Introduced in Laura Mercier's spring 2014 collection, Spring Renaissance, are two new, limited-edition Metallic Créme Eye Colour shades ($23/0.3oz), Copper Sunrise and Golden Mist. For those who are not familiar with Laura Mercier's Créme Eye Colours, they are lightweight, blendable cream shadows with intense pigmentation. They work well either on their own or underneath powder shadows. One thing to keep in mind when using these is that a little goes a long way! This product does not completely set, so some color will transfer if you rub your eyes with your fingers--but for the most part they stay put. To avoid creasing it is best to apply a thin layer. I seem to get the best results when I concentrate most of the color on the lid and then blend it upward so that there is the least amount of product in the crease area.
|Left to right: Copper Sunrise and Golden Mist|
Shown above are full-intensity swatches of Copper Sunrise and Golden Mist. These are basic, but pretty, shades that fit in well with the overall color palette of the Spring Renaissance collection. Copper Sunrise is a warm mid-tone amber-bronze and Golden Mist is a lovely pale champagne-gold. Below you can see how they both look when blended out.
These two shades work so well together. I like to use a little of the Golden Mist shade all over the eye and then add some of the Copper Sunrise on the lid and blend it out towards the crease. Add a little liner and mascara and I'm done. It doesn't get much easier than this!
Below is a comparison with a few other shades in my collection. I own only two other Metallic Créme Eye Colours, Burnished Copper and Platinum. While doing these comparisons I noticed that the placement of the shade-indicating colored band on the tube has changed and is now at the top. If you stand these up on their caps, it will be easier to figure out what color is inside without picking up the tube--a minor, but noticeable improvement.
|Left to right: Laura Mercier Burnished Copper, Copper Sunrise, Golden Mist, Platinum, and Boots No. 7 Vanilla|
As you can see, Copper Sunrise is quite a bit lighter than Burnished Copper. I expect these two will pair nicely. Burnished Copper is the first Metallic Creme Eye Colour I ever purchased. It's an amazing, intense mahogany brown and remains one of my favorite shades in the line.
Platinum is more of a cool-toned champagne, whereas Golden Mist is a pale golden champagne. I like both of these but have a weakness for gold, so Golden Mist is my favorite of the two.
On the end is a similar product, Boots No. 7's Stay Perfect Eye Mousse, in the shade Vanilla, a shimmery pale icy pink. The Boots No. 7 cream shadows are comparable to Laura Mercier's in packaging and finish but have a slightly lighter, whipped consistency.
Are you a fan of Laura Mercier's Metallic Créme Eye Colours? If so, what are your favorite shades?