Remember when you tossed those jeans with the word, “Poison,” airbrushed on them and shouted, “I wish I had a pair of skinnies that said, ‘I Laura Mercier Stormy Grey!!’ on the butt”?
Oops! Sorry, my bad. That was me.
If you love Laura’s liners so much that you quote The Notebook whenever you clutch Antique Jade or Black Gold in your hands (“…everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.”), then 1) no judgment, and 2) you may want to check out Laura’s new $22 Creme Eye Liners.
This spring Laura unveils them in six long-wearing, waterproof cream liner shades designed to accent eyes with smooth, precise color and a semi-matte finish.
They’re designed for quick, easy application, especially when applied with a single swipe from Laura’s new $20 Angled Eye Liner Brush.
Yesterday, while snarfing a post-treadmill workout banana and texting my friend Jen about going out dancing for the first time in years, I swiped Noir along my right lash line and Violet along my left. I used the new brush, too (like a fancy version of Sonia’s Bent Brush; ideal for delivering smooth, crisp edges and flawless flicks).
I was in a frantic rush to get ready and out the door to meet my little brother, who was on his way across the Bay from the city on the Larkspur Ferry, and even though I was rushed and distracted, I still managed a cat eye liner look that Tabs himself could not find fault with.
As for how waterproof they are, I’m not sure… I’m waiting for Ryan Gosling to declare his unrequited love for me while standing in the rain (in other words, I’ll let you know).
I can already attest to their durability, though. Both Noir and Violet lasted me through a leisurely lunch Off the Grid with my bro, where we spotted a man I’m 99.9% sure was Sammy Hagar…
…through a long hike in the hills of Novato’s Indian Valley nature preserve…
…through a two-hour movie…
…a load of laundry and a trip to Trader Joe’s.
After nine hours, Noir still looked mostly fresh, while Violet had only just begun to fade.
I’ve also worn the inky denim blue Indigo shade, and of the three shades I’ve tried, Noir is the only one for which a single swipe really seems sufficient.
I do feel like Laura poured a ton of pigment into these, but for solid, opaque lines with some of the colors in the collection, you still might need one or two more layers.
All three of the shades I’ve tried smudge a smidgen along my lower lash lines and take 3-4 minutes to set… Just something to keep in mind. And I’ve noticed that when I apply the them and blink before they’ve had time to set, some of the product transfers into my crease.
Might want to keep your eyes closed for a few minutes when applying… You could use the time to daydream about a world with calorie-free criss-cut fries (that’s what I’m doing, LOL!).
I like these — I really do — but I think I’d love ’em if they dried quicker and didn’t smudge one bit along my lower lash lines.
PRICE: $22 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora, Laura Mercier counters and lauramercier.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,