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on 3/7/2019 10:28:00 AM
More reviews by feathers1
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I tried these in a few colors and thought they were super pretty and lasted quite a while, at least for the half-day I wore them (my eyelids are oily and nothing lasts on them). But I had a reaction to them like I've never had before. My eyes got very itchy and irritated. I had to take it off part way through the day because of it. I tried it one more time to see if maybe the irritation was a fluke, but nope, it happened again. I have no idea what's in this product that would do this. I didn't leave any lasting damage, but it had me worried. I would just recommend buying from a retailer that allows returns in case it happens to anyone else.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/10/2019 12:34:00 PM
More reviews by bchoi129
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I bought the mini set for 39 pounds in the UK - Rosegold, Amethyst, Moonlight, Au Naturel. Love the colours, very versatile (can be used as both for make-up for the daytime and for night-outs), pigmentation is buildable, stays on all day - doesn't smudge (i apply eyeshadow primer underneath), perfect and easy to travel with.
on 11/10/2018 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by KateLausanne
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Laura Mercier sticks were the first ones I’ve tried. I got Plum, Tuxedo, and Metallic Taupe and did not enjoy them. The shadows stay in place forever, but I find it very difficult to apply and blend. They are not gliding on my lids, they are dragging them. I can only do small strokes and it takes ages to cover my lid. Blending is a nightmare, nearly impossible.Don’t recommend to anyone with dry eyelids, but I think it can work great for oily skin. April 2019 Update: Gave it another chance and realized that they aren't created equal. Copper, Blossom and Au Naturel glide easily and blend beautifully. Au Naturel is pure perfection. Unfortunately, a beeswax allergy (didn't know it applied to synthetic beeswax as well) doesn't let me enjoy the product.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 10/30/2018 1:51:00 AM
More reviews by SanFranGirl
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Although these are on a pricier side, I would totally recommend this formula to those of you who do not want to waste time every day on a traditional powder eyeshadow (but you still want to look great). These eyeshadow sticks are literally the most pigmented and long-lasting on the market today. They come in two finishes (matte, shimmery) and glide on like butter. You do have to blend them out quick, because they also set fast. Once they are on, they will stay on. I have oilier eye lids and normally cannot survive without a primer; well not in this case. I can literally go in with a matte, caramel shade, blend it out real quick with a synthetic brush (I find that it works better), add mascara and lipstick - done! Easy. Dark shades are great as a base for smokey eye looks, while metallic shimmers add a nice definition (and sparkle) without being OTT. I have unedited arm swatches of 19 shades in a separate review here for those of you interested to learn more (https://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2018/10/28/Laura-Mercier-Caviar-Stick-Eye-Shadow-Review). Hope this helps!
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 9/17/2018 9:01:00 PM
More reviews by moonunits
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I wear this in copper almost every day. I will agree with other reviewers that it is a heavier product, and sometimes if I'm not careful, I end up with kind of flakey bits, that I have to wipe away. That isn't to say that the product flakes throughout the day, I've never had that problem, just that if I'm heavy handed with application, I can tell. I love how easy it is to just swipe this a few times across my eyelids and call it a look. This is probably the most complimented makeup item I have ever worn, and is especially nice for days when I feel terrible. It does have a metallic/sparkly aspect, which might not be for everyone, but I've found it is a nice look for almost all my daily activities. It is a thicker application tip, so it would be difficult to only draw a thin line without using a brush, which I've never tried. It does tend to get messier as you use it, sometimes smudging on the pen itself. But I do like that it twists to reveal more product, and I have never had an issue with the mechanism on any of the sticks I've gone through. From daily use, I get about three months out of each one. Maybe more. It isn't waterproof or budge proof, though, so I do have to remember to be careful and not rub my eyes. But I do appreciate how easy it is to take off at the end of the day!
on 8/11/2018 5:52:00 PM
More reviews by veiled89
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I really wanted to love this. I purchased during a sale from them directly in two colors. Sugar frost was one color I purchased, and although a nice light neutral color, it had glitter in it. I found the formula of this color too chunky and sparkly instead of just metallic looking. The second color I got was rose gold. This was a gorgeous sort of light, neutral pink color. It looked amazing on the eyes, and provided a nice, sort of barely there but brightening sort of look. Where it failed for me was ease of use and longevity. They seemed like they'd be easy to apply, but it took several minutes of short swipes to apply the color then blend at the crease so as not to have a harsh line. I also had bad creasing immediately unless I let the product set with my eyes closed for a minute or two. Even doing this, it would crease a few hours in and completely break down and basically disappear after trying to wear for a full day. For the price (even on sale) these weren't worth it. If I have to still apply a primer to make them work the whole concept is a bust for me. I can do a primer with powder shadow that's way less high maintenance for less money. I returned the, and will not repurchase. I should note I have somewhat oily eyelids (or so it seems) and many products tend to crease on me without primer, so if you can wear eyeshadow without primer this may be a good one step, easy eye product for you. I just figured this would be formulated not to do that, even for oily eyelids, but I cannot overall recommend.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/21/2018 12:06:00 AM
More reviews by Nessa714
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Since purchasing this a few weeks ago in Rose Gold, I have hardly reached for my tons of other palettes or singles.. Sure, I've been doing a pretty basic "one and done " look with it (with lots of mascara, and using it on the mobile lid and on the lower lash line) but it's so flattering! Now that I know that I really love the formula, I will definitely be purchasing a back up of this shade, and pick up a few other colors! Definitely recommend.
on 2/16/2018 11:43:00 PM
More reviews by MsPsylocke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
I have this in Rose Gold and it is a awesome little bad boy. I put a base down I like Bobbie Browns one in Shell. I apply the caviar eye stick on my lids and under my eyes. I then line with a eye shadow and this lasts without creasing or fading all day! I even teared up and my eye mu stayed great! This really is an awesome little pencil I’ve been eyeing the light purple shade for the longest time.I think I will finally get it. I like this that much. About me NW20 or below, blonde hair, and green eyes, very cool undertones and the shade Rose Gold looks great with my eye colour too. It’s pricey but it’s such good quality. Love this! Recommended
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/21/2018 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by 1017
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream eye shadows in the pot but sometimes crave the portable ease of a stick. However, I have not found ones that truly last as long as the pots and that wear as nicely. I was so excited to try these when I bought the little multipack from Sephora. My favorite of the three was Au Natural as it evens out the lids. Vanilla Kiss was supposed to by my HG but it was so bright and unnatural looking on my nw20 deep winter eyes. Rosegold and Amethyst are pretty and sparkly. However, none of these lasted that long or really excited me. The didn't feel good as base or by themselves to insure they would make it all day. Right now they are in the "going on a beach vacation and want something nice and easy" pile. But they don't get much love in my day to day. I still prefer the Bobbi Brown pots for longevity and every day use. I would not buy these again.
on 1/21/2018 5:18:00 AM
More reviews by ultrasensitive888
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I originally purchased the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Au Natural which is so easy to apply and store. This would have been the ideal crease colour but this shade does not work on my skin tone and looks orangey making my eyes look tired and sickly. I tried it as an all over shadow at first which made me look unwell and also tried lightly applying to crease only and blend out but it still looks very thick and heavy on my eyes especially when layered with powder eye shadows. I ended up returning this to Sephora since I couldn't make it work and at this price point close to $40 each, it has to be pretty amazing for me to keep it. I exchanged this for the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Blossom which is amazing. It's a pink colour that on my light skin tone looks cool tone peachy pink. I just apply this to my crease and blend with fingers and have a natural peachy look with just one product. Just need to apply liner to bottom lashes and am done with my eyes for low maintenance days. Great product. Love love love!
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