Laura Mercier • Baked Eye Colour - Wet/Dry in Black Karat • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stuff is really expensive for what you get. It's a nice shimmery eyeshadow but it's not very pigmented. I like it and will use it but will not repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I received this as a freebie - I have fair skin, and black eye shadows don't usually work on me. I tried this one skeptically - and I LOVE It. This has become my 'go to' eyeshadow- especially on those days when I'm in a hurry running errands. I use an angled brush, smudge it just above my eyeliner - and I am out the door. Fabulous!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The black karat colour was made for my skin tone and clothing tastes. I wear it dry to work and wet on an evening and weekend. I also love the ballet pink and lagoon colours.
Just the right amount of sparkle
Stays on. And on.
Doesn't blend as easily as some other shadows, e.g. Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue, my particular favourites there are Indigo (matt) and mink (Sparkly
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am a blue eyed NW10 (NW20 when tanning from a bottle).
I really like this shadow on my gray blue eyes. Makes for a beautiful smokey eye. However, I already have 2 very similar shadows: Urban Decay in Cobra, and the dark forest green with gold shimmer in Maybelline quads Sea Sprite and Gutsy Green. However, it's such a beautiful color, I must keep it! The difference between Black Karat and Cobra is that Cobra has gold shimmer and looks a bit more charcoal, while Black Karat has gold glitter and looks almost brown in comparison. I also find Black Karat to have more fallout and is harder to control.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Simply amazing. I decided to get this on a whim and I am so glad I did. No pictures will ever do this shadow justice. Perfect amount of shimmer for a night on the town and subtle enough for daytime! The first time I wore this my sister ran out to sephora to buy one for herself, and my mother bought a softer shade "Ballet Pink". This black looks like an ashy dark gray on dry, wet it is soooo pigmented. LM baked eyeshadows are an amazing product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this as a freebie in a Sephora VIP gift and I'm so glad I did; otherwise I'd never have tried it. Black shadows are too harsh for me, but this applies dry as a sheer haze of smoke with beautiful gold microglitter that isn't at all OTT. I did wet it to use as liner, and when it's wet it applies black--not my thing. But the grey haze of smoke with subtle sparkle is just to die for. Ordinarily I use darker colors in the crease only, but this is one I like to apply over the whole lid, with a thin line of gold liquid liner at the base of the lashes for extra sparkle near the eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My absolute favorite "night on the town" eyeshadow. I really hesitated to buy this, because of the hefty price! But I decided to "treat myself" as I so often decide to do. I saved the receipt, vowing to take it back unless I was absolutely thrilled with it. NO WAY is this baby going back to the store. I used it wet, by moistening a brush. It went on super smooth, and stayed perfectly in place all evening. Such a gorgeous, shimmery shade! I've never seen anything else like it. It has a "slinky" look on the lid, for lack of a better word. Like snake skin, although I realize that sounds gross. It's not gross though, trust! It's dramatic without being outrageous, sexy without being tacky, glamorous without being clownish. If you have golden flecks in your eyes like I do, this is one not to be missed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Black Karat can be quite different depending on whether you use it wet or dry. I used this dry on Christmas with BB Caviar e/l for a no-fuss festive Christmas look. I'd use it wet with a thick kohl liner for a concert.
The color is true to how it looks in the pan--gold and shimmery with a hint of black. I'm NW15 and can't wear black e/s (too harsh), but this works for me. The gold shimmer isn't OTT--it's definitely not like UD Sidecar or Maui Wowie, but has a little more oomph to it than BB Gold Dust e/s. It's more of a "cool" gold (not as yellow and a tad more beige than pure gold--sort of like MAC's Blonde's Gold pigment). It's definitely a wearable color for weekends or weekdays.
I'm not a huge fan of the baked shadows. Some are good, but some have horrible pigmentation when used dry and most are hard to blend. Black Karat is middle-of-the-road. There's good pigmentation either wet or dry, but it's not easy to blend. I prefer using this by itself with an e/l.
This is one that I personally like, but would encourage someone else to try before buying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Applies as a complex bronzy-khaki-brown with light to deep results depending on preferences. In general, can't fault the quality of LM eyeshadows and this proffering is no exception. Not an everyday shade, I should think, but greater possibilities for wear during December's party season!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a beautiful smoky eye color with gold flecks. I had to purchase on line as every Sephora I searched was sold out. Haven't tried it wet, but as a dry shadow it is stunning.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a really nicecolourthat i would prob save for evening.
Itsactually a taupe with fine gold glitter running through it. Generally i dont do glitter but this is really pretty. Ifyou wearitdry you dont get so much of of the backgruond taupe but when wett itsreally sexy sheeny.
The only reason i wouldnt repurchase isbecause i dintthink i would run out.
Not generally a LM fan but this is too good to pass.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Sephora on a whim because I kept seeing it everywhere and wanted to try it. Well, it really is too dark for me/my eyes & skin tone. You definitely need to wear something under it because it is like an empty color- needs a backup to help make it pop. It just wasn't for me since I expected a lot for $22!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
(The reason I wouldn't buy the product again is that it is so large that I'll never finish it.)
This eyeshadow is gorgeous, both wet and dry. It does have sparkle (not glitter), but the fallout is minimal, especially if you use the tightline activator (or Trish's finish line) to set it. It looks a bit more golden when dry and a bit darker (and more intense) when wet, but I find that I use it both dry and wet when applying. Great for a smoky eye effect, if you want to include a bit of sparkle, and not too bling-bling-y for the daytime either.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really like these shadows. I don't typically do baked shadows, I prefer finely milled brands with super color payoff and major blendability. What I love about this shadow is the great versatility it has given it's wet/dry component.
Applied dry the color is a smoky soft black with flecks of gold. Very pretty, dramatic but not so dramatic you can't wear it during the daytime (though obviously not as a natural look).
Applied wet it's a FAR more dramatic effect. There is less of the black and much more of the gold and the sheen it leaves on the eyelid is amazing. Much more pigmented and definitely a night time only look for this specific shade. PS, you don't need the special brush that LM sells. If you've got a good hand you can wet it with a Q-tip and apply it with your fingers. LOVE THIS STUFF!