EOTD: Laura Mercier with a hint of Maybelline

My Laura Mercier and Maybelline eye of the day.

An EOTD featuring gold and brown shadows by Laura Mercier and Maybelline.

When your eyeshadow collection is taking over your bathroom counter like mine is, you do your utmost to persuade yourself that you don't need new palettes like the stunning Bobbi Brown Sand Palette for a whopping $78. Today's eye of the day was my attempt to convince myself of this fact. I certainly don't need any more browns…right?

Using a Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow in Bold Gold as well as Laura Mercier's Artist Palette from last year, here is what I did:

  • Patted Bold Gold all over my lid and into the crease with my finger (I "primed" my upper crease and brow bone with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly)
  • Applied Bamboo, a glittery brownish-gold, all over the lid and into the crease with a MAC 239
  • Applied Truffle, a warm reddish brown, in my crease with a MAC 217
  • Blended Fresco, a nude, warm, peachy beige, just above my crease with a Sonia Kashuk domed blending brush
  • Applied a little but of Vanilla Nuts, a light, matte peachy cream, to my brow bone with a Sonia Kashuk domed blending brush
  • Popped the tiniest bit of African Violet, a light purple with gold shimmer, on the outer corners of my eyes and blended with a MAC 217.

Note: Although this palette is no longer available, you can get all of these LM colours individually from lauramercier.com or Sephora.

I finished off the look with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on my upper lash line, and both Clinique High Impact Mascara and MAC Extended Play Mascara in Gigablack on my upper and lower lashes. (Layering mascara is my new favourite beauty trick.)

What do you think? What new looks have you tried lately?

Discloure: These products were purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.