Sep 17, 2014

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Sapphire, Pink Opal, Grey Pearl

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)

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