I adore this color. Laura Mercier's Black Turquoise Kohl Pencil is a blackened teal, dark enough to be a true eyeliner but spiced up with this summer perfect turquoise that is all about sea and sun and accentuates brown eyes. It has a metallic finish but I find that the shine doesn't really show on the eyes, especially if smudged a little with a brush.
This Laura Mercier pencil is not really a traditional kohl: while certainly very soft and easy to manipulate (as demonstrated in the swatch-- it really cooperated), it's probably not the texture Taylor Momsen would choose as it isn't as smudgy and melty. You can definitely smoke and blend it using smudge brush or Laura's Smoky Liner brush with great results- from subtle and casual to high drama. Once the kohl is set there will be no smudging or migrating and the eyeliner will stay in place from morning to night. Just remember it's not really waterproof so if you're wearing Laura Mercier's kohl on a sweaty day set it with an eye shadow.
Bottom Line: love.
Laura Mercier Black Turquoise Kohl Pencil ($19) is available from the couters, Sephora and lauramercier.com.
All photos are mine.