Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace Review, Photos, Swatches


Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace ($25.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “burgundy with shimmer.” It’s a reddish burgundy with warm undertones and violet and fuchsia shimmer. NARS Rouge Tribal (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Black Tea (LE, $19.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Feelin’ So Good (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Lip Glace formula is supposed to be a “high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss” that “hydrates and protects lips” with a “non-sticky formula.” The color is described as “rich, long-lasting” as well. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so the natural lip color came through but it was visible. The shimmer is on the lighter side, so it is more in the background with this particular shade. Applied, the color didn’t settle too much into lip lines, but the sheerer nature of such a dark shade made it so it didn’t look that even on, either. The gloss felt lightweight, non-sticky, and was lightly hydrating, while it lasted for three and a half hours on me. It had a burnt sugar/caramel scent but no discernible taste.

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace
Laura Mercier Desire Lip Glace

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections Cheek Melange
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette


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Debra Avatar

This is a stunning color and it looks gorgeous on you but I can see a certain uneven “drippiness”.

I’ve got pigmented lips so it’s okay for this shade to be semi-opaque. I’ve been on the hunt for this color to re-emerge. About 5 years ago I bought a Dior lip gloss that was dark wine-blackened honey and I can’t recall the name for the life of me, but it went the way of most lip glosses — had to throw it out once it was mid-way used for reasons of hygiene and the product just didn’t perform as well.

Here’s hoping this color is the tip of the dark jewel-toned iceberg for lip glosses/glasses/Glossimers!

markiebamboo Avatar


Have you tried Armour Beauty lip glosses?

They are four dollars less for 0.22 Fluid Ounces, so you get a little bit more than the laura mercier ones. They are also highly pigmented and they also have a new vegan lip gloss. but you can also get they at beautylish.

Anne Avatar

The color is gorgeous on you, but it obviously can’t be worn alone. How about over Nars Cruella, a matte? It’s too pretty on you not to make it work.

Clio Avatar

I had the same problem with Revlon Embellished. So sheer, I just couldn’t get it to apply evenly. Shame, because it was a stunner in the tube.

Helene Avatar

Oh, dear. It looked so good in the tube. I find this uneveness happens quite often with dark, wine coloured glosses. Pity about this, I loved the shimmerparts that was visable in the swatch but not really on the lips.
I love how gorgeous your hair is. Looks so good when you let it out.

Anais Avatar

I bought this, and it looks quite different on my lips than in the review! My lips are a little darker than the reviewers, I think. The color is even in heavy or light application, and gorgeous! It isn’t blood red, or exactly burgundy…it is a warmer, very sexy, natural and seductive shade. Lots of compliments when I wear it and great in photos. Nice for evening with a dab of gold or copper gloss in the center, or light application for daytime. It is a perfect shade for those with green or hazel eyes, as it makes them pop. It isn’t really dark enough to qualify as a vampy shade, though it looks dark in the tube.

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