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