Sometimes when I have to write the current season and year for a post, all I can do is shake my head and think, “Where has the time gone?” I cannot believe we are already in Spring 2013 for makeup and fashion, but I welcome it with open arms. I’ve already got spring fever with the temperature being eighty degrees all week here in the southeast United States. Spring makeup to me has a romanticism to it, whether you go bold or soft. The Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection is all about being fresh and subtle, but still perky and gorgeous. Laura Mercier’s Lip Stain in Shy Pink is really the epitome of the “no-makeup makeup” look. It’s your lip color, but better.
I adore lip stains. I really do. The texture of this particular lip stain is incredibly smooth and hydrating, with a soft glossy look and feel to it. What I love about this product is that it feels extremely lightweight and airy on your lips. It doesn’t feel heavy, caked on, or sticky in any way, but it has a long wearing, “stain” formula to it that stays put for hours. The product itself is not super thick…if you dip your finger or your brush into the jar, you’ll get a light layer of product that you can apply, and yet it puts down really great color. Since it was my first time trying a Laura Mercier Lip Stain, I have to say that I was extremely impressed overall, and couldn’t find anything wrong with the formula, the wear time, the scent, or the application. Happy lips!
Shy Pink is a really neutral mauve-pink shade. Based on the name of the product, I was expecting to see another pale, pastel, milky pink shade. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a neutral, “your-lips-but-better” pink shade! It has a very fine, slight shimmer to it that makes it look slightly glossy on your lips, but it doesn’t actually feel like gloss. I love that this color is so natural and flattering on absolutely anyone. And, the product is not drying at all like a lot of lip stains are.
See what I mean when I say that it’s natural and flattering, but still visible? If you’re into the neutral/natural makeup look, this is the perfect shade for you. It almost takes on a slight peachy tone which helps your skin to look vibrant and glowing.
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