Friday, December 11th, 2009

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss
Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

The Scarlet Season: Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss ($25.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a semi-sheer red with deep red shimmer. It’s a non-sticky gloss that feels moisturizing and lightweight on lips. On me, I found it gave me about three or four hours of wear without touch-ups, which is about average. This is beautiful on its own for a hint of red, but it can also be layered over a lipstick to give it a glossier, slightly shimmered look. It has Lancome’s signature lip applicator, which always reminds me of a bubble-blowing wand! I do like how it applies fairly evenly without having to work at it, too.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See photos and swatches…

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss
Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss
Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss
Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss
Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

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11 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: Lancome Mercury Rising Color Fever Gloss

  1. Leila

    D: *dies*

    That lipgloss is sooooo sexy!!! I must try to not lick my screen, it looks delicioussss. Oh gosh I sound like a make up pedophile!!!

    /endcreepycomment

  2. Funny how it is sparkly in the tube but I swear that on your lips, I thought at first it was a simple plain red. Maybe is that a photo effect. Does it sparkle more in real life?

  3. Rae

    That’s one heck of a red gloss! I like it =D

  4. Amanda

    How do you get such a defined edge around your lips? I have a hard time with this, especially with gloss. I use lip liner but have never been able to acheive such perfection as you did in this photo!

    • Concealer around the lips is a good trick! :) (I didn’t do it here, though!) It’s something I do when I wear bolder shades in a regular look. I’d also say you could use a lip brush dipped in makeup remover for a defined edge as well.

  5. Hi Christine!

    There’s two of the reds that I LOVE!
    MAC Dubonnet Lipstick (perfect colour between bright & dark red)
    Make Up For Ever #205 Lipstick (Gorgeous opaque bright red)

    Just a quick question for you, What are you using/doing to keep your lips so smooth?? Every home remedy that I’ve tried hasn’t worked.

    • Hi Crisstyna!

      I use NARS’ Hydrating Toner pumped onto a cotton pad right before swatches, but overall, I use Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub most of the time.

  6. Helena

    Hmmmm. It looks like it’d feel gritty! But it is gorgeous.

  7. Luisafer

    pretty glosss… fist one I like, not to sheer, pretty shade!!! like it!!!