Laura Mercier has a solid hit on her hands with the new Caviar Eye Colour Sticks ($24). Give me a quick, easy 5-minute way of doing my eye makeup and I’m yours forever! I love eye shadow sticks for this reason alone, but add to that eight gorgeous highly pigmented budge-proof colors, and well, I’m just over the moon for these.
My counter didn’t have these in yet, so I was cautious and only ordered one shade from Sephora–Amethyst. I expected Amethyst to be a pale lavender but it isn’t at all. On my skin is has a lot of brown taupe with an undertone of mauve. It does have shimmer but when blended with fingers, the shimmer almost disappears making it very age appropraite. The texture is soft and creamy, but you must blend quickly– you only have a few seconds until they set and then they do NOT crease or budge until you remove with eye makeup remover. When I tried to remove Amethyst from my arm after taking pictures, it would not come off with soap and water–only eye makeup remover. Amethyst is a similiar shade to Chanel Rose Platine eyeliner–Rose Platine having more silver and Amethyst having more mauve.
While I love the texture, lasting power and ease of Amethyst, I’m on the fence as to whether I chose a good shade for me. I need your help to decide, what do you think? Give me a yay or nay–and tell the truth, I can take it!
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour’s are very similiar to Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Long Wearing Shadow Sticks –they wear as well and as long. I have Mally’s Twilight, a shimmery taupe with a slight metallic sheen and I use it when I’m in a hurry in the morning as I know I will do with the LM Amethyst. Mally’s are a bit creamier and are available in lots more colors for $1 more ($25).
One last look–so what say you beauties? Chic or Shriek for Amethyst?
Bottom Line: Caviar Stick Eye Colours are fantastic for a quick and easy eye look. I’m basically lazy and like to sleep as long as I can so I love the convience of eye shadow sticks. Eye Shadow sticks are fabulous for travel too as they provide a quick and budge-proof eye look. When I travel I want easy looks–I prefer to spend my time seeing and doing as much as I can rather than perfecting my makeup.
Laura has several more beautiful shades in the lineup–I have my eye on Steel, a soft blue-silver and Khaki, a greenish taupe. As far as Laura Mercier v.s. Mally, it’s really a toss up–the Mally Shadow Sticks give a little more time to blend and have a larger shade range so if Laura M. doesn’t have a shade you’re looking for, Mally’s Evercolor Long Wearing Shadow Sticks are a comparable choice.