The golden silver/pewter shade of the #15 Ombre Mercure (£27.50) from this years Holiday collection, immediately called to me.
I am a big fan of the Ombre Blackstar's, however Mercure has left me somewhat
underwhelmed. It does have the same creamy texture, non
drying feel and high pigment I'd expect from this formula,
however there is something about the application and wear of this
which is different. Its, dare I say, a bit patchy and blending it
to an even finish is not so achievable. Nor does it have the
normal long lasting finish of my other Ombre Blackstar's (even with a base I get creasing after a few hours as shown below).
The colour however is undeniably beautiful, the golden
silver/pewter tones can take on a more taupe or even green hue
depending on the lighting and the finish is shimmered boarding on
Swatched below and then blended in
Its always a bit odd when you buy a formula you have always rated
to find it not performing as you'd expect, I guess all I can say
is proceed with caution if you are eyeing this up.
I bought this from http://uk.spacenk.com