Achieving Dimension Has Never Been So Easy: Laura Mercier Sand Glow Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier is a brand that I haven’t ventured into yet, but when I started reading about their Caviar Stick Eye Colours, I knew I needed to check them out! There were definitely multiple shades that caught my eye, but I decided to try the formula out first with Sand Glow.

Laura Mercier Sand Glow

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is a jumbo twist-up pencil. A twist-up pencil is always good in my book, and the colored ring at the end makes identifying the shade easy.

Laura Mercier Sand Glow Caviar Stick Eye Colour closeup

Sand Glow is described as taupe with golden shimmer on the Laura Mercier site, but on me it is more like a softly shimmery bronze. It really could almost be an antique gold, but let’s settle for bronze. I would strongly suggest you swatch this line on your skin tone, as my experience is that many shades are quite complex. Therefore, different skin tones would definitely coax different components out.

Here is how Sand Glow swatches on me. Left: one pass. Right: layered.

Laura Mercier Sand Glow swatch

As far as formula goes, Sand Glow is extremely easy to work with. It goes on smooth and opaque. At the same time, it is very very easy to blend out. All it takes is a couple of swipes on the lids and a couple of seconds with my pinky on the edge, and I’m done! Lasting power-wise I wouldn’t complain, but it probably isn’t the best eyeshadow stick I have tried. On top of a primer it would last all day, but I have the feeling that if my day is longer than usual, the oil will eventually break through. Let’s just say Sand Glow will get me through a regular work day, but if I want to party afterwards, I most probably need to at least pat some pressed shadow on top!

What I really love about Sand Glow is the fact that it has so much dimension on its own! Here I am wearing Sand Glow alone all over my lids, but you can probably see how it plays with light to look slightly darker in my “crease area.”

Laura Mercier Sand Glow FOTD

Tom Ford True Coral, Guerlain Candy Strip

I have also worn it all over my lids with a bit of Bobbi Brown Sable to contour.

Laura Mercier Sand Glow FOTD

Laura Mercier Sand Glow Caviar Stick FOTD

It’s probably the best way to get a lazy eye look done, while not sacrificing dimension!

Bottom line: Since many shades in the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour line-up are rather complex and look different from person to person, I would strongly suggest you swatch them before making up your mind. Sand Glow‘s formula is extremely easy to work with. The color is perfect for every day, and it has so much dimension that it creates the illusion of a much more complicated look. It doesn’t wear quite as solid as some other formulas I have tried, but it is more than enough to last through a regular work day!

Have you tried any of the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours? If so, which one is your favorite? There are too many other shades that I like. It will be tough to decide which one I want next!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ooooh so pretty! I knew I needed this one :) Oh and btw, that green color of your tank looks fabulous on you! :D

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Becca! I think I got that top for a few euros haha

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    *drool* Looks gorgeous!

    • Sunny

      And it’s so easy to use! Win-win!

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    I’m really distracted by your lip colour, lol! I really love Sand Glow though, it’s so easy and it’s golden! Suits you just perfectly!

    • Sunny

      Haha I should have done a more dramatic eye look, but oh well. Nowadays I’m really all about lipsticks ;)

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Sand Glow is the one I was lemming since this thing launched! It’s perfect for a quick refined look, like you said. I love how subtle but visible the shade is.

    • Sunny

      Hey Liz, you should definitely swatch this when you get a chance! It’s definitely not a barely-there shade, but nor is it too loud. That gives it a lot of versatility!

  • http://musingonbeauty.blogspot.com Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    You temptress!

    • Sunny

      Haha sorry Mariella :p Couldn’t help it! I love eyeshadow sticks!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    gorgeous colour :)

    • Sunny

      They have a lot of gorgeous colors in the line-up. That’s the real problem LOL

  • http://lipstickboulevards.blogspot.com/ Lipstickboulevards

    I top this off with pale barley or mac patina and it really makes the base glow!
    love it

    • Sunny

      OOO that’s a great idea! I keep thinking I should try to layer Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss over it, but I haven’t got the chance to try so far!

  • http://wade-ashore.blogspot.com Caise

    I’ve never used eyeshadows sticks before.. this shade is definitely too warm for me but it looks beautiful on you:)

    • Sunny

      Hey Caise, you should try eyeshadow sticks! They’re even easier to use than cream shadows if that’s even possible :)

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    It’s gorgeous on you, I’m glad you like it!

    • Sunny

      Yaay I’m no doubt going for Khaki at some point. You picked out the two shades that I want the most :)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

    You’re adorable! I’ve tried Khaki and couldn’t believe how long-wearing it was! It outlasted a an entire day of wear, a shower, Clarisonic with Purpose face wash, AND waterproof makeup remover! I couldn’t believe that.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Kristen! Wait SERIOUSLY? This is pretty easy to remove for me!

      • http://www.glambunctious.com Kristen @ Glambunctious

        So weird!! I had a helluva time getting it all off! BUT I did also have on some eyeshadow but that’s never been a problem to remove before. Maybe they melded together and created a teflon coating, lol!

        • Sunny

          LOL that’s funny. I think you’re right though. I wore this with pressed eyeshadows on top, and after 14 hours everything was intact. It did take longer to get it off as well.

  • http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com SARA

    Lovely look! I adore your makeup!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Sara! It’s so easy to do as well. I think I normally spend the most time doing eyeshadows, but with Sand Glow it’s done in about 30 seconds!

  • http://theconvenientbeauty.blogspot.com JoanneP

    Ooh i haven’t tried LM new caviar eyeshadow stick. I’m not a fan of her powder eyeshadows. This is something worth trying. Great review and you look lovely Sunny!!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Joanne! I haven’t tried much from LM at all, but I’m glad I picked a good product to start with!

  • http://www.makeupwithdrawal.com Mimi (@MUWithdrawal)

    So so pretty! I was at the LM counter a few days ago and love the looks of these sticks. It’s good to hear that it is long wearing, that’s usually my gripe with cream products! :D

    • Sunny

      Thanks Mimi! I do need a primer (I systematically wear one even if I have tested a cream product on its own and found out it lasts without one. I’m paranoid like that) to make it last, but a lot of products require at least that to last on me, so I won’t hold it against the formula!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    OK, I need to check out these Caviar Sticks. Becca and Taylor were talking about this too!

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah Lily you have to! I really like the range of shades. All of them are very sophisticated!

  • http://lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk

    oh this color reminds me of Burberry PB!!! gorgeous!!! I need to swatch it personally!

    • Sunny

      Hey Jenni, Pale Barley looks pretty different on me but since both shades could shift quite a bit on different skin tones, you should definitely swatch it!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Lovely shade ! These appear to very popular these days.

    • Sunny

      Yeah you know how this works. A couple of bloggers you know rave about it, and then you get curious… ;)

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Love this shade Sunny. I remember you mentioning it. It really does look darker in the crease.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! Light and movement alone create a lot of dimension with this one!

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Looks like these caviar sticks are getting lots of good reviews. I’m still deciding if I should pick up a few at the Sephora sale. I probably should even though I’ve hauled quite a lot recently lol

    • Sunny

      Haha you should give one a try to see if the formula works for you, Angela! That’s what I always do. I’d be so upset if I haul a bunch of something and the formula just doesn’t work!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Oh man, I shouldn’t have looked LOL. It’s so pretty! I still have to get one of these!

    • Sunny

      Haha yes Tracy you need to try one! I love how complex the line-up is. No shade looks the same on two people! Teri and I have the same foundation shade, but when we were swatching these we realized most of them don’t look identical on us!

  • BooBooNinja

    It’s so pretty… but the creasing part worries me. Most things crease on my hooded eyes.
    Pray tell, what are the “best eyeshadow stick[s] [you] have tried”?

    • Sunny

      Aww well I wore this over the primer underneath pressed shadow for 14 hours yesterday, and at the end it was still 100% intact!

      Have you tried the MUFE ones? I have 20E and it works really well. The Tarte ones are also absolutely excellent! Both formulas dry fast and refuse to move until I make them!

      • BooBooNinja

        Thanks! Are those all creamy and easy to blend before they set? A nightmare would be to have a dry pencil that caused all sorts of tugging on my sensitive lids!

        • Sunny

          You’re welcome! None of these formulas tugs, and I have enough time to blend them out before they set. Hope this helps :)

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