FOTD: Black Karat & Henna

I have to work today… ugh. And so I wouldn’t scare the rest of the world with my blotchy skin and puffy eyes (tears)… I used a little makeup to make me look presentable:

Armani Silk Eyeshadow in #13 (primer/lids)
Laura Mercier Black Karat Eyeshadow (lids/uner water line)
MAC Henna Eyeshadow (crease to brow)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Fakir (waterline)
Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (#173)
Guerlain Meteorites (Dore)
Sleek Pan Tao Blush
Nars Luster Blush (highlight)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier

Eye Adore: Laura Mercier Wet/Dry Shadows

Tucked away in the corner of my favorite Beauty Supply store was a new display by Laura Mercier, featuring the baked new wet/dry eyeshadows:

They all look stunning. They don’t swatch as well as they look. Despite the marbling, the shadows do end up rather one-dimensional on the skin. The teal is… teal, the purple is sheer, the pink is frosty, the mauve is pedestrian, and the copper swatches more of a bronze on me. The top left shadow, Black Karat, is the most impressive. So that’s the one that came home with me. It is neither Black nor Gold (carat)… but more of a khaki-antique gold:

I swatched it wet and dry…
Dry is on the left, wet is on the right. That’s with flash.
Without flash. More black shows up in natural light… and the color is a bit cooler.
The shadows are all very silky to the touch. I like this one… so I’m keeping it. These shadows retail for $22 a pop, so swatch before you commit to buy.