Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a pale, shimmering purple-tinged gray. Dior Constellation (864) #1 (LE) is a bit darker. MAC Time to Tango (LE, $21.00) is darker, bluer. MAC Pastelluxe #4 (P) is more shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #3 (LE) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin, though it could be on the powdery side at times. Pearl Fantasy had good color payoff, but it was not fully pigmented. I could see this being a formula that would work better when applied with a damp brush, as it would take down any powderiness while amplifying the color. When applied dry, the color was buildable to opaque color in two to two and a half layers of product. It wore well for eight hours with minor fading becoming apparent near the nine-hour mark.

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark taupe with an emphasis on gray, but the underlying base color is brown. The finish was pearly–not quite metallic but not frosted. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is grayer, powder. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is a powder product. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is warmer, powder product. MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $15.00) is darker, grayer, less pearly, powder. MAC Moth Brown (LE, $15.00) is darker, powder. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, powder. MAC Electroplate (LE, $18.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

It was lightly creamy, and it dried down quickly, so I would recommend working one eye at a time so that you can blend and work along the edges. It had fairly good pigmentation in a single stroke, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage with two to three passes. I had light creasing after eight hours of wear, though, which was surprising to see for a long-wear product like this.

The Glossover

LE
product

Pearl Fantasy

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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LE
product

Twilight

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dupes

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Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (inner lid), Twilight (outer lid and lower lash line)

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick
Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick
Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick
Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick
Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick

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21 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy Illuminating Eye Colour & Twilight Caviar Stick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Me gustan los dos tonos, pero el jumbo lo veo más práctico para usar a diario.

  2. Christine, I’m wondering how closely Twilight compares with the pencil form of UD Mushroom (the 24/7 shadow pencil).

  3. Sabrina

    Omg, i think i just feel in love. When are these out, Christine? Are they already in stores?

  4. Oh Gosh.. ! It looks so preettty <3

  5. Oh my gwaadd! So pretty pearl fantasy looks! I love how the pictures have come out.

  6. That eye shadow is beautiful!

  7. Tori

    What a pretty taupe! And I just expressed my love for taupes in a comment on another page… Oh Christine…

  8. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Argh, why are all the dupes for Twilight LE?! It’s my favorite kind of taupe! I might have to go give this a look at Nordstrom’s. Creasing is a non-issue when you have hooded eyes. (Everything creases! :P)

  9. Avatar of Alyssa alyssa897

    I have never purchased anything from Laura Mercier, but I hear great things about the Caviar eye sticks, and Twilight is calling my name….I don’t know if I can justify $26…might have to pick up Urban Decay Mushroom!

  10. Pearl Fantasy looks Gorgeous!!!!!! :-) Will you be reviewing the other 2 shades as well Christine?
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  11. Linda

    This is really pretty! Nice look and looks good on you, Christine!

  12. Meh, too expensive and not better than Inglot.
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  13. I got Twilight in a Nordstrom anniversary sale kit last year. Initially I thought it would never crease based on how difficult a swatch was to remove. Unfortunately even with eye primer, it still creases on me. Putting a shadow over top works, but I really prefer my cream shadow products to stand alone!