For a change in pace, today I will be reviewing one of the workhorses in my eyeshadow collection. I always use a cream eyeshadow under all powder shadows because I have really oily eyelids, and without them, eyeshadows just don't stand a chance. They fade, crease, and move around and look simply terrible after about 4-8 hours wear (depending on which brand of powder eyeshadow I use, Nars would last me 4 hours and LMdB would last me 6-8 hours).
Up until now, I have been mainly using Shu Uemura's cream eyeshadow in P Beige. Its a pearlescent flesh colour that perfects the colour of my eyelid and its a little sticky so it holds powder eyeshadows nicely in place.
I purchased this Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour in a blog sale. I was so excited to try another brand of cream eyeshadows, especially since its from one of my favourite makeup brands for foundation! :)
I have swatches for you below. I tilted my hand slightly in the second picture so you can see the gleam that you get from this metallic shade. I really really love this! It will not replace my Shu Uemura cream eyeshadow as a daily base for my eyeshadows because the Shu is more versatile in that it will be suitable for any colour you choose to wear over it. The Laura Mercier Gold will have to be reserved for low-key weekends where I want a no-fuss look wearing it on its own, or on a fancy night out for a bronze smokey eye.
The texture is quite runny and spreadable, comparable to Becca eye tints (perhaps a bit creamier). I found no problems at all with blendability. The coverage and pigmentation is medium and buildable, which I prefer as opposed to richly pigmented products because taking away pigmentation is much more difficult than adding.
Bottom Line: Worth the investment. I urge you to try Laura Mercier cream eyeshadows as they have a very versatile and wearable colour selection! Laura Mercier can be found in selected Myer and David Jones counters.
Have a Happy Monday!!