Satinee Creme Eye Colour is Laura Mercier’s newest cream eyeshadow — a complement to her Metallic Creme Eye Colour. Quick-drying, long-wearing, crease-proof, and water-resistant, these shadows can be worn alone, or as a base for powder eyeshadow. One of my makeup artist friends recommended pairing them with Laura’s Mineral Eye Powder (loose powder eyeshadow) — specifically Sapphire or Chocolate Garnet on top of Ecru Silk; or Brilliant Quartz on top of Pink Chiffon. I don’t yet understand how these fit in with Eye Basics (totally matte eyeshadow bases); I presume Eye Basics are intended as shadow base (which you can wear as shadows), while these are technically shadows (which can also act as a base)?
Satinees aren’t exactly matte — I know I applied too heavily, but they had a sort of crystallized look… a subtle sheen that’s apparent in sunlight (the shimmery particles are tiny). Ecru Silk was really pretty — a gold champagne, or oyster-gold-ecru — but it will be too light for many. Stone Suede is a very grey taupe with some blue undertones.