Thursday, 21 April 2011

Laura Mercier Metallic Eye Creme in Gold

Occasionally a product comes along that, once you've used it, you can't remember what your makeup was like without it. Well, let me introduce you to Laura Mercier's Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Gold.
Instead of shopping for products for my kit, I had the rare opportunity to pick up a few products just for me last weekend & I took full advantage of the newly vamped beauty hall in House of Fraser, Glasgow. I did have high hopes for NARS, but nothing took my fancy. Probably just as well, since this little baby set me back £16.50 (and it's tiny!). But boy, it's beautiful.
I love that it's not too yellow. It has stunning flecks of taupe running through the base, with a lovely patina-ish (technical term) gold overtones. It's very metallic without giant chunks of glitter.
The creme is so densely pigmented, you need the tiniest smidge (seriously, hold me back on the science talk!) to cover an eyelid & it spreads for miles, without compromising the coverage or pay-off. You get a good 10-15 seconds to move it around & blend, before it sets. Once set, it wont budge, crease or transfer. I have been wearing it both on it's own & as a base to both Satin Taupe & Patina E/S by MAC. It manages to not change the appearance of either of these shadows, rather it just enhances the density of their own colours.
There are 5 shades in total (Platinum is next on my list). You can buy online at House of Fraser where it will cost £16.50. Available at Space NK also, but it's £18.50 there.


  1. These are indeed fantastic, best cream eyeshadows i have ever tried. I love the shade ahoy!

  2. I have been lusting after the bronze one since Charlotte did a post on it over at lipglossiping. I NEED it in my life. This one is gorgeous too!

  3. This looks beautiful. Topshop do a similar thing but not in any colours like this. Will have to hunt it down and flutter my lashes.

  4. Wow this stuff looks incredible! So pigemented and sparkly, its a must have xx :o)

  5. It sounds amazing, i love the colour! So beautiful <3

  6. I might check these out soon... I think I remember Pixiwoo using a Laura Mercier eye creme in a video a while back... it might even have been the gold one.

    I've been looking for a gold that will work for me for quite a while... I find most are too yellowy so fingers crossed this might be the one!


  7. That is really nice it does remind me of my beloved Patina a bit, really metallic looking, whats the stayin power like?

  8. Looks fab!! May go to house of Fraser in glasgow tomorrow :)

  9. This actually looks perfect. Looking forward to my impending poverty. x

  10. I love metallic look on my eyes. Its wax nice to have it..

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  15. That's such a pretty color! Reminds me of Maybelline's color tatoo in Bad to the Bronze (: