February 10, 2010

Review : Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black

Eyeliner is a must in my makeup routine. I always apply it on my upper lashlines to make my chinky eyes look bigger. Got this from a fellow girltalker for almost 1/2 of the price. I think she only used it twice!

Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black

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PRODUCT INFO from Laura Mercier's site:
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Liner is an innovative semi-crème eye liner with a velvet matte finish that delivers long-lasting pure colour with a rich texture similar to the Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencils.
  • Perfect for creating a classic, smudged line or smoky eyes
  • Mistake-proof formula never drops colour onto the cheek or face
  • Use dry for a smoky look
  • Pop out your favorite shade from its compact and place it in a Custom Compact for a customized colour palette
  • All Custom Compacts sold separately
RETAIL PRICE: $ 22 (about php 1,000) - really pricey for an eyeliner huh?

WEIGHT : 0.08 oz / 2.5 grams

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
> Black
> Chestnut
> Midnight

* easy to use especially for beginners
* natural to dramatic effect depending on the brush used
* can be applied wet
* long wearing! doesn't smudge even on my lower lashline (haven't tried this on my waterline)
* multi-purpose - can be used as eyeshadow for smokey eyes
* has a mirror included
* quick- drying (when used wet)
* can be used to tightline your eyes (I do this rarely though)

* I have to swipe the brush several times if I want a more dramatic look.
* expensive! Glad i got this cheaper.
* effect is NOT as dramatic compared to gel liners.

I use my Life and Companion Angled brush to apply liner on my upper lashline (applied wet) & lower lashline (dry). Do not directly mix water into the caviar eyeliner, just slightly wet your eyeliner brush and swipe it in the liner.
You can also apply a black eyeshadow over the eyeliner for a more intense effect OR apply the eyeliner wet first- then layer it using a dry brush.

I STILL prefer gel liners for a more dramatic effect, but I still always reach for this to line my lower lashline. Its more long wearing compared to pencil eyeliners.

4 out of 5.

Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black

Till next time,


Askmewhats said...

same with you, I like my eyeliner darker as I want my eyes to go bigger too :) thanks for the review

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Nice deal!
Seems like works very well.

Swtest2Lips said...

Thanks for the review. Ive seen this before but balked at the price tag. For that much, I would rather spend it on a gel eyeliner like Bobbi Brown or something. Glad you got it for a discount!

CHARRY said...

Nice review! :)

K said...

parang kulang sa pigment no sis? nice review! killed my lemming :D

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