Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand review.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand.

 

Everyone has a particular preference when it comes to eyeshadow finish.  Some say matte colors are the only shadows worth owning.  Many prefer the neutral ground of the satins.  Personally, glistening lids are always a welcomed sight; they exude a youthful and exuberant style–especially when the right formula is present.  Laura Mercier Eye Glace ($28 USD/ 7ml) enhances any eye look with delicate shimmer, lightweight texture, buildable coverage and outstanding wear.  Say goodbye to messy glitter pigments and hello to fast and easy gleaming lids. 🙂

 According to Laura Mercier:

Blend. Build. Transform. Like a chameleon changes its colours, this trio is true eye art. Think of it as the latest way to decorate the eye. Laura’s newest twist on shadow – Eye Glacé. Crease-proof and water-resistant, its high shine illuminating color is locked in for extended wear. Play, experiment, explore, have fun!

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand with Shu Uemura #10 Brush.

  • Laura Mercier Eye Glace is truly a remarkable product.  All three colors are housed in a convenient plastic squeeze tube, which makes dispensing the product sanitary and efficient.
  • Eye Glace is composed of an abundance of feather light shimmer suspended in a gel base.  The sheer gel base appears to be slightly darkened which provides each color with depth and dimension. This literally feels as if you are wearing nothing on your lids.
  • Blending time is rather limited; once the gel base dries (10 seconds) it locks the shimmers in place–fallout, transfer and creasing is nonexistent, especially over my NYX primer.
  • A small dot (a little goes a long way) can act as a delicate topper shade on bare lids or over any other eyeshadow formulation (my preferred way to use this product).  Two or more layers dramatically changes the finish from subtle to metallic.  
  • The gel seems to set on fingers rather quickly, resulting in uneven placement and lifted layers. I prefer a flat tip brush like my Shu Uemura #10 Brush for optimum results. The stiff flat tip picks up product perfectly and is able to distribute the sparkles evenly on the skin.  
  • It seems as if this product is formulated to dry rapidly on skin.  When I decided to use the back of my hand as a palette, the Eye Glace set so quickly I barely had a chance to place the product on my lids. However, when dispensed on a plastic lid (from my sample pot), the gel remained malleable and vibrant making eyeshadow placement a breeze.
  • Despite the amazing wear, this formula is not water-resistant and removes easily with the mildest makeup remover.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand swatch one dot sheered out.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand layered.

  • Moonglaze is composed of pure silver shimmer.  This color builds very easily and the metallic silver/white shadow is rather intense.  Tread carefully with this color.
  • Blazing Sun is composed of bronze/copper shimmer.  When layered, BS does not yield the same intense metallic results of Moonglaze or Wet Sand.  I find this color to be the most “subdued” of the lot and some patchiness did occur when I attempted to layer the color.
  • Wet Sand is a composed mostly of golden shimmer with a hint of silvery sparkles scattered throughout.  This color is the jewel of the lot–she layers well in every instance and would look flattering on everyone.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze and Wet Sand

  • For the above photo, a combination of Wet Sand and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore Cream Eyeshadow (over my NYX primer).  Admittedly, this is my favorite look, the delicate glistening reflects of gold and silver was downright memorizing indoors and in the presence of sunlight.

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Wet Sand Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand was applied over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow Caviar Stick and Mally Topaz (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand, Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace.

  • For the above photo, all three colors were patted over Laura Mercier Plum Caviar Stick (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore cream Eyeshadow (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand over Kjaer Weis Charmed eyeshadow.

  • For the above photo, Wet Sand was patted lightly over Kjaer Weis Charmed Eyeshadow (with primer).  As of late, this has been my go-to look.  The warmth and simplicity of this combo feels very summer-like and the delicate sparkles adds a certain charm to the overall look.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Blazing Sun and Wet Sand over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow and Mally Topaz.

Ingredient List for Laura Mercier Eye Glace:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olus/Vegetable Oil/ Huile Végétale, Squalane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil) Seed Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, (Rose) Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Geraniol.

**Laura Mercier Eye Glaces can be found at Nordstrom and lauramercier.com.**

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

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Eye Glace is a dream come true for those of us who adore sparkling lids.  The amazing texture, color, longevity and travel friendly packaging does not get any better. Personally, Wet Sand is my favorite and I can foresee using this beauty on a daily basis.  Sparkle on my friends and have fun with these beauties.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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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.

Comments

  1. I love the texture of these, I had one which came in a trio during Holiday season, black with golden sparkles. It is really breathtaking under low light, which you captured so beautifully here. I was very much tempted by Blazing Sun which I spotted in April in the states. SA was not very helpful though so I somehow walked away. Now I regret it lol, especially that look over Caviarstick, is soo pretty!

    • Hello Sara,

      Oh my there is another color in existence..I’m hoping you have a post on that color. I’m headed over to blog post ASAP! I agree, Blazing Sun would look spectacular against your gorgeous hazel/green eyes. These layer so well over LM Caviar Sticks–Laura is slick that way 🙂

      -Maria

  2. Hey Maria, thank you so much for the review! Like I told you on IG, I’ve been curious about these for the longest time but never managed to properly looked into them. Glad to hear they stay put! I am partial to a bit of sparkle on my lids as well. My favorite shade is Blazing Sun, but I think you wear all of them beautifully 🙂

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much Sunny. I love to see a little something, something on the lids. Matte shadows are amazing, but when you add one of these colors to the mix–the results are downright magical.

      -Maria

  3. These look gorgeous and sound very comfortable to wear reading the ingredients listing. Are these different from the eyeshadows LM had long ago? They look better and better packaging. And, I have to say better than the Ellis Faas! I do like that Wet Sand!

    • Hello Olivia,

      These really are lightweight. Glitter pigments can feel very heavy, but these feel totally undetectable. The packaging is so simple and convenient, I wish my foundation came in this type of container. I not certain which eyeshadows Laura manufactured before, but I can say, I prefer these to her baked eyeshadows. Please don’t get me started on Ellis Faas, four failed pens later (at full price), I have learned my lesson with that brand. Wet Sand is calling your name my friend.

      -Maria

  4. Wet Sand is so pretty! Honestly, any product recommendation you have I’m all for because you always look so flawless!

    • Hello Maeve,

      I agree, Wet Sand is my jam as well. Thank you so much for your kind words and for liking my tastes. One hand washes the other–if it were not for you, Kjaer Weis would have never entered my life.

      -Maria

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