Tightlining With Laura Mercier’s Liner in Deep Teal? Piece of Cake

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Just a few shots of the new Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Liner in Deep Teal ($22) from the new Cinema Noir collection.


I used Laura’s Flat Liner Brush ($22) to apply.

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laura mercier deep teal swatch

laura mercier deep teal


laura mercier deep teal

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Ruchita says:

    I have this in black, but I’m really digging the teal. Sonia Kashuk has a similiar flat eye liner blush that I found at Target last year and it works great!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      I haven’t tried Sonia’s Flat Eye Liner yet. I’ll have to make a note to pick it up! Have you tried her Bent Brush? It’s awesome.

      • Ruchita says:

        I don’t have the Bent Brush, but I do remember you posting about it before. I will make sure to add it to my list.

        • Karen says:

          It’s really great for super skinny lines. It’s also very soft, which I love. 🙂

          I’m so picky about my flat brushes…does your SK do the thing where the bristles separate after it gets wet? My MAC one used to do that, which is why I ditched it.

          • Ruchita says:

            The SK one has really stiff bristles that stay in place. I just washed it the other day and it still kept its shape.

          • Karen says:

            Ok, cool. It looks like I’ll have to make a Target stop for that brush and the smudger brush than Shannon recommends below. LOL, not that I need more brushes…they’re just so nice to have!

  2. Nina says:

    That teal is so gorgeous on you!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks girlfriend! BTW, did you snag some MAC Heavenly Creatures this morning?

      • Nina says:

        Yes ma’am. Yesterday afternoon, actually.

        Got 4 of the MSFs. Short, but sweet!

        Now im haunting maccosmetics.com for a tracking number. 🙂

        • Karen says:

          I just KNEW you’d get those, LOL!

          I put a whole bunch of stuff in my cart, but I didn’t pull the trigger.

          • Nina says:

            I kept on looking at those mineralized blushes and eyeshadows but I know id never use them since they make my eyelids/cheeks itch so … MSFs it was!

            I *think* I might get the Charged Water Cleanser though. I need to change my makeup remover and it seems like a nice alternative!

  3. You’ve winged it out perfectly! Never used cake liners before, do you prefer these over gel liners?
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Ankita,

      I like both. 🙂 To be honest, it really depends on what’s within reach. I think cake liners offer slightly more control, and they make it easy to get that nice wing at the end.

  4. Chris25 says:

    Looks a little like MAC Midnight Blues fluidline. I like it! 🙂

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  5. Soo Jin says:

    oOh, I’m really digging the teal! I usually stick with blacks and browns but I could definitely go for this one! 🙂 Thanks for sharing Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Soo Jin,

      I know what you mean. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut of regular liner colors. This teal should add some spice to your lineup!

      Have you worn cake liners before? They’re really great.

  6. Marian says:

    “P.S. How do you know when your cat has been using your computer?

    (ANSWER: When your mouse has teeth marks on it!) ”

    Hahaaaaaa! You slay me!

  7. Becca says:

    Such a grown-up teal! Love it.

    • Karen says:

      True that, Becca! Laura always seems to find a way to make edgier colors like teal sophisticated. 🙂

      Have you tried her cake liners yet? AMAZING!

  8. Shannon says:

    What a lovely, lovely color! I might have to look into that…
    Karen, have you tried the Sonia Kashuk Smudge Brush for tightlining? I really like it – I feel like it packs on the color really well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shannon,

      I hope you do! If you don’t have a go-to teal yet, then this will be your new fave. 🙂

      Thanks for showing me the SK Smudge Brush. I haven’t tried it yet! How are the bristles? Are they nice and soft?

      • Shannon says:

        The bristles aren’t bad, but I have noticed that they have started to get a bit more pokey than they were initially (I probably bought it about a year ago).

  9. Crystal says:

    I just got a new black liner since I used up the old one. I love that teal its just dark enough to make me happy!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Crystal,

      I know what you mean. Sometimes I feel like I really have to pack the teal on to see it. This one has so much intensity! It should look great on your skin.

      Have you tried Laura cake liners before? They’re kind of amazing!

  10. Rads says:

    Hi Karen 🙂 Love the color on you! I have never tried cake liners..don’t know why but I always felt I won’t get a proper line with it 😐

  11. That’s it, I think I’m going to have to grab one of the cake liners now. I’ve been curious about them for a while–but I have been using MUFE’s Aqua Black cream shadow to tightline and have been happy with it, so I hadn’t given in…until now. I just hope it will be as dark at my lashline as the Aqua Black
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  12. mishel says:

    hope ur feeling better karen. i hope u know ur blog is a staple and it’s safe to say us readers have been thinking of u!

    i came to ur blog hoping for some swatches/info on mac’s heavenly creature collection. i put in a spaztic order this morning but have no idea what they will look like in person. will u be posting about the collection soon? =)

  13. Mara says:

    W-o-w! that color is absolutely gorgeous. It looks nice enough in the pan, but the swatch and on the eyes it is just stunning! T

  14. musical says:

    Lovely color and love how you applied it! Perfection! I am tempted to pick this one up–(Is there anything like too much teal eyeliner?)

  15. Lulle says:

    The shade is just gorgeous! I don’t know this product, is it cream? Or powder to be used wet?

  16. Natasha says:

    LOVE, love, love that teal! It is an awesome color on you… and would probably suit me, too… actually, is there any coloring that teal doesn’t suit?

    I know my cat’s been on the computer again when cases of wet food show up from Amazon.com…

    • artemis says:

      I know my cat’s been on the computer again when cases of wet food show up from Amazon.com…

      LOL! Cute joke 😀

  17. artemis says:

    very pretty on you 😀

  18. Kim says:

    This looks great on you but the thought of doing that is making my eyes water. I have enough trouble on the few occasions that I tightline with a pencil. I can’t imagine the eye trauma if I tried it with a brush. Must stop thinking about it. Tearing up. 🙂

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