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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Review

Hi everyone. I am very excited about what I am going to share with you today!! This product is no doubt one of the best items that I have discovered in recent times. And it is.....

I have very oily lids and no eye pencil-type product, not even the renowned Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil or the Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes, can last on my eyelids without smudging. The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil stays on pretty well, but I still need to set it with powder and it will eventually smudge too.

I have long since given up on the hope that I can find a pencil/ stick shadow product that can withstand the oiliness of my lids, until I saw a youtuber named Raeview raved about these Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour. I always trust her recommendations, so I went and bought 3 shades to try out and I immediately fell in love with it. This product last on my eyelids on its own and it will only smudge a teeny tiny bit at the end of the day. If I set it with powder, it will stay on and look pretty much perfect for hours and hours.

I cannot be happier and more in love with these, to the point that I have collected all but one shade in the permanent colour range. (The only permanent colour that I don't have is Amethyst)
The colours I have are Cocoa, Jungle, Khaki, Plum, Steel, Sapphire and Smoke.

The Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is more like a shadow pencil since the diameter of the tip is quite big, but it can of course be used as an eyeliner.
This product is a twist-up style pencil.

From left: Cocoa (brown), Jungle (blackened green), Khaki (I don't think the colour is very khaki like since there's very little green tone in it. Looks more like a cool tone brown), Plum (blackened plum colour), Steel (metallic finish silver), Sapphire (metallic electric blue) and Smoke (black).

Since I have monolids, I typically apply my eyeliner quite thickly. What I normally do with the Caviar Stick Eye Colour is applying the product close to my lashline and smudge it out with a pencil brush.

But.... if you want a thinner line, you can use a liner brush to pick up the product and you will be able to get a much finer line this way.

Once this product goes on the skin, it will remain movable for about 30 seconds. If you let it dry, then it will STAY. After it sets, the only way that you can get rid of it is by using makeup remover.

I really want to show you how amazing this product is. So I conducted a series of tests, in which the Caviar Stick Eye Colour passed with flying colours.
Water test: After putting my arm under running water, nothing moved at all. I then wiped (WIPED!!!) the swatches using a cotton pad, and it still looked untouched.

Rub Test: I then proceeded to rubbing the swatches with my fingers, to the point that my skin turned red and became quite sore. And nothing moved.

Oil Test: I then dabbed cuticle oil all over the swatches, and I proceeded to rub it lightly with my finger. The bottom portion was what the swatches look like at first. I applied more cuticle oil to the top portion of the swatches and continued to rub it quite hardly, and it only smudged ever so slightly.

I really LOVE this product. The texture is really smooth, soft and very creamy, so it glides onto the skin without needing to tug at your lids to dispence product. The product is very pigmented, enabling a solid line to be created with one or two passes. When you first apply it onto the lids, it is very easy to blend out. Once you let it dry, it will completely set and become unmovable, as demonstrated in the experiments.

If I wear this product by itself, it will smudge a little by the 6th or 7th hour. If I apply a powder product over this Caviar Stick Eye Colour to set it, it lasted for about 9 hours on my lids without any smudging. It will probably be able to last even longer, but I don't tend to wear my makeup for that long anyways.

Warning: A lot of me coming up.

As usual, here are some photos of me wearing the product.
Super quick and easy: I applied the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Smoke on my upper lashline as well as on my outer corner and used a pencil brush to blend it out and create a slight wing for this look.  

For this look, I have the Chanel Illusion D'ombre in Mirifique all over my lids as a base colour. Then I applied the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Smoke on my lashline and blended it out to create a smokey eye look. I then used a liquid eyeliner to line my eyes to create a sharper look. 

 In this look, I used the Sapphire Caviar Stick Eye Colour on the front half of my upper lashline and Smoke on the back half of my lashline. Then I blended and winged it out with a pencil brush.

I was wearing a few different tones of pink eyeshadow on my lids, then I lined my upper lashline with the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa. I used a flat liner brush to do this look instead of applying the product straight onto my lids because I wanted a cleaner line.

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Until next time. xoxo


  1. Really nice review it´s the firts time than i see this product! Georgeus sweetie~~


  2. I'm sorry, but I was totally mesmerized by your nails. *_* How did you do them?? They look amazing!!!

  3. these are gorgeous! love the shades

  4. It does look very long lasting! I have that same problem about oily lids, and I might just buy this. Thanks, Lizzy! :)

  5. Looove the colors, I love the shimmery black, silver and loooove the blue, my eye directly goes to that color! ♥
    And wow @ it REALLY STICKING TO THE SKIN! Thats nice, it's water & rub proof! :D lol <3
    Love the liners on your eyes, really nice :) Love the smokey eye make up ♥ :)

  6. It's a lovely range of colors! And I like the way you applied it. Thanks for the review!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  7. These look amazing, I am definitely getting some!

  8. Love this brand put some outfit !!! <3

  9. omg i'm so jealous!! all those eyeliners....too fabulous! I like the light one the best on you I think!

    Couture Caddy x

  10. As another sufferer of oily/smudgy eyelids, I'm so excited to hear about these! Thanks! x) And, the sapphire looks so pretty~

  11. wow! you nails are suuuper cool


  12. You look great with red lips!

    These eyeliners look great~ Love all those shades and you've made them work so well through your makeup looks! I haven't used a pencil eyeliner for quite a while mainly because I have not found one that does not smudge. Thanks for the review~

  13. Those look amazing! and I'm really loving your nails!! nice!!

  14. Great make-up tip! Looks good on you.

  15. wow the grey shade is very intense!! i love it!

  16. Thanks Liz for your comment on my summer lust list post! :D <3


  17. Wow! I am amazed!!!! My lids get oily too and my eyeshadow + pencil usually smudges :( I'm gonna have a look for this eyeliner!

  18. Never tried this brand but the blue looks so fab!

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  20. they look pretty cool(: i love the black and the blue!(:

  21. wow! these look awesome! and they have great colours toooo..omg <3
    thanks for dropping by my blog, hun..
    i'm wondering if u want to become friends maybe? let me know..
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  22. First time hearing about this brand but their products seem pretty amazing.


  23. I love the color plum. It's beautiful.

  24. nice review liz! the product sounds and looks AMAZING ! i love how you did so much tests on them and how pigmented they look! i have yet to try laura mercier products but my sister has oily eyelids so i'll definitely be recommending this product to her!

    also, thanks for sending me the link to the sock plush tutorial! i'm seriously going to attempt to make one before the summer ends, lol!!! wish me luck @_@

    alex @

  25. looks so pretty! i love it :)

  26. looks good on u! i prefer the liquid eye liners

  27. Haven't tried out LM's eye products.. but I can tell these ones are great! Thanks for sharing - I'll have to look into them!

  28. It seems like a good product, I use Sephora liquid eye liner for 5 years now. I dont think I will change lol.

  29. Wow, these seem like they really do not budge! I love the look you did with Smoke. It's great that they can be used as eyeliner or smudged out as well for an effortless eye look. The colours are gorgeous :) Glad you found what seems like a new HG!

  30. wow!i totally love those pics!!!

    xoxo from rome

  31. thankyou sweetheart <3
    i love your nail polish, its cute! and i love the product you shared <3

    re : Love this outfit!! Your makeup looks gorgeous as well.


  32. I heard so much good things about that brand!
    And your review confirm it! ;)
    I have to try it!
    Amazing nail art!


  33. woah!i love laure mercier, really amazing make up!

  34. Laura Mercier is makeup goddess! My co-worker uses the Laura Mercier foundation and swears by it even though it's quite pricy. By the way, thanks for your comment on my blogpost! I'm a loyal follower :D

    xo Amy

  35. wow! LM stick eye colours' staying power is really amazing!!! great review!! <3


  36. wow they really don't smudge!!!

  37. ohhh that's awesome! the things you can do with make up! i love the shades!

    i'm a new follower! have a lovely day!

  38. Great post!
    You have a really nice blog, interesting and clear, full of inspiring posts, useful links and nice photos, so
    I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
    Just join yours~! waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
    Nice blogging~!

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  39. I have oily eyelids too, so a lot of the oil based eyeshadow don't work so well for me (ie. Anna sui), this is such a great recommendation for me. However, I have to first save up lol. I also have tips for at least prevent my eyes from getting too oily, when applying eye makeup, make sure you skip the eye cream as well as the primer step because both will add oil to your eyelids. See if this help or not

  40. Wow! Thanks for this review. I'm just about to buy new eye makeup so i'll be sure to check out that brand.

    Your nails are awesome btw!

    <3 Emi

  41. Your review is SO thorough...absolutely love how you did the tests and took pics of the results!!! By far the best review of these LM sticks that I've run across. And I have super oily eyelids also, hopefully they will work for me :-) Thank you!!

  42. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It made my day. I hope you will like these as much as I do.

  43. I ended up getting this in Khaki and absolutely love it!! I can wear it ALL day (with NARS primer) w/o even a hint of creasing...think I may have to get more colors!!

  44. I am so glad that the Caviar Stick Eye Colour works so well for you!!! Khaki is a gorgeous shade~~ Plum and Jungle are my favourites out of the bunch :)

  45. I am so happy you enjoyed the review!!

    I purchased mine from a Laura Mercier counter. You can check to see if there's a store near you here

  46. Hi! I just saw your post. I have very oily eye lids as well. I have tried the Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil and it did not work for me either. The only eye liner that works for me and lasts all day is the Shu Uemura Liquid Eyeliner Pen. It's pretty much oil proof.

  47. I recently tried the Shu Uemura Lasting Gel Pencil Eyeliner and it smudged in like 2-3 hours. I will definitely check out the Liquid Eyeliner Pen!! Thanks for the recommendation~~

  48. Thank you so much for this review! I had given up on finding a pencil eyeliner, tried the UD 24/7...the MUFE Aquaproof too...I had completely, utterly thrown in the towel. I was convinced there was no eyes would just never be able to use a pencil liner.

    After seeing your post here, complete with your oil test and water test, I went out and shelled out the money at Sephora for a Caviar Stick and it's totally worth it! THE BEST...I love you...! I have been searching for YEARRSSSS to find something that wouldn't smudge on my oily monolids! YEARS!

    And now I'm gonna go out and buy more Caviar Sticks! Thanks so much for your help :)


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