Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in “Black Karat”

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Availability: Sephora, Macy’s
Price: $22.00

Company’s Description

This smudge-resistant, lightweight eye color gently smooths onto the lid for an even application. Ultra blendable and versatile, this eye color can be applied dry for an even wash of color or wet for a more vibrant effect.

Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colours feature the company’s baked technology and comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade in Black Karat–black gold with gold pearl.

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Packaging: 9/10

In it’s full size, this eye shadow comes in a square, plastic compact with a clear, flip-up lid. The pan inside is domed.

Quality: 8.5/10

This shadow can be applied dry or wet. Applied dry, this shade is a translucent black shade with tiny gold flecks. Applied wet, this shadow becomes an intense, opaque, moss-tinted black shade with gold shimmer.

Although this shadow feels dry in the pan, it actually applies beautifully and blends easily and evenly. The effect is very intense when the shadow is used wet. I love applying this shade dry into the crease and with a damp brush onto the lid.

I was also surprised that I didn’t have any problems with fall-out during the day. But this formula does crease much more quickly than average. Without primer, the shade creased within two (2) hours of wear. Applied over primer, the shadow started to crease after three and a half (3.5) hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This shadow is very easy to apply and blend out. Make sure you use a primer first to ensure a longer crease-free wear time.

Price: 6/10

For $22.00 you get 0.06 ounces of shadow. This is a very small amount of product for the price. You get less than half the amount of product compared to baked shadows from LORAC and Stila.

Final Grade

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat Swatches: Dry & Wet

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Flurophlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isodexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Lauroyl Lysine. May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide)

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