Have No Hot Pink Fear, Laura Mercier’s Gel Lip Colour in Dollface Is Here

Published in: Laura Mercier, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

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The scenario: weekend brunch with the girls. After a short stack of banana pancakes, three cups of coffee and two solid hours spent laughing, chatting and catching up, it’s time for a quick touch-up before heading out. If you happen to pull hot pink Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Dollface ($22) from your purse, what happens next could sound a lot like this…

BFF: “Ooh!”

You: “I know, right? It’s Laura Mercier’s Dollface lipstick.”

BFF: “LOVE the color, but I dunno… Do you think I could ever wear something that bright?”

You: “Oh, yes! For sure! It’s way more bark than bite. It looks super bright in the tube and goes on like a really sheer, shiny hot pink, but when it mellows out it looks like a lip stain.

“I like it… I don’t like having to reapply it every hour or so — that’s kind of a pain — but it’s very hydrating, and my lips are dry, so it’s great for that. Oh, and it tastes and smells a little like vanilla, which I like.

“Here, wanna try? I promise I don’t have cooties. :) Wipe the tip on that napkin over there… And use my mirror.”

Next thing you know, grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s after brunch gets put on the back burner, and you and your girls are making a beeline for the nearest Laura counter so they can pick up Dollface, too.

Yes, I speak from experience.

Beyond its uncanny ability to inspire sudden changes in plans, Dollface also possesses the power to seduce wearers into thinking that it, and the rest of Laura’s Gel Lip Colours, are among the slickest, lightest weight, most comfortable lipsticks you and your lips have ever kissed.

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Dollface doesn’t just feel smooth. It feels smoove…like that time you “accidentally” ate that bowl of buttercream frosting you were supposed to use for the cake you baked and then, as you licked the smooth, rich frosting from your lips, realized that — holy wow! — there was a ton of butter in that.

Again, I speak from experience. :)

And maybe I’ve watched way too much Masterpiece Theater lately, but I think there’s also something very Downton Abbey about Dollface, especially after about 20 minutes, when it settles down and the shine gives way to a soft, pink stain with a careless whisper — wait, did I just say “careless whisper?” — of sheen. I can totally see the Crawley girls wearing it whilst sipping tea, or perhaps while touring the gardens on a hazy spring day.

Seriously, does the sun ever come out on that show?



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With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’m thinking Dollface would make a great lip color for dates, since the light, smoove texture would be very conducive to love smooching.

No need to make a quick decision, either, because this Dollface lives in Laura’s permanent line. :)

PRICE: $22
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Also new from Laura Mercier: The Sheer, Bold, Tres Chic Collection

It looks like Dollface just made a couple of new friends. Poppy and Orchid, two new permanent shades in the Gel Lip Colour Line (also $22 each), are joining the festivities, and they’re bringing five new limited-edition $18 Nail Lacquers with them (in Sizzle, Oh La La, Cabana, Luscious and Flamingo).

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Gah! These bright pinks and corals are making me antsy for spring!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Whoa, a wearable hot pink! Things are getting better!

    I’m antsy for spring too!
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  2. Sonya says:

    Ee! That color is so… bright and happy! Love it!
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  3. Maria says:

    Another Wham reference!? LOL did you get my tweet about how I totally think of you when Wham comes on in my iPod rotation now?? Love that pink BTW, I’m wearing a similar nail color.

  4. I thought it was very sunny during the garden party! :)

  5. Diana says:

    Love it! Your skin looks amazing by the way. Care to share what’s on your face?

  6. AK says:

    OH I AM SO GETTING THAT PINK. I think it’s what I’ve been waiting for for years.. Thanks for the awesome review girl!

  7. That color is AMAZING. but i wish it was as bright applied as it is in the tube!

  8. Maca says:

    Me wants it badly! Give me it now!

  9. Chris25 says:

    It’s so surprising how it looks hot pink in the tube, but so mellow and gorgeous on your face. :)

    I miss watching Masterpiece Theater. I’m waiting for the boyfriend’s dad to buy us a TV as a late Xmas gift.

    • Karen says:

      Oh, nice!

      How are things going with the latest addition to the fur family?

      • Chris25 says:

        She’s so cute and chatty. Jazz has accepted her, but Rock Star is still grouchy that we’re making her share her space with another female kitty. It’s getting better for both of them, but I don’t know if they’ll ever be BFFs.

        • Karen says:

          Jazz is such a sweet pea. Aww, Rocky is pure diva. Gotta love that about her. She’s had Jazz, you and your boyfriend all to herself for so long… can’t blame her for not wanting to share the spotlight!

          How are your classes this semester? Taking anything interesting or fun?

  10. Teresa says:

    I ♡ Laura Mercier products so much~ this shade looks beautiful on you, it’s much softer appearing than it looks in the tube!

    This is off topic, but I actually have discovered one Laura Mercier product that does not work for me, and it’s the Eye Basics, yikes. Anyone else have crazy creasing with those?

  11. FadBurger says:

    I want to try this, I am addicted to this sort of thing I can just slap on whenever!
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  12. breyerchic04 says:

    I’ve never spent this much on a lipstick (MAC and Clinique are my most expensive) but I think i want to.

  13. bisbee says:

    Funny – I’m wearing this today! I love (LOVE!) these Laura Mercier Gel lipsticks – I have a large number of them (I mean LARGE), I’ve ordered backups of several of the colors, and just yesterday I ordered the 2 new colors and the Clementine!

    The Sweet Cherry is great, and also Berry Sorbet, which is more of a fuschia pink than Dollface (I’ve got multiple backups of Berry Sorbet!).

  14. Nina says:

    gorgeous hot pink thats wearable? where do i sign up? thats lovely, and so laura mercier.

  15. April says:

    I’ve never really been into hot pinks but wow!! this is going on my wishlist!

  16. corallista says:

    This color looks beautiful in the tube as well as on the lips!
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  17. Karen are you still on season one? Good lord! Sometimes I think my week is just one long slog to make to the next Downton – I’m obsessed, but then I’m obsessed w. Masterpiece in general, bc deep down I am an 83 year old cat lady.
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  18. Leila says:

    That is such a gorgeous colour! It’s subtly bright, if that makes any sense? From reading your’s and Christine’s (temptalia) reviews on Laura Mercier lipsticks, it seems that they are very underrated indeed. Gonna have to check them out.

    The sun not shining, yeah sounds just like England. Here would be perfect for those Twilight vampires!

  19. Stephanie says:

    You had me at Crawley girls!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Omg I love Wham! I have a lot of their stuff on my ipod…a bit embarrassing when others go through it oh well! I’m a big George Michael fan, he’s my favorite male singer he has such a good voice. :]

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