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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. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (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. MAC Ravishing (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nude (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Passion Charge (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $16.00) 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). 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 Crafty (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Oasis (LE) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Strobe (P) is more shimmery (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). MAC Tutu (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). 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 Steel the Scene (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shimmer Greige (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Swell (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Platinum Bling (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #5 (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (P) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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. MAC Tete-a-Tint (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Natural Peaches (LE) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cannelle (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Fringe (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Demitasse (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nude #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bamboo (DC, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Beige (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Melon (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Sweetheart (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Peach on Earth (LE) is darker, more muted (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. Anastasia Truffle (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte On the Monet (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Deluxe (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm #6 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Kim (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Rum Cake (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Smiths (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #3 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Boy Band (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $16.00) is darker (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 (P, $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). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiger's Eye (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amber (P)(90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE) is lighter (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). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere (P) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (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. Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Magique (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust Heart (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE) is brighter (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). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Pure (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lifelike (P) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Blanc (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Crème (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte What a Wonderful Pearl (LE) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Walk of Shame (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M530 Eggshell (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rockabilly (P, $16.00) is lighter (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). Urban Decay Instinct (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Lingerie Lover (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Icon (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Moulin Rouge (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker, 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 Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bordello (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (P) is more shimmery, lighter (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). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is cooler (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). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #6 (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is brighter (85% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Labyrinth (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (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 A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Frock Talk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Black Currant (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chantecaille Starfish (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Amethyst (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Jammin' (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is lighter, warmer (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. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Jet (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Laced (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Premier Regard #4 (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust Heart (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (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
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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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. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Uninhibited (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Vaycay (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Ardency Inn Sunday (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Vitality (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Primavera (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (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. Urban Decay Steady (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). 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). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Gold Leaf (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Medium (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luscious (LE, $16.00) is lighter (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). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #3 (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Minx (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prom Night (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Rose Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #6 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $12.00) is warmer (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. Tarte Bedazzled Spruce (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Covenant (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Jade (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Moss (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Never Too Late (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I628 Reptile (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Kaki Brocart (6) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (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). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cocoa (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Russet (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (P) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Bandit (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark Brew (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Dolomites (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is more muted, 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. Viseart Dark Matte #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mulberry & Bright (LE) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sketch (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (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). Too Faced Delectable (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Holiday 2015 Set Matte to Metal
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Rosegold

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Khaki

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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 ($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. Full review soon!

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