Laura Mercier Topaz
It’s still available!
I was fortunate enough to buy this little gem off of evil bay for $9.99 + s&h. The shadow normally retails for $22 USD. This shadow could be a close color dupe to that Chanel Vega but without the shimmery-ness. It’s more of a satin finish and makes a lovely base eye color to build upon and also can work nicely as a crease color. Although Laura Mercier has this Topaz color in its “Luster Eye Colour” range (There is that darn U again!) which it describes as:
“...pure dynamic iridescences with a sophisticated frost finish providing amazing adherence for a freshly applied look throughout the day.”Topaz is not as frosty as Chanel Vega or Safari for that matter. It’s still beautiful, don’t get me wrong. It’s also not as frosty as say, Bobbi Brown Metallic Shadows. When dealing with any Laura Mercier eye shadow product, be prepared for subdued color.
Bold eye color girls may want to stay away from the shadows in this line. Sorry. The shadow itself is a little harder than Chanel or Dior shadows but does not leave any powdery fall out like some Chanel shadows do.
Topaz comes in a square compact with no applicator, so if you love sponge applicators you are SOL (Sh*t otta luck) but I personally never use them so I couldn’t care less. The color is a nice neutral brown taupe. It is slightly warm and does not turn plum on me at all. It’s a great every day shade. With a primer it lasts all day with no fading or creasing.
I personally find the retail price of this shadow to be a bit on the high side but when compared to Chanel, Dior and Bobbi Brown it isn’t, so I guess it’s all relative. Still though. Great deals to be found on evilbay for Laura Mercier shadows.
Now that I have posted a new taupe eye shadow that is within your grasp I hope you will all put down those pins you have been sticking into voodoo dolls of me and stop cursing my name.
Is this a taupe you MUST own? No. You won’t die if you don’t have it. But when you buy Laura Mercier’s 3 pan custom palettes for only $10 USD what else are you going to put in there? You might as well right? I think that Topaz Luster eye shadow with Coffee Ground Matte eye shadow and Guava Sateen eye shadow would make a loverly 3 pan palette! Just saying!
Here is my eye of the day. Apologies for the fuzziness. I think something is wrong w/ my camera's macro feature. I used Laura Mercier Topaz as a base color, MAC Mineral eye shadow (from the Ungaro for MAC Collection) in the crease and MAC Phloof to highlight. I also used Bobbi Brown Black Mauve Shimmer gel liner to line upper eye and waterline. I finished it off with my normal Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara and Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara layered over top.
Just so you know I am also looking at putting this Topaz eye shadow in a 3 pan palette. I haven't decided if I want to pair it with Stellar and Black Plum or Coffee Ground. Either way it will be a "can't miss" taupey smokey eye.