Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

Part Lipstick, Part Gloss — Laura Mercier Stick Gloss

Laura Mercier Courtisane Stick Gloss ($20.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of four shades of Stick Gloss, which is described as “part lip balm, part lip color, and part lip glace.” Courtisane is a deepened rose color base with gold and copper shimmer. On me, it’s semi-sheer but delivers enough shimmer that it almost looks like it’s opaque from afar. It actually reminded me of a sheerer, bronzier version of La Prairie’s Rose Bronze Lipstick (oh, and you know, half the price!).

Stick Gloss is an incredibly moisturizing lipstick that feels lightweight, balm-like, and doesn’t emphasize lip lines. It’s very comfortable to wear, and despite its moisturizing properties, it lasts a solid three to four hours on me. It has a pleasant berry-ish scent that’s not too sweet nor synthetic, and it’s not a scent that lingers after you’ve applied. I really enjoyed this shade, and Sephora carries three others–I would love to see more shades added in the future.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you find most lipsticks too drying, I’d encourage you to test out Laura Mercier’s Stick Gloss!


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Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick
Laura Mercier Courtisane Stick Gloss

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

Laura Mercier Courtisane Lipstick

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31 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Courtisane Stick Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love that color! LOVE!!!!!

  2. Arantzazu

    I love very much this colour!
    I’ve checked the other one (from La Prairie) and I prefere it, but as you’ve said… Laura Mercier’s is twice cheaper!

  3. Kate

    Check out lauramercier.com – there are many more than 4 shades of stickgloss!

  4. Kalex

    That is so pretty! It’s going on my Sephora shopping list for sure! Will you be swatching any of the other shades?

  5. alice

    The color is absolutely beautiful on you!

  6. This looks beautiful! I am loving the color.

  7. what a fantastic color… it looks great on you!

  8. This is really gorgeous. Might just buy it. :)

  9. Addison

    Love the color! Would you say it is similar to Viva glam V, with maybe a little more shimmer?

  10. cloudburst

    I love this colour – it’s going on my shopping list.

  11. Kat

    Pretty! Will check it out in stores next Sephora visit.

  12. It sounds delightful! How would you compare it to the Clinique Butter Shine formula?

  13. Rebecca

    So pretty! Think I’m gonna have to check it out!

  14. Erica

    Gorgeous color!

  15. Sandrine

    Has Courtisane always been in stick gloss form or is this a new formulation? I’ve been looking for this particular shade for years now but sadly it’s not available in my country.

  16. Dana

    I have this lipstick and I totally love it..it’s the perfect shade of pink

  17. Oooh, I love it! Very pretty and summery.

  18. LOVE!! Instant love, but no way to get LM in Germany :-(

    • CeeBee

      It (and about 12 or so) other shades are available currently on Strawberrynet – I’m pretty sure they ship to Germany (and for free!).

      This looks pretty much identical to the Jordana lipstick in Soft Rose I bought yesterday – maybe it’s ever so slightly peachier and a tad more pigmented. The formula is quite dry though and it smells strongly like watermelon! But it was $3 so I don’t mind… :-)

  19. FlyingBuffalo

    I use Laura Mercier’s lip balm, which is similar, although it’s a pale shimmery pink. I think that it’s called “Strawberry Honey”, or maybe that’s just the name of the scent. Anyways, it’s super moisturizing and looks pretty!

  20. Sloane

    thank you so much for featuring this. I tried it on today at the suggestion of this post & I really love it. It doesn’t look quite the same in the tube in person as it looks in your great photograph, but the swatch is an excellent representation of it. It’s a beautiful coral-rose with a strong yet fine gold shimmer and it really does finish like a gloss instead of a lipstick. This is my new lemming and I can’t wait to buy it.

  21. Heather

    I totally bought this solely based on your swatch/review. It’s fabulous!