Review // Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat

Quite a while ago now I bought a couple of items off of a fellow bloggers blog sale and managed to purchase a few items that I had been wanting to try out for a while. I love Laura Mercier products, especially the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer so when I saw an Eye Basics up for grabs, I decided to give it a try too.

About Laura Mercier Eye Basics:
"Laura Mercier Eye Basics creates the perfect canvas for eyes by camouflaging eye imperfections and enhancing the durability of eye makeup. This sheer, creamy texture blends easily and smoothly leaving a long-lasting semi-matte finish. Crease-proof and water-resistant, eyes are primed with this highly versatile product."

The Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat which I have is in a mini, travel size bottle, although the original, full-sized product comes in a 5.1g twist-up tube. The lid makes a satisfying clicking sound when fully closed which is always welcome in my eyes as there has been many a time I have opened my make-up bag to find loose lids and make-up thrown about everywhere. Inside the lid is the doe-foot applicator which I found slightly daunting considering it is an eye product and not one for the lip.

Wheat is a light medium beige which I would say was incredibly similar to my beloved MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. It has a matte finish, just like Painterly.. It is to be used in the same way as a Paint Pot, in that it is an eye base/primer which promises to be crease-proof, as well as long-lasting. I would go as far to say that the Laura Mercier Eye Basics are the MAC Paint Pots but in a more liquid form.

I find this a really difficult product to review, purely because I bought this from a blog sale and it is essentially second-hand. I can't remember if it was claimed as being used or not but when I first opened it, it was very dry. Very dry. So dry that I found it uncomfortable to apply to the eyelids as the applicator was dry and scratchy. After shaking the bottle and wiggling the applicator around I finally managed to get the product out and onto my eyelids. Even with product on the applicator, I found it very dry. The formula is creamy and fairly thick in consistency but it dries very quickly, making application difficult.

I don't like the doe-foot applicator for application at all. Because the product is matte and dried incredibly quickly, it dries really quickly on the applicator which dries everything out further. I tried to dab Wheat out onto my eyelid before blending it in with my fingers but it dried so quickly that it was difficult to do so. I am really sad that this product didn't work for me as I really do like the shade as it is intense in colour and you wouldn't need to apply much to get a full flush of colour across the eyelids, nor would you need to build the colour up either. When I finally managed to get the product onto my eyes, I did like the colour but it does not beat my beloved MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I think I would probably enjoy this product more if it were in a pot rather than a tube so if they ever bought it out in that style of packaging then I would give it another go but for now, I will stick to my MAC Paint Pots.


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  2. It's a shame the product didn't work out too well because it is a really nice shade!

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  3. It sounds excessively dry! That's not good. So sorry it didn't work for you. I'm just now trying Laura Mercier products. Maybe the next time you're at the department store, they'll have a tester out or can tell you if it should be that dry.
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