Sunday, February 23, 2014

Laura Mercier Spring 2014 Metallic Creme Eyeshadows: Copper Sunrise and Golden Mist



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? 





15 comments:

  1. Oh, both of these shades are beautiful! I really, really love that copper. And I didn't realize Boots made a similar product - will have to stop and take a look the next time I'm in Target.

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    1. Hi Larie, I like both of these new shades, especially now that warmer weather is around the corner - I think these are great summery colors. I like the Boots No. 7 product -- the shade range is pretty limited -- I think there are only 4 colors or so, but they are nice!

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  2. I haven't tried these before but they look really good. I love colours like these! I do feel a little hesitant though, because the weather here is so hot, these liquid / cream products in tubes tend to separate faster. My Becca beach tints died in less than a year :-(

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    1. Hi Lily, I know what you mean about the hot weather - it can be really hard on makeup! I hate when products separate so quickly, especially high-end brands where you would expect to get your money's worth over time...so far the two LM shadows I've had for over a year are still doing well, thankfully! :)

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    1. Hi Coco, I really like Copper Sunrise too, although at first I thought it might be too warm, but I ended up liking it! :)

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  4. I've always wanted to try these, but I get so scared they won't last on my oily lids. Most creams just don't even with a primer. :( But maybe I can get Sephora to make me a sample! They're just so pretty!

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    1. Hi Tracy, Great idea -- I love that Sephora gives out samples :) The dark brown shade has creased on me in the past. I've only worn these two new shades once and so far haven't had any problems with them (but I have super-dry skin).

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  5. I have been eyeing on this and now I am convinced of trying it out after reading this. i will def check on it and see if it looks great on me. I like the Copper sunrise and Platinum.

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    1. Hi Emmy, I like the lighter shades for an easy and quick all-over color :)

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  6. I am liking the look of golden mist, I've never tried their metallic cream colours but keep thinking I should so perhaps this can be my first one, mind you the collection is still not out at my local counter yet, I mean come on already, it will be summer collections coming out before we know it ;)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare, aw it is too bad the collection is taking so long to be released. I never understood why they don't launch in the US and the UK at the same time. I am looking forward to seeing what the summer collections have to offer! :) xx

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  7. This shades are perfect! I love golden shades, this is quite amazing!

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  8. Hi Edeo, I agree - I love golden tones and find them easier to wear than cooler shades :)

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  9. Beautiful copper collection! copper still

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