Some people are just gifted in the art of applying eyeshadow, and unfortunately, I’m not one of them. Cream shadows are easiest for me to apply, because they’re so hard to mess up. At the swipe of a finger, you can achieve some pretty effortless color with minimal blending—and I’m all about that. Laura Mercier recently introduced three pastel shades of Sheer Creme Eye Colour as part of the Belle Nouveau collection that remind me a little more of spring than summer, but they’re really pretty nonetheless! (And you don’t need to be a blending expert to wear them.)
The shadows are housed in tiny tubes, with a small nozzle tip. You won’t want to squeeze hard, because you’ll find that they’re pretty pigmented for being sheers—they go a long way. It’s easy to blend these out as sheer washes of color, but they look good when built up to a medium opacity too. While they might look a little washed on very pale complexions, I bet these would look absolutely killer on darker skin tones.
More photos, swatches, and details…
- Aqua Pastel — soft mint green
- Mauve Pastel — light lavender
- Sheer Grey — pale dove grey
(The third shade, Grey Pastel is not pictured here because I have a lab sample.)
Top to bottom: Grey Pastel, Aqua Pastel, Mauve Pastel
For tiny tubes, these little eyeshadows have crazy pigment! The texture is very creamy, and can be sheered out, or built up for a little opacity. I really like them as eyeshadow primers too, because the stay put (but aren’t necessarily waterproof) and help other shades just pop. Please believe me when I say a dab will do ya, just a little bit goes a long way!
Price & Availability…
$22 each, lauramercier.com and Nordstrom