Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Spiced Rose
Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Okay, so it wasn’t that long ago. More like last year. But nevertheless, last year at this place I’m talking about there lived a lipstick lover who, despite her best efforts, couldn’t find a long-wearing, moisturizing lipstick to save her life.
Every time she came close, she would fall into despair, with the contender leaving her parched pout just as dry and cracked as before.
Not one to give up easily, our lipstick lover looked and looked for the elusive creature, only to come up empty handed. Disappointed, she began to doubt that such a creature existed at all, and then one fall (this fall, actually), a field of moisturizing lip products sprouted up on shelves!
Her heart longed for a shiny, long-wearing lipstick — but not too shiny — packed with pigment and comfortable to wear.
Just then, something caught her eye over at the Laura Mercier counter…
From the left: Crème Coral (a tawny peach), Rosewood (a warm dusty rose) and Spiced Rose (a rose beige)
It was Laura’s new $26 Crème Smooth Lip Colours, available in 18 shades.
I’ve been getting to know a few of them this week — tawny peach Crème Coral, warm Rosewood and rosy beige Spiced Rose — and they make a pretty good first impression.
Effortlessly lightweight, natural-looking and oh-so-moisturizing, they also have a semi-luminous finish with a light shine.
One rich layer of the unscented, unflavored formula, which Laura loaded with olive oil and vitamin E, completely covers my lips with color and eradicates any flakes.
From the left: Crème Coral (a tawny peach), Rosewood (a warm dusty rose) and Spiced Rose (a rosy beige)
These are billed as lasting 6-8 hours, and I get pretty close to that. Not quite. I’d say it’s more like 5-6 hours, assuming I’m sipping and/or snacking.
So far I’ve only tried three of the shades, but from what I’ve seen, I can’t wait to try more.
I just slip a layer on my lips directly from the tube. No lip liner necessary, since the formula’s so easy to control. While it feels light on my lips, the texture is on the thicker side.
Some blush and a pair of smokey eyes, and I’m ready to take on the world!
Or maybe my living room.
PRICE: $26 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and lauramercier.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I only wish they lasted a little longer)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I feel like I need to tell you that I have both Night at the Roxbury and So I Married an Axe Murderer waiting for me on the DVR, and I CANNOT WAIT to plop my booty on the couch to watch ‘em back to back (ideally with a tub of Three Twins ice cream).
That’s my plan, and I’m sticking to it!
Whatcha up to? How was your Tuesday?