Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color
Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “fresh coral-pink.” It’s a vibrant coral-pink with a creamy finish and a hint of sheen.  As far as coral-pinks go, though, this is just barely on the edge.  Burberry Primrose Hill is slightly pinker. Guerlain Nahema is a little darker and more orange-based. MAC Watch Me Simmer is much more vibrant. NYX Haute Melon is very, very similar–a little less pink-hued.

The formula is described as a “hydrating, anti-aging, plumping, and conditioning lip color” while delivering a “sheer wash of color with a semi-matte finish.” For fans of more opaque lipsticks, you’ll want to keep reading, because this color is anything but sheer! It’s very nearly opaque on lips–the barest hint of my lip freckle peeks through. It’s vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

Laura Mercier delivers a somewhat moisturizing formula that’s creamy and glides on fairly evenly and easily, and really, the only claim she missed was the sheer one. Just to reiterate, I rate products based on what the brand claims the product does, so if it’s a sheer product that ends up being opaque, they’re not living up to their claim–and this is why purchasing makeup is entirely subjective, because someone who loves sheer color wouldn’t like this and vice versa. My hope with reviews is to set expectations so that you know what you’re buying, for better or worse!

Kissed Lips wears really well and long–six hours in total–and it’s not drying at all. My lips felt all right after I removed the product seven hours later–not lovingly hydrated but not devoid of moisture. The texture, while creamy, seems to emphasize any and all lip imperfections–you can see that it’s managed to find every last bit of imperfect lip texture in the swatch. If you have drier, chapped lips, I would pass on this particular shade, because it will cling. Not drying yet it exhibits some of the characteristics of a drier formula!

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Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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The texture, while creamy, seems to emphasize any and all lip imperfections--you can see that it's managed to find every last bit of imperfect lip texture in the swatch. If you have drier, chapped lips, I would pass on this particular shade, because it will cling. Not drying yet it exhibits some of the characteristics of a drier formula!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color
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Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color
Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color
Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color

Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color
Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Burberry Primrose Hill is slightly pinker. Guerlain Nahema is a little darker and more orange-based. MAC Watch Me Simmer is much more vibrant. NYX Haute Melon is very, very similar--a little less pink-hued.

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13 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Kissed Lips Sheer Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Y

    eeww all that money and you still get line on your lips! I go with Revlon for 4$ ( on sale) and they got hot shades!

  2. This looks so pretty on you! It reminds me a bit of MAC Ever Hip.

  3. What are you wearing on your eyes? You look amazing!

  4. Arantza

    Such a beautiful color!
    It reminds me of nº36 MUFE Rouge Artist Natural =)

  5. Avatar of Gina Gina

    Eeek, it really does make your lips look dry! I’ll have to avoid this, since my lips are almost always chapped.

  6. omg your skin looks fantastic! What foundation are you using?

  7. Oh, Laura. Why would you do this to us!

    Honestly, there are few things in the beauty world as irritating as a gorgeously-coloured lipstick that wears well, hydrates well, actually stays on, and yet, somehow, still manages to be unforgiving on the lips. It’s like dangling a carrot in front of our product-fixated brains and then setting it aflame! :(

  8. This is a lovely shade x

  9. Brittany

    Wow that color looks great on you.

  10. Heather Renee Deloach

    do you think this would be a good one to use at a rainbow party?