Quite a few brands have brought out new lipstick formula's this fall, the focus being on rich, highly saturated colours. The Crème Smooth Lip Colour are meant to give the "ultimate in colour, texture, and finish" well you can't ask for more than that can you?
All the colours I swatched at the counter most certainly were pigment
heavy and gave very good coverage. Now there is a lot of pigmented
lipsticks on the market, where they usually fall down is the
texture/feel, unlike a lot of them Laura Mercier's do not feel drying or
drag on application (though I wouldn't go so far as to label them
Another aspect of this type of lipstick is the weight and
unfortunately I don't think these have been able to give a lightweight
feel, its not uncomfortable but there is that bit of heaviness. In terms of wear I found both colours to last well and not bleed.
I of course bought the most sedate looking colours (I'm nothing if not
consistent), though the collection has some lovely reds and deeper hues.
Rosewood is a medium rose, shown below
Spiced rose is a dusty pink, which
leans slightly cool, shown below,
Both shades (£20 each) have a very slight sheen in the finish.
Swatched below: left is Spiced Rose, on the right Rosewood
The case has a more sleek, less bulky looking design which I liked as it just looks a bit more modern than the normal LM lipstick packaging,
Overall I'm quite happy with these and might go back for a darker berry shade that caught my attention.
I bought these from John Lewis