Laura Mercier Rose Ultimate is a neutral-toned, dark pink with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $32.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Laura Mercier Rose Ultimate Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which didn't build up much beyond that.
The consistency felt smooth, more velvety and thin, so lightweight but not clingy, that applied the color fairly evenly. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.
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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.
Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PadinaPavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Methicone, Talc, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake(Ci 19140), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).
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