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28 January 2016 7 comments

I've been having a little clear out of my makeup collection lately and realised, I don't own that many Laura Mercier products. So does that make it ok that I've gone and bought some more?

Whether it is or not, I picked up the limited edition In The Glow trio which comprises of a mini cream blush, highlighter and cream shadow, as well as Amethyst Caviar Eye stick, but fortunately, you can get all the products full size so panic not.

P.S please forgive the god awful backgrounds on my swatch photos, I want to get the true colour of the product but on a white background, bear with me I'm working on it!!



The Matte Radiance powder in Highlight 01 (£25) is fantastic. Described as a 'golden nude', I would say that's pretty spot on, except I feel like it's got a teeny bit of a pale pink undertone to it, compared to other similar highlights I own. This baked highlighter is so light, silky, fine, just everything superlative. Swatched heavily, it's more metallic than shimmery/glittery and sheered out it gives you the most delicate, lit-from-within sheen. 

Obviously not for those that want a heavy highlight, like you might get with Becca or The Balm, but for an indetectable glow, yes. It's actually extremely similar to Kevyn Aucoin's Candlelight cream (review), which is probably my favourite highlight ever, and a less golden-bronze/creamy version of Josie Maran's Illumizing Veil (review), another amazing highlight.





The Bonne Mine cheek stick in Peach Glow (£26) is a delicious, summery corally-pink cream blush with a golden, metallic sheen. The perfect colour for what I call my 'RMS days', where everything is light, creamy, subtle, no contour, no liner etcetc. The texture is beautiful and creamy, similar to the NARS Multiples, and lasts well considering how slick it first applies. 

Peach Glow is actually very similar to Milani's Luminoso powder blush, just with a little less gold metallic and a little less 'orangey', so would make a great addition if you wanted the coveted Luminoso in cream form. Similarly if you really want the Laura Mercier, Luminoso is a decent dupe, it's only a fiver on Amazon.




The Caviar Eye Sticks (£22) are my favourite kind of eye product, a cream shadow in a portable and easy to apply stick, that you can literally draw on and blend out with a finger. The texture is wonderfully, smooth and silky, similar to, but even more so than, the Charlotte Tilbury Chameleon colours or Pixi's Endless Silky Eye pencils. They're extremely easy to blend (I'd recommend doing so with a finger rather than a blending brush) but do not budge once dry. 

Rosegold came in the trio and a friend passed on Amethyst as it wasn't her thing. Well they're certainly both my thing! Rosegold is a delicious, warm champagne with a fair amount of rosiness, I think it's pretty spot on. Amethyst is a soft, warm mauve/plum base with a cooler taupe/purple overlay, similar to CT Dark Pearl (review) but different enough to warrant having both!


1. Rosegold
2. Moonlight
3. Burnished Bronze
4. Sand Glow
5. Plum
6. Amethyst
7. Copper
8. Orchid
9. Sugar Frost
10. Grey Pearl

I really love the colour Burnished Bronze, that's probably next on my wishlist! If you're looking for a far cheaper alternative, check out these Kiko Long Lasting shadow sticks I picked up.


Even though I'm happy and think that everything above is wonderful, I think the star of the show is the highlighter. It's like a powder version of Candlelight and looks so beautiful in real life. 

Have you tried the Caviar eye sticks? What are your favourite Laura Mercier products? And if you liked this post, have a look at my Charlotte Tilbury Haul!

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