Is Laura Mercier on the Right Track with These Shimmery Gel Lip and Baked Eye Colours?

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My fellow travelers on the Laura Mercier Silk Road (isn’t that collection smokin’ hot?), care to pull over to the side for a sec? I can’t resist the sparkle from LM’s newest lines much longer!


Fresh out of the oven, the two new lines arrive just in time to add some shimmer to lips and eyes this spring. Eyes will glisten wearing the sparkling shades in Laura’s new line of Baked Eye Colours, while lips will shine showcasing the new Gel Lip Colours ($22 each).

Baked Eye Colours ($22 each)

Are these tardy to the baked eyeshadow party or just fashionably late? Department store lines have been doing the baked thing for years, but I think there’s still some good stuff here. I’ve been wearing Lagoon, a bright teal, both wet and dry. It exhibits a minor amount of fallout, but it’s not bad at all when worn with a sticky base like MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl.

Added pluses: they’re easy to blend and feel lightweight on my lids. The $22 kinda hurts, but if you like baked shadows in wearable colors, consider one of these six work-friendly shades.

Gel Lip Colours (also $22 each)

Smooove describes this new limited edition line of six lippies. Their slick, high-shine gel formula is packed with pigment. The color I tried, a brick red called sweet cherry, has a strong vanilla scent and taste that hits me right away. It reminds me of animal crackers (weird, I know). Unfortunately, it doesn’t last long at all — only about an hour — but, MAN! It’s crazy moisturizing.


Sweet Cherry

Swatches from left: Lagoon (dry), Lagoon (wet) and Sweet Cherry


The Baked Eye Colours are available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online, but the Gel Lip Colours start sparkling on counters next month (they are available online, though).

Laura fans, see anything you like?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tracy says:

    I saw these but they were so pricey! Pretty though!
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    • Karen says:

      Oh, I know. Laura’s stuff tends to be $$… I try to get my staples on sale when the Sephora Friends & Family sale hits.

      • Diana says:

        What do you like most from Laura Mercier’s line? I love the tinted moisturizer but I don’t know what other products work really well. I tried the eye primer and that creased like crazy on me.

  2. lia says:

    oo. too glittery for me… they just scream fallout, lol.

  3. Fefe says:

    Too expensive. I need to use these 88 palettes before I buy anymore shadow. This addiction is horrible.
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  4. Nina says:

    your hair is so gorgeous, karen! 🙂

    i think i would like to try out the gel lip color. sweet cherry looks pretty luscious! 🙂

  5. I’ve been wanting to hear about these ever since they were released! I was hoping they would be a bit better….have you tried any of the other shades?
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  6. I have enough eyeshadow to last me 10 lifetimes so I’m holding off on that for a bit. I looove the way the lippie looks though. I don’t really care about how long lasting lip products are because I’m a chronic re-applier anyway. I’m addicted to putting on lip products ( I just like the way they feel gliding across my lips, weird, I know. It goes back to when I was a little girl applying lip balm) so the limited wear time could be a plus for me. Haha!
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  7. Vijaya says:

    That lipstick, OMG. <3
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  9. Vonvon says:

    Lagoon is a beautiful shade, perfect for the summer!
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  10. Sarah says:

    Such a pretty eye colour! I’m so glad I’ve learned to use my shadows wet more often to get more of a punch of colour.
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  11. Rae says:

    Alright, so the first photo of Tabs absolutely made. my. day. He is *such* a cutie!

    I’d be loving the look of that baked shadow if it wasn’t so pricy, but… I don’t know, LM. When d/s companies like Maybelline are doing just as good of a job with baked shadows at under $10, it’s hard to justify $22!
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  12. Vicki says:

    Oh my goodness that pic of Tabs is so cute. Look at his little paws! My cat just would not cut it as a kitty model, she’s a biter and does not take direction well, there is much she can learn from the Tabster!

    The eye and lip colour look gorgeous on you Karen. I am tempted by the eyeshadow…

  13. Celina says:

    First, I had to comment for the cute cat photos alone *_*

    Second, I’m glad the swatches look good~ I’ve ordered the eye shadows myself and am patiently waiting for them to arrive 🙂

  14. Girl says:

    Anything TABS is selling I will buy!

  15. Trisha says:

    Hello. I’ve been reading for a few weeks now, but had to leave my first comment today… I am loving these baked shadows! My fav is the Black Karot, very pretty and unique color… and ballet pink. I love how they can be worn sheer or with more pigment. On a side note, I love this blog, thank you so much! : )

  16. The baked eye shadows look very nice but the gel lip colors are mega bright!
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  17. Karin says:

    Oh i love Lagoon! Its such a pretty colour. And i love the first pic of Tabs, he looks so cute i just want to hug him 😀

  18. Brittany says:

    The first picture of Tabs in this post couldn’t be any cuter!
    On an seperate note, not a huge fan of baked eyeshadows in general – but if you reccomend these I would give them a try!

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