Thursday, November 12, 2009

Laura Mercier Shimmer Lip Colour Lipstick (Violet)

I was at the Laura Mercier counter with the intention to buy the Satin Lip Colour lipstick in Currant, a gorgeous deep rose plum. I tried it on the spot, and while the formula felt soft and weightless, the semi-matte texture was the kind that sinks right into the tiny scar on my bottom lip and make it stand out. Sadly, that meant I had to pass. But I was already there and in the mood for a pretty lipstick, so the SA directed me towards the Shimmer Lip Colour, a range of lipsticks with a soft, moisturizing texture.

Shimmer Lip Colour has an acceptable staying power (some pigment remains after a cup of tea), excellent coverage and is very comfortable to wear, leaving the lips feeling soft even after it's long gone. I liked many of the colors I saw and chose Violet, a medium mauve. While the Laura Mercier website describes Violet as a cool mauve, I actually think it has some red undertone, at least against my skin.

Bottom line: A crowd pleaser.

Laura Mercier Shimmer Lip Colour Lipstick ($22)is available from most department stores, Sephora and I bought mine at Bergdorf Goodman.

All photos by me.

1 comment:

  1. i am also wearing lipstick and drinking tea, and reading your post made me curiously google "lipstick print teacup" and OMG i want one of these so bad!

    also, i was inspired by your recent post with the picture of charlize and picked up something i thought would be similar on my last quick stop to walgreens - l'oreal hip "shine struck liquid lipcolor" in "tainted." i wasn't expecting much but WOW it is seriously epic. almost spot on compared to the picture and the pigment/lasting power is amazing. highly recommend it, especially for $12!! it's lasting through my tea like a champ :)


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