I honestly can't believe I haven't blogged about the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Shadow Sticks before - maybe it's because they are such a mouthful to try and say - But in all seriousness, these are the things I tend to reach for when doing my eyes about 90% of the time, they're so quick and easy and make it look like you've spent half an hour blending various eye shadows across your eyelids, when in reality, it's a sweep of this and a quick buff and blend for 15 seconds.
There's a lot of hype in the blogging world at the minute about the By Terry Ombre Blackstar eye shadows and while I don't own any of these, I have swatched them and I feel like the formula and colours are quite similar, there's not a huge difference between these price wise but the Laura Mercier are about £8 cheaper which when you're picking up a couple, definitely makes a difference. I actually got mine in a set of 6 at Christmas for around the £45 mark which makes them quite a bargain so keep an eye out to see if there is anything like this coming up - I also picked up another set on Boxing day for £22.50, I was literally beside myself with joy! I'll do another post at some point covering all the shades I have, I have around 7 or 8 I think but I think my definite favourite has to be Amethyst which is a deep plum shade with a hint of taupe as well, I thought it was going to be my least favourite when I bought this online but as soon as I put it on, it was amazing, I have Green eyes and the purple colour really intensified my eye colour, I've always seen recommendations to wear purple shadow but to be honest, I just had visions of me looking like i'd stepped out of the 80's but this colour just really works.
These have great lasting power and work really well on there own or as a base for other shadows, I'm an oily eyelid gal so eye shadows have a tendency to crease very easily on my lids but this stays put for a good 8 hours before I start to see any signs of movement and I think if I used a primer underneath, this could last even longer or if I use a powder shadow on top it locks it down. I picked mine up in Space NK a bit closer to Christmas time last year but they have this Mini Caviar Stick set online for £38 which has a nice range of colours similar to the set I got and I'd definitely recommend picking it up.
Have you tried these?