How Far Would Gulliver Travel for the Little Glosses in the Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé Set?

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Wearing Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Rose

Minis rule! — and I’m not just saying that as someone who’s usually the shortest person in the room (even in heels). 🙂 The diminutive glosses in the new Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé Set may share my challenges with vertical stature, but that’s only one of the reasons I think they’re such a dang good deal.


From the left: After Hours, Blush, Quartz, Rose and Sparkling

At first glance, the $48 kit may seem expensive, but it makes pretty good sense if you do the math. The price on the set translates into big savings on what are arguably some of the most underrated glosses available on counters now.

I’ve been wearing and loving the Lip Glacés for years, and while the full-size versions cost $22 for a 0.159-oz. tube, these smaller 0.1-oz. tubes work out to just $9.60 apiece. Even ounce for ounce, they’re a much better deal ($138.38 per ounce for the full-size ones vs. $96 per ounce for the minis).

Not too shabby, tabby, especially if you love super shiny glosses and hyphenated words, like non-drying, long-wearing and non-sticky.

With the Mini Lip Glacé Set you get five meow-worthy glosses, each one packed with pigment, in a range of shades from dramatic to nude, and all of them come with a convenient doe-foot applicator.

The shades…

  • After Hours: a creamy, peachy pink with golden micro-glitter
  • Sparkling: a shimmery nude beige
  • Rose: a shimmery reddish pink with golden glitter
  • Blush: a creamy brownish pink
  • Quartz: a shimmery reddish sienna

Swatches from the left: After Hours, Blush, Quartz, Rose and Sparkling

laura mercier limited edition mini lip glace set after hours
Lip Glacé in After Hours

laura mercier limited edition mini lip glace set blush
Lip Glacé in Blush

laura mercier limited edition mini lip glace set sparkling
Lip Glacé in Sparkling

laura mercier limited edition mini lip glace set quartz
Lip Glacé in Quartz

What a great deal for a full wardrobe of wearable glosses a gal could either break up for gifts, or keep and wear every single day. 🙂


PRICE: $48
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Hope you had a great afternoon. I finally feel like I’m getting back in the groove again, but Tabs sure hasn’t been himself. My in-laws are visiting with us for a few days this week, so Tabs doesn’t have his usual run of the place. He’s been pacing around the house all day long and meowing at the closed bedroom door.

Poor guy… His little kitty brain doesn’t deal well with change.


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  1. Kate & Zena says:

    These colors are so pretty. Do these have any scent? You didn’t say and I’m thinking about buying these.

    My afternoon was spent sleeping. I’ve caught a fever. I’m apparently not sick, but I’ve got one of those weird fevers for no reason. I hope I’m better before concert day because I do want to sing! Zena liked all the snuggles though!

  2. gio says:

    What a nice set! The shades all look very pretty!
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  3. Jasmine says:

    If tabs finds out you called his brain little..
    He’s going to have a frisky fiasco!!

  4. These sound fab, Karen! I’ll have to check them out in-store sometime – they look great, and I love the colour selection, but shimmer doesn’t always wear so well on my lips :s

    P.S. Hope you and Tabs (but mostly Tabs :P) do alright with the in-laws in town. Keep us updated!
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  5. Naj says:

    I love mini lipgloss sets!

  6. I was actually thinking about getting this set. This and the Bobbi trio. Thanks for the post.
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  7. Sonya says:

    Can I express my undying love for Rose? I like the variety here – so many of the lipgloss sets I’ve seen lately have been one-note, with neutrals only. This is a welcome change!
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  8. kalcedon says:

    The colors are amazing (though After Hours would look a tad bit too blie-based on me, as my lips aren’t so pigmented, and I have a quite yellowish skintone).

  9. jen says:

    Really pretty, as is your new haircut! Also: xoxo to Tabs from Wizzy and Pippa. They, too, know the pain of isolation. 😉

  10. Nika says:

    Wow, I love blush and rose on you! 🙂

  11. Ruchita says:

    I have never tried Laura Mercier lip glosses, but I might have to add these to my makeup wish-list. I’m really digging the colors, especially After Hours, Blush and Sparkling.

    Hope Tabs gets back in the groove! My kitties usually hide out upstairs when we have people over, but they’re slowly getting used to hanging out with the crowd. 🙂

  12. Nina says:

    Karen — youre right! Minis rule!!! (we do!)

    Id like to give these a go, for sure. Im also thinking of grabbing a box and adding a mini one to small goody bags im going to give to my co workers and friends!

    • Karen says:

      Here’s to mini solidarity, Nina (*raises fist*)!

      Ya know… if a friend put one of these glosses into a goody bag I would be over the moon. 🙂

      Kinda random, but isn’t your trip coming up soon?

      • Nina says:

        *fist pumps*

        id love the glosses for me but shhhh, lets keep that a secret for now!

        we went on a short one last week (NOLA) and then we’re going on another short one this wkend (RenFest) … 🙂

  13. Vonvon says:

    Quartz is HOT! Hmm….kinda rhyme too. 🙂

    It looks really pretty on you.

    The rest of the colors are very pretty too.
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  14. Kelly says:

    Very pretty! I want these not only for myself but as a stocking stuffer for friends and family! I really like blush and quartz on you 🙂
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  15. Chris25 says:

    I really like Blush and Rose!

  16. Christine says:

    Awww, poor Mr. Tabs. Give him my love & cuddles! My feline does the same thing when strangers visit, they sure don’t appreciate change :P.

    • Karen says:

      Will do. 🙂 I think he’s mostly surprised by all the stimulus. His grandparents love to play with him and they’ve worn him out.

      How long have you been your feline’s “assistant”?

  17. Adrienne says:

    I love that you do the exact math! I do that too and a lot of one people look at me like I’m weird. Like the fact that yes, the pro longwear shadows cost more, but price per gram/ ounce is actually cheaper than the regular shadows!
    After hours looks like a really nice nude on you! I’ve been looking for a nude lip color for myself, and I like that After Hours has some pink in it!

  18. Melissa Kecken says:

    OMG Dollface!! Is there ANYTHING that YOU dont look AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS IN?? 😉

  19. You should totally wear bangs forever. So cute! =D
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