laura mercier caviar stick sand glow


Now this is a first: Laura Mercier on Bellachique. I know, I know, it’s such a shame and I should hide in a closet somewhere now but hey, my excuse is that it’s not easy to get here! Laura Mercier is definitely a very beautiful brand, it’s simple and it’s all about wearable shades. To me Laura Mercier falls into the same category as Bobbi Brown, it’s safe, a lot of neutrals and somehow it doesn’t really excite me. Same with Burberry but they have their stunning packaging blinding me, lol! I’m going to turn this idea around though because both brands have a very steady collection with great quality products so I am giving them a try!


laura mercier caviar stick in sand glow

Laura Mercier caviar stick in sandglow


The first thing that really caught my attention are the Caviar Sticks. They are getting a lot of love on the blogosphere so I wanted to see this for myself. When I arrived at the counter I was overwhelmed by the amount of gorgeous shades and it took me a good while to decide on which colour to pick. Sand Glow is one of the newer shades and it’s definitely a very ‘me’ colour. Caviar Sticks are cream eyeshadows in a stick form. This make them very convenient for on the go and they are so easy to use. You twist up the stick and you apply it like that. On the end of the pen you see the colour so you don’t have to make guesses. A Caviar Stick contains 1.64 g and you don’t really need to use a lot. Laura Mercier offers a wide range of shades and trust me, it will be hard to decide on what colour you want to get because they are all so beautiful!


laura mercier caviar stick sand glow swatch

laura mercier sand glow eye look

laura mercier sand glow eye look 2


Sand Glow is described as a taupe with golden shimmer. It’s actually a very tricky colour to describe because it really depends on your skin tone. It looks like a warm golden taupe with a strong bronze tone going on. On my eyes it looks more like a taupe though, it becomes cooler in tone and at the same time it still looks like a bronze. It has a slight metallic finish when you blend it out. Sand Glow is very nicely pigmented in just one pass. You can sheer it out or build it up. Sand Glow has pretty shimmery particles, they don’t travel around and they give your eyes a pretty subtle shimmery look. It’s definitely not over the top!


Laura Mercier caviar stick sand glow look

laura mercier caviar stick sand glow look 2


Using a Caviar Stick is really easy. I love how easy the formula is, it goes on really creamy, you get enough time to play around before it dries down. It goes on very evenly and it didn’t crease on me. This will depend on the oiliness of your eye lids though but if you want to make sure, just set it with powder. Sand Glow is ideal as a base too. It intensifies any colour that you use over it. The shade is complex and interesting enough to use on it’s own and I really love it for that. It’s great for times when you are in a rush, you just swipe it onto your eye lids, blend it out (and this goes really fast) and you are done! The only negative thing about these are that you definitely want more, I know I do!


Laura Mercier sand glow look

31 comments - Reply

  1. Is this a possible dupe for chanel moon river? Between chanel stylo and LM caviar sticks which has a more staying power and pigmentation? TIA

    • No they are pretty difference in texture and formula.
      I’d say they last about the same on me but LM is a lot more wearable while Chanel is really glittery (in a very good way though).
      Moon River is rather grey compared to Sand Glow.

  2. Love this! I’ll be buying some soon. Thank you for the review.
    By the way, what’s the lipstick that you were wearing in this review. It looks amazing!

  3. OK, you and Sunny convinced me I need this colour. Fingers crossed it’s still available after my ban. I need to try out these caviar sticks!

  4. Love it! It’s so true.. I need more! I love how easy they are to use and they wear so long on me. Also, that blush is incredibly you!

  5. Glad to hear that they are easy to blend out! I find that to be a problem with a lot of the other shadow pencils out there!

    • Oh yeah, Sand Glow is very blendable! Some blend a bit less like the more matte shades, but they are all creamy enough to make it work :).

  6. Ik vind deze zalig! Ze blijven ook goed zitten, ik heb een plumkleurige en ik gebruik hem best vaak!

    • Oh die vond ik ook super mooi! Ze waren eigenlijk allemaal mooi, zelfs de keluren die ik niet meteen dacht mooi te vinden, hah! ^^

  7. Wat een prachtige kleur!

  8. Beautiful, Teri! This looks perfectly fresh and glowy. :) WANT!

  9. Ahh look it’s way more taupe than bronze on you!!! So unfair! I want it to look like this on me too, but it’s just waaaay bronzy instead!

  10. Dear Teri,

    I just found your blog. I was searching for some swatches/reviews of some products of the Dior Summer Collection. I just adore you and your work! I immediately subscribed and read 20 pages. Keep them coming:)xxx Anna

    • Thank you so much Anna, I will never get tired of hearing positive feedback <3. And yes, I keep on going, love blogging a lot! ^^

  11. So gorgeous! I usually like bold shades that pop, but I really like the subtlety of this color. Nice, nice, nice.

  12. Love it! Ik vraag me juist af waar je het merk Laura Mercier in België kan verkrijgen??

  13. That’s a beautiful everyday colour Teri, I like my LM stick I have. Have you done something to your hair, haircut? It looks amazing, so bouncy :D is that a dress you are wearing?? xxx :D

    • Thanks Claire! Which shade do you have? They are awesome idd! I just curled my hair a bit with a flat iron, hehe ^^ It needs a new hair dye stat tho, lol! And I’m wearing a playsuit! or how do they call it, haha

  14. I have a few of these and they are so far my favourite pencil / crayon things. From the Spring collection, I got Sugar Frost and Grey Pearl. Both really lovely colours! And you are right, I just want more :-)

  15. Super mooi! Haha, Bobbi Brown en Laura Mercier spreken mij juist altijd wel erg aan. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren, daar hou ik wel van. Staat je ook erg goed Teri!

    • Dank je Emma! Ik ga zeker wat meer proberen van deze merken in de toekomst, en al helemaal de caviar sticks! ^^

  16. this is such an all round classic shade, love it!

  17. love die tint :D denk dat velen daar mooi mee zullen staan!

  18. This is utter perfection on you, Teri! I love it! I am definitely going back for this shade–you just can’t go wrong with a shade like this! AND it will look soo pretty and easy-breezy during the summer with a tan and some tinted balm!! Just my kind of product! :D

    • Yep, true Becca! I love the ease of this, and now I want more, lol! This is a great shade to begin with because I think it suits a lot of ppl, the shade is definitely interesting because it turns warmer or cooler depending on your skin tone ^^.

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