When I packed to go home for Christmas, the only eyeshadow I brought was my faithful Wet N Wild single in Brulee and these three Caviar Sticks. For Christmas, I wore Sandglow on my lid with Amethyst in the crease.
Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick Eye Color pencils retail for $28 and contain .05 oz of product.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks come in a twist up (and retractable) pencil format. The caps fit on securely to keep the cream eyeshadow from drying out and the bottom of each pencil shows the color inside. These are thinner than the typical chubby pencil but thicker than the typical eyeliner pencil.
You can apply the product directly to your eyelid from the pencil, but I prefer to use my finger or a synthetic brush.
- Sandglow is a subtly shimmery golden bronze
- Rosegold is a shimmery rose gold nude
- Amethyst is a subtle satin finish plum taupe
All three shades are beautiful worn sheerly and can be built up to full opacity. I find that the formula sets quickly, so you do need to blend fast. The Caviar Stick formula is more emollient and blendable than Maybelline Color Tattoos but less emollient than Mac Paint Pots. Compared to every other cream eyeshadow formula I have tried, including Color Tattoos, Paint Pots, Milani Shadow Eyez, Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB, and NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencils, the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are easier to blend, easier to apply, and more long wearing.
After 10 hours of wear over an eye primer, these Caviar Sticks look just as nice as when they were freshly applied. I regularly get 15 hours of wear from these with no creasing, no fallout, and limited fading. My favorite eye primers of the moment are the NARS Smudgeproof shadow base and the Fergie Wet N Wild eye primer.
Overall, I thoroughly recommend these even though they are pricey. I reach for them often, but especially on days when I know I need to look my best and have my makeup last. I will absolutely be buying more shades.