Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Sapphire, Pink Opal, Grey Pearl

9.17.2014

The recent Laura Mercier sale (Buy 2 Caviar Sticks Get 3) was too nice to pass up.
I had a couple of Caviar Sticks a while ago but I ended up giving them to my sister who enjoys minimalistic eye makeup. I have wanted them again since now I almost always base my eyelids with cream type eyeshadows for more color depths.
I picked up Sapphire, Pink Opal, and Grey Pearl this time.


Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks
Sapphire, Pink Opal, Grey Pearl




Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks
Sapphire is a pigmented deep blue with subtle yet visible shimmer.
Pink Opal is a very pale pink with iridescent shimmer.
Grey Pearl is a creamy taupe with silver undertones.


Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Swatches Sapphire, Pink Opal, Grey Pearl
All three colors are well pigmented and go on very smoothly.
Sapphire needs a bit more work to blend in properly since is is intensely pigmented, but it is one of the few dark blues that actually looks classy and complex. Love it.
Pink Opal is perfect for highlighting. The shimmer catches a lot of light and the iridescent effect is quite pretty.
Grey Pearl is such a gorgeous taupe shade with cool undertones. The consistency is even creamier than the other two. It is great to use as an all-over lid shade.


I usually wear powder eyeshadows over, but this time I tried to create a smoky eye look just using these Caviar Sticks only.
Impressively, the colors stayed on all day without creasing or fading.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks EOTD
I started by putting on Sapphire close to the lash lines.
Then I blended the harsh lines with Grey Pearl. Its softer texture works very well to create the soft hazy effect.
Pink Opal was used just a bit in the inner corners to brighten the whole look.
I'm also wearing Laura Mercier Long Wear Crème Eye Liner Violet on the lower lash lines.


Almond Coconut Soufflé Body Crème & Long Wear Crème Eye Liner Violet
These mini samples were included in the order.
I personally think this is a smart move since we often spot similar sales from bigger retailers as well. 
Lately I've been seeing nice samples and freebies offered for direct orders from the brands, and this would make direct sales more competitive.
(Direct sales are more profitable for the companies and we get more goodies. A win-win situation)


An overall look with Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks FOTD
Makeup products used for this look are listed below.




Do you like creamy eyeshadow pencils like Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks?
How do you wear them?





Makeup Items Used

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer (07)
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup (Vanilla)
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks (Sapphire, Pink Opal, Grey Pearl)
NARS Blush (413 BLKR)
L'Oreal Colour Caresse Lipstick (Pink Plush)





51 comments

  1. Soooo pretty! Love these sticks. I like your cheeks and lips here too.

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    1. Thank you, Bella.
      The lipstick shade is almost too pale so I wore more blush this time. :)

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  2. Hey Lena, oh buy two get one free IS indeed too good a deal to pass! I have four of these including Sandglow, Grey Pearl, Khaki, and Amethyst. I love them all and use them quite often! I never really use more than one though. I'm really lazy. I kinda use one of these as a base, and then blended some eyeshadow into the crease. That's all I do!

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    1. I had Amethyst and love it, too!
      And yes, I usually wear one color at a time. Using all three colors for this look was bit of a challenge actually. ;)

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  3. Oh they are so pretty!! I have read a lot of positive reviews on them, but the swatches remind me a lot of a similar product from KIKO which is far more affordable.. I have 3 shades from the KIKO version and I must say I am very happy with them ^^
    I think ByTerry also have this kind of eye shadow pencils, right? they're quite famous as well.
    I am a fan of cream eyeshadow pencils and very often apply them as base for powder eye shadow and just wear them alone on the lids because they are usually very long lasting..

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    1. Oh I heard By Terry is amazing and there is not comparison, but is is like over $50 per pencil. I'm jealous you have an easy access to KIKO, though.
      These Caviar Sticks are not exactly cheapest but with a deal like this it is much better, plus they are good quality. ;)

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  4. Buy two get one free? How did I miss it? Such a good deal considering I'm a big fan of the Caviar Sticks! Sapphire is stunning! It's on my list! I usually use these to line the lower lash line and as an eyeshadow base. They are versatile! :)

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    1. I use simple pencils like L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liners most, but I've always wanted a deep blue pencil like Sapphire. It is just perfect.
      I agree they are very versatile! :)

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  5. I am loving Grey Pearl. It looks like a beautiful everyday shade :D

    Lizz|weloveswatches

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    1. I agree! Grey Pearl is very easy to wear and goes with everything. :)

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  6. Gorgeous pics! I'm beggining to really like laura mercier!

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    1. Thanks, Angela. :)
      LM has some solid classics!

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  7. OOH! Such nice picks and the samples are really nice! Grey Pearl is one of my favorites for easy! You look lovely with the smokey eye with all the shades.

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    1. Thanks, Belly!
      Nordstrom ran a same deal but I opted out for directly ordering from LM. I don't even like foody scents that much but the body cream smells really yummy. It would make a nice hand cream in autumn. :)

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  8. What a deal that was! And what a gorgeous look you created with all three! I have Pink Opal and Grey Pearl and they are pretty! They just don't stay on my oily lids that well. Although, Pink Opal is a bit better since it's drier.

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    1. Thank you, Tracy. :)
      Grey Pearl is definitely the softest out of 3 and blends really easily. My lids are not that oily but I feel that I need a good primer or have to layer a loose pigment or something. ;p

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  9. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Love how pigmented they are and yet, so wearable. Such a pretty look you created with them :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks, Jen :)
      They go on like a dream especially the Grey Pearl. I am enjoying them a lot!

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  10. I want Grey Pearl, or maybe the new Moonlight. I like how creamy and satiny Grey Pearl is, though. And Sapphire is beautiful! I have a mini version of Pink Opal, but it's not my favorite - too sparkly!

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    1. Grey Pearl is definitely nice but so is Moonlight! ;o
      I've been wanting a deep rich blue pencil for a while. After that Maybelline Master Kajal incident, Sapphire is such a treat.
      I like Pink Opal but I agree it is too shimmery to wear all over. :)

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  11. What a great deal!! Wished we have those kind of deals in Canada :) Love Sapphine - looks like a very unique colour :)

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    1. I love the deal but the samples were certainly nice perks, too. ;p
      Sapphire has a nice depth and does not look gaudy at all.

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  12. These are so pretty! I love the Sapphire and grey pearl the most <3

    http://dream-seek-believe.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. I love getting those free gifts when I shop at department store counters. I don't think I have ever directly shopped online at any of the beauty brands.

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    1. I'm the same way! Good minis and samples are big shopping factors as a matter of fact. ;)
      I don't think LM counters do many of those, so I was even happier!

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  14. Beautiful! Never tried these but I love how you pull off bottom liner, it's so gorgeous on you! I don't line my eyes on the bottom that often as it seems to never look right so at most I usually stick with outlining the other 3rd. Will keep my eye out for these.

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    1. Thanks, Meiko.
      I usually put on some waterproof or long wear liner on the lower lash lines and smudge it out. This works for me to define since I only put on mascara on top. The Violet color is deep enough yet quite unique. I like it a lot. ;)

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  15. I need to use a primer with these. I have Amethyst and Khaki and I find that Khaki transfers a little... so I must pat on some powder eye shadow to set it. I love the look of Sapphire though!

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    1. I notice each color kind of has a different consistency. I think Grey Pearl would stay on better with primer, for example. Using Caviar Stick only for a smoky eye look was a challenge for me. I prefer using powder shadow together as well. :)

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  16. OH DAYUM girl! These shadow sticks are just sooo beautiful!! I love the pink opal and grey pearl shade!! The grey pearl shade I can imagine will look amazing below a purple or a brown! I totally love creamy eye sticks! I've only experienced them from two brands but I would love more! I would love to try mally!

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    1. I think Pink Opal and Grey Pearl make a beautifully soft smoky look, too! They would certainly go well with brown and purple.
      Let us know how you like Mally pencils. I've heard good things about them as well. :)

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  17. the colours are great! and i know a lot of ppl are such fans but i'm not sold just because its in a stick format which i've learned i never reach for when its an eyeshadow product :( shame, even for these colors i think it would just sit in my drawer. pink opal might be do-able if i don't need to blend it out much when used as a highlighter

    and hello! the look is great on you!

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Thanks, Jen!
      I've only grown to like pencil types eyeshadows recently. I think I prefer darks mostly since they work great for basing the lids. The truth is I am not a big fan of using fingers to smooth these out. I actually used a brush to create the look, which was not necessarily easy and quick as many other people say. :)

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  18. Shadow sticks like these are great for lazy people like me ;p You created a really lovely look Lena!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you. May people resort to these for one color solution. Grey Pearl or Amethyst would be nice for that. :)

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  19. I started wearing shadow sticks about two months ago and I'm totally impressed. I have hooded lids, so I thought that it would crease on me, but low and behold - a whole day without a crease and the color payoff stayed true! Such a fan, can't get enough!!! :)

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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    1. I love that these are pretty much budge proof once set but also give me enough time to smudge out naturally. There're many long lasting eyeshadow pencils out there but I find them set so quickly. ;o
      Glad to hear you're enjoying them as much as I am. :)

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  20. Amazing deal to buy 2 and get 1 free. I find myself always get sucked into buying more to get better value :)
    All three colors are very pretty and pink opal is my favorite. Their body souffle is amazing. I had a couple of them years ago and still remember how much I love them.

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    1. Pink Opal was one of the limited freebie colors, and I like it quite a bit, too.
      And This is my first time trying her body souffle. I was impressed! I'm not even into foody scents but this smells really yummy and the texture is great. :)

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  21. what a neat product...never heard of these eye shadow sticks, but i certainly like the concept. i'll have to keep an eye out for these.

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    1. You seem to enjoy minimalistic makeup. I think you'd enjoy Caviar Sticks! ;)

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  22. So pretty! I've been eyeing the shadow sticks for a while now. I love the look of Grey Pearl—seems like a perfect everyday shade. All three are gorgeous though, and I really like the look you created with them. I'll have to keep an eye out for another sale!

    Marianna | www.impressionblend.com

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    1. Thanks, Marianna.
      Using all three was not exactly easy but it was worth trying to see how they work.
      I usually use one color at a time then it is much easier and fool proof. :)
      I hope there is another good sale soon, too!

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  23. Ooh. That is an amazing deal. And you picked pretty colors! :) I love the look that you made!

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    1. Hi Cathy! Hope you're doing well! :)
      I'm very happy with my choice. They all have great color depths.

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  24. Sighs... I wish shopping directly from US sites was available for Canadians. We can only buy from department stores. Anyway, I've admired these shadow sticks for a long time but can't make myself get any for some reason. Grey Pearl is super pretty!

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    1. I never knew the difference before I had managed a retail store. These brands should come up with more perks otherwise the competition with bigger retailers is just too much to overcome.
      I was about the same about shadow sticks. I still use Sapphire most for layering, but Grey Pearl is great for single color shading. :)

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  25. I'm glad to hear they have such great staying power. I actually bought a set of 4 minis and I am so excited to try them! I've been wanting to for a while, and when I saw the set I knew I had to grab it.

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    1. Oh the mini set is adorable! I would have preferred minis in this case, too.
      I find the staying power and the color payoffs are bit different shade by shade, but they all provide great base and work wonderfully as all-over-the-lids colors.

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