Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in “Khaki”

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki

Availability: Sephora, Macy’s
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

Inspired by Laura Mercier’s cult classic Caviar Eye Liner, Caviar Stick Eye Colour is offered in a range of beautiful shades and in a creamy formula to provide endless options for a flawless smoky eye. Each convenient stick is long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant. The color glides onto lids and blends easily with a rich pigment payoff.

Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colours are stick-form, cream eye shadows and are currently available in 10 different shades. This review is for the shade Khaki, which the company describes as a neutral taupe with pearl.

Packaging: 9/10

The Caviar Stick Eye Colours come in pencil form with plastic packaging. The tube twists to expose more product as you use it up. The caps snap on.

Quality: 10/10

Though the company doesn’t mention it, Khaki has an olive green tone to it. It has a bit of shimmer, but it’s subtle. The pigmentation is great. You can control the strength of the color through blending and application of multiple layers.

The formula is wonderfully creamy, gliding onto and over the skin without pulling or tugging at it. The formula also blends out effectively, though you have to do your blending soon after application, otherwise the shadow sets after several seconds.

I was most impressed by how crease-resistant this product is. Even without primer, the color did not show creasing until 6 hours after application. With a primer, I didn’t see any creasing until the very end of the day, after about 10 hours of application.

You can use this color as a stand-alone eye shadow, as a base for a powder shadow, or as a liner.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

The creamy formula makes the color transfer onto the skin without skipping or applying too much pressure. You can simply drag the pencil across the lid and be done, or you can apply it into the crease and blend the color out with a blending brush. Make sure to blend right after putting the color down because after a few seconds, the color will set and not budge.

Price: 6/10

For $24.00 you receive 0.05 ounces of product. MUFE’s Aqua Shadows cost $20.00 and give you more product–0.14 ounces. Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil cost $20.00 and give you 1 ounce of product. NARS’ Soft Touch Shadow Pencils cost $24.00 and give you 0.14 ounces of product. Unfortunately, you get a very small amount of product for the price when compared to similar brands.

Final Grade

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Khaki Swatch


Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (CI 77109), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Inc.

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