Laura Mercier Gilded Gold, Orchid, Plum, Seashell Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dirtied, medium yellowed gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque coverage but was more challenging to blend for me. It seemed prone to skipping on the skin, and it was one that applied a lot better with a separate brush (try a flat, synthetic one). It wore well for nine hours before creasing. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (LE, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Gold (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Old Gold (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (P, $21.00) is brighter, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $13.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom 24KT Stilettos (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #11 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Gilded Gold Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Gilded Gold
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
77%
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Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette for Fall 2015

Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette
Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette

Candleglow Luminizing Palette ($58.00) (New)

Inspired by the twinkling of candles and the romance of nightfall, this light-infused dimensional palette creates the perfect “glow” for skin at any time of day. The palette features two allover face highlighting powders that mirror the soft, illuminating effect of candlelight and four eye shades for a wash of shimmer. Capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on skin with the Luminizing Palette. It refines the look of the complexion, minimizing the appearance of lines and imperfections—providing sheer, buildable coverage for a customizable glow. Each eye shadow delivers a delicate, alluring touch of shimmer to the eyes and blends flawlessly onto skin, leaving a smooth and silky finish.

  • Glow Light yellow lavender with shimmer (Eyeshadow)
  • Spark Light pink with shimmer (Eyeshadow)
  • Light Light yellow (Eyeshadow)
  • Twinkle Gold (Eyeshadow)
  • Radiance Light peach (Highlighting Powder)
  • Glimmer Light bronze (Highlighting Powder)

Availability: Sephora

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Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette

Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette ($79.00 for 0.83 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows, one blush, and a full-sized mascara and is a Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive. It’s a disappointing palette; I think it looks and swatches better than it applies, and it’s a palette that should be used with an eyeshadow primer to minimize some of the issues that I experienced (like adhesion and longevity). Some of the eyeshadows ran a little drier, one was quite firm and difficult to use altogether, while the blush was horrendous. I would have also preferred to see them ditch the mascara and drop the price.

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Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Eye & Cheek Palette Art of Colour
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Sneak Peek: Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette Photos & Swatches

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my haul of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty exclusives, which I photographed for the most part, but I still have a whole palette to swatch and then almost all of it still to test, so it’s going to be a bit. That leads me to: sneak peeks! The first I have ready to share with you is Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette ($79.00), which includes eight eyeshadows and one blush, plus a mascara. I wish they had skipped the mascara and gone with a lower price.

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Laura Mercier Art of Colour Eye & Cheek Palette

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, gold-shimmered rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted, luminous sheen. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is warmer. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is . Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer, lower quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Indiscretion
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Holiday 2013 Edition) Back…

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes
Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes

Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes ($55.00 for 0.36 oz.) seems to have been re-released! I reviewed this here (November 2013), and it was one of the better-selling holiday palettes. Thought I would pass it along that it appears to be back at Sephora with the same packaging and shade range according to the image and accompanying description! (It looked familiar, but I was hoping it was totally new!)