Laura Mercier Arabesque BakedThursday, 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 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.
- 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|
(+) 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
(-) 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|
|Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Blue Zen - 2 coats, with flash, Wet|
(+) 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|
|Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Satin Ribbon - 2 coats, with flash, DRY|
|Swatch of Laura Mercier Arabesque Baked in Bare Yoga - 2 coats, with flash, DRY|
(+) Lightweight, comfortable
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.