Laura Mercier • Eye Colour Pot - solid gold • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I have this in "White Gold" and I LOVE IT. I use the cream shadow and loose shadow separately and together when I want to make it more dramatic. It also doubles as an awesome highlighter - even for cheekbones! The packaging is a bit bulky, but sturdy, and the colour is super pretty. I like the formula too :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Gigantic waste of money in my opinion. I purchased the Solid Gold version. The base color is too soft and creases. I did not like the gold powder color either. I like the LM Metallic Creme Eye Shadow (especially in Gold) much better. Way too sparkle-farkle for me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I got this in Solid Gold along with the dual ended brush. I love the color! A light gold that is just shimmery enough. It makes my golden green eyes look even greener. I did a couple of experiments with application. I used my regular shadow brushes (trish mcevoy) with OK results. I felt the application was a little heavy, but the end result was nice. Good depth of color and sheen without being glittery. The next time I used the product, I used the LM brush. It was really easy to get just the right amount of color with this brush and I liked the results more than with my trish brushes. In either case, I did not have any creasing issues. I did apply over a thin layer of Paula Dorf primer both times.
The packaging is nice with the complimentary textures all in one place.
I like this product and will consider the bronze color should I ever finish this one! ALl in all, I would reccomend this for a summery golden glow.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchased the Bronzed Gold, while the color is beautiful, after 4 hours without a eye primer on, creased. I did by the brush to go with it and I can use it with other products, love this. I think this is meant to be worn as cream shadow with powder on top and that is how I applied it. The crease that developed was not a horribly obviouse separation of product, but in my opnion should not of even happened. Since you get basically 2 products (cream shadow and powder) for $32.00, it is somewhat of a deal, but still on the high side, I would expect no creasing. I have to try this with a primer and I'm sure it won't crease, but I was hoping for something easier with the warmer weather coming.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This product is nice, but it's not as good as it should be, considering that this is LM. The soft yellow cream base is not sticky, but it's not a cream-to-power formula either (which it SHOULD be). Instead, it remains creamy enough to crease rather easily, so you need a very good e/s base underneath (LM's own Eye Basics are NOT good for this). I use the cream color solely on the lids, and the powder for the crease and outer corners of the eyes (the SA encouraged brushing the powder over the base, but that ended up way too frosty for me). LM's Dual Eye Colour Brush (also LE) is perfect for this formula, and while the brush is not a must-own, it is a worthwhile, versatile e/s brush to have, long after the Eye Colour Pots have disappeared. Overall, this product does end up being a nice look for me, but I wouldn't re-buy it, as it's LE anyway, and it isn't exceptional enough to want to buy a duplicate of for hoarding. I can't give it any higher than a 3 rating, because LM should be above making a crease-prone e/s, especially at this price. It seems that her new owner, Alticor, is rushing these trendy launches too quickly, and not spending enough time perfecting the quality of LM's newer products, which is a shame.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Grey
I saw the summer collection for the Laura Mercier Gold Digger collection in February or March and I was really "lemming" it. On mother's day I finally relented and purchased it in solid gold. As I said before the Eye Colour Pot is from her new Gold Digger collection. It was so pretty in the store. all 3 choices (Bronzed Gold, Solid Gold and White Gold) looks super on my hand. Basically, it's a cream base and a loose metallic shadow. The packaging is nice because the cream color is on top w/ a flip top lid and the loose shadow is underneath (screw top) the cream shadow. The powder does not gather on the top of the sifter when it's moved around, which I like because I hate opening a product like that and 50% of it is above the sifter. I inevitably lose some of it.
The SA recommended solid gold for me (I'm a NC20). White gold was very pretty but it was a white gold base & a white gold powder and it was too white for an all over look. The SA said to use the cream shadow as a base and the bronze powder in the crease.
The cream shadow is supposed to be a white gold. It looked invisible on my lids. No color, no sheen, nada. Major disappointment..and it was sticky. It never really dried. I tried applying the loose powder in the crease but my brush tugged at my lids b/c the cream shadow was sooo tacky and sticky. The loose powder also looked orange on me and whatever metallic was in the loose powder was lost in the awful application b/c of the cream shadow base. Granted I did not use the recommended dual eye colour brush but I really don't think that would have improved things. The packaging is very nice but the results on the eye are not. $32 was not money well spent. It's going back.