Advicesisters.net readers already know I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercier’s products across the board, but her makeup collections have always mystified me. How can trendy colors always translate so well to a wide variety of women, with a wide variety of tastes and needs? I don’t know how these magic potions work, whether they’re creatively conjured with potions, smoke, and an eye of newt, but Laura’s Lipsticks, in particular, are always covet-able both in color, and formula.
For example, Laura’s latest Crème Smooth Lipcolor Creations ($26.00 — 20 color choices) and Lip-Enhancing Lip Pencils ($20.00 each — 18 total, 7 new) are ready to give you lovely “Laura Lips” this Fall. And, as the moisture in the air gets less and less, and lips can often feel chapped, you’ll appreciate the new, luxe, rich crème formula that smooths even parched lips, with beautiful color and a semi-lustrous finish. The silky, lightweight texture is pampering, and pure Olive Oil and Vitamin E nourish even lips in sorry condition, making them not just tinted with color, but actually, better. This lipstick arrives in a shiny, sleek bronze metallic tube, unblemished by graphics or labels (Laura Mercier is embossed into the side).
Two new colors are to Fall in love with (sorry, bad pun), are Dulce de Leche (mid tone brown nude) and Crème Coral (a tawny peach). Both are warm and add color, but they’re a relief from the brash reds and berries, or nudes that can wash out a fading Summer complexion.
You may think you don’t need a Lip Liner, let alone one that is $20.00, but really, you do. And not all lip liners are created equal. These, from Laura Mercier, are soft enough to work without dragging and tugging, but precise enough to keep a sharp line without flaking, cracking, or stalling midway through a line. In other words, can outline, define and enhance the natural shape of your lip without a struggle.
Obvious lip lines are no longer in fashion, but when you are wearing very deep colors. Lining lips and filling them in with a complimentary colored lip pencil, keeps the look from feathering and helps keep your lipstick lasting longer. If you wear a very nude lip, a liner can add depth and dimension. There are seven new shades: Carnation, Coffee Bean, Crushed Berry, Deep Wine, Praline, True Red, Warm Poppy.
This season the fashionable way to make up your face is to focus on one particular feature, such as brows, eyes, or lips. If you love lipstick (and I know you do), You’ll want to add some “Laura’s Lips” to your Fall looks. Visit your favorite Laura Mercier Makeup Counter or www.laura mercier.com