I totally didn’t see this one coming. After my first experience with Laura Mercier left me feeling “meh,” the line kind of went off my radar. On a recent shopping trip to Blue Mercury, I was hunting for a perfect, cool, red lipstick (I AM the crazy lipstick lady). NARS had only warm reds, and the lovely sales woman warned me that Bobbi Brown’s new line of lip color was just her old (drying) formula, repackaged. Thank God for honest sales people. Then, as I was starting to give up hope (and my 2 year old was reaching her lipstick sample saturation point), I saw it across the store. A beautiful, cool, pin-up red, calling to me from it’s display.
It was love at first swipe. I’d like to introduce you to my new wifey, Créme Smooth Lip Color, by Laura Mercier.
From the moment I sampled this little gem, I knew I had met my match. The formula is so smooth and creamy, it feels more lip a balm than a full color lipstick. After several wears, I’m totally hooked. It’s moisturizing, comfortable on the lips, and wears off evenly.
Although the color is beautiful in full saturation, I actually love this color best when used as a stain. I use one coat of Benebalm, and dab a bit of Créme Smooth Lip color over it. Blend with finger and voila! A perfect cherry stain for daytime.
Based on this experience, Laura Mercier is totally going on my radar and I look forward to trying more of her products.
Have any Laura Mercier you love? Let me know in the comments!