Sunday, March 16, 2014

Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance Collection 2014 Lip Colours: Play, Brigitte and Palm Beach

I'm finally getting around to showing you the three lipsticks I chose from Laura Mercier's spring collection, Spring Renaissance. You may already be familiar with the two of these that are repromotes, Brigitte and Palm Beach. Play is a shade from the new Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour range.
Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in the shade Play

Play is a shimmery light peachy-pink with a semi-matte finish. Although this formula is described as weightless I can't really say that it stood out to me as being particularly light in feel as compared to other lipsticks I've tried, but it does have a comfortable feel on the lips and is not sticky or heavy in any way.
Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Palm Beach (top) and Brigitte (bottom)

The Creme Smooth formula is my favorite in the Laura Mercier line. Although these two are not new shades, I could not resist adding them to my collection when I saw them featured with the 2014 spring collection. Palm Beach is a beautiful, bright coral creme and Brigitte is a very pale milky apricot-pink, without any shimmer. They both have the great Creme Smooth finish and pigmentation.

Left to right: PlayBrigitte and Palm Beach

I had high hopes for Play, as I normally find peachy-pinks to be flattering, but it is slightly more frosty on me than the shades I'm used to wearing these days. It is a pretty shade though--a light warm pink with a few barely noticeable fine sparkles scattered throughout. It has a rather dull finish, so might benefit from a bit of sheer lip gloss. It would be a great shade to wear with a stronger eye look. This formula and color reminds me a bit of a more subdued, modernized version of two frost shades that long-time MAC users may remember, Ramblin' Rose (warm frosty peach) and Melting Kiss (warm frosty pink). I used to love a shimmery lip back in the day!

Creme Smooth Lip Colour: Brigitte

Brigitte is a delicate, milky peachy-pink. Despite its paleness, it is the type of nude that I can wear (with the help of a light lip liner) without fear of being completely washed out. This is no small achievement given my pasty complexion! This will be a great shade to reach for when wearing a smoky or colorful eye look. (Visit my prior post on Laura Mercier's Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette for more photos of this shade worn).

Creme Smooth Lip Colour: Palm Beach

Palm Beach is what I consider the quintessential spring coral. It's definitely bright, but is still perfectly wearable. However, if you are like me and feel a bit self-conscious when wearing dark or bold lip colors, it is easily toned down by mixing in a bit of your favorite pale nude lip color or by blotting and adding a pastel peach or shimmery gold gloss. I plan to mix it with Brigitte!

Another view of Palm Beach 

Are you a fan of the Laura Mercier Creme Smooth formula? What are your favorite shades in the range? 

Thanks for visiting and happy spring!