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

WHAT I LIKE:
* 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)

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
* 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.

TIPS:
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.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
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.

RATING :
4 out of 5.

Swatch
Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Black


Till next time,

5 comments:

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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