Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate, Cinnful, Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalms Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy ColourbalmLaura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very smooth, creamy, and balm-like texture that was fairly emollient. The texture is thin enough that it doesn’t feel slippery, but feathering might be a concern for those more prone to it (I didn’t experience it, to be clear). This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating. Urban Decay Manic (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Berry Rich (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Or Cuivre (117) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). YSL Red in the Dark (76) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Plain Jane (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Gemini (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (DC, $40.00) is more muted (85% similar). Hourglass I Can't Live Without (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Natural Born Leader (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (DC, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Rose B4 Bros (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Smashbox Fig (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy ColourbalmLaura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, lightweight texture that glided on and felt very nourishing while worn. The color wore for three and a half hours on me. Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Margs (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (DC, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass Influencer (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Devore (P, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Rich Marron (LE, $20.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Futurist (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Tender (325) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joan (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Siesta (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nude (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Garance (DC, $58.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath She's Heaven (DC, $40.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Tame (PiP, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath 1995 (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy ColourbalmLaura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12oz.) is a bright, pinky-red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, though there was a little more translucency across the board. The consistency was creamy and smooth, which made it comfortable to wear and apply, and I noticed this shade had a bit less slip than the other two. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was moisturizing over time. Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Dimitri (442) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (DC, $8.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #22 (P, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dressed to Kill (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $8.49) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Devil Inside (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Chimichanga (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy ColourbalmLaura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have the “comfort of a lip balm, the coverage of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss.” The formula is really quite pigmented, creamy, and hydrating; their downfall is longevity was typically less than similar-hued shades with a less emollient consistency (not entirely unexpected). There was a slight, sweet scent to them but no discernible taste. It’s a really comfortable formula to wear, and if you don’t mind reapplying or transfer, well worth a look!

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Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Cinnful Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
Laura Mercier Red Velvet Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm

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I love all of these, both the finish and the shades! I am very tempted to get at least red velvet but I am afraid these would feather on me. I know you don’t usually have this problem but do you think these are prone to feathering, Christine?

The finish is amazing. They’re so comfortable to wear. It is possible that feathering is an issue, since they are more emollient 🙁

The colors are pretty, esp. love Iced Pomegranate, but not a fan of lipsticks with flat bullet tops, feel like it’s hard to get the corners without going outside the lip lines.

Wow, these are really pretty. I’m actually surprised by these as I didn’t expect the coverage to be as good as it appears. In fact, I wasn’t even considering any of them. I like all three shades but am leaning toward Pomegranate and Cinnful. Thanks for your review!

I really like these. I love all three shades but Pomegranate and Red Velvet shades would obviously be best. If you had to choose between Sheer F-Bomb and Red Velvet, which would you choose?

All of these are gorgeous! I love how the two more colorful ones have a nice translucency without a loss of smoothness, no patchiness either. Iced Pomegranate is the prettier of these, Cinnful the most easily wearable.

Yes that Cinnful is really pretty. I’ve never tried any LM lippies- ever. So pleased you posted a review of these Christine. I’d be willing to try one or two out- I’m always looking for ones that make my lips feel good and don’t burn! Nice choice of shades too- all look good on you!

Revlon lip butters work, but the problem is longevity. They’re done in like two hours. I’ve been looking at these and bite’s new formula. I think I’ll at least try them.

Omgosh these look super creamy!!
All three look great, but I really like the Iced Pomegranate & Cinnful.
I wonder if these would be more prone to melting since they are so balmy & emollient.

I’ve been bummed that my UD Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Liar is no longer firm in the lipstick tube. Like when I touch/nudge the lipstick, it’s movable. I’m not sure what to do. 🙁 Anyone else having this problem with UD lippies?

Loved them all… Esp cinnful…. Nice shade; good for work; will keep my lips moisturised; and I don’t worry about reapplication as long as the layers dont pile up and look horrendous.

These are really pretty but for some reason on my mobile device, I’m seeing other pictures spliced into the swatches, like UD Revolution lipstick pictures instead of lip swatches. I’ve tried reloading, using data instead of wifi, etc

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