Laura Mercier • Mineral Eye Powder • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got it in Peach Luster which is a light pink so it works well on its own when going natural. Not fancying the bottle. The first time I opened it, I used too much strength and some of the powder just got all over the dressing table.
But the colour is pretty and the powder is soft to the skin.
I have another in Simmer Bronze which I bought years ago. Gorgeous bronzy-gold.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have six of these I got in a swap, so I did not pay full price, so I can not talk about that aspect.
I do use Detrivore and My Pretty Zombie loose pigment eyeshadow, so I am familiar with how to use them.
Ok, so I love these.
Well, almost. The packaging is rather interesting. You can either screw off the lid, revealing all the powder or flip open the lid and use the 1/3 inch opening with a pretty small brush. The problem for me is getting the lid to flip open! I have to give it so much muscle that I always see powder going all over. Not good. So, as of now I only unscrew to use.
The mineral eyeshadow is really nice. I use it over primers and it stays all day. I love this a lot.
Also it blends well and the colors are gorgeous.
I never have fallout with this, which Is so nice.
Except for packaging, I would rate it higher
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I have this in asteroid and its one of my favorite shadows ever, its a perfect blend of intense color and micro glitters that doesn't look frosty like a lot of Mac pigments do, Asteroid is the the perfect blue to create smokey looks and to add interest on top of eyeliner. This has more pigment and sparkle power than Fyrinnae's darker colors that are similiar. simply Gorgeous HG !
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just bought Laura Mercier products for the first time at Nordies the other day. As a free sample in a little pot, I experimented with it yesterday. It lasted remarkably well, from 9 am to 8 pm. It felt wonderful on and very little creasing since I had applied my base coat of UDPP. All in all, I am pretty happy with this product, kind of a pinky beige color
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I have amber eyes (gold and copper/bronze) and these are some of my favorite eyeshadows from Laura. I own Sapphire (navy), Crystalline (pale pink), and Brilliant Quartz (brown with gold). The packaging is a little troublesome b/c there is no turndial (Laura has these in her mineral cheek colors) to control how much product comes to the top, but other than that, I have to say I'm pretty happy with these and use them an avg. of 4 x's/ wk. I was used to only pressed powder eye colors, and so I really had to learn how to control the amt of product I picked up on my brush and I had to learn what brush worked best- I use Laura's flat eye color brush and her angled eye color brush with these. When I wear them I receive so many compliments and I can see that my eyes have more of a sparkle in them, like a light has been turned on inside them. They are very sheer, so practically mistake proof, and they last the day. Sometimes there is a little fallout onto my under eye area, but this is easily remedied with some tissue. The Sapphire would be just beautiful with blue and brown eyes as well. The effect of these is worth the cost and any extra effort/patience it might take to learn to use them. Recommended to all you beauties in MUA world.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I purchased Crystalline on Ebay, and I'm glad I didn't pay full retail price for this. I'm an early 40's PPP who has used sunblock since I was 18, my eyes are just starting to get a bit of crepiness which only shows with certain shadows (brands of shimmer, not shimmer itself)
I applied Crystalline on a bare eyelid and while it looks shimmery in the pot there was no shimmer on my lid, just crepiness! Very strange. I can wear Stila shadows, BB, LM but not Chanel shimmers because it makes my eyes look like you crumpled up a tissue and then tried to smooth it out, this was just as bad. Avoid Crystalline if your eyes are over 40, it won't be pretty.
Colorwise, it looked like a dull muddy pink, not what you'd expect something named Crystalline to look like. I'm very disappointed. I also bought Sapphire hoping to use it as eyeliner but I'm thinking of not using it and selling it on ebay to get some of my money back.
I might play with Crystalline, since I used it already, to see if it would work as a subtle cheek color. As an eyeshadow, this is a big disappointment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
These shadows are gorgeous. They feel wonderful on your lid, and the shimmery colors especially are just beautiful. I love that they aren't too sparkly, but still give a really lovely shimmer. They can be a bit messy, and I feel like the packaging could have been designed a little bit better. At the same time, loose powder is usually messy to some degree, so I suppose it's normal. It's also great for foiling (combining it with a mixing medium) and using it wet. It stays on a really long time that way, and the color is more intense. I would definitely recommend these shadows.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought 2 of these on ebay - milky way - creamy pink highlighter, and constellation - purple with blue sparkles.
the reason i bought these was i had an international LM MA use the milky way combined with Wheat Eye basic as a base, Rose e/s in the crease and Asteroid along the lashline over black cake liner. he applied them easily, though did do concealer and foundation after doing the eyes.
so... i thought.... if i get them cheap on ebay, it doesn't matter. if i had paid full price for these, i'd be gutted. i LOVE LM, but i can see why these have been discontinued.
the packaging is annoying if you want to put a normal brush in to use dry - they don't fit properly.
the constellation was hard to get to build to a decent depth, though this did actually have it look more subtle. i needed to put a deep colour on first (LM e/s black plum) and layer the mineral powder over the top.
the milky way did combine very easily with the eye basics, but went on a litle 'chalky'. i would use this alone next time.
after i spent ages blending and building, it did stay put, and look good. it lasted for hours and hours, and i have the feeling that if i'd gone to bed with it on, it would have been there in the morning. !!
the plus is that these shades would work well over several different base shades, so they are quite versatile.
i will not be buying any of these again - not even the new mineral powders that have come out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Being a huge LM fan as well as a mineral-make up fan, I had high expectations when I found that Laura M. was launching mineral shadows. My all time favourite shadows are without a doubt Bare Escentuals mineral shades, not only because of all the pretty colors but mostly for the fantastic staying power as well as the even and smoothing result they have on virtually all types of lids regardless of age...
The colors are very nice in the little tubs, and I picked up the Asteroid and the Milky Way shades. The Asteroid is a very nice looking sultry and sparkly dark blue with just enough of a hint of green to work well with most blue eyes as well as browneyed ladies... That shade works best for smokey night time eyes or as a sparkly eyeliner. But definately just the right shade of blue if ever there was one. The Milky Way is more of a traditional highlighter shade, a light pink shade with a lot of white and a lot of sparkle.
Nice shades, but the rave definately stops there! These shadows are nowhere near as finely milled and easy to use as the BE shadows. Instead they are gritty and sits more on top of the lid than blended into it, if that makes any sense. Which means they are completely useless for anyone over the age of 30... The staying power is also surprisingly low, both for being a mineral powder but also for being LM!!? The Asteroid performes better than the higlighter/base shade Milky Way. But mostly because you don't put it all over your lid. The Milky Way is just as poor in working quality as a drugstore shade. But at ten times the cost. Both of them drop sparkle all over as well so it takes some getting used to and some precautions to meet that, when applying the shadows, so you don't end up with spakles all over the place. (Something that is very rare when it comes to the BE minerals...)
The container also leaves some room for improvement... Laura has tried to develop a container for loose shadows that won't spill as much as most of them do, by putting just one hole in the middle, small enough to fit one of her smaller and somewhat rounded eye shadow brushes. But that means normal flat shadow brushes designed for mineral make up wont fit into the hole. And that means you have to turn the container upside down and pour out the content either in your palm or onto something else, and that is even more messy than usual containters imo... creates a lot of waste too... And the lid to the container is really hard to open, so if you are not careful you might manage to create a whole fireworks of color in your bathroom once the lid swings open...
So sadly my conclusion is that these pretty and very expensive shades will probably be left sitting in my drawer, since pretty alone doesn't cut it these days... Performance and usability is key for a stressed city gal. And this time Laura Mercier didn't nail it. But then again, there is a first for everything... And this is the first time I have stumbeled across a LM product I didn't like...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What a disappointment. Hated it. I bought 2 from Sephora and will be returning both of them. The look pretty when first put on, so I'll give it one lippie for that. But it falls short after only a couple of hours. It doesn't seem to work well with UDPP - doesn'y blend easily. I find it very messy and the packaging sucks big time. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The colors are gorgeous (I own them all) and I find that the dark ones have a more metallic glint than MAC pigments in similar shades. I do think that these are much more difficult to use than pigments: I absolutely can not use these mineral powders with the Laura Mercier Smoky Eye brush unless used wet. It tends to cover (and I mean COVER) my cheek with the mineral powder. This stuff is less fine and more gritty than similar pigments, but when you get it on and if you get it to stay, these are very pretty.
I've found that I prefer to use these as a glitter-liner (wet brush) to finish a look. I just wished that Laura Mercier could make one in a rich, glittery brown. As it is, I do use the dark ones to line my eyes often.
I actually love the flip-top lid and like how I can tap off excess mineral off the tip of my smoky eye brush very easily that way. In any case, it is pretty expensive for the amount you get, but if used sparingly (not all over eyelid, but just up to lid crease or as liner), these can last a long time. And I find that all the colors work on my skin tone just fine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I bought this in Eclipse (black with multi-colored shimmer) on impulse and was afraid to try it on my eye after reading the reviews as most ladies commented that it causes a mess. Upon putting it on, i was pleasantly surprised :D It's definitely not messier than mac pigments and imo, the effect is nicer than that of mac pigments. I used it dry (havent tried it wet), and the shimmer does show up and it's rather long lasting - it did not fade, and the shimmers were still there after 8hrs. I really love this product but gave 4 lippies due to the price. In Singapore, only 1 store carries this product and the price is very marked up: SGD $48 (and the container only contains abt 2grams!!) This is a CRAZY price for 2grams of pigment imo. (Mac only costs SGD $35 for a jar of 7.5grams of pigment). That said, however, i will still purchase the other colors that i like (meteor, constellation, asteroid) LOL :P
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I just bought this last night in Meteor:forest-green-silver because the ma at the counter wanted to try it out on me and it looked really pretty on me. He applied it wet to the lid only and then put a light bronze color over the rest of the eye to tone it down and it look gorgeous!
When I tried to recreate the look myself it was too dark and glittery for work and a little messy, so I tried again and with only a small about and then blended it lightly over the rest of my eyes and I think it looks great. If you want this for an evening/dramatic look I think it would be perfect!
I find this similar to MACs greensmoke eye shadow but not as green. Both are pretty and last long but overall I prefer LM.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product is great in theory: Mineral loose e/s with huge sparkle payoff! But alas, it was too good to be true...these come in pretty colors, and you really do need to apply them wet. Dry they are gorgeous and sparkly but supermessy, and wet, they are still really messy for some reason and the shimmer in the color disappears - the sparkles are still there, but you have to look for them...like the reviewer before me says, the colors aren't terribly exciting and don't make this worth it. I returned mine to Sephora - a big disappointment. I'd rather spend $7 on regular mineral pigments and add glitter liner on top.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I picked up Asteroid... a gorgeous deep blue with incredible sparkle and shimmer. Applied dry it's shimmery but applied wet, especially applied wet as a liner, this has tremendous pigment and sparkle payoff. My real compliant (and it's a big one) is these are not waterproof so you'll have to use some kind of sealant otherwise if your eyes tear up or you cry or even just yawn, you run the risk of a serious mess :( Also, it's quite difficult to open the container. I like applying this wet, as a liner, with my trusty Trish McEvoy #50 Angle Liner Brush.
10/16/06 ETA: I ended up returning mine because it wouldn't stay put wet and it wouldn't stay put dry. I wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was hugely disappointed by these. Checked out all of them and the colors look really pretty in the pot. However, once you put these on, you see the silvery glitter at first, but then it kinda fades away and you are left with a very boring shade. The Meteor, the green one, looks a like dusty olive shade. Once the glitter falls away, its not very vibrant. The Asteroid is the blue one, and its a dusty light navy. The purple one is Constellation and thats a dusty soft purple. The colors all look amazing in the pot, but once you apply these, the shimmery glittery part flys away and you are left with a dull color. Very disappointed. These are also very messy and gets everywhere. I do like that the top has a little hole/sifter so it doesnt get everywhere, but you have to pour a little out since a flat shadow brush wont fit in the hole. These retail for $20 for .07 oz of product. Very disappointing.
*updated* i did not try these wet and this seems to be the way most people love this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i got this in asteroid (the green one). it's a great color, not too sparkly, and you can control the amount of color you put on....lighter or heavier. the one thing i don't like about this (and all other mineral cosmetics) is the mess they create! there's a nice small cap on this one but you have to 'pop' it open- and i invariably get little green sprinkles in my sink or on me. still, it's a nice change in my eyeshadow rotation.