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Laura Mercier Shadows and Bright Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

01/03

Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection
Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

Shadows and Brights

Laura Mercier Shadows and Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection ($39.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains four, travel-sized jumbo eyeshadow pencils in plummy taupe, copper, dirty gold, and soft, rosy copper. All four shades had good pigmentation, long-wear, and were blendable on my skin. In the swatches, I showed them in one, fluid stroke as well as sheered out (as more of a “wash” of color). I love Laura Mercier’s holiday Caviar Eye Stick sets as they’re a good value and are usually of high quality, so it’s a nice one to see come around each year.

The Caviar Sticks retail for $29.00 and contain 0.05 oz. or $580.00/oz., so the set has a total value of $69.60.

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Intense Rosegold

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Intense Moonlight

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Intense Copper

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Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Eye Colour Palette

01/09

Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Palette | Look Details
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Palette | Look Details
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette
Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette

Hidden Gems

Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Artist Eye Colour Palette ($55.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition 12-pan palette for the holidays with an array of jewel-toned hues. There were only two mattes in the palette, which was a surprise as usually the brand’s pre-made palettes are more of a mix. The pigmentation was typically semi-opaque to opaque, while the eyeshadows had a slightly drier, dustier consistency across the board that. That texture made them better suited for someone who likes to use their eyeshadows with a dampened brush as that will help them apply more smoothly and have less fallout during application. I’m happy to see the brand playing with texture and color, but I wish the formula was better.

Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow

01/09

Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow

Translucent Medium Deep

Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow ($38.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a soft, medium-tan with warm undertones and a medium, golden sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage when applied with a powder brush and dusted all-over my face (which isn’t shown, as this shade isn’t intended for my skin tone but those deeper than I, please refer to my Translucent review for an idea of the effect of the powder all-over). It was buildable, like the lighter shade, so I applied it more heavily to show how it looks on my skin and to make it clear that this isn’t a subtly, luminous powder either.

The powder felt smooth, silky, and was very finely-milled, which made it easy to apply all-over to set my base makeup but could also be built-up to act more as a light to moderate highlighter. It sat well on my skin, but it wasn’t as blurring/smoothing compared to the original powder, which is more mattifying. The slight sheen it gave all-over was visible to my eye, which may or may not be your cup of tea. If you’re someone who tends to like a dewy, very glowy base, then it might be a good fit. I found this powder worked better to complement the more mattifying original powder. It extended the wear of my base products by two to four hours, depending on the formula, environmental conditions, and how heavy (or sheer) the application of. I would say it typically made my base wear well for between 10 and 14 hours.

Formula Overview

$38.00/1.00 oz. - $38.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to give a "glow finish" while setting makeup for "up to 12 hours" in two shades--Translucent and Medium Deep. It is described as having "sheer coverage" that "blur the look of fine lines and imperfections." The powders have a silky, finely-milled quality and are sheer but neither is colorless, and I noticed that the Translucent darkened my foundation about half a shade overall (I'm about light to light-medium). Both shades deposit a soft, barely-there shimmer, but it's somewhat visible close-up, so they result in a good deal of luminosity when applied all-over. I found that I preferred the look of the original Loose Setting Powder for most of my face and using the Glow version on strategic areas for a candlelit glow as the original formula gave my skin a smoother, more pore-less finish than the Glow version.

The powder did help extend the wear of my foundation, and I'd agree that it definitely kept my foundation looking fresh for between 10 and 14 hours, depending on environment, formula, and how much foundation I applied (or didn't apply). In general, I would recommend this powder only for someone who likes a very dewy finish, doesn't mind visible pearl/sheen on the skin, and is light-medium or deeper (or doesn't mind a warming powder if one is fairer).

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Glow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow

01/11

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Your Left) / Translucent Glow Loose Setting Powder (Your Right)
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Your Left) / Translucent Glow Loose Setting Powder (Your Right)
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow

Translucent

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow ($38.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a pale, yellowed powder with a golden sheen. It had sheer coverage when dusted all over my face (as a setting powder), but it had enough shimmer and was buildable that I was able to apply it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, just to give you a better idea of how much of a sheen this can add to the skin.

The powder was finely-milled and silky to the touch, which helped it apply all-over my face to set my base. Depending on the formula, how much of that formula I applied, and what I did that day, the wear ranged between 10 and 14 hours of solid wear out of my base (as compared to 7 to 12 hours without). I did not find that it was as good as smoothing on my skin’s natural texture and pores as the original Loose Setting Powder (which I love), but it did sit well on my skin and did not make my foundations appear cakey.

It yielded a noticeable sheen wherever I applied it; not really a subtle glow but light to moderate with faintly visible pearl if I looked closely, which I know can be a deal-breaker for some. I preferred using the Glow powder on the high points of my face and underneath my eyes but preferred the original for the rest of my face.

Formula Overview

$38.00/1.00 oz. - $38.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to give a "glow finish" while setting makeup for "up to 12 hours" in two shades--Translucent and Medium Deep. It is described as having "sheer coverage" that "blur the look of fine lines and imperfections." The powders have a silky, finely-milled quality and are sheer but neither is colorless, and I noticed that the Translucent darkened my foundation about half a shade overall (I'm about light to light-medium). Both shades deposit a soft, barely-there shimmer, but it's somewhat visible close-up, so they result in a good deal of luminosity when applied all-over. I found that I preferred the look of the original Loose Setting Powder for most of my face and using the Glow version on strategic areas for a candlelit glow as the original formula gave my skin a smoother, more pore-less finish than the Glow version.

The powder did help extend the wear of my foundation, and I'd agree that it definitely kept my foundation looking fresh for between 10 and 14 hours, depending on environment, formula, and how much foundation I applied (or didn't apply). In general, I would recommend this powder only for someone who likes a very dewy finish, doesn't mind visible pearl/sheen on the skin, and is light-medium or deeper (or doesn't mind a warming powder if one is fairer).

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Glow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator

01/07

Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator

Inspiration

Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that was firm but not stiff to work with (it felt like a baked powder–a smidgen dry but not in a bad way) and blended out easily. The intensity and coverage were very much in line with the brand’s description, and as I layered the product on my skin, it became more shimmery and metallic, too. It semi-sheer to medium coverage, it had a soft glow that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

100% of the proceeds of this shade are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

Formula Overview

$44.00/0.30 oz. - $146.67 Per Ounce

According to the brand, Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. The formula was typically more buildable from medium to opaque coverage with a noticeable sheen that could get more frosted/metallic if applied heavily but didn't emphasize my pores. The texture was smooth and blendable, but there was a bit of dryness to it that seemed common to this type of formula (think MAC Extra Dimension, NARS Dual-Intensity, Estee Lauder Gelee, etc.). On my normal-to-dry skin, the highlighter tended to last around eight hours.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Face Illuminator swatches.

Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion

01/10

Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion

Peach

Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with golden shimmer and a pearl finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (up to opaque coverage with three layers) that applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort. The consistency was smooth to the touch but firmer and thinner, which made it less ideal to work with, as it had a tendency to absorb natural oils on my skin (making it harder to blend out/appear patchy). It lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.20 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable" coverage that "blends seamlessly with skin" that lasts for "10 hours." I purchased two shades--one shimmer, one matte--to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn't as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 (Ci 15850).