Um…but of course I couldn’t leave Sephora last night without grabbing at least some swatches. You know me all too well. 🙂
As I was making my usual rounds at the store down the street (I always start in the left corner by the front door and then meander counter-clockwise), Laura Mercier’s Painted Wash Liquid Lip Colours ($28 each) stopped me in my ASPCA Vans.
Bonjour, Laura! J’adore bright lipsticks.
Laura’s new line of lightweight liquid lipsticks is available now in nine vivid, deme-matte shades — Rosewood (a rosy brown), Petal Pink (a warm pink), Red Brick (reddish brown), Coral Reef (a pinkish coral), Vermillion Red (an orangey red), Golden Peach (a pale peachy pink), Fuchsia Mauve (a plum), Nude Rose (a pinkish brown) and Orchid Pink (a reddish pink).
So I walked around the store for about 30 minutes with the swatches on my arm trying to play it cool as I shopped around, but what I was really doing was seeing if the swatches would move at all once they dried.
That, and I couldn’t decide between Coral Reef and Nude Rose…
You know how after a few minutes some liquid lipsticks won’t rub off? Like the Make Up For Ever ones, I swear, they could easily stay on my skin for days. Nevertheless, those kinds of liquid lipsticks can be pretty drying on my lips, so I wanted to see if Laura’s would scoot around at all on my arm, which in this case would have been a good thing.
They did! I rubbed my fingers on the swatches, and the formula still felt a little wet. The swatches also came off easily with a regular makeup remover when I got home (didn’t need an oil-based one), so I don’t think these lipsticks will be too terribly drying.
I ended up not being able to decide on a color, though, so I left the store without bringing one home. I’m going to sleep on it another night, and then we’ll see… That’s what I do sometimes. If I still want one tomorrow, I’ll go back.
You can find all nine of Laura’s $28 Painted Wash Liquid Lip Colours now at Laura Mercier counters, Sephora stores and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,