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Laura Mercier Stickgloss Rouge a Levres gloss review

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Pictured: Laura Mercier Stickgloss Rouge a Levres gloss in Black Orchid / ring / turtleneck / nail polish (first photo) / nail polish (second photo) / earrings

If you have been following along, you may already know I am a sucker for sheer lipsticks. I am not a huge fan of thick, cream lipsticks, or sticky lipglosses. When I noticed Laura Mercier Stickgloss Rouge a Levres, I was intrigued! The packaging labeled it as a “gloss,” yet it appeared to be a lipstick. Hmmmm. . . this looked like a fun investigation!

Since spring lipstick is either golden, beige, or vampy, I decided to try out Black Orchid in Laura Mercier’s Stickgloss Rouge a Levres. Why not go vampy when trying out a gloss? Black Orchid is vampy indeed! It is a dark purple color which is edgy yet seasonally appropriate. Love that!

I was not quite sure what to expect in a stickgloss. Would it be sticky like a lipgloss, or would it be smooth like a sheer lipstick? When I applied my new Laura Mercier Stickgloss Rouge a Levres in Black Orchid, I was pleasantly pleased! It applies just like a sheer lipstick. Three cheers for no stickiness! Whoo-hoo!

The composition of sheer lipstick is lightweight and natural; which is exactly what this lipstick feels like. There isn’t anything sticky, slimy, or annoying about it. Love that!

The part of Laura Mercier’s Stickgloss which is glossy, is how it looks. There is more color, or pigment, then with a sheer lipstick. In fact, the color also has some shine; which is what gives off that glossy effect. It really is perfection in a tube.

I love how Black Orchid looks. It gives off that perfectly on-trend, dark, vampy lipstick look without being too dark and costumy. After all, I am a Mother of three, I cannot walk around in stage makeup. Can you imagine? Yikes!

Laura Mercier’s Stickgloss Rouge a Levres is a new favorite of mine. I am looking forward to trying out new colors as the seasons progress. You can find it in many color choices online here.

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color review

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Pictured: c/o Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Red Brick

Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color is a new lipstick alternative from Laura Mercier. A fusion between lip gloss and cream lipstick, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color “paints” on your lips like a gloss, while offering the finish of a cream lipstick. Love that!

As lipstick trends toward darker hues in cream or matte finishes for the spring and summer seasons, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color is the perfect lipstick alternative to rocking this trend. Instead of worrying about a thick cream or matte lipstick which can cake up, as well as travel past your lip lines while on, Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color stays exactly where you “paint” it on, and offers the lightweight feeling of a gloss. Perfection 😉

I tested out Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in “Red Brick” from the spring 2015 collection. This lip color offers a classic red hue which looks like a timeless red, cream lipstick. I loved how it felt lightweight like a gloss. Sometimes cream lipstick is too thick and does not stay in place on my lips. Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color stayed exactly where I put it on my lips; giving me long lasting, worry-free color!

In addition to “Red Brick,” Laura Mercier’s new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color comes in a variety of classic, and of-the-moment hues including Coral Reef, Fuchsia Mauve, Golden Peach, Orchid Pink, Petal Pink, and Vermilion Red. You can find Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color online here.

Spring 2015 wish list

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Pictured: Pink handbag / Rose Oil by Laura Mercier / Blue high heels / Black handbag / Make-up set by Charlotte Tilbury / Brown shoes

Spring 2015 is on the horizon which means this is the perfect time to shop for the upcoming warm weather season! As styles shift towards a 1970’s vintage vibe, I find myself drawn towards accessories and make-up; perhaps because this is quickest way to update one’s wardrobe!

Since I already own flares and trouser jeans, I feel like my casual wardrobe can transition into the new season. What I really need are shoes, a handbag or two, and rose hued make-up! (Beauty spoiler: Rose scents and hues are hot for the spring season!) I also want to find a few knee length a-line skirts with a true 1970’s vintage look. I may also look for one of DVF’s famous wrap dresses to add to my wardrobe. After all, what screams 1970’s more than DVF’s iconic wrap dress!

Although the accessories on my wish list are not all a nod towards the 1970’s, they are on trend for the season and would work with my current wardrobe.

Also on my radar. Have you heard of Charlotte Tilsbury Beach Sticks, pictured above? They sound amazing. Charlotte Tilsbury’s Beach Sticks can be used on both your lips and cheeks. They offer a dewy, beach look. Definitely on my wish list! You can see a demonstration video here.

What is on your radar and wish list for the spring 2015 season?