Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color Review, Swatches, Photos

I couldn’t resist picking up two of the new Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colors. I have a funny feeling I’ll be heading back for more shortly as I love these.

Check ’em!

Baked shadows that can be used wet or dry!

I picked up two of these but believe me the temptation to simply indulge in all the shadows was riding me hard. If you love a baked formula these should appeal. I personally love baked eyeshadows so these were right up my makeup alley.

As tempting as some of the bolder shades were I ended up going lighter with Ballet Pink and Petal Pink. Contrary to it’s name Ballet Pink isn’t really pink…or at least I didn’t think so. The shade is more of a softer creamy beige with a hint of a frosty finish. Petal Pink is a lighter baby pink with a shimmery finish. Application dry is a lighthearted affair with the barest touch of pigment that lights up eyes with a twinkle. Formula isn’t terribly pigmented when used dry and I felt they had a very subtle pay off but enough to know that you do, indeed, have shadow on your lids. Wet them and they have a bolder intensity and come across more true to the pot color you see.

(Swatches shown in natural light versus sunlight)

I prefer them dry to be honest as they brighten up my tired eyes beautifully. However, wet is perfectly nice as well!

Proper prepping and primer is essential when using these dry as they tend to disappear quickly if they don’t have a good base to adhere to!

  • Baked shadow lovers!
  • Laura Mercier lovers who prefer something a bit different and new from the brand.
  • Those wanting some new shades of shadow that range from bold and vibrant to subtle and sheer!

  • Those who aren’t lovers of baked shadows.

There are plenty of cheaper options available when it comes baked shadows, MAC’s Mineralized Shadow comes to mind, however I still thought these were quite delightful and a very nice addition to my Spring eyeshadow wardrobe. The colors are so delicate and pretty on my eyes!

Anyone try them?

Wanting to?


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  • 3/8/11 0:20 Quinctia:

    I have a love/hate thing going on with baked shadows. They’re so gorgeous to just sit and look at in the pan, but to get the best payoff I have to foil them, and sometimes I’m just laaaazy.

    Also, I keep getting the same rewards level at Ulta where the only thing on their list that I want is the baked shadow duo, and I have nearly all of them now, haha.


    • 3/8/11 9:28 the Muse:

      I LOVE baked shadows quinctia ;-D totally my fav formula! I’m actually the opposite I prefer to use them dry rather than foiled ;D!


  • 3/8/11 2:40 Jen:

    These two eye shadows are really beautiful! :)


  • 3/8/11 6:12 Nunuiviet:

    Frankly mineralized eyeshadows, don’t know why but I don’t think it really works.mineralized msf, blush , powder is fine because of the fluffy texture, and for the nice glow it provides on the skin but shimmering eyeshadow with this kind of texture on your lids make you look like a freak. I really don’t think that mineralized is good for eyeshadows, I tried the Mac ones and they don’t really show on my lids, not enough pigmentation and I did tried to packed on, but still no results.


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