It isn’t often that you find a beauty product that you feel like you’re going to keep using for the rest of your life. Or the foreseeable future, at least. That’s just how I see the Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose. This product has made my day many more times than I’d expected it to, ever since I got hold of it at Sephora one fine afternoon shopping with my best friend.
My lips are extremely sensitive, which means that there are many lip products out there that I cannot use without getting a bad reaction. Though lip eczema differs from person to person – and most people don’t have it – this lip product doesn’t make my lips go crazy. It’s no surprise then, when I found out that this range of lip colour doesn’t contain parabens, alcohol, fragrance and D5 (a chemical that has actually been proven to not be toxic in rats at a dose of 0.5%). I don’t know which of these ingredients actually causes me to get swollen lips but man, I think I might never again put any lip product that has them on me.
The lip product itself can be a bit confusing. It looks like a gloss, and seems to be packaged like one, but it is definitely neither glossy nor shiny. It gives a semi-matte finish but this depends on whether you have lip balm prior to it or not. The more lip balm you have, the less matte it’s going to be. I can’t call it a lipstick either, because it doesn’t look like one. It’s also not a tint, because it’s not very liquid, like how tints usually are. So, I’m just going to call this a lip product.
It doesn’t have a scent and is very pigmented – you can get enough opaque colour on your lips with just one swipe of the sponge applicator. The product doesn’t dry out your lips but it doesn’t moisturise it much either. To put it simply, it’s just a lightweight, creamy lip product that has very high pigmentation and is very comfortable to wear. The colour doesn’t last if you’re eating and drinking, but re-applying it is such a pleasure.
As a matte lip colour, it surprisingly doesn’t bleed outside the lips and neither does it make your lip creases more obvious than they already might be. The shade Nude Rose is very versatile, and I’ve worn it to multiple occasions, such as work, dinner and dance and even on weekend shopping trips. You can check out my short video mention of it (plus see how it looks in real life) in my holiday tutorial here.
I’m on the lookout for the shade in Fuchsia Mauve but Sephora and Laura Mercier don’t seem to stock it over here. I might get Red Brick but Coco Noir from Julie Hewett’s Noir Collection is high up on my wish list, so I’m still undecided on that. I suppose you’ll know sooner or later if I do!
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My lips don’t lie,