Friday, May 29, 2015

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight - Review

When this shade of Caviar Stick came out, it was love at first sight. I waited a while to pick it up though, and I got it during the spring Sephora sale!

Moonlight is listed as a "metallic champagne beige." Metallic is definitely the word to describe the formula, it is very shiny, very reflective. However, the champagne beige portion of the shade is an understatement - when swatched, there's something deeper to the shade that is really quite appealing. For the uninitiated, Caviar Sticks are a cream eyeshadow product in a twist up pencil like packaging. They can be applied straight from the tube onto the lid, and then blended out with your finger or a brush. When I used this, I applied from the tube to a primed eyelid (NARS Smudgeproof primer) and blended out with a finger. I find that applying cream shadow sticks over a base powder shadow hinders blending ability. The Moonlight Caviar Stick applied evenly and blended easily. When blended, the shade just became a little less metallic, but still very sparkly!

Unfortunately, I noticed creasing after about four hours of wear, even with a primer. This has been a common occurrence with my Caviar Sticks. To be honest, I wouldn't have even purchased this one had there been a similar shade available in the By Terry Ombre Blackstar formula but alas - there was not! This will probably be my last Caviar Stick. The shade is gorgeous, but for $28 I don't like that there is creasing over a primer that I know works for me. 

  • Very pigmented
  • Blends easily
  • Easy application
  • Twist up product
  • Creased after about 4 hours with primer.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight - $28.00 for 0.05 oz
Review - 3/5

1 comment:

  1. This shade is so pretty! I feel like I have a powder eyeshadow dupe of it somewhere... but I don't have a cream version... does that justify things? >.<