I seem to be attracted to makeup that comes in the form of a crayon & these Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeshadow Sticks called my name. This set of 4 mini ones were a Christmas release in Space.NK and I’m so glad I treated myself to them as I’ve used them so much. They are perfect for those of us that like to get ready quickly but still look put together.
What I like most about these is their effortless application, one swipe across your lids and a little blend with your finger & you’re ready to go. They apply a really good even amount of colour. If you wanted to spend a little more time you can put down a little more colour or combine a couple of the shades and blend out the edges with a brush. These are all very pigmented and the shades I have are very pretty & wearable. They all have a slight metallic finish to them but nothing too glitzy. These twist up so no need to sharpen and they’re handy for travel. Cream shadows are my go-to eye look when I’m in a time crunch.
If you have oily lids or if eyeshadow usually creases on you then these will be your new best friend as they glide across your lids without tugging, their creamy consistency means they’re easy to blend then they dry and don’t budge. When I initially swatched these in the store they were on my hand until the next morning despite washing my hands several times. They stay all day without transferring, creasing or fading, that’s got to be all anyone wants form their eyeshadow, right? You can also use these as a base/primer and apply your regular powder shadows over the top for a more dramatic look but I mostly wear these by themselves as the colours are pigmented.
L-R RoseGold //Amethyst // Pink Opal // Sugar Frost.
Rosegold is a stunning peachy copper colour and looks perfect worn all over the lid, it is a really pretty shade. The colour pay off is opaque in one swipe.
Amethyst is a deep taupe with a touch of shimmer. This is my most used shade out of the four. Its great for day or night and just gives your lids a lovely wash of colour. It has a metallic finish & is also pretty paired with Pink Opal
Pink Opal is a frosty pink and looks lovely. I found this shade was a little harder than the others to blend but it still looks nice on & is a great inner corner highlight. It is the least pigmented but is subtle and gives your eyes a touch of brightness.
Sugar Frost is a golden champagne shade with lots of glitz, this is the shade I wear the least but I think this would be a pretty colour for a night out. If you apply this in too much of a rush it can look a little patchy but if you spend a moment to blend it before it dries you get an even distribution of colour.
I think Amethyst and Rosegold are my two favourite shades and I think they wear the best and apply effortlessly on my lids. If you have time to apply a primer under these they will sit a little better on your eyelids. Being a little older my eyelids have some wrinkles so I do always apply a primer. It makes my shadows sit better & wear longer.
Let me know if you have tried any of these Caviar Sticks & what shade is your favourite.
All four of these are in their permanent collection and available full size. I will be buying a few more of these as they have 18 to pick from ranging from smoking grey to gorgeous mint greens. Full size these are £20.50 and available from SPACE.NK