Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US! I was invited to an American girlfriend’s house this past weekend for an early celebration, and I thought I’d show you my look of the evening featuring a new piece in my collection, Laura Mercier Khaki Caviar Stick! I keep reaching for both Sandglow and Grey Pearl, so I guess it’s no surprise that I added a third to the pile!
Laura Mercier Khaki Caviar Stick is just as smooth, creamy, and pigmented as the other two I have tried. The great thing about this formula is you get a little more time to blend it out before it dries down compared with some other eyeshadow sticks I have tried. Therefore, even if eyeshadow sticks are new to you, you can blend at your ease!
On the other hand however, even though Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks can last through a regular work day on top of a primer for me, if I want them to go the distance, I will have to put some pressed eyeshadow on top. If your lids are really on the oilier end of the spectrum, this might not be the best option for you (I would steer you towards Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners, and the shimmery Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows instead). We can’t always have it all. In this case, we’re trading a couple of hours of wear time for the yummy creaminess!
Laura Mercier Khaki Caviar Stick is a dark khaki brown with some shimmer, though I would say that once it is blended out, it really is just a mid-toned shade. What’s more, the more you blend it out, the more khaki and less brown it becomes. Since the color payoff is fantastic and there is real depth to the shade, you can most probably swipe it on and call it a day as well!
Here is how Khaki swatches. Left: a couple of passes. Right: blended out.
For the look, I started out with Khaki as my base. This is how it looks on its own:
It definitely would have been fine after some liner and mascara, but things got so much more interesting after I added Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird (swatch here) to the center of my lid, the dark khaki brown in Chanel Charming to the outer corners and lower lash line, as well as the light peachy beige to my inner corners and under the brow bone.
Here is the closeup of the finished eyes:
Here is the final look:
Voila, that’s my Thanksgiving look! Also, can I let you in on a secret? The truth is, I never sport a bold eye and bold lip at the same time in real life. While I enjoy seeing them in pictures and on myself when I am in my own house, the idea of going to most places like that makes me a little ill at ease. If you see me with makeup in real life, this is probably what you’ll get!
Here is a question for my beauty blogger friends: do you do most of your looks for the blog, or would you also wear them out of your house in real life?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx