Loving These Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks – Mini Set Collection

January 5, 2014

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Pass the Caviar

One of the items I lusted over last year was a Laura Mercier Caviar Stick… or two, fine. They are beautiful cream shadows in stick form that didn’t appeal to me at first but after seeing ah-ma-zing swatches online, I rushed over to the counters to try them. I never came home with one because I find the price kinda riddick for one stick (maybe it’s the caviar in them, yes? Wait… what do you mean there’s none?!).

A week or two after that first counter investigation, I came back for more swatching (and hopefully first purchase) but instead was confronted with a price hike! Yikes. From Php995 a stick to a whopping Php1,250! Cue regret song here.
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But the best cousin-in-law ever, Mikki of the Break My Spell beauty blog, probably saw me in despair that fateful day at the Laura Mercier counter because she gave me this Holiday set for Christmas! Four mini caviar sticks consisting of the shades Rose Gold, Amethyst, Sugar Frost and Pink Opal. Amethyst and Rose Gold were two of the full-sized sticks I had my eye on, so I’m pleased to know they’re part of the set. Thank you Mikki!

The Lowdown

They’re soft, smooth and creamy with great pigmentation – Amethyst being the most pigmented and Pink Opal the least. Sugar Frost and Pink Opal frostier than the other two. They’re buttery and creamy enough to be blended before setting and not budging! I swear, I left the swatches on my arm and Amethyst lasted the whoooole day. On the lids, they function just as great, last just as long and don’t crease at all.

The thing is, I thought being a crayon slash pencil type product, they would be easier to apply and work with compared to pot-type cream shadows or even powder eyeshadows. I mean, those NARS lip pencils are darn easier to apply than most lipsticks in tubes. But being an eyeshadow n00b with little-to-almost-no lid space, it proved to be a challenge.

Whenever I blended with my finger, they seem to disappear and look slightly patchy. I found it best to use a brush for blending after applying color directly on the lid. But that’s just me (and my amateur skillz). Others find this easy to work with and have had no problems whatsoever.
4Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst and Rose Gold

LOOK

I have Rosegold and Amethyst on my eyes for the look above. I really like how these can be sheered out or built up for a more dramatic wear, depending on how you like it. I’m eyeing on Khaki, Sand Glow and Plum for my next not-so-soon purchases.

You can purchase Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks over at Sephora.

  • http://www.beautybellenotes.com/ Olivia B.

    They look really nice, especially the Amethyst. I like your eye makeup.

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  • Samantha M

    Oh my gosh they all look amazing! Immediately on my wishlist xx

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Shari, I saw this set too but decided to pass. The only shade I really want is Amethyst! I think the other three might be a bit too light for me to function more or less on their own. But all in all, great value set! Love the look you came up with, too!

  • driving30_with_2gether

    Wow, these look really pretty! I love how shimmery they are.
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  • http://adafuns.blogspot.com/ Victoria

    Errrr. These look soooo pretty! Huhuhu bawal muna bumili ng makeup hahaha

  • Sharmaine Sun

    Amethyst looks so pretty! Ditto on the lid space =(

  • Raven Ang

    I have Rose Gold and Amethyst! Amethyst was my first ever eyeshadow. Haha it was a hand me down from my mom. :)

  • http://lamajesty.wordpress.com/ Emae

    Gosh they’re all so pretty!!!! *u* I am in love with Amethyst! I need to check this set on Sephora! Hopefully it’s still available. *fingers crossed*

    And as always, you look amazing, Shari. Hihi.

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    Ah didn’t realize they’d come out with mini sizes! I’ve heard nothing but raves about these caviar sticks and the colors are just GORGEOUS

  • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    love this kit! what a nice cousin in law to gift it to you hehe. :) I have this kit and probably too many others – khaki, grey pearl, twilight, plum… :D i actually don’t really blend them a lot of the time haha

  • ZeroToSixty

    Hey dear thanks for the visit on my blog im glad you enjoy my style approved post! winter is my favorite time of year just because layering is my favorite! and of course i will keep posting if i have amazing readers like you that enjoy :) you have a great blog yourself… love your layout and your content. This post caught my attention because i have been wanting to try these when i saw them but havent had the chance too.. the look you created looks great on you!

    keep in touch! xoxo
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  • Nikki

    These are so gorgeous! Loving that swatch of Amethyst! :)

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    Lovely eye look!! :D And that Amethyst! I might just have to…. I might….

  • GummyVision

    Ack! I really want sugar frost and amethyst!!! I have rose gold and love it, though I don’t wear it as often as I should. This is such a great little set!

  • http://pearlessence.wordpress.com/ pearlessence

    Oh man now I really want to try these! Of course, by now, I can’t find this set :( I like Rose Gold and Sugar Frost but man, the full-size products are pricey. I’m curious to see how well they would hold up on my lids, since eye shadow pencils always crease horribly on me!