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Laura Mercier Week: Weightless Lip Colour in Play

Special occasions like weddings, debuts, corporate events, and what not might inspire us to be a little more creative when it comes to makeup. However, these are the worst occasions to mess around with something you haven't tried before. First, it can go horribly wrong and you might not have enough time to correct it. Second, it's possible that the look, while flawlessly executed, could become dated in two or five years. You don't want to check your pictures and think, damn what was I thinking at Sharon's wedding?

When in doubt, go classic and foolproof. If you're a manic cookie though, go ahead and wear something crazy. ;) Anyway! I thought I'd show you a gorgeous new lipstick from Laura Mercier, the Weightless Lip Colour in Play (P999). This will be out in Rustan's next month.

This lipstick feels super light on the lips, as the name suggests. It has no scent at all which makes it easy to forget as soon as you apply it. It's neither drying or moisturizing, so just wear a balm if you have to. Staying power is average at three hours. 

I love the sleek, classy tubes of Laura Mercier lipsticks

Play is a predominantly peach shade with lots of pink thrown in. Very pretty! The finish is frosty - usually a deal breaker for me - but it has a shiny yet delicate quality to it that just draws the eye. It's hard to describe, really, so I hope you can just watch the video tutorial where I featured the lipstick. 

This'll look great if you have relatively smooth lips, but if you have dry, super lined ones, best skip this finish. It can be very unforgiving.

Pigmentation is pretty good! About two layers should get you this opaque coverage

Laura Mercier's makeup artist, Mai Quynh, applied this on Reese Witherspoon for her look at the recent Golden Globe Awards. Reese is waaaay paler than I am, but you can see how it still works on her skin tone. Play is just one of those "universal" colors, I think. Hey, if a color is good enough for the red carpet, I'm on it!

Overall, I recommend you get the Laura Mercier Weightless Lip Colour in Play if you like light lipstick textures and a warm, peachy pink shade that can draw light to your lips. It's a nice change from the cremes and mattes we've all been having lately. ;) Just hold off if you have deeply lined and/or dry lips, alright.

Thoughts? You can find Laura Mercier in Rustan's Department Stores. 

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