Laura Mercier is launching a new line of lipsticks for Fall 2012(available in Sept.). The Crème Smooth Lip Colour ($26) collection, will consist of 18 gorgeous shades that leave lips soft, soothed and conditioned. To complement them, Laura is adding seven Laura Mercier Lip Pencil shades to her existing collection. Oh happy day!
These lipsticks are fairly lightweight and have a nice creamy texture that feels very comfortable on lips. Coverage is medium to full depending upon how you apply them. One quick swipe back and forth will render medium coverage, while if you tend to swipe back and forth a few times, (a lá moi) you’ll get full coverage. The long wearing formula is supposed to last 6-8 hours and I did get about 5-6 hours out of them even while drinking and snacking (not a full meal).
There are several things I really, really like about these new lipsticks:
- The finish is semi-lustrous but very pigment dense. No need to use lip liner!!
- Formula does not bleed or feather; does not dry or fade; does not settle into lip lines–Hip, Hip, Hooray!
- The shades are pretty and natural looking
- Formulated with Vitamin E and Olive Oil so they feel moisturizing
They are also fragrance free and dermatologically and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation. Laura thought of everything!
The shades are:
- Antique Pink
- Créme Coral
- Dulce de Leche
- Haute Red
- Pink Blush
- Pink Dust
- Plum Orchid
- Portofino Red
- Red Amour
- Spiced Rose
I was able to try Créme Coral and Pink Dusk and I adore both of these shades! Créme Coral is a slightly browned peach –a lovely and very fitting shade for the transition from summer to fall. Pink Dusk is a medium warm pink that brightens up the face. It’s fairly bright on me, but for someone with more pigment in their lips, it would definitely be less vivid. Both shades wear at least 6 hours. I have a few more shades on my “to buy” list–Rosewood, Spiced Rose (another good one for fall) and Antique Pink.
Left to right: Crushed Berry Lip Liner, Pink Dusk Smooth Créme Lip Colour, Carnation Lip Liner, Créme Coral Lip Colour.
Top to Bottom: Créme Coral, Carnation, Pink Dusk, Crushed Berry
The new Laura Mercier Smooth Créme Lip Colours are housed in a sleek, modern metallic case. Available at counters and lauramercier.com
Seven new lip liners are being released in addition to the current 11 for a total of 18 shades. The pencils are designed to outline, define and enhance the natural shape of the lip. Firm enough to draw a precise thin line, yet soft enough to blend. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and comfortably.
- Long wearing with rich colour pay-off
- Available in 7 new shades, for a total of 18 shades
- Price: $20
Finally, the best-selling Tinted Moisturizer is available in a convenient compact! Laura’s latest innovation features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups on the go. I received a sample so I will have a review for you soon!
- Available in 12 shades
- Price: $45
- available now at Sephora.com