|Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Dusk|
Laura Mercier's Crème Smooth Lip Colour Line launched in time for fall last year didn't strike a positive note with me upon release. I just didn't like the thick texture at the time. However, my last Laura makeover didn't seem complete without grabbing a new lip product so I picked one out that I thought I could use through the spring. The color is Pink Dusk.
I admit I got some use out of it particularly during some weekend trips and it showed up well in plenty of photographs. It's a medium pink by all respects but as I tend to pile it on, it does come off slightly more fuschia on me. It becomes the focal point of any look I top with it and that suits me fine. In the past, I would have been all over this formula but I've come to embrace the sheer lipsticks that have been spawning like crazy the past couple of years. I find those easier to carry in the purse. This one has loads of color and if I had the time, I would meticulously apply it in the morning before I leave the house. But the control-freak in me doesn't want to spend too much time touching up lipstick. The swipe and go option you have with a sheerer formula suits me better throughout the day.
All said, it's a reasonably moisturizing formula. It clings to dry spots like many lipsticks do so I recommend a good lip prep. Once on, I find that it lasts a few hours and leaves a slight stain. There are over 30 shades to choose from, all with that rich and creamy texture. To compare, I find that it's not as creamy as Burberry's Soft Satin Lipstick but it seems slightly smoother and possibly shinier in finish. The packaging is also similar to Burberry's, being boxy and all, just without the magnet closure. Each tube of the Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour retails for $26.00, a couple bucks more than the other lipstick lines within the brand but you do get the same amount of product.