Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold review and photos.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks ($28 USD/1.64g) have been on my must-buy list for the longest time.  The creamy texture, unique color selection and amazing durability are just a few of their fantastic features.  So enamored was I with these sticks, three colors were purchased in succession all in one week.  If I were to consult my Magic 8 Ball regarding the possibility of acquiring the other colors in the line, it would most assuredly read, “Without a doubt,” or “Yes. Definitely,” or “Outlook Good”–you get the point.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches:
Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Sandglow.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sandglow.

  • Right off the bat, I can declared Sandglow is my favorite color of the lot.  This patina gold color would look outstanding against any skin tone and eye color.  As the name would imply, Sandglow does indeed leave a radiant finish on the lids.
  • Sandglow applied beautifully over my NYX primer (reviewed here) with minimal effort and blended out with the greatest of ease.  I prefer to use my ring finger to smooth out the edges, but a synthetic brush would accomplish the task just as well.
  • The bullet-proof formula wore well for a 13 hour day without any fading, creasing or smudging–ideal for those with oily lids, hooded and deep set eyes.
  • Burberry Pale Barley and MAC Patina are similar in color, but not as rich, pigmented or long-lasting as Sandglow.
Laura Mercier Khaki.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki.

  • Khaki was another hit in my book.  This deep olive-green/brown hue proved to be too dramatic as an all over lid color; however, this dark horse looked beautiful as an outer “v” color, especially when paired with Sandglow.
  • This gem also worked beautifully on the inner waterline; the long-lasting formula adhered to the damp area nicely and stayed in place all day with minimal fading at the outer corners.
  • Even more impressive, was the lack of build-up (aka: gook) in the inner tear duct area throughout the day.  If you are someone desperately seeking  a formula that could endure the waterline area, consider these Caviar Sticks for the job.
Laura Mercier Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold.

  • Rosegold is exactly as the name describes.  At first, I dismissed this eyeshadow as too warm and metallic for my liking, but I have since discovered this makes a fantastic cheek highlighter.
  • I applied the color directly on my ring finger and blended the pigment on to the tops of my cheekbones–the sophisticated finish was better than some of my powder highlighters.
  • The portability of these sticks makes for quick and convenient touch-ups–but then again, once these puppies set, they do not budge.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow and Khaki in action.

  • For the above photo, Sandglow was applied to the mobile lid, with Khaki in the outer corner and waterline.  Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the crease and lower lash line.  MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush was also used lightly over Magnetic for the lower lash line. Guerlain Black Liquid Liner was used to line the upper lash line with Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (reviewed here).
  • Should such a dramatic look not suit your lifestyle, these eyeshadows can be applied sheerly or opaquely to satisfy every taste and need.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Full face wearing Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

  • For the above photo, the eyeshadow colors remained the same, with the exception of Rosegold used as a facial highlighter on the upper cheekbones.  The effect was certainly luminous, but not in an obnoxious way.  As mentioned many times over, the results (on the eyes and face) lasted all day without any issues whatsoever.
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are made in Italy and come in 23 colors.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Ingredient List:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

**Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks can be found at Sephora, SpaceNK, Macys, Nordstrom,**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are worth every hard-earned penny my Sephora gift card incurred 🙂  The longevity, color payoff, ease of use, portability, and smooth consistency are making it difficult to take powder eyeshadows seriously.  Do I recommend these eyeshadow sticks?  My trusty Magic 8 Ball concurs–“Signs point to-YES.”  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.


Other makeup used:

  1. Cover FX Custom Drops in G40 (2 drops) and G60 (1 drop) mixed with NYX Shine Killer Primer (here and here).
  2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Medium (here).
  3. Giorgio Armani 10 Beige Sheer Blush (discontinued).
  4. Sephora Collection Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back topped with Chanel Gloss 20 Audace (here and here).

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. These sticks are fantastic!

    I own khaki and rosegold, and from what I see, sandglow sould join them soon.

    Also, really liked the tip about using them as highlighters!

    • Hello Tirurit,

      Sandglow is an absolute joy to use and wear. I don’t think anyone can go wrong with that color. Rosegold was too beautiful to let go, I had to find another use for that color. 🙂


  2. Hey Maria, I’m so happy you gave these a go and love them! I adore these shades on you! I own all three (I have 8 in total, ha). Sandglow was my first, and as you can see, that really didn’t stop there! Laura Mercier is a brand that I don’t have SO much interest in otherwise, but I’ll probably end up collecting every shade in the Caviar Stick line-up 🙂

    • Hello Sunny,

      These sticks are seriously addicting. After you showed the holiday set, I had these on my brain for the longest time, but was always distracted by other things. Laura Mercier puts out some great products, but these are the shining stars of her line. I’m with you, a collection of these darlings has begun. 🙂


  3. The LM caviar sticks are fabulous. Sandglow was my first and as you mentioned, compliments all skin tones. I have oily lids and was skeptical at first. After wearing Sandglow to work on a very long day, I was hooked. My personal faves are the darker caviar sticks – Sapphire (blue), Jungle (emerald green) and Plum (dark purple). I’m not sure if the darker colors are available at Sephora, but they are available at most department stores. TFS.

    • Hello Erica,

      I agree with you 100%. I cannot believe I waited so ling to get these. I was so caught up with trying the “newest” collections, I passed on these time and time again. I put in an order for 2 more and can’t wait to get my grubby paws on them. Thank you for sharing your favorites–you have now piqued my interest in Sapphire.


  4. If I didn’t buy those MUFE pencils, my second buy would have been these. These are perfect for summer, little effort but maximum color and style.

    I do love all the colors on you and that rose gold as a highlighter, fantastic idea!!



    • Hello Olivia,

      I instantly thought of you when I bought these. I know you will love them, the color selection is so flattering and the wear is amazing. I just order 2 more–an addiction is definitely brewing. 🙂


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