Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Angelic White Eyes with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sugar Frost

It's such a stunning, warm, sunny, SPRINGY day today in New York City! I don't care that it's going to be below freezing tomorrow again, for now I'm definitely feeling spring - so I whipped up a semi-simple angelic white Face Of The Day to share with you.
White eye make-up is very much in at the moment, and while usually I can't really be bothered with trends, I thought this was quite 'me'... and a chance to feature a previously undiscussed Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Sugar Frost. You might remember from my older review of the shade 'Grey Pearl' (clickety click!) that I'm a huge fan of the Caviar Stick formula, and 'Sugar Frost' is no different; although compared to Grey Pearl, the texture is a bit less refined and the finish more frosted. On its own, it does give a beautiful, glossy, almost 'wet' look to the lids though, and has since made its way into my current make-up rotation.
For this delicate eye look, I decided to use 'Sugar Frost' as a base on the mobile lid, and a tiny dab in the inner corners. I then applied the shade 'Virgin' from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette over the Caviar Stick on the lid, and very lightly defined my crease with 'Naked' from the same palette. For my pop of pure white, I pressed some NYX Single Eyeshadow in 'White Pearl' on the inner corners and on the centre of the lid above my pupil, blending out the edges. I finished the eyes with a generous coat of Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black.
On the rest of my face, I'm wearing Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum foundation (reviewed here), BECCA Dual Compact Concealer on blemishes and the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque under my eyes. I applied some NYX Powder Blush in Angel (sic!) onto my cheeks and set the whole face with Make Up For Ever HD Powder. Lastly, I applied a couple swipes of Revlon Superlustrous Shine Lipstick in Kissable Pink (more swatches here) on my lips and tapped the color in with my finger for a more natural finish.
L-R: NYX White Pearl eyeshadow, Urban Decay Virgin, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sugar Frost, NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Revlon Superlustrous Shine Lipstick in Kissable Pink
This look is a bit of a throwback for me - in highschool, I used to apply the exact shade of white pearl eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners of my eyes almost every single day. Nowadays, I feel that pure white can be a bit too much for everyday, although with my current very pale skin, I can almost pull it off. I wouldn't however recommend using a pure white eyeshadow if you're much darker than me, unless you're going for a more mod/rocker look. I also completely skipped eyeliner, because I felt that would look too harsh against the white and the eyes would lose some of that subtle, dreamy quality. In this version, I opted for light, cooler pinks on the rest of the face, but I think the white eyes would also look fantastic with a light peach cheek/lip combo.
Have you tried wearing the white eye look already? What is your favorite spring make-up trend?


  1. Absolutely modern and so worthy of SWOOOON! You look beautiful. I think this would look a bit too contrasty with my skin but I'm willing to try it so I may have the opportunity to look anywhere near this amazing. *___* beautimous!

  2. Eep, so pretty! I have a mini version of this. I have the same opinion of it - it's not as creamy a finish as some of the others. I think the sparkliness makes it not as tacky, too, so it doesn't serve as well as a base as some of the other shades. So I mostly use it on its own - and it is very pretty!

  3. Oh this is so lovely on you!!! I don't think I would be able to pull this off simply because I need tons of eye liner and... I DON'T HAVE YOUR LASHES!!! :D

  4. Just beautiful! I've long been a fan/wearer of the bright eyed look and it is utter perfection on you - I love it :)

  5. Thanks for inspiring us!
    What a sweet and clean look!
    I actually have all white vintage eye palette from Dior. I should digit out and do something with it. :)

  6. I love everything esp the Revlon lipstick on you! I must check out Revlon Superlustrous Shine. I'm not a big fan of the regular Superlustrous but maybe the Shine will fit the bill.