Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Laura Mercier Golden Brown Eyeshadow Duo

Laura Mercier Polished Collection: Eye Colour Duos in Golden Brown & Plum Spice

Laura Mercier Eye Colour Duos ($22.00 each, 0.09 oz. each) come in three different finishes: luster, matte, and sateen. From Laura Mercier’s Polished Collection, there are three new Colour Duos: Golden Brown (Luster), Cocoa Rose (Matte), and Plum Spice (Sateen). The new shades are–surprise, surprise–limited edition.

  • Golden Brown is a mix of a softened metallic gold and light bronze with copper-bronze sheen.
  • Plum Spice is a satiny smooth dirty peach and lightly shimmered dirty pinked plum.

Both duos had a very smooth, soft texture and the shadows swatched easily. Golden Brown had more color pigmentation and an even smoother feel than Plum Spice, which had more of a semi-sheer appearance and required some layering to get a higher intensity.

I think Laura Mercier fans will enjoy these limited edition shades, because both duos include colors that are easy to use, perfect for spring, and can be mixed with many products you may already own. If you’re more of a bright color eyeshadow kind of person, these probably weren’t designed with you in mind!

Everything I’ve tried from Laura Mercier has been all about creating soft, flattering looks with sheer or buildable color for everyday wear–these fit that philosophy to a T. I think this best describes the line (taken from the “about” section on her website): “She personally created the colors to satisfy the needs of her clients, based on a classic and always-current palette, rather than seasonal trends only.”

The duos actually contain a decent amount of product–it’s like you get enough to use in your lifetime, without having to invest a ton into it. By the ounce, Laura Mercier’s Eye Colour Duos are more affordable than MAC and just a little above Make Up For Ever eyeshadows. I’ve always liked her packaging–it’s kind of like a chocolate brown with bronzy shimmer/sparkles in the mix. Pretty, functional, and a little fun.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If you like soft, smooth color that applies evenly and without fallout, Laura Mercier is worth checking out!

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Laura Mercier Golden Brown Eyeshadow Duo

Laura Mercier Plum Spice Eyeshadow Duo

Laura Mercier Plum Spice Eyeshadow Duo

Laura Mercier Plum Spice Eyeshadow Duo
Laura Mercier Golden Brown / Plum Spice Eyeshadow Duos

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11 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Polished Collection: Eye Colour Duos in Golden Brown & Plum Spice Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hilana

    I love these. They are absolutely perfect for me, because they seem kind of translucent… I prefer colours on my eyes that are more of a ‘wash’ than a solid, strongly pigmented colour. Beautiful. Love it.

  2. JoElla

    Is it wrong that I really want the plum spice for a blush? LOL

  3. Wow, the Golden Brown duo is gorgeous and looks like it’d be such a perfect everyday duo.

  4. Michelle

    Im contemplating the golden brown duo or a NARS eyeshadow duo to purchase! Which would you recommend? thanks!

  5. Jae

    i’m loving plum spice!!!

  6. Jenni

    Ahh I promised myself no more eyeshadows :( These are so pretty though!

  7. Donna

    I bought the Brown/Plum a few weeks back and I am really loving the duo.

  8. Tiff

    do these pop out and fit in the custom compacts?