Thursday, 30 January 2014

Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Rosewater

Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Rosewater
Laura Mercier Stickgloss Lip Colours are described as a cross between a lip balm, a lip color, and the brand's famous lip glacés. They are sheer and moisturizing, with a high-shine finish. Rosewater is described as a 'soft, sheer pink.' In person, however, it is a much more rosey and warm shade than that description would suggest. It is a great 'my lips but better' shade, if you don't mind the microshimmer it contains.

Size Comparison of the Laura Mercier Stickgloss to a Dior Addict Extreme and a MAC Lipstick 
I ordered Rosewood online and I was quite surprised at how tiny the bullet is! Above you can see that it is quite a bit smaller than both MAC lipsticks and Dior Addicts. It's a refreshing change from the bulky packaging of a lot of lipsticks (Guerlain Rouge Gs, I'm looking at you).

When I first apply Rosewood to my lips, it comes across as almost peachy in tone. After a few minutes, it seems to cool down into a definite pink. My mauve lips change the color of just about every lip product I've ever tried (especially the sheer ones), so I have a feeling that Rosewater might remain warmer on people with less natural lip pigmentation. It is a very comfortable lipstick to wear--it feels creamy upon application, but I do want to mention that I think I can feel the fine shimmer particles ever so slightly. The lasting power of Rosewood is far superior to most other sheer lip products I've tried. 

Rosewater is a beautiful and understated lip color. The microshimmer and 'stickgloss' formula make lips look rejuvenated and youthful. I suspect this would be a fantastic product to try if you suffer from dry or chapped lips, especially during the winter. The first thing that comes to mind when I look at Rosewater is fresh.
Rosewater under overhead light -- this shows the very fine microshimmer

Rosewater is already becoming a staple in my day-to-day wardrobe. I'm so glad that I have stumbled across the stickgloss formula and in addition to Rosewater, I am sure that I will pick up some other shades from the line. It appears that only four of the colors are available at Sephora, but Nordstrom carries thirteen shades (which I believe is the full line). Laura Mercier Stickglosses retail for $22.

Have you ever tried any of the stickglosses?

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