Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine

Laura Mercier Polished Collection: Crystal Pink Lip Shine

Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is designed to be a lightweight “polish” with a glossy finish. It’s limited edition and part of Laura Mercier’s Polished Collection. It’s very much like lipgloss in a pot, to be honest. The texture and feel reminded me a lot of MAC’s Tendertones, actually.

On my lips, it goes on like a slightly bronzed pink shimmer. It gives some color, but it still acts much like a gloss–more shimmer than color–which is fine. It’s very moisturizing, feels nice on lips, and looks pretty for a quick lip. It doesn’t have much staying power (fades in about two hours or so), but I like it as a fancier lip balm, actually. It’s not something I’d reach for if I did heavier eye makeup or anything, but if I was just running out to errands, I’d consider wearing this to give my lips a little more oomph.

Pricing is fair, I’d say, relative to Laura Mercier’s price point. You get a good amount of product for your money, too.

I’m just not a fan of the packaging, because I personally find potted lip products to require lip brushes in order to remain hygienic. As germaphobic as I can be, I still tend to just make sure I wash my hands really well before slicking this on, because I really am too lazy to bother digging out a lip brush just to apply a product like this. Wish it came in tube form!

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation: If you love smooth, non-sticky gloss in a pot, check out Laura Mercier’s new Lip Shine!

Availability: Nordstrom

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Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine

Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine

Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine
Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine

Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine

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8 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Crystal Pink Lip Shine Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It looks really pretty, but I really hate the packaging. Definitely a reason for me to not buy it.
    But thanks a lot for the swatches. :)

  2. AnGeLwInGz

    The finish looks nice, but the color has been done a million times over by every brand.

  3. Glosslizard

    I prefer to use my fingers with pot products (it seems to soften them and let them melt into the skin/lips better), so I started using a little plastic spatula to scoop out a tiny bit of product! I have a spray bottle of alcohol for cleaning the spatula between uses. It actually works really well!

    I do like that color as a quickie lip finish, is it very moisturizing?

  4. Leila

    I would totally wear that over a deep colored lip stain for the glittery effect! I think it’s really pretty but you’re right…pot= no no.

  5. gashwin

    reminds me of benefit sugar cookie but in a pot.

  6. JoElla

    Very pretty color! But not crazy for the packaging and will be looking for a drugstore dupe in this shade.

  7. Yvette

    I LOVE this color and product! Anyone know of a duplicate in a tube (you’re right the lip brush and pot is not good)!