Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When it comes to baked eye shadows - meaning, eye color that's more pigmented and less powdery - one of the best in this category would be Laura Mercier as you can see in my review of last year's baked shadows. Below is another interesting product, this time not too glittery and pigmented, but soft, ethereal yet rich. Let's check it out!





Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked Eye Color Palette (limited)
SRP: PHP 2250
Availability: Rustan's Department Stores

Laura Mercier Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette perfectly pairs five baked eye colours into one convenient compact and includes a double-ended Eye Colour/Crème Eye Detail Brush for flawless application. Below is the photo.

The Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette includes:
  • 5 Baked Eye Colours Wet/Dry (new limited edition shades are exclusive to this palette):
    • Blue Zen – (Dark greyish blue )
    • Soft Cloud – (light blue)
    • Satin Ribbon – ( Brown )
    • Bare Yoga – ( Nude Beige)
    • Pink Tutu – (Pink Shimmer )
  • Double-Ended Eye Colour/Crème Eye Detail Brush
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked Eye Color Palette - 2 coats, with flash, DRY
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked Eye Color Palette - 2 coats, with flash, WET
(+) Versatile formula can be applied wet or dry - wet makes it more intense and dramatic and full
(+) When dry, based on above, of course, it has a lower consistency level but the pigment is already OK
(+) Finish is shimmery / glossy / metallic (differentiates with color) with a very soft texture
(+) Colour stays true and does not fade especially when wet
(-) On eyes, Blue Zen is not too pigmented and Soft cloud is not powdery but is whitish for me
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Blue Zen and Soft Cloud - 2 coats, with flash, Dry
(+) Nonetheless, when wet, Blue Zen gives a very good quality and color pay off with a metallic finish
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Blue Zen - 2 coats, with flash, Wet
(+) Long-wearing when used wet (8 hours)
(+) Crease- and smudge-resistant
(+) On eyes, Satin Ribbon, which is my favorite, gives a very dynamic finish - something 3D that makes brown outstanding.
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Satin Ribbon and Bare Yoga - 2 coats, with flash, DRY
(+) Closely, Satin Ribbon is best with Bare Yoga and they give a pinkish sub tone which can be seen clearly in the pearly shimmer.
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Satin Ribbon  - 2 coats, with flash, DRY
(+) On eyes, Bare Yoga is quite grey but it's not flat. The pink shimmer as you can see below is also impressive with its high level of shine despite whitish pigment
Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Bare Yoga - 2 coats, with flash, DRY

(+) Blendable; applies smoothly and evenly
(+) Lightweight, comfortable
(+) Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested

Overall, while the lighter colors are quite whitish and the whole product works better when wet, I cannot discount the beauty and uniqueness of the 4 colors present in this palette. The formula is perfect for such kind of liquid state which is always outstanding in Laura Mercier baked products. This is just a limited edition so I recommend you visit the Laura Mercier booth and check it out.

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