In my opinion, Laura Mercier eye shadows are, hands-down, the best on the market today. Their color selection, finishes, and texture can't be beat, nor can their ease of wear, blendability, and staying power. Quite simply, in my world, Laura Mercier shadows are sheer perfection. I never miss a chance to add more to my collection, and when I had a chance recently to do just that, I jumped at the chance. With it being winter, I chose to go with a deeper, darker color this time around, and was transfixed at the counter when I saw the lovely Shimmerplum Sequin Eye Color.
The Sequin series of eye colors from Laura Mercier are the most multifaceted of her finishes. They fairly spark light around the eye, yet stop short of giving the dreaded glitterati appearance of many similar shadows out there today. The depth of color is outstanding. Shimmerplum is a complex blend of shades, starting with a blackened plum base brightened with an overlay of plenty of violet, silver and pink shimmer. The effect is nearly duochrome when applied heavily, yet the color can easily be applied more sheerly for a more subdued effect. In addition, it works well as the base for a purple smokey eye, one of my favorite nighttime looks.
Although this photo doesn't do the color justice, it does show the blackened plum base, as well as the silver shimmer.
On the skin, Shimmerplum appears almost creamy. The deep plum base is the perfect canvas for the sparks of light created by the multicolored shimmers.
Bottom Line: Shimmerplum is destined to become a favorite. With its depth and dimension, as well as its ability to be worn in nearly any occasion, it's incredibly versatile, giving plenty of "oomph" without ever losing its tastefulness.