Laura Mercier Rose Decadent & Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Lipsticks Review & Swatches

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Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Rose Decadent

Laura Mercier Rose Decadent Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and comfortable to apply as it didn’t tug during application, and while the color applied evenly, the finish seemed slightly less smooth when applied–it seemed more prone to catching on imperfections of my lips and emphasizing my lip lines, even if only slightly. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for five hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high-impact color" with "weightless decadence" that "moisturizes and smooths." The pigmentation was nearly opaque to opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy but more velvety overall, so it glided easily over my lips but didn't feel overly slippery.

The issue I had was that the formula didn't seem particularly forgiving of natural lip texture or imperfections, so despite exfoliating prior to application, there were areas highlighted that I didn't expect to see since the formula was supposed to be smoothing. It also settled a bit into deeper lip lines, which was more noticeable (in person, not just in the close-up photos) with lighter shades than brighter or deeper tones. They lasted between four and six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Talc, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PadinaPavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick
Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Rouge Eclatant

Laura Mercier Rouge Eclatant Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which applied fairly evenly, but there was slight streaking visible along the outer perimeter of my lips that didn’t smooth out like it did for most shades in the range.

The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and seemed marginally more emollient than the average shade within the formula. The color stayed on nicely for five hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high-impact color" with "weightless decadence" that "moisturizes and smooths." The pigmentation was nearly opaque to opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy but more velvety overall, so it glided easily over my lips but didn't feel overly slippery.

The issue I had was that the formula didn't seem particularly forgiving of natural lip texture or imperfections, so despite exfoliating prior to application, there were areas highlighted that I didn't expect to see since the formula was supposed to be smoothing. It also settled a bit into deeper lip lines, which was more noticeable (in person, not just in the close-up photos) with lighter shades than brighter or deeper tones. They lasted between four and six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Talc, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake(Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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