Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique & Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Rouge Electrique

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème LipstickLaura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging.

The texture was velvety-smooth, thin and lightweight but not clingy at all, though there was a smidgen of product that settled into my deeper lip line that was only visible in the close-up photo but not in person. It wore well for five and a half 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, Talc, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica ThallusExtract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), 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.

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Rouge Muse

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème LipstickLaura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, deep red with cooler undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that had more of a velvety slip than a traditional wetness.

It applied evenly and smoothed out most of my lip lines, which made it a flattering shade to wear. It stayed on nicely for six hours, left a stain behind, 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, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica ThallusExtract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), 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!

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

Laura Mercier Rouge Muse Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick

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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