Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Laura Mercier Spring Lingerie Collection: Kissed Lips

The Lingerie Collection is certainly alluring with its range of predominately subtle, romantic hues, colours that I would normally make a grab for, yet I picked up just one item.
The eye & cheek palette contains colours very similar to what I already have so I am trying to be sensible and not give in to it, the cream blushers contains ingredients that I normally avoid in terms of acne and the Lip Shine's were just too sticky for my liking. However the one limited edition lipstick in the collection I could not resist.
Sheer lipstick in Kissed Lips (£16.50) is a fun bright pinked coral. I only need one application of this to achieve the level of colour I want so its very buildable and not necessarily what one would expect from the name sheer.
One swipe of lipstick below

It feels very smooth going on and has a moisturising balm like feel, I was therefore surprised to see that it shows up any dry areas, so for me I have to make sure the area is very smooth before application.
After trying the shade it dawned on me that the colour seemed familiar. I often layer lipsticks and realised this was close to two of my Chanel shades I often use together.
I swiped the LM 3 times on the left and on the right two swipes of Chanel Monte-Carlo and then one swipe of Misia.

The colour is definitely a good one for a pop of a wearable bright, however I don't really like how I have to prep the skin prior to use, so for me this was one of those items I should have looked at, marvelled at the prettiness but then moved along.


I bought this from John Lewis


  1. That is a pretty colour but I can understand your disappointment at the prep required. It's strange how certain lipsticks do this more than others. I am fascinated by your layering too. I shall have to give that a try sometime! x

    1. I think I got into layering lip shades after I bought the lip Kaleidoscope last year, also when you have as many lipsticks as we do its a good way to use them up ;) xx

  2. Hello, I'm curious, what are the ingredients you avoid in blushers when it comes to acne? Thanks! :)

    1. Hi Eva,
      I try to avoid Laureth 4,Isopropyl Myristate,Isostearyl Neopentanoate,
      Isopropyl Palmitate and Isostearyl Isostearate.
      I also think things like corn and rice starch can make me ichy and sometimes cause acne, but those ingredients are in a lot of blushers.
      Hope that helps :)

  3. Will look out for them, thanks! :)


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