Tuesday, 13 August 2013

LAURA MERCIER PLUM ORCHID REVIEW, SWATCHES, PHOTOS

Mummy bought me a gorgeous lipstick when we were shopping at Sephora the other day. I was looking for a vibrant berry/plum lipstick but got somewhat of an intense fuchsia colour instead. I know this lipstick from Laura Mercier may not be from the latest range but, it's such a universally flattering shade so we bought it anyway! 

Figured i'd do a review because i've been getting tons of compliments ever since i wore it out! It is officially my go-to lipstick! Not only does it have an impressive formula, comprising of olive oil and vitamin E, it is ultra long-lasting and gives awesome coverage. 

Colour: Bold, fun and a little naughty. This was the main reason why i was drawn to the lipstick. It is such a gorgeous colour, wouldn't you agree? :) 4.5/5

Texture: Rich and creamy and has a smoth glide on texture. Feels really buttery and moisturing and not the least drying after prolonged wear. 4.5/5

Coverage: Opaque coverage, good pigmentation with added sheen. I applied the lipstick with a lip brush so it was quite precise and didn't really feather around the edges. 4/5

Wearability: Able to last 4-5hours without re-application. Still leaves a substantial amount of stain after food consumption so it doesn't look as if i've eaten up all my lipstick along with my meal. 4/5

Packaging: Features an ultra-sleek metalized finish for it's futuristic packaging. 4/5

Value: At SGD33, i'd say this is one of the best steals so far, it's reasonably priced for a luxurious lipstick along with all its added benefits. 4/5

Overall: Luxury at a fraction of the cost! Definitely worth camping at the counters to try out all their different shades. Also bought Strawberry Sorbet for an Aunt because the formula is absolutely divine! Hoping they would introduce more colours into their range! 4/5

Plum Orchid on its own is already very daring and intense but when i'm not feeling lazy, i would layer it on with Guerlain's Magenta Waouh (from the Gloss D'Enfer range) for a stronger, more dramatic look with a glassy effect.
This helps the colour to stay on even longer and better. 

Kept my makeup really clean and sleek for this look, with strong, defined brows. And basically contouring my face (mainly my forehead and cheekbones) with an earthy shade and a hint of blush! 
Hope the ladies enjoyed this post, and guys if you are reading this, this would make an exceptional gift for your girlfriends without burning a hole in your pocket :) If she's not adventurous with bold colours, try these shades instead - Laura Mercier Spiced Rose, Strawberry Sorbet, Crème Coral or Palm Beach :) 

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