Review: Another Favourite Cream Eye Shadow in Laura Mercier Caviar Stick

I hesitate writing this post. There are so many reviews on these Caviar Sticks already, and I thought it would be redundant. Thing is, I really like them, have been using them for nearly half a year, so I want to talk about them anyway, and how they perform on my oily lids.

caviar stick 1


First off, I love the twisty pencil thingamajig. Bobbi Brown does this, and Clinique does this too. However, Clinique’s is a little different. Drier, sheerer. Bobbi Brown compares well to this, and I have to say, the Bobbi Brown one lasts longer on my lids. These Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are really creamy and pigmented, and they are super easy to blend out. I love that! However, due to its creaminess, lasting powder is compromised. Good thing we have eye primers eh? I bought 2 and they are permanents. As you can see, the sticks are colour coded so you know what you’re getting.


caviar stick 2 caviar stick 3


Amethyst is a shimmery taupey purple which sometimes look browner on the lids. Khaki is a dark warm golden khaki (duh!) which looks even darker on the lids. Both are plenty easy to use. I swipe them on my lids, blend out edges and finish off with mascara. For a smokier look, I’d line my eyes with black pencil liner then use my finger to smudge it out. Smoky eyes in 2 minutes!




These Caviar Sticks are permanents and there are many other shades which are tempting me like chocolate. Probably not a good example since I know someone doesn’t eat chocolate, and some can’t eat dairy but anyway… I’m eyeing Rosegold, Pearl Grey and Sand Glow among many others. Have you tried these? From what I know, many of you love these, and I belong in the majority šŸ™‚ Do you have any shades to recommend? For complete swatches, please refer to Makeup Magpie here. I bought my caviar sticks after reading her post šŸ™‚


xoxo Lily




  • Shannon’s collection makes me *__* too. I want more! Hahaha. I have to set mine with powder – actually never tried them over primer since I don’t have any any more, hahahaha.

    • Lily

      You don’t use primers at all? LOL… I sometimes don’t bother with mine either. Shannon’s collection is definitely awesome!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I wish these worked for me! They are so lovely. But not even with a primer do they last. SIGH.

    • Lily

      Oh that’s so sad! Have you tried Bobbi Brown’s? Those stay on much better since they’re less creamy.

  • Icaria

    Oh darn! These are the two I keep swatching and swathing just never making up my mind! Do a look, please do something with them! I wanna see up close. šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      LOL ok. I’ll do a look with these šŸ™‚

  • liyeun

    I like the 2 colours u have! Nice. I find chubby sticks drier too!

    • Lily

      Chubby sticks are also sheerer… and they don’t last as long as these LM ones šŸ™‚

      • liyeun

        how much is it ya?

        • Lily

          Oh gosh, I got them online… but I think it’s RM89, if I’m not mistaken

  • Paritashah26

    loving both the shades!

    • Lily

      Get them Parita! Especially Amethyst!

  • i got the mini caviar stick set over the holidays and i have to say i love rosegold. and actually it goes great with khaki! 2 min neutralish eye? lol

    • Lily

      Oh, I swatched the mini caviar stick set! I really only wanted Rosegold and I already have Amethyst so I passed. I will get the full sized one sometime in the future šŸ™‚ And yes, I can imagine rosegold+khaki being a great combo!

  • Oh now I need Amethyst! I have Sand Glow, Grey Pearl, and Khaki. Love them a lot and wear them all the time! I agree the creaminess compromises wear time somehow, but I often add a bit of eyeshadow on top so no biggie!

    • Lily

      You’re right. No biggie… when there’s powder on top, they last a loooooong time. And Sunny, go get Amethyst already. You’ll love it!

  • Khaki is so gooooorgeous! I wish Laura Mercier was more easily available here…

    • Lily

      You can always buy it online šŸ˜› That’s what I tell myself and it’s so dangerous. LOL!

  • Bella

    Love these too!!! Sand Glow and Khaki are a great combo. I added Amethyst and Twilight to the collection recently too. These sticks are my busy day, no-brainer saviours :). I am happy to forfeit some wear time for the easy blendability.

    • Lily

      I’m glad you love these too, Bella šŸ™‚ Sand Glow is in my wishlist as well. Love LM’s variety of shades!

  • Ah we don’t get this brand in Spain, but last time in France I nearly got these two…. But temptation did not get the better of me (because I was thinking more of my wallet,lol). I really love both of your swathes though! xx

    • Lily

      Ah that’s too bad… of these 2, I use Amethyst much more!

  • I had these but gave them away to my sister since she only needs one color for her eye makeup, and I REGRET IT. ’nuff said? ;p

    • Lily

      Enough said indeed. Get it back! Hahahahah!!

  • Bestest eye crayons ever made! šŸ˜€ I find Cocoa a bit too red but Khaki is a firm fave and now, so is Amethyst. Some day I might end up with them all šŸ˜‰

    • Lily

      Some day, I want to a collection as impressive as Shannon’s but I know that won’t be possible. I’m trying to downsize, goshdarnit. LOL!

  • Liz

    I tested this twice and once it creased right away and the next time it was intact. But now that you mention it, it sounds like Bobbi Brown might stay put better on my lids. They are so pretty though!

    • Lily

      Yes, BB will definitely stay better, but they don’t blend as well. Win some, lose some? Do let me know if you decide on getting anything. I prefer the shade selection of LM though. So much purty!

  • Lily

    Hi Rachel, I’ve read that NARS cream eye shadows are very creamy and they do crease very badly. LOL! I’m looking at purchasing a few more of these, but I’m being a good girl and laying low!

  • These things have been on my wishlist forever, but I haven’t managed to pull the trigger yet. Same with the Bobbi Brown ones. Soon though, soon. Khaki is such a gorgeous colour!

    • Lily

      Hi Jenn. Oh, you have to try this! Take the plunge and try just one… you might get moaR after that. LOL!

  • Amy

    I keep hearing such great things about these, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. It’s only a matter of time, though, because Amethyst is yelling at me to BUY IT ALREADY. Glad to hear they work for you, too šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Hi Amy. Of all the shades, I would suggest you try Amethyst. I think it’s a universally flattering colour, and I can only see how gorgeous it is on you!