This sneak peek of Laura Mercier's new Gel Lip Colour lipsticks in Rosette (left) and Sweet Cherry is here straight from the UPS truck. I just got them and rushed outside to take photos using the last rays of today's sun (thank you, Daylight Saving Time). Obviously, I'll have detailed reviews and swatches of both colors once I actually get to wear them (on my lips, it is. Right now I'm just impressed with how the gel swatches on my wrist and arm haven't transferred to either my laptop or to the orange tabby who placed himself comfortably next to me).
First impression is that the texture is great and I'm going to wear both colors all summer. One thing before everyone runs off to the Laura Mercier website to place an order, the lipsticks have the strongest scent I've come across in a makeup product- yes, stronger than Guerlain's violets. As soon as I took off the caps from Rosette and Sweet Cherry I got a blast of an almondy heliotrope that intensified as I swatched the lipsticks and is still here 30 minutes and one cat later. Seriously, my left arm with the swatches is resting against Kosh and I can still smell it very clearly, so those of you who dislike heliotrope or are sensitive to scented lipsticks, please take it into account.
The new Gel Colour lipsticks ($22 each) are currently only available online from lauramercier.com. I'm not sure when they'll be at the counters.
Bonus: Here's the last photo I took once I was done with the lipsticks. Giselle was happy to pose: