03.12.2015
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Creme Eye Liner
Rating
$24
Category:Makeup > Eyeliners > Liquid/Gel/Cream/Cake
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Laura Mercier's latest eyeliner is a cream-gel hybrid formula housed in a small glass jar, similar to M.A.C.'s Fluidline and Bobbi Brown's Gel Eyeliner. It has a soft, almost mousse-like texture, so it doesn't take a lot to get a good amount of product on your brush. (The smoothness of the formula makes it easy to overdo it, so watch out for this!)

Creme Eye Liner applies with ease, and can be used both for subtle looks and for the most outrageous '60s cat eyes. The formula goes on wet, but within about 30 seconds dries to a truly waterproof finish.

This stuff is tenacious! It doesn't smudge, budge, or migrate. In fact, it takes notable effort to remove this liner when you're ready for it to come off—make sure you use waterproof makeup remover because cleanser alone won't do it!

Creme Eye Liner comes in a small range of shades that includes standard black and brown, as well as trendier shades.

Pros:
  • Easy application.
  • Formula is truly waterproof.
  • Doesn't smudge throughout the day.
Cons:
  • Mousse-like texture can make it easy to pick up too much liner on your brush.
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Brand Overview

Laura Mercier At-A-Glance

Strengths: Many fragrance-free products; top-notch water-soluble cleansers; some extraordinary foundation and powder products; great powder blush, cream blush, and powder eyeshadows; a couple impressive mascaras; mostly great shimmer products; praiseworthy makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some of the products with sunscreen lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas.

Mercier did a reasonably good job of crafting a skin-care line to complement her formidable collection of makeup (color is definitely Mercier's strong suit). From her above-average cleansers to some intriguing serums, it is clear that the skin care wasn't just an afterthought. Mercier is the only independent makeup artistry line we know of whose skin-care products actually have an impressive array of state-of-the-art ingredients. Of course, not everything is a slam-dunk, but following the reviews below will lead you to some wonderful products, assuming the higher-than-normal prices don't offset your decision to shop this line for your skin-care needs. And it's nice that the line has toned down its claims about emu oil, because it was never that miraculous to begin with - it's just one of many emollient oils that can help dry skin look and feel better. 

For more information about Laura Mercier, call (888) 637-2437 or visit www.lauramercier.com.

Laura Mercier Makeup

What sets Mercier's well-organized makeup line apart from the rest is her trademark "flawless face." Mercier believes that perfecting the complexion is the most important step to makeup application, and her line presents some incredible options for doing just that. An added plus is that Mercier's counter staff really have their act together when it comes to makeup application know-how, while the sales pressure is low key. We wish the tester units were more spacious and efficiently labeled, but this isn't an overwhelming line to navigate.

Most of Mercier's foundations are in many ways a step above the rest. Although none of the main foundations offer sun protection, there are formidable options for all skin types, and the pigmentation in each is rich, so a little goes a long way. Other areas where Laura Mercier's makeup really excels are the loose powders, cream blush, mascara, brushes, and shimmer products. It is all too easy and very tempting to put together an entire makeup wardrobe from the Mercier selection, but keep in mind that there are a fair number of standard to lackluster products that simply aren't worth the expense, despite Mercier's considerable makeup artistry expertise.

Mercier's handiwork routinely graces the covers of major fashion magazines, and for the most part her work speaks for itself and epitomizes this line's Flawless Face philosophy. Mercier herself regularly makes special appearances at her counters, and my guess is that sitting in her chair would be an experience to remember!

About the Experts

The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment that Paula Begoun, founder of Beautypedia and Paula's Choice Skincare made over 30 years ago-to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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05.19.2013
Can Smudge and migrate!

I bought this product because it was rated a "best" and because it was waterproof. Two hours in I was surprised to see it migrating and smudging. That said it did stay on, for the day and I wiped it off with a regular makeup remover without any problem. The application was tough....the souffle type texture was either too heavy or too spotty after several tries. I probably wouldn't complain if I had paid $10.00. But for the price I expected at least no smudging and a better quality application.

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Mia
05.14.2013
Not worth $22.00

PROBABLY NOT WORTH 22.00, CLINIQUES IS JUST AS GOOD FOR $15.00. IF YOU ARE BUYING TO FOR ITS (?) WATERPROOF AND TENACIOUS QUALITY, ITS NOT ANY DIFFERENT. THE CLINIQUES.

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Debbie T.
03.23.2013
This stuff is amazing

I got a sample of this and fluid line to compare directly and this lasted much better and the sample didn't dry out as fast as fluid line so may last longer. Still practicing application but not bad even for a novice like me. I disagree with the paula review on the colors - the purple is quite dark and not garish and seems fine with my dark brown eyes. Even have used the indigo during the day. Bought 4 colors!

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