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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

An iconic makeup artist’s palette designed to smoke, highlight and diffuse to create endless looks with this curated collection of colors and textures that are classic and timeless with an edge. Reinvent the smoky nude with an array of colors ranging from earth tones to warmer chocolates and accents of lavender. Includes 12 shades in matte and sateen formulas.

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Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette | $58.00 | Limited Edition

  • Dune
  • Wind
  • Rock
  • Dust
  • Earth
  • Bone
  • Choco Glace
  • Violet Sugar
  • Cocoa Rose
  • Candy Mauve
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Espresso

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Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl, Juicy Papaya, Pink Grapefruit Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have the “comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss.” The three I tried were really quite pigmented, creamy, and hydrating; their downfall was longevity was less than similar-hued shades with a less emollient consistency (not entirely unexpected). There was a slight, sweet scent to them but no discernible taste. It’s a really comfortable formula to wear, and if you don’t mind reapplying or transfer, well worth a look!

Laura Mercier Amaretto Swirl Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pinkish beige.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, smooth texture that applied without dragging and had fairly even coverage. I had some color gather in lip lines, though I don’t think it’s noticeable from a normal viewing distance, and it only wore for three hours, but it was hydrating. YSL Corail Intuitive (15) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Jungle Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Juicy Papaya Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “coral pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich, nearly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, emollient texture. The color wore for five hours on me and left behind a moderate stain. It was comfortable and moisturizing while worn. Giorgio Armani A-List (301) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Orange (300) (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (DC, $7.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.99) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Pink Grapefruit Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blush pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-coral with a hint of pink and a creamy, glossy finish. It had almost full color coverage with a hint of the natural lip color peeking through. The texture was soft, creamy, and easy to apply, while the color itself lasted for three and a half hours. The formula was hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Left) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ravishing (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Passion Charge (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nude (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Amaretto Swirl
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Juicy Papaya
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm Pink Grapefruit

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Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as “golden nude.” Sephora Light Beam (02) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cover FX Celestial (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Highlight (Tarteist) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Strobe (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Oasis (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as an “ultra smooth baked face powder” that gives a “natural colour with a radiant healthy glow” with “sheer, buildable coverage” and “eight hour” wear. There are four shades, and this is the lightest one, and the other three appear to be more bronze-like. The texture is incredibly soft, silky, and smooth; it’s thin but not dusty or dry, and it’s this thinner, silkier consistency that makes it easily blended on the skin. The finely-milled powder paired with fine shimmer keeps the finish from emphasizing pores (even when applied more heavily). It had buildable coverage, as described, and it actually lasted for closer to nine hours on me. I can definitely see why this has been raved about over the years–glad I picked it up, as I see it finding its way into my go-to drawer (a great permanent highlighter? always room for one more!).

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Highlight 01
Highlight 01

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Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette

Laura Mercier Sleek and Chic Eye Colour Palette ($55.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows (some permanent, some limited edition) that run warmer with a mix of frosts and mattes. The palette has some misses, and there’s a general dryness in several of the shades that held the palette back from being really good.

Stellar is a medium-dark taupe with warm mauve undertones and a gray leaning paired with a soft, frost finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty, texture that blended well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Platinum Bling (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ginger is a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a very silky consistency but was on the powdery side. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours. Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Fringe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Tete-a-Tint (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Peach on Earth (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Beige (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bamboo (DC, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Melon (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Toffee (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bamboo is a softened, medium brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had sheer coverage with a very firm texture–it was quite odd, given the rest of the palette is just right or too soft/dusty, but I really had to jab at the surface to get color payoff. The color wore for six hours. Kevyn Aucoin Champagne (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Topaz (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Era (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Golden Touch (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Look Closer II (LE, $25.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cedar is a rich, coppery brown with a pearly sheen. It had great pigmentation and a soft, blendable texture that lasted for eight hours on me. Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Smiths (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Deluxe (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze Glow is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a lightly dry texture where some of the sparkles didn’t bind with the base, so there was some initial fall out during application. Otherwise, the color wore well for eight hours (and I didn’t notice any fall out during wear). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Softened Up (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #3 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amber (P, )(90% similar). Makeup Geek Pocket Change (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiger's Eye (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Espresso Bean is a blackened brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that ran a little powdery. It lasted for eight hours on me. Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust Heart (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Magique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Chocolate Espresso (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Charcoal Sketch (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Morning Dew is a pale, pinky-peach with a matte finish. It’s very, very powdery, even though the powder feels silky and finely-milled. It started to fade after seven hours. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Blanc (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dainty (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cashmere is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture that was soft and blendable. It wore well for seven hours. Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Moulin Rouge (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

African Violet is a medium-dark, rosy plum with larger gold sparkle. The texture isn’t as smooth as other shades, as you can feel the sparkle loosen from the base color. It had a tendency to sheer out on the skin, so I’d recommend using this with a lightly tacky base for best results. The color wore for seven hours with some fall out during wear. Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Exposure #5 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bordello (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cherrywood is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier texture that applied better than I expected, as it was more buildable in practice. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Lancome Colour du Jour (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #6 (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Love Bug (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Labyrinth (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Indiscretion (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plumifique is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. This is cooler and less brown-based compared to Cherrywood (but I think they’re too similar to have both personally). It had decent color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was thin but blendable and built-up well. The eyeshadow held on well for seven and a half hours. MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cherrywood (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Black Currant (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Amethyst (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Noir is a medium-dark black with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty, thinner texture that could have been more blendable on the skin. It wore well for eight hours, though. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00)(100% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). MAC Tempting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora I'm All Ears (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Don't Stand Black (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Panther (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Big Night (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Fallen (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Black Lace (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Artist Eye Colour Palette Sleek and Chic
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Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set
Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set

Laura Mercier Matte to Metal Caviar Stick Set ($58.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes six miniature-sized eyeshadow pencils. Four shades are part of the permanent range, while two (Ganache and Aubergine) are limited edition. The Caviar Stick formula is supposed to “glide on smoothly” and “blend effortlessly” while also being “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich colour payoff.” Most of the shades I have tested from the formula are very good and true to the claims, though occasionally a shade is less pigmented or less blendable (but wear seems to be most consistent). The set contains $86.90 worth of product.

Sugar Frost is a light-medium champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–about 85% coverage or so to my eye–with a creamy, slightly “wet” feel to it that glided across the lid without skipping or tugging. It was blendable for about twenty seconds, and after it mostly dried down, you could still diffuse the edge a bit with a stiffer brush, so the formula is forgiving and easy enough to work with if you’re comfortable with pencils. The color lasted for nine hours before creasing. Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Vitality (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rosegold is a light-medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was creamy and comfortable to apply, though the pigmentation was less impressive–at least it was buildable on the lid without lifting the first layer (the other one I have from last year is more pigmented). On, the color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #3 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Sandalwood (LE, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is a medium-dark, bronzy taupe with warm, red-brown tones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a nice creaminess that nearly applied itself with great coverage and adherence to the skin. It was easily blended out and lasted for nine hours. MAC Mortal #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Minx (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Rose Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Khaki is a muted, medium-dark olive brown with lighter green shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied evenly. The eyeshadow wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Covenant (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Seaside (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Jade (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Forest #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I628 Reptile (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Never Too Late (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Kaki Brocart (6) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ganache is a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation, though not totally opaque; almost like lipstick that has a little translucency and enables the natural lip color to come through. The consistency was creamy, but I found it dried down faster than the shimmery shades and was a little harder to blend out. It lasted for nine hours. Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolomites (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Aubergine is a muted, plummy purple with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was really creamy, so I initially worried about wear, but it still held on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. It had good pigmentation and took about thirty seconds to dry down to a semi-matte finish, but it was never totally matte unless blended out quite a bit. MAC Worthy (LE, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Two Much (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE, ) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Zoeva Exquisite (P, ) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Dior Magnify #5 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Delectable (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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