Like We Did This Morning, Laura Mercier’s Easy-to-Use Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze Rises and Shines

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Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze

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

What if my eyelids naturally shimmered, and all I had to do was be awake? I’d probably stumble out of bed as usual, with my crazy-@ss hair and (sometimes) crusty drool around the corners of my mouth, and shamble to the bathroom.

But then! — then I’d gaze upon my reflection in the mirror and be almost blinded by my shimmery eyes. Wham, glam, thank you, ma’am!


Of course, that’s just a fantasy… Real people don’t have eyelids that naturally shimmer (le sigh), but I think I may have found the next best thing, Laura Mercier’s $24 Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze, one of four shades in the new Art Deco Muse collection.

Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze

Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze ($24)

These eyeshadows have a luminous, pearlescent finish and a soft, almost bouncy texture similar to the MAC Extra Dimensions (which I love!), and they shower eyelids with shimmer and pigment.

Gilded Bronze, an easy-to-use neutral bronze with taupe tendencies, is my favorite of the bunch. I have a feeling it’ll get along swimmingly with skin tones on both ends of the color temperature spectrum.

For the kind of shine I can comfortably wear to daytime events, I just pat a miniscule amount directly on my lids (I think you can get away with using less on darker skin) with a firm, flat eyeshadow brush like Laura’s All Over Eye Colour Brush, and buff out the edges with a tapered blending brush like Laura’s Pony Tail.

Then, I curl my lashes, treat them to Chanel Le Volume Mascara, swipe a smidgen of Laura’s stunning Lip Lacquer in Laque Rouge gloss on my lips, and “Why, yes, I am ready for my closeup, Mr. Deville.” 🙂

Alternately, for a bolder, high-shine metallic shimmer, I’ll simply add a second layer.

More to adore about Glided Bronze…

  • When the medium-sized flecks of shimmer catch the light, they demand attention! This is definitely not a shadow for shimmer shy wallflowers.
  • The buttery smooth formula blends easily into other shadows.
  • I don’t detect any fallout at all.
  • When I layer it on top of my NARS primer, it resists fading and settling into those annoying little lines on my lids…

Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze

Swatch of Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze… So pigmented!

Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze

One side effect of all that pigment and shine is how easy it is to go unintentionally overboard with these, so unless I really want that “Vegas, baby!” party girl, eyeshadow shine, I have to remember to be a little careful about how much product I load on my brush.

I usually think of Laura’s look as more understated glamour than this, not that I’m complaining at all. These are just so intense and shimmery that I might have guessed they were from a brand like MAC or NARS.

Surprise! That’s one of the things that keeps life interesting. 🙂

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

The real animal planet


Imagine your life if all of your friends acted like cats and dogs…

Ha! This thing totally cracked me up. The guy who plays the “cat friend” is dead on, especially at the 1:33 mark.

Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday over there. What’s the word?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I saw that Cat-Dog video yesterday-hilarious!
    These look so pretty! Not sure if I need more shimmer in my life at my age though.
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  2. Chris El says:

    Karen you look gorgeous! This is a beautiful look for the holidays. 🙂
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  3. I was just thinking that I need more shimmery eyeshadows in my life and I think this is The One! It looks AMAZING with a red lip!

    Also, that video just made my morning. Haha!
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  4. I absolutely love the lipstick! And that says a lot, knowing that I’m not really a lipstick kinda girl 🙂
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  5. Ruchita says:

    This is so pretty! Love it. This is my first day back at work after the holidays, so I’m doing my best to stay motivated. 🙂

  6. CrystalCandy says:

    What a gorgeous colour!

    I saw that video too yesterday, that’s a VERY grumpy cat though. lol Mine are much more friendly, my little girl is always in my arms, she purrrrrr all the time.

  7. Sunny says:

    Love the eyeshadow! It’s SO my thing! That video clip totally cracked me up!
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  8. Karen says:

    Sounds like an easy look I could try. I really like that bronze color, but maybe something just a tad less shimmery. Will have to try! The video = LOL!

  9. The eye shadow looks stunning in the pan! I like my eye shadows a little warmer so I’d probably prefer the other shades in this range over this one. Looks gorgeous on you though!
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  10. Agata says:

    I love those eyshadows, I saw them at Sephora and I was very tempted to buy it. And you look beautiful as always.

  11. Jennifer says:

    THAT is a gorgous color! I may have to purchase!
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  12. gio says:

    That’s a lovely shade and it looks great on you. Love the lipstick as well.
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  13. Jen says:

    These are amazing! I’m not usually a Laura Mercier kind of girl but my mom and I both bought this color this past weekend. I also got the gilded platinum and they look amazing together. I like that it has a bit of a brown tone in it so it still looks good on my warmer tone skin. Now I just need to buy that lipgloss you have on! What lip liner do you like with it?

  14. Phyrra says:

    You look stunning with the red lip!

  15. Nina says:

    Gorgeous eyeshadow – and the color is right up my alley!

  16. Joyce B says:

    That video was hysterical. I put it on my Facebook page. Thanks for the laugh!

  17. This is SUCH a lovely shimmery taupe shade! I NEED this! And the embossing is so pretty too!
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  18. Liz says:

    I saw these at Sephora. I thought all of the shadows were really done well. If I weren’t trying to cut down on my spending, I would have bought all 4 of them. Unfortunately, due to finances, I had to pass on all of these 🙁

  19. Marla says:

    That eye shadow color is amazing!

  20. Hanna says:

    I really love the shimmer
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  21. salgy says:

    wow…nice shimmering color

  22. Lucy says:

    This shadow looks stunning on you and it sounds very appealing! I cant wait to get my hands on it over the holidays!

  23. GKitty says:

    Oooh… LUH that eyeshadow! Such a pretty shade. Wondering how it compares to the EL gelee shadows?

    (And OMG, it’s a good thing my liner and mascara are water-resistant… that video! I have TEARS! :D)

  24. Kim says:

    OMG, that video made me laugh (and I watched without the sound). The 2:02, while gross, is spot on. 🙂

    I wasn’t too sure about this color in the pan or the swatch but it looks really great on you. I’d like to wake up every day with long, thick, drag queen eyelashes. While we are wishing for things. 🙂

  25. BooBooNinja says:

    Wow, this definitely does not swatch the same as it appears in the pan. It’s beautiful!

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