Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick vs Kiko 05 Eyeshadow Stick

I live for eyeshadow sticks at the moment, and they saved me a lot of time in the mornings this summer during my internship. I love how easily you can apply them to your eye lids, blend it out with a brush or your finger (the latter of which is my tool of choice), apply some mascara, and voila, the eyes are done– so simple and quick.

Because I’ve been obsessed with eyeshadow sticks, and have been purchasing them fervently, I was bound to purchase two almost exact shades. I’ve heard that the Kiko 05 Rosy Brown eyeshadow stick is a dupe for Laura Mercier’s Amethyst eyeshadow stick so I wanted to see it for myself and do a comparison.

Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick vs Kiko 05 Eyeshadow Stick, laura mercier amethyst dupe

Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick vs Kiko 05 Eyeshadow Stick

| Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick |

  • $28
  • Mauvey taupe with frosted pearl
  • Deeper color
  • Creamy, pigmented, and long lasting
  • Not glittery/chunks of sparkle
  • Sets quickly, but not as fast Kiko 05 so you can work with it a bit more before it sets

| Kiko Eyeshadow Stick in 05 Rosy Brown |

  • $12
  • Rosy taupe Brown with silver sparkles
  • Color is a little lighter
  • Creamy, pigmented, and long lasting
  • Dries really fast
  • Has larger glitters/sparkle
  • Sets really quickly so blending can be a bit harder
Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick vs Kiko 05 Eyeshadow Stick, laura mercier amethyst dupe

Laura Mercier Amethyst Eyeshadow Stick (bottom) vs Kiko 05 Eyeshadow Stick (top)

| The Verdict |

Not complete dupes, but quite similar— Both eyeshadow sticks are beautiful and very similar. I think Laura Mercier Amethyst is a little creamier so it glides on easier. It also doesn’t have as much sparkle as Kiko 05 Rosy Brown, and the color is a bit deeper. It doesn’t set as quickly as the Kiko one so you have a bit more leeway to blend. Both are long lasting and last about 8-10 hours on me without creasing.

If you absolutely hate glitter, but want something with a beautiful sheen, then the Laura Mercier one would be better for you. However, if you love yourself some sparkle and want to save yourself $16 then Kiko 05 Rosy Brown will do the job. Overall, there’s not a huge difference between the two when applied to the eyelids; it’s just up to you whether you hate sparkle or not, and that’s the biggest difference aesthetically between them.

Have you tried either of these? What’s your favorite eyeshadow stick? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Amethyst is my favorite cream eyeshadow from all of the shade that I have and that says a lot :) I used up one stick and I’m on my second one which never happens.

    • cakedtothenines

      Oh wow, that does say a lot! It’s such a gorgeous color. I’m very happy I picked it up :).

  • Damn I wish we could get Kiko in Australia!
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    • cakedtothenines

      I know the feeling! They just opened their online store in America. Hopefully you’ll be able to purchase some online soon!
      xx

  • Love these eyeshadow sticks from Kiko. They are incredible and so affordable, especially because Kiko often has sales on. I don’t have #05 but I’ve swatched it in store and it’s also a great dupe for my beloved By Terry Misty Rock. :)

    Renata x
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    • I don’t have By Terry Misty Rock and heard this was a dupe for that as well, which is why I picked it up :). Such a beautiful shade!
      xx

  • Wow gorgeous shades! I’ve heard amazing things about the Laura Mercier Eyeshadow Sticks, I really need to try them. xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

    • This is my only one, and I love it! I’ll probably pick up a few more as well :)
      xx