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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat

Black Karat

photographed face on in dimmer lighting

  • $23
  • "ultra blendable and versatile"
  • "this eye color can be applied dry for an even wash of color or wet for a more vibrant effect."
  • khaki green and black baked eye shadow with gold veining
  • shadow is about the size of a half dollar coin
  • I purchased this at Sephora, however the website does not state that this shade is exclusive to only Sephora
photographed at a different angle in brighter lighting

Swatches...

swatch applied dry, swatch applied wet

swatches photographed in natural light

 The Review...


What can I say? This color is gorgeous. I rarely (as in never) buy high end single eye shadows. I prefer to buy palettes and kits because they are generally a better value...but I've been seeing this eye shadow floating around YouTube and blogs recently and I instantly knew...she must be mine.

Dry Application:
  • slightly gritty texture
  • sheer bronze/brown/gold shade
  • pretty shimmery finish

Wet Application:
  • smooth, creamy texture
  • saturated green/gold shade
  • gorgeous metallic finish, very opaque
This typical dome-shaped baked shadow comes in simple, sleek plastic packaging that isn't too bulky so its easy to store...which I love.

I'm in love with the versatility of this shadow. I definitely don't mind the $23 price tag because this shadow can easily be used to create an entire multidimensional eye look. I think this shade is an "unexpected" neutral that can be used to create a soft, day time look or a dramatic night out look. I'm so excited to experiment with the versatility of this shadow.

Keep an eye out for a Makeup Daily and a Dramatic Eye Tutorial using this new Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat!

8 comments:

  1. The wet application is.. WOW..! it looks like liquid green gold (if that make sense..)!!
    But the price tag is beyond what I can think of paying for a single shade.. :/
    Looking forward to a makeup look using this shadow, I know you'll make a fantastic look, I just know it :)
    xx
    Jessie

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    1. I agree that the price is pretty steep for one eye shadow but its so versatile and pretty....I couldn't help myself!

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  2. Gosh, this is stunning! So rich and shimmery. Looks wonderful applied wet. Thanks for the review! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you, isn't it just gorgeous when applied wet?! I'm looking forward to putting together a few different looks with this one!

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  3. That's so pretty! I like how it looks when it's wet.

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    1. Thank you, I definitely prefer this shadow wet too!

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  4. I like my gold shadows with depth and attitude. This one looks like a keeper. :)

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