Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

by Paris B on · 33 comments

in Eyeliner,FOTD,Makeup,Product Reviews

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On May 13, 2013
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Bright blue liner! If you didn’t already realize it, blue (and in particular bright blue) eyeliner is all the rage at the moment. Its a fun twist on the traditional black and brown eyeliners and if you are feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to put on too much makeup, slick on a bright eyeliner, put on mascara and you’re good to go! I’ve been very uninspired with my makeup recently and this is all I’ve been wearing.

I never used to be very adventurous before. I’m a staid ol’ fuddy duddy icon biggrin Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue But when I dabbled with blue eyeliner last, I knew I had to find one that was bright enough for my needs. When the new Laura Mercier Cream Eye Liner in Cobalt landed on my desk, I told myself this had to be it! Just look at that electric blue! icon biggrin Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

Like all cream eyeliners, these come in a little pot and the product has a beautiful creamy texture. Very creamy. Oily lidded girls take note. It doesn’t come with a brush but Laura Mercier sells an angled eyeliner brush which they say goes well with it. I don’t have that one so I used one of the eyeliner brushes I had, which is an old one from Becca. Does the job!

So, would you wear something like this and how do you think this fares?

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Size wise, its just  a little pot, similar to what you will find from other brands. Its small but then you don’t trowel on things like eyeliner, so this is plenty icon smile Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue The thing of course, is you have to be sure to close it properly so it doesn’t dry out as I’m sure will be wont to happen. Treat this product will care and it’ll love you back!

In terms of pigment, I swear this is wonderful. Just look at this swatch down the back of my hand. All I did was use a brush to pick up product and apply 1 swipe on my skin.

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Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Cobalt

Pretty right? icon smile Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue It does take a while to set which is something I’m not crazy about. Too often I’ve drawn on a nice line and then blinked and voila! Triple eyelids icon razz Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue Then I have to rub off and start over. That part, I don’t like. It might be something to do with the creamy texture that makes it do this.

So, when I use this one (because I do love the colour a lot!) I have to keep my eyes closed or half closed, until its set. Not for those in a hurry, I can tell you. On the upside, if you wanted to blend this one out, it is quite easy to do since it takes so long to set.

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Here’s how I usually wear the Cobalt eyeliner. I usually just apply on a thickish blue line, mascara and that’s all I do for the eyes. Due to how my eyes are, the colour isn’t very visible when I have my eyes open. Its only when I blink or when I lower my lids that the colour pops into view and that makes it fun! icon biggrin Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

I do encounter another set back though. I do not have oily lids generally speaking but I found that the Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner wasn’t very long lasting on my lids. It starts out looking great until about halfway through a work day, then when I look into a mirror, I find that it has creased. I don’t experience smudging, which is a consolation, but the creasing bit does upset me because I love this colour so much icon sad Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

One way to prevent, or at least try to prevent the creasing, would be to layer on some powder shadow over the liner. This helps it set and stay on better. But, it also messes with the vibrancy of the colour. I see so many raves for this cream eyeliner being long lasting and not budging all day that I had to question myself if I was seeing things but I’ve tried this so many times with similar results that I’m convinced its one of those things where its not you, its me. I don’t know if our humid weather has anything to do with it, so if you have tried this and you don’t experience a problem, please please let me know icon smile Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

In a nutshell

The Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner comes in a little glass pot and has a lovely creamy texture that makes it very easy to draw a nice line. The colour is strong and pigmented with just 1 swipe on the skin and it is very easy to apply. Cobalt is a beautiful electric blue that is just gorgeous worn on its own to frame the eyes. I love the colour and texture but am not crazy about the time it takes to set, and the fact that it creases on my non-oily lids. To avoid having it transfer, it is advisable to keep your eyes closed for a while, to allow it to set properly. To reduce creasing, apply some powder eyeshadow over the liner to hold it in place for longer. Ultimately though, I wish I didn’t have to do all that. I love the colour and the other colours in the range but it is just a wee bit too problematic for me.

Pros: Beautifully pigmented and vibrant colour, Easy to use, Lovely creamy texture makes application smooth with no drag

Cons: Takes a long time to dry and set so its apt to transfer if you blink too quickly after applying, Had a tendency to crease on my non-oily lids

Who will like this: Anyone who is looking for a pigmented bright blue eyeliner

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I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the creasing bit, even though it happens something like 5-6 hours after application. Part of the reason I feel this way is because I rarely experience problems with creasing so this was something I had to note. However, when you think about it, 5-6 hours of wear isn’t too bad! icon smile Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue I’m eyeing the colour Canard which looks like a lovely deep green. Green liners – now that’s another thing to get obsessed about icon biggrin Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

Have you tried any Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner? Do you use blue eyeliner and do you have a favourite one?

I haven’t used cream/gel eyeliners in ages. I actually haven’t been lining my eyes a lot daily, except for tightlining which I do all the time and which I feel enhances my eyes enough. Experimenting with blue or coloured liners has been fun though. Its eased up my eye makeup because a bright coloured liner can stand alone and that means you save loads of time and still look eye catching! icon biggrin Like A Cobalt out of the Blue, Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner Makes My Brown Eyes Blue

Paris B

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner comes in 6 shades Price: RM85 Availability: Laura Mercier counters/stores

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Lily May 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

Love this shade on you, PB! Too bad it doesn’t last very long. I find that Bobbi Brown gel liner works best on my oily lids. No primer needed and yet, it lasts all day, even through a pilates session right after work!


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Thanks Lily, and yes, its a pity about the longevity. I used to use Bobbi Brown gel liners back in the day and they do last a long time, but their colours are so dull by comparison. I used to have a Cobalt (or maybe Sapphire) and it applied almost black. I was so disappointed!


Irenekay May 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

Loves the colour! The kinda blue that I will wear.
I only buy make up forever liners now as they stay the best. That’s my holy grail!


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I don’t think I’ve tried any MUFE liners! I think they have a whole bunch of bright colours and I hear they last very well on skin too! I’ll take a look :D


Teri May 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

I love the idea of a deep cobalt eye liner, it looks so great on you! The whole coloured eye liner trend is just really awesome, especially the green and blue shades. I never tried a LM eye liner before, too bad about the creasing because the shade is just a stunner!


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thank you Teri! I think it’d look fab on you too! I never thought a bright blue like this would work so well :) What’s great about this coloured liner trend is how easy it is to do eyemakeup! Slick on colour and go – perfect for summer (or for the lazy girl ;) )


monstro May 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

This looks exactly like the L’oreal hip liners! I have the same colour in that range, and it works really well for a lot less. I got it from the US. Pity they don’t have it here.


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Oh boohoo we don’t get those :( Pity! I remember that Maybelline had a blue gel liner previously but it was limited edition and it wasn’t a vibrant bright blue, but a deeper shade almost black. It would be fun for some of the more affordable brands to release some fun colours!


Rin May 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

Cobalt looks really nice on you! I’d love to try this colour! I love eyeliners. Usually, I wear eyeliners more than I wear eyeshadows. Heee :) Besides the usual black, and brown, I also wear gray, deep green, dark blue & deep purple. So far, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is the best for my oily lids. It stays the whole day. Haven’t tried Laura Mercier eyeliner yet. I think I’ll try Cobalt :D


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Thank you Rin :) If you try this, be sure to let it set for a while before you blink or go about your business. It does take quite long to set. once it does set, it lasts on me about 5-6 hours. I like how adventurous you are with colour and I think I’d like to wear some more bright liners too! Bobbi Brown gel liners are one of the best. I almost used up my pot of Sepia because I was using it everyday! But I find their colours a bit too safe. Would be fun if they took on more vibrant colours for once :)


Rin May 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Thanks for your tips :D I love Sepia Ink too! Yes so true, would be fun with more vibrant colours.


Applegal May 13, 2013 at 10:42 am

I’m so tempted to try gel liners now, especially this colour! Would you need primer on the lids first?


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I suppose you could use primer first but that will only address the creasing bit, not the drying bit. So you will still have to let it set. This colour is gorgeous so if you do try it, I hope it’ll work for you. Many people love the formula :)


Hanny Daforcena May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

I love blue eyeliner! I use them on my waterline, mostly, to give the eyes a little definition, and apparently, it makes the whites of the eyes look more white :P

I’ve tried many gel liners, and like the others, I have a great love for the Bobbi Brown ones. But I’d have to say that in my case, I prefer to use an eye primer for any eye product I put onto my lids, save for liquid eyeliner, to prevent them from creasing. If it’s on the water-line, I’d run a layer of similar-colored eyeshadow over it to make sure it stays there.


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Hmmm I didn’t notice about it making my whites look whiter, but it does make wearing eye makeup a whole lot quicker! :D I think the Bobbi Brown ones are great. I used to have about 3 and they last all day. But colour wise, I think they are boring. Sure, I had purple, blue and green but they were so dark, it was just black. None of the bright fun colours we’re seeing now. So, if BB could do something fun and bright (which totally flies against their image LOL!) I think theirs will be a winner! :D


gio May 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Love this colour on you! It’s such a pretty shade, too bad it creases. I have oily lids, so I don’t think this would work too well for me.


Paris B May 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Thanks Gio :) I love the colour too but if you have oily lids, a primer would be needed or I imagine it might end up gone :)


MakeUpMonster May 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This is a really beautiful colour looks lovely on you!


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Thank you MakeUPMonster < - love that name btw! ;)


Sunny May 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hey Paris, I love this one on you! It’s a nice alternative to black, and still I think it does a good job defining your eyes. I haven’t tried any LM liners because some do complain about the lasting power. My lids aren’t the most crease-resistant to begin with, so I’ve been hesitant to try. The only non-black shade I’ve worn on my upper lash line is Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink, which I do love ;)


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thanks Sunny, I’m really digging the bright liner look too! It would have been better had it been longer lasting, I would agree. Someone has suggested trying Make Up For Ever which does long lasting bright liners too. Will have to take a look! Bobbi Brown ones are great, but I find their colours too “boring” and too “black”. Wouldn’t it be fun if Bobbi did brights? :D


Becca May 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Wow the color is so spectacular! SUCH an incredible shame about the wear though. If it’s already creasing on your lids, I don’t even want to imagine how badly it would smudge up and crease on my oily ones :/ *sigh* too bad…I’ve been wanting a really vibrant cobalt blue liner for a while too


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

My sentiments exactly, Becca! Beautiful colour, shame about the longevity :( Someone suggested trying Make Up For Ever maybe you could look there?


Ika Roseworn May 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I *LOVE* coloured liners! I’ve always used them with neutral eye makeup, just for that pop of colour. For a long time, I’d “double-lined” a thicker coloured (pencil) liner with a thin black liquid/gel liner over it. Definitely not a dull look!


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

That’s a fun idea, Ika! Lining over a coloured line, I have to try that :) Which coloured liners do you usually use?


lisa May 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm

You’ve left me with something for thought. The colour rocks! And if this isn’t working well, let’s keep a lookout now then and hope there’s some dupe out there that works even better. I really love the color on you!


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thanks Lisa, I love how the colour looks too! Will definitely have to keep an eye out for a better wearing dupe. Someone mentioned Make Up For Ever!


Arianne May 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

Ooooh *grabby hands* what a beautiful colour. The longevity (or lack thereof) is really disappointing though! Thanks for the review. I think I’ll pass!


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Ahhh… someday if you come across a beautiful colour for cream/gel liner that has good staying power, I’d love to know, Arianne! I’m sure you’ll come across one in your makeup artist journey :)


pondsandleaves May 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

The blue is crazy gorgeous! Are you sure it’s not because you always produce awesome pics?


Paris B May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Aww you’re too kind :) Yes,the blue IS really crazy gorgeous :D


Angela May 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

This reminds me a lot of the Stila one that I had a long time ago. This is a really nice color and is a great alternative to the common black liner.


Paris B May 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Ahh Stila made some really good makeup didn’t they? I’m still looking for a good bright blue. So much fun to wear it instead of black! :)


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