Laura Mercier’s Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight Sets the Gold Standard for Easy-to-Use Eyeshadows

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Wearing the new Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight ($24)

Why settle for a shimmery golden eyeshadow that merely illuminates your lids when you could wear a shimmery golden eyeshadow that also caters to your inner lazy girl?

With a few quick pats and swipes to blend out the edges, Laura Mercier’s intensely pigmented warm golden $24 Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight will take you from bare lids to bold shimmer in 3.9 seconds!


Wait — let me try that again…

With a few quick pats and swipes to blend out the edges, Laura Mercier’s intensely pigmented warm golden $24 Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight will take you from bare lids to bold shimmer in less time than it takes to say, “The only reason I’m watching Jersey Shore is because I don’t want to look for the remote…” Not that I’ve ever said anything like that to El Hub while sprawled out on the couch with a bag of Baked Cheetos.


Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight

Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight, one of four Illuminating Eye Colours in the new Art Deco Muse holiday collection

laura mercier gilded moonlight swatch

laura mercier gilded moonlight

Gilded Moonlight on my eyes and Wearing Hourglass Extreme Sheen High-Shine Lip Gloss in Icon on my lips

Laura, if your master plan was to get me to book a reservation at Château de Lazy Girls, it worked. Like your equally easy Gilded Bronze, Gilded Moonlight takes but a minute to use. Just pat, blend and go.

NOTE: Gilded Moonlight isn’t light on pigment at all. In fact, it’s loaded with it! — which also means it can be easy to over-apply.

Even though it’s a holiday release, I can see myself wanting to wear it when the weather warms up again next year. For a bronzed beach babe look, I’d just swap the red lipstick and black liner for a sheer, coral gloss and a liner in green, purple or teal.

Racing to get out the door but you still want to look polished? Perhaps soft, silky Gilded Moonlight can help.

PRICE: $24
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Catch ya later, Wednesday! See you again next week.

I hope your day went well. No complaints out here, other than the rain, which keeps trying to bring me down.


Tonight I’m just massaging my brain in front of the TV (re-watching Battlestar Galactica). I wanted to go to a Cat Behavior Clinic at the Novato Humane Society, but the timing didn’t work out. Maybe next time…

Not that Tabs really needs behavioral help. Despite his diva propensities, he’s actually a pretty awesome cat (most of the time). I just think the clinic sounds interesting.

Whatever you’re up to, enjoy the rest of your night, and sleep well. I’ll talk to you soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Teri says:

    I just discovered this collection and I really love it. They were so smart with combining two classics: gold and red! Love it so much on you, is there anything you can’t wear, lol :). Ok that clinic sounds intriguing! My tabby needs some help too!

  2. Paris B says:

    Oh oh, ok I definitely have to check out Gilded Moonlight. I have platinum and its silvery which is very pretty but Moonlight looks superb! I’m eyeing the Lip Lacquer too!
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  3. Sarah says:

    Gold eye shadows have always been my favorite & I always shose gold over silver.

    This is beautiful, beautiful! I’m getting this today!


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  4. Marla says:

    I not a powder eyeshadow person, prefer creams, but that does look beautiful on your lids.

  5. bella says:

    Hi Karin,
    I love them both!!! I already bought the gilded bronze, and i love it!
    I wear it everyday with black liner and my lashes. So easy, effortless, and glamourous.

  6. Sunny says:

    Oh boy, I need to pay Laura Mercier a visit ASAP because these eyeshadows are SO my thing!!!
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  7. Kim says:

    This looks really nice and, I’m proud to say, I thought the same thing about how it would also be a great color for summer. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Ooh, and guess what? No fallout! 😀 How was your time off? Did you get some relaxin’ in?

      • Kim says:

        Yay! You know I’m terrible with cleanup. I just walk around with glitter-face like some kind of fairy that’s been put out to pasture. HAHA!

        It was great, thanks! Not much actual relaxing but I felt more relaxed because everything was clean and organized (and I got to exercise when/as long as I wanted). It makes such a difference. 🙂 Anyway, back to the grind until the 24th. Then we’re off again until after New Year’s. I’m already looking forward to it!

        • Karen says:

          I know what you mean. I feel like when the house is clean and I can find everything that I’m in control of my life. I’m currently on a month-long plan to get the place prepped before New Year’s: 15 minutes of sprint cleaning every day! The last thing I want to do at 6:30 is clean a toilet, but I have to say, it’s been really helping my state of mind.

          • Kim says:

            I can imagine it has. And I think it’s a fantastic idea. I have the (horrible) type of personality where it’s so easy to say “I’ll do that later” and then keep putting it off. I’m really working on getting things done immediately, even if I don’t want to. I wish I could say it was going as well as your plan has been. I admire your willpower, seriously. You give me hope! 🙂

  8. Yes, yes, yes on that gorgeous shadow! It reminds me of a Victoria Secret shadow I have, so glowy!
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  9. Nina says:

    The rain that we were supposed to have went to you! Its all good on this end of the US. 🙂

    I like that eyeshadow a lot!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      We’re barely into the wet season and I’m already over the rain, LOL. Hey, at least it means I can wear boots (glass half full!).

      Hope you get the chance to play with these shadows soon. They’re so shiny and fun. 🙂

  10. You make a pretty picture with the light peeking through your hair in the first image Karen! Gorgeous eye shadow and gorgeous look! Sephora is opening in India in some time, I wonder if it’ll carry Laura Mercier.

  11. Katherine G says:

    I will be checking out Laura Mercier sometime soon it seems! Those new eyeshadows look amazing and right up my alley :).

  12. I have Gilded Moonlight and it’s fabulous. I didn’t have any problems with over application (but maybe I just like too much gold glam on my lids…) It is a really easy product and looks so good on you!

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