I have been looking for good cream eyeshadows from many brands. I have tried Chanel Illusion d’Ombre, Shiseido Cream Color and few other brands. I finally tried LauraMercier Cream Eyeshadow in Alloy and I must say that I am in LOVE LOVE with this product!
The packaging looks very unappealing to me. It looks kinda boring; looks like a toothpaste tube to me. It’s very lightweight and small; it’s good for travelling necessities.
What I love most about this product is the texture. It’s creamy, easy to apply and it lasts for many hours without a single crease! Alloy is a creamy metallic cream color which is suitable for many skintones. It can be used as a eyeshadow base and also can be used itself as an eyeshadow. The color pigmentation is good but I like to build the color in 2-3 layers for maximum pigmentation. This cream eyeshadow works really well as a base; it holds pressed eyeshadows very well.
This retails for SGD 35 in Singapore Sephora & Tangs Beauty Hall Orchard. I find the price is rather expensive for this packaging, but since the quality of this product is great, I don’t have any complains on this.
The swatch above shows the color in indoor lighting. The left swatch is the amount of cream eyeshadow I usually use on both eyelids for 1 layer of application. The middle swatch is how 2-3 layers look like and the swatch on the right is how it looks like in 1 layer of application.
Laura Mercier Alloy is suitable for anyone who’s looking for a great cream eyeshadow which can also be used as an eyeshadow base. The color suits many skintone and it holds pressed eyeshadow for very long. I highly recommend this product!