powdery finish.
I did also try it out with a damp brush and thought that it made only a slight difference to the colour pay off. I think Dior Mono Wet and Dry Single Eyeshadows do it so much better with a wider range of shades. Review here.
Above left swatch is dry and right swatch was applied damp.
On the plus side though, i do apply it over the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Impulsion before that dries down and it sticks well to it. I do only really use this as a highlighting shade because it has no real pigment to it. I believe this shade will show up so much better on olive skin tones rather than pale skin like mine.
Unfortunately, i have very little time in the morning to apply my makeup for work. I want to apply my eyeshadows and blend them quick smart without having to faff around with damping down makeup brushes and creating mess.
I prefer eyeshadows that pack a punch from first application and hold well to a dry brush and while i do love this shade and have cut my losses on it by applying it as a highlighter, i will not be repurchasing and i am not inspired to try out any of the other colours in the baked formula range either. I would love to try out her cavia sticks because these do get rave reviews and do look like they give great colour payoff.
Have your tried out any of these single baked wet and dry eyeshadows? What were your thought on them? Have fun and i will see you all soon. 😉