Saturday, August 24, 2019

Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick: Review and Swatches
New from Laura Mercier comes a new lipstick collection boasting weightless, high-impact color with a satin finish. Available in 30 beautiful shades, the Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($42 CAD for 3.5 g) also features a "custom-curved bullet sculpted to envelop lips and deliver intense color in one silky swipe". I've got review and swatches of five shades to share with you today. To read on, click......
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Packaging:
The Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick comes in a sleek rectangular lipstick with a reflective gunmetal finish. The cap closes with a satisfying magnetic snap and while lipstick bullet has the traditional teardrop shape, the tip is slightly curved to hug the contours of the lips.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Formulation:
Infused with Mediterranean Sea algae extract that hydrates and smooths fine lines, the Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick comes in 30 colorful shades. The formulation is very creamy and slick while the pigmentation is semi-opaque but buildable. I have here a handful of brighter pinks and reds and there is some slight inconsistency in terms of the formulation. While the finish for all five shades has a satin-shine, the lighter shades are a touch patchy as the color does not cling well to the lips and will transfer between the upper and lower lips. Needless to say, the lipsticks are also prone to smudging and fading with eating although they wear off evenly.

Rose Décadent: This is a bright pink with a hint of coral. The finish is slightly uneven so it requires some building to achieve a nice and opaque coverage.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rose Décadent": Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Décadent"
Fuchsia Intense: A bright cool pink, Fuchia Intense is just a touch sheer but buildable. The formulation is quite staining so it leaves behind a pink tint.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Fuchsia Intense": Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Fuchsia Intense"
Rouge Éclatant: A bright coral red, Rouge Éclatant is a comparatively more pigmented than the previous two shades.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Éclatant": Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Éclatant"
Rouge Muse: Described as a blue-based red, Rouge Muse is very intense and pigmented.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Muse": Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Muse"
Rouge Ultime: Although described as the classic red, Rouge Ultime is comparatively deeper and more blue-based than Rouge Muse. However, the two shades are quite similar; so much so that it's actually pretty hard to distinguish the two unless compared side by side. This shade is also quite pigmented.
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Ultime": Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in "Rouge Ultime"
Overall, this is a nice satin lipstick collection with a hydrating and lightweight formulation. The pigmentation is very good but there is some minor patchiness with the lighter shades due to the slick formulation. I don' think the formulation is anything extraordinary but the color selection is definitely very tempting. Have you spotted the new Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in stores yet? Which shade is your favorite shade?
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Laura Mercier | Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Availability:
Laura Mercier is available online and in stores at Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.
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