A glimpse at the lips: Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Sexy

 Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

My only criteria for picking this particular Laura Mercier product was anything goes. I've never personally tried anything by Laura Mercier, nor do I have a good reason as to why this very brand has eluded me for so long.

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Colour is a new lipstick range featuring three finishes, Matte, Creme and Sheer -- to take the guess work out, the finish corresponds to the first letter of the colour you've chosen. For instance, Sexy has a (s)heer finish. Simple, right?

And what makes the colour weightless? There's absolutely no wax, Laura wanted the formula "to become one with your lips." In reality, I had a difficult time with Sexy melding into my lips. In order to coax the colour out I have to make certain I've applied a fresh coat of lip salve. If I don't, I run the risk of having the colour apply unevenly.

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 Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

Does it look familiar?

Sexy has a similar stain-like finish to Benefit's Benetint and the colour is almost a spot-on dupe for Covergirl's Ruby Twist.

As I've gotten older I find I enjoy wearing a prominent/statement colour on my lips -- I didn't get that sort of satisfaction from wearing Sexy. Sexy is a no fuss colour perfect for those who would never dare wear a shade like this.

 Wearing Sexy

Wearing Sexy

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Laura Mercier's Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Sexy:

  • $24.00 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 6 out of 10 bags — It's a pretty shade, but there's certainly room for improvement.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?: