Sunday, December 27th, 2009


Laura Mercier Naked Rose Lip Velvet

Laura Mercier Naked Rose Lip Velvet ($22.00) is a brick-brown nude. Like Mocha Rouge, the color is difficult to describe, but it’s most certainly not what I’d think of when I read “Naked Rose.” (I would have expected a pink-y shade, maybe a beige-y pink!)

Lip Velvets are indeed long-wearing liquid lipsticks. They apply with a doe-foot wand applicator and go on extremely pigmented from the get-go. They are, however, more matte in finish (I’d consider it semi-matte, personally), so they do tend to feel dry on lips. What’s unique about the formula is that even though it feels dry, it’s not actually drying. The product just hugs and clings to lips, but it doesn’t actually dry them out as some matte products do.

As I mentioned in my review of Mocha Rouge, I don’t think the formula is that comparable to Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laques. Chanel is more moisturizing, don’t cling as much, and have a very glossy finish. The shade range is also completely different, so you can’t just pick one over the other so easily!

Again, I’d really love to see Laura Mercier expand the range to include more versatile and wearable shades in 2010.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re looking for a work-safe, long-wearing lip color, check out Laura Mercier’s Lip Velvets.

Availability: Blue Mercury

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14 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Naked Rose Lip Velvet Review, Photos Swatches

  1. Sara

    This lipstick remands me to another lipstick with a similar shade and same name…MAC Mocha lipstick ;)

  2. Avatar of Heather Heather

    is this a matte? It looks thick and chalky. It is a great color on you but I don’t care for the thickness.

    • It’s matte or semi-matte, depending on what you’d consider matte, I suppose. It has a slight sheen to it, so I’d personally consider it more semi-matte.

  3. amy

    This looks like a pretty colour, but it looks more peach than roses to me.

  4. Amy p

    This is so pretty! I absolutely Love this color! I think i’ll have to save up for this one!

  5. Lyndsay

    I really like this color. I think it would work great on my coloring…I may have to splurge and get it at some point.

  6. Really pretty, i’ll have to check it out

  7. Sara

    Christine,
    How does this color compare with the new color in MAC’s Warm and Cozy collection called Warm Me Up? They look similar in color and I was wondering which one to pick up. Thanks!:)

    • I don’t think they’re similar at all, actually… It doesn’t have the pink-ness to it that Warm Me Up has. This has a lot of brown/orange tones to it, IMO! It’s also way, way darker.

  8. idakz

    wooo liquid lipstick sounds like something i would really checkout!

  9. Beautiful! Loving these Laura Mercier lip products!