This is going to be a Laura Mercier day, since I have some exciting brand new stuff to show you, but let's start with Laura Mercier Turquoise Caviar Stick Eye Colour. Turquoise was my favorite part (and only pick) out of Laura Mercier's summer 2012 collection. I love the Caviar Stick eye shadows and use them often, so a new summer color was a welcome addition. And, hey, it's turquoise, so how could I resist?
Actually, Turquoise is less of a turquoise and much more of a sea green. Not that I'm complaining. It's a beautiful and summery shade, bright and intense, and I'm lucky to be able to pull it off. Like all the Caviar Sticks, the eye shadow is incredibly soft and creamy, so it applies easily without tugging or pulling. You have a very short window of time to smudge and work it into perfection before it sets. Once set, the cream will not budge. Ever. It doesn't move if you rub your eye accidentally, it doesn't melt even if you're in NYC on a 90 degree day with an insane humidity and tropical rain, it doesn't crease even after 12 hours. The Caviar eye color just sits there, looking cool and fresh long after you have wilted and given up on the day. So, yes, it's a perfect summer product.
Removing Turquoise or most other Laura Mercier Caviar Stick requires a good oil-based solution. Regular makeup remover wipes or micellar water don't work on it. I always use a primer, because that's how I work, but I'll bet money that it's not an absolute necessity in this case.
Bottom Line: the very best.
For a review of the entire Laura Mercier summer collection and a tutorial on how to use it, watch this video by the very beautiful Rae on the Raeviewer.
Laura Mercier Turquoise Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24) is available at the counters, Sephora, and from lauramercier.com.