Sunday, September 11, 2016

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, MOTD

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, MOTD

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD



Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD

The brand Laura Mercier has a special place in my heart, and it all began with her single eyeshadow, Ginger (reviewed here). I ADORE this eyeshadow such that you can deprive me of all the eyeshadows in this world and I'll live, but I'll be forever lost without Ginger. From then on, I have bought and used many of her products to know that I am and will forever be her biggest fan.

However, my experience with Laura Mercier's Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition Palette ($55) was one that started with a major disappointment--not because of the pigmentation or the performance of the eyeshadows in this palette, but because of the color selection. Since earlier this year Laura Mercier came out with the Extreme Neutrals Palette (reviewed here), I thought this one would be a bit different -- maybe have a bit more rosy shades here and there? But sadly enough, this is a no doubt a neutrals palette. Unless you have zero (quality) palette whatsoever I doubt you need this one in your life. Granted, some of the shimmer shades are downright gorgeous (inspired by Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick) but they are not so tremendously breathtaking enough for anyone to really must have this palette.

Another minor problem (but something that bothers me) is that the names of the eyeshadows in this palette are printed on the back of this palette, not next to the eyeshadows which is something I personally find to be very inconvenient, especially when I am blogging my #motd or filming a tutorial.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD


However, the pigmentation--oooooh the pigmentation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All these eyeshadows were swatched without any primer and with just ONE swipe, not two or three but ONE! These eyeshadows just glide like butter and are super pigmented beyond belief. And can we just talk about the black eyeshadow on the right? It's pure perfection.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches


Here are the swatches of the first row (up until Ganache).

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Rosegold, Tuxedo, Ginger, Morning Dew, Copper, Ganache, Butter Cream


And here are the swatches for the second row that starts with Butter Cream.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Ganache, Butter Cream, Khaki, Sandglow, Steel, Amethyst, Burnished Bronzed
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Ganache, Butter Cream, Khaki, Sandglow, Steel, Amethyst, Burnished Bronzed



As you can see from the pictures below, Laura Mercier Eye Cart Caviar Colour-Inspired palette is more brown whereas her Artist Palette has more of that mauve tone to it.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD (vs. Artist Palette)
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD (vs. Artist Palette)

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD (vs. Artist Palette)
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD (vs. Artist Palette)


As I wrote at the very beginning, I am obsessed with Laura Mercier's single eyeshadow in Ginger and was so happy to know that this palette had that color in it. However, I was initially very VERY disappointed because Ginger in singles has a bit more of a beige undertone to it, whereas the one from the Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired palette looks and swatches more pink.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD, Ginger
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD


Although the differences may look trivial, it meant a lot to me because I like Ginger for that beige undertone, not so much because of the pink. So then I just tossed this palette to the side, and pretended it never existed. The next day, I still wanted to give this palette, especially this Ginger color, another chance as previously I have found Laura Mercier products to swatch a certain way and look completely different on the face. And fortunately, on my eyelids both Ginger in singles and in the palette looked almost identical, with the one from the palette looking a tad bit lighter.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD, Ginger
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD: Ginger


So here's my look for the daytime using this very palette. I applied Ginger all over the crease and just added Copper on the lid.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD


And for a more smokey night look, I added Ganache on the outer crease and blended it inwards into my crease. I really cannot say enough good things about Laura Mercier's eyeshadows and the formula, and this palette was no exception.

Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD YSL #9
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Edition - Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review,  MOTD


Overall, this is an amazing neutrals palette, and if you are in the market for one, I'd recommend that you try this one because the eyeshadows in this palette are pretty and they blends like a dream! However, if you already own one, I think you will be able to easily find dupes for all the shades in this palette (minus Ginger because it is so freaking special :P).

What are your thoughts on this palette? Please share!

XOXO,

HaeMin



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1 comment:

  1. These colors are so beautiful! Love the look you created with them. You look gorgeous <3

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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