Happy Friday!! I’ve thought about starting a new series for a long time called “Friday Favorites.” I got the idea from the popular Friday Favorites videos on YouTube, where Beauty Guru’s do a video for all of their favorite products of the week. I wanted to start doing my own Friday Favorites, but instead of making a video I could do a blog post!
In this series, I plan on shining the spot light on some of my favorite products, by doing individual posts on products I use all the time, and doing Face of the Day posts with all of my favorite products of the week. So be on the look out for more Friday Favorite posts! First up, I’m showing you guys a product that I’ve been loving for the past few months and has become one of my every day eye shadows!
I’ve heard amazing things about the Laura Mercier caviar sticks but never really had a desire to try them. It wasn’t until I was watching Lauren, or RedHeadPhD, and she showed a swatch of Amethyst. She then tried to get Amethyst off her hand by rubbing and with makeup remover and it didn’t even budge! That is when I knew that I had to try this out for myself.
The packaging is very sleek and smooth. It is slightly tapered at the bottom, where there is a colored block indicating the color of the cream shadow. The cap clicks closed so its easy to know that your product won’t dry out, or the cap won’t pop off.
The cream shadow twists up out of the product, so there is no need for a sharpener. The only bad part about that is that you’ll never get a precise line. So if you’re using this on your lower lash line, it can be a little “too” smokey if you aren’t careful.
And can we just take a minute to appreciate this color … this color is unlike anything I own! On first glance it just seems like a frosty purple. However, once you blend it in, you see specks of pink, purple, taupe and warm brown. If you blend it, it gives off a warm pink brown that has a ton of shimmer! If you wear it fully opaque, its a warm purple taupe! This is one of those shades that you can wear all on its own and it provides its own dimension based on the anatomy of your eye.
I’m wearing this all across my lid, into my crease, and in the outer corner. I added black liner and a shimmery inner corner highlight, but that is i! Everything else is the dimension of this cream product! Can we say gorgeous?
The best part is that this really is like glue. It does come off with eye makeup remover, but it doesn’t crease, doesn’t smudge, doesn’t fade, and basically is tattooed on your lid. And even though this product doesn’t budge, it is still super creamy and easily blended. It isn’t one of those products that you have to work fast to blend out either. It basically is the perfect cream product and I want every color now!
What do you guys think? Should I keep doing this series? And do you have any Caviar Sticks?