Laura Mercier Rose Mandarine is a slightly warm-toned, dark coral with a cream finish. It is a lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Laura Mercier Rose Mandarine Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single stroke, which applied fairly evenly, but I noticed settling along deeper lip lines and along the edge of my lips.
The texture felt lightweight, velvety and smooth, but it seemed to emphasize texture slightly, though the richness of the color made it harder to notice in person. It stayed on well for six hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick fuses high-impact color with weightless decadence for the ultimate sensation in lip color. From the sleek high-gloss metallic case a custom-curved bullet emerges sculpted to envelop lips and deliver long lasting intense color in one silky swipe. Infused with Mediterranean Sea algae extract, this lipstick moisturizes and smooths skin's appearance to create a perfected canvas for optimum color laydown. Micronized coated pigments provide strong color intensity for uniform color release. The silky crème formula lasts up to six hours without bleeding, feathering, drying, fading or settling into lines.