Monday, July 27, 2015

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm and Lip Liner Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier's fabulous new Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm lives up to all the hype. I adore the rich, succulent color and glossy finish. These new lipsticks are available in twelve truly delectable shades, so check out the swatches of my top three picks after the jump!

The understated packaging is sleek and lightweight, with Laura Mercier's signature printed on the silver half of the bullet. This lip balm/lipstick/lip gloss hybrid is offered in an impressively flattering array of shades, so the fairest, the deepest and everyone in between can find at least one shade to love. I usually top off my lipsticks with a gloss like Laura's Lip Glacé, but I can wear the Colourbalms alone because the finish is so lustrous! This new lipstick formula is hydrating and non-sticky, a perfect companion for your handbag all year round. They feel truly luxurious, but they only cost $25 each. Most of you know my lips are highly sensitive and constantly suffering from dryness due to travel as well as constant testing of new lip products, but I haven't encountered any issues with these Colourbalms! Depending on the color, they wear from 3 to 6 hours.

Raspberry Ripple is a pink mauve. Amaretto Swirl is a light pinkish beige. Creamsicle is a popsicle orange. Raspberry Ripple is an amped up mauve version of a My-Lips-But-Better shade on me while Amaretto Swirl is an ideal nude to pair with a soft smoky eye since it's not too pale. I did not expect to love Creamsicle, but it has an irresistible uplifting effect! I always steer clear of oranges, but I plan to wear Creamsicle all summer long. It leans coral so it brightens my complexion without being too loud. As much as I love the natural shades I've chosen, the brightest of the 12 shades, Sweet Guava and Juicy Papaya will be next to join my Colourbalm ranks!

Laura Mercier says that in addition to the medium color coverage and shiny finish, the ultra thin balmy formula features a mix of vitamins and butters along with smoothing and volumizing ingredients. Essentially, the Lip Parfait Colourbalm formula creates the illusion of a fuller, youthful-looking pout without resorting to plumping agents. My upper lip gets thinner and thinner as every year passes, so I'm loving this spin on lipstick! Furthermore, hyaluronic spheres help fill in lines to provide an optimum surface for color and shine, resulting in more even color coverage. I am head over heels for the plush cushiony texture!

For buildable yet precise application, try Laura Mercier's Lip Brush to apply the Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm to the lips. If you have dark lips or simply prefer full color coverage, layer the Colourbalm over Laura Mercier's Lip Pencil. I usually prefer shades like Baby Lips or Carnation, but Praline and Crushed Berry surprised me! They are very versatile for everyday wear. Utilize the lip pencil as a tool to enhance the natural shape of the lip, prevent bleeding, provide longer wear, and add a hint more fullness! Feather on the formula with short light strokes instead of drawing dark harsh lines around the lips.

Laura's lip pencils have a very smooth, buttery consistency and dry down to a velvety finish. All the colors are well pigmented and blend easily. Each pencil includes a deluxe Sharpener in every box. If you have very dry lips, I recommend exfoliating with a scrub and priming with a balm for best results.

Bottom Line: The Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm may have plain packaging, but it shines and delivers where it really counts — the formula!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Rae, Thanks for the comprehensive review. How does Laura mercier Raspberry ripple compare to Tom Ford Pussycat?


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