Laura Mercier is one of those brands that I feel are underrated, especially here in Malaysia. Before the Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance event, I hadn’t thought to try any of their products either – mostly because of the price. We got a goodie bag for attending the event and this Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Golden Mist was one of the products in there.
It comes in a little tube that contains 8.5g/0.3oz of product and the packaging kind of looks like paint tubes, right?
When I first saw this in the goodie bag and it read “Golden Mist”, I was really excited because I LOVE me my gold shadows (shades like UD Half-Baked). Unfortunately, when I opened it and swatched it, it was more of a muted gold – not the ones with yellow or bronze undertones, which are my favourite types of gold.
These are more of a “paste” sort of formula, as opposed to the “waxy creams”, say the MAC Paint Pots.
So I decided to give it a try and put it on my eyelids. They were a dream to blend and they weren’t patchy. I didn’t apply a primer just so I can see how pigmented and how well this stays on my oily eyelids. However, when I put this on, I was left with basically just shimmer on my eyes. The gold wasn’t showing up at all and I thought maybe I was using way too less product. Tried to build it up, but it just wasn’t happening – there was no colour.
Okay, maybe it isn’t the best to use alone so I tried to pair it with a shadow on top. It did make my shadow pop and I wore it throughout the day with minimal fading and it’s definitely crease resistant, even with my oily eyelids. It didn’t make my shadows patchy or super hard to apply on top, which I find the Maybelline Color Tattoos do a little.
Retail Price: $23 at lauramercier.com
I think these are great because they are easy to blend and are super long lasting. They don’t crease, fade, or smudge throughout the day even on my oily eyes. But for $23 and bad colour payoff when worn alone, I would go for the drugstore cream shadows like the Maybelline Color Tattoos (they are amazing and they have a gorgeous gold shade too) which are drier, but can be worked with.
Thanks for reading, xoxo
Have you guys tried this product before? What’s your favourite Laura Mercier product?