Lately Laura Mercier’s Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Alloy ($22) has been totally twitching my tail.
I’m not sure if it’s more because I just recently re-discovered my love for Laura Mercier’s permanent line (oh hai, Black Gold and Stormy Grey), because Chanel’s new Harmonie du Soir Quad keeps begging me to find her an appropriate playmate, or just because it’s one of the best taupe products I’ve ever tried. Or maybe a combination of all three.
Whatever the why, with Alloy, the beauty gods granted all of my taupe eye makeup wishes.
Is it neutral enough to flatter warm and cool skin tones? Yup.
Does the finish look alive (and not flat)? Yes again. In fact, I think the glistening metallic finish is just luminous enough to qualify as awesome.
Does it last long enough? I think so. How does eight hours sound?
Does it spread, layer, buff and blend like a dream? Yes, yes, yes and yes. 🙂 All thanks to an epic creamy formula.
Kitten-soft, opaque and ridiculously radiant, Alloy makes looking chic and polished as easy as swipe and smooth. I’ll apply it on my lids either packed on with a finger or a flat eyeshadow brush, and then smooth out the edges with a fluffy domed brush. Then, I’ll usually add either a dark gray or black liner and a couple coats of mascara.
The Unsung Heroes series, a long-running series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog, features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of brands.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. According to my calendar, today is Friday. 🙂 TGIF!
I’m supposed to drive down to the city for a meeting this morning, but in order to do that, I have to get to my car…
Looks like I’ll need to pay a tabby toll. Sliced turkey or Greenies, perhaps?