Laura Mercier • Caviar Stick Eye Color - Khaki • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been on the fence about these new Mercier's caviar sticks and finally took the plunge on the color called Khaki. Some say it's green, gold, brown. Well, I've determined it definitely is a wonderful warm brown, not stark, nor do I see flecks. But then, I'm not watching this caviar during the course of the day! However, let me just say:
* it lasts a good 12 hours without fading or smudging or traveling southbound on the face
* the color is just right, not stark
* the caviar doubles as a eyeshadow or a liner. I use a fine tiny liner brush and rub on the tip of this caviar stick and am able to do a pretty good tightlining or close to it.
* it's easily removed with my Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover
I will definitely venture into the other caviar colors. Love, love, love.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product looks like dirt - and I mean that in a good way! Khaki is an amazing colour mash up of green, brown and grey (didn't I say dirt?) that looks very natural even though it is a dark colour and makes my blue eyes (slight green undertone) look fabulous. The formula just glides on and since it is a stick you don't need a brush. I create a floating line slightly above my crease and distribute with my fingers. Nice edgy look. Work fast as this is a long lasting formula but it is very easy to work with. You can do a bright eyeliner with this and it balances it out really well (Try Urban Decay in Mainline - a teal) I have been working diligently at getting my makeup kit whittled down to an assortment that is minimal but gorgeous and this is going in. It is taking me a long time to curate though. So far the winners are LM caviar shadow in khaki, Chanel long wear liner in celadon, Nars long wear shadow in black, Maybelline Falsies mascara (dual brush), Fresh lip colour in Petal, Bobbi Brown lip liner in brownie, Bobbi Brown shadow in grey for brows. No entrants for blush yet. If you have the "blues" get this colour!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What a wonderful product. Freshly applied, you can smudge it. Once it sets, it sets. I have oily hooded lids and this really stays put on me. I love the color. It's a brown khaki. For under eye application, I use a flat liner brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
im not sure if i would repurchase, will have to keep experimenting but for now this is what i think: its a beautiful khaki color, a dark forest green mixed with brown, i see gold flecks. its very difficult to get a precise line as the crayon is very creamy and glides on like butter. it doesn't set fast so you have time to smudge. oily lid gals definitely use a primer with this. i will update once i use this more but for now, its really nice, creamy and fantastic color payoff. you will have to use a brush to take some color off the tip if you want to use this as an eyeliner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
These long wearing eye shadows are really easy to work with and blends very well. Once settled they last all day and do not smudge. You need a good makeupremover to take it off as it settles really well. The kaki (greenish brown) has a subtle golden shimmer to it, very elegant. You can apply this straight from the stick or use a brush for more precise application. If finding anything to change, that would be it - the stick itself is quite chubby so you really need a brush if you want a very precise appication, for instance if you want to use this as a liner. Maybe it is a tradeoff as it is very creamy, it might be too soft to be a less chubby stick. The fact that it is in a stick form makes it very portable as well. Highly recommend!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE this product! This color is brownish, taupey, with just a hint of khaki, not too glittery and looks beautiful on brown eyes. It applies like a cream with time to smudge before it sets. Doesn't move til I wash it off easily w/soap + water. Great for a quick made up eye. Highly recommend and WILL buy again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Above average taupe pigment, with added fleck. Has the appearance of thick crayon, which makes precise application difficult. Unique formula. Dries quickly, so need to work fast to blend. That said, won't budge once applied. If applied too thickly, leaves an irritating wet sensation on skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My initial reaction to this was "shoot, another fail", but I kept trying and I'm glad I did. The color is a lovely olivey green/brownish black.
I favor application with a somewhat fluffy synthetic brush rather than applying directly from the stick. You only have to use a little bit to get opaque, blendable color onto the lids.
Lasts all day, no creasing.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My search is now over!! Amazing product- goes on easily, yet blendable. It stays on all day without any creasing! I also have this in steel, which also goes great with my brown eyes. The plum is great, too. I thought the smoke was too glittery for my over-50 eyes. My powder eye shadows are now gathering dust!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love the greenish-brown color of this stick and it's durability. I throw it on my entire lid when I'm running late and it makes for a slightly smokey, dramatic eye with minimal effort. Doesn't budge at all for me and you need a hearty amount of makeup remover to get it off. I'd def repurchase though.