Blue Monday, Take 3: Laura Mercier’s Summer in St. Tropez Baked Eye Colour Quad

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez

Turning the idea of “blue Mondays” on its head!

Another Monday, another excuse to wear blue eyeshadow. And glitter. And false lashes. 🙂

Seriously, though, I can’t think a better day to bust out the blues.


For starters, there are a ton of ’em out there right now; they’ve been popping up in a bunch of the summer collections (like Lancome’s French Riviera, Tom Ford’s Unabashed and Urban Decay’s Electric Palette , just to name a few).

On top of that, I feel that if we’re going to have to put up with the oftentimes annoying nature of Mondays, we might as well have something fun happening on our lids.

Am I right?

Laura Mercier Summer in St Tropez

Turn up the music!Laura Mercier’s Summer in St. Tropez Baked Eye Colour Quad from the New Attitude summer 2014 collection ($44) has three such shades of fun blue — a sheer, pearlescent baby blue; a pigmented, satiny teal blue; and a sheer and shimmery dark royal blue.

Um…yeah, that’s a lot of blue, so if you feel the need to break it up a little, you could try mixing the bronze shade from the palette with the dark blue, which gets you a really cool purplish bronze.

That’s what I did today, popping it along my lower lash lines to contrast with the satiny teal I placed in the crease.

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez

And because I still have those glittery eyes from that fashion show last week at the San Francisco Academy of Art University on my noodle, I swiped a small amount of glitter — Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Spandex, which has flecks of blue and purple glitter — in the inner corners, figuring that the flickering sparkles would add a little splash to the eyes while tying together the blue on the lid with the purply bronze along the lower lash line.

A’ight then, here’s a breakdown…

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez


Laura Mercier Summer in St Tropez

Swatches of the Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez

Swatches of the Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Quad in Summer in St. Tropez

Making the most of a blue Monday

Since there’s a lot happening on my eyes, I kept the cheeks pretty bare, with just a little of the bronzer from the Urban Decay Streak Naked Flushed Palette (below my cheekbones) and Laura Mercier’s Golden Pink Sheer Creme Color (apples), also from the summer collection.

On my lips I’m wearing Laura Mercier’s Gel Lip Colour in Flushed, which, by the way, tastes amazering! — like butterscotch candy, om-nom-nom… It’s also from Laura’s summer launch, and available now with the rest of the New Attitude collection at Laura Mercier counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Taking the idea of “blue Mondays” to new (literal) heights!


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  1. LIsa says:

    Love the sparkle! BTW, how is it that nowadays I can’t remember something five minutes later, but as soon as I played Blue Monday, I can sing along lyrics from 30 years ago?!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I’m the same way. 🙂 This actually happened to me recently with Third Eye Blind’s How’s It Gonna Be. Remember that song from the ’90s?

  2. Sylirael says:

    Whoa! Stunning, Karen! 😀 You’re a woman after my own heart with all these blue shadows, and that touch of glitter is glorious 🙂 If we had LM in this country, I would be ALL OVER that palette, LOL.
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  3. Loved the sparkling lower lash line..I think there are lot of blues coming up these days.. 😉

    Another gorgeous blue eye makeup but i stillcant over your last one with Tom Ford.. 😛
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  4. Divya says:

    Oh wow Monday Blues! literally! again i see hints of green in the second darker blue and that adds something something to this pretty much one colour dominated palette!!

    I wouldn’t be able to do something as stunning with this palette Karen!! Serious creativity handicap!!
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  5. Julie says:

    Damn girl, this palette was made for you. I swear the more I visit, the more beautiful you get!!!

  6. Let says:

    Whoa your eye makeup is so gorgeous! I love the teal in the crease.

  7. Irene says:

    Wowza! That look is gorgeous! These shadows look stunning and the colors look so great on you! I have 1 LE LM palette and I’m loving every product in it, so I assume this palette would be no different if I could just lay my hands on it.

  8. Fancie says:

    Gorgeous look! I don’t wear blue shadows often but I can’t deny it. That palette is beautiful!
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  9. Erin says:

    Those are great shades. I don’t think I’d buy them but they are nice!
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  10. Marie says:

    Oh my goodness this look is stunning! I don’t even know what to say. I just love it sooooo much!

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