Most gilded liner groupies would be content to have MAC Powersurge tucked away in their makeup bags… Not this gal. I dream of a day I fling my drawers open and nearly drown under a deluge of shimmery bronze and gold liners!!
Greeting me like a friendly face on this path to gold and bronze liner glory is Laura Mercier’s Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold, $20 and available now in Laura’s permanent collection.
Darker than Powersurge and more gold than bronze, from its name, I thought this shimmery kohl would be darker, like a black liner lightly brushed with golden pearl, but it looks like more of a 50/50 split between black and gold to me. When I hold the swatch up to the light and wiggle my wrist, I see flashes of both beautiful shades.
Makeup mavens may growl at its tendency to migrate. Although Black Gold clings to water lines fairly well (as long as I apply two layers, I don’t even need touch-ups), the smudgy, soft texture gets happy feet on oily lids, which is a little ironic considering its name. I’d say it behaves better than buttery MAC Feline (which I still love), but if your lids are oily at all, starting with a primer, and then setting Black Gold with a shadow on top, should discourage it from transferring into your crease when you blink.
If you like messy rocker chick looks like I do sometimes, Black Gold serves as a fab base for a gold or bronze smokey eye.
It might not be something you’d wear to Sunday dinner with your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents…unless, of course, those parents are Steven Tyler or Alice Cooper, and in those cases, you’d fit right in!
AVAILABILITY: This member of Laura Mercier’s permanent line is available now at counters, Sephora and lauramercier.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hump day! We’re halfway to the finish line. If you promise to hang on, I’ll do the same.