Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour Review & Swatches

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour

Orange for the Holidays? Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Deco Rouge from the Art Deco Muse Holiday 2012 Collection is exactly that. This bright, bold shade of orange packs a punch.

How daring are you? Ready to go orange for the Holidays?

As for me, not daring enough. I’d sooner bungee jump off the Empire State Building. Bold, bright true shades of orange just aren’t my bag baby. I end up looking terribly clown-y in them.

The irony is I LOVE the color!

Decou Rouge is one of three new limited edition shades that Laura Mercier introduced with her Art Deco Muse Collection that was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of the Art Deco perios in Paris in the mid-1920’s.

Creme Smooth Lip Colour ($26) is a luxurious lipstick that was recently introduced which provides super color pay off. A single stroke will cover lips in a creamy formula with a cushy, lightweight texture that wears comfortably thanks to pure Olive Oil in the formula. I’m not a fond fan of cream finishes but these have an incredible formula. Unlike creams I’ve tried before this finish has a high sheen finish that give lips a nice bit of shine. There isn’t any sparkle, glitter, or shimmer in this formula but the shine allows the cream finish to really pop on lips.

The lipstick has a smooth, easy glide on lips and a wear time of around four to five hours without a touch up. As it fades it leaves a stain behind so if you’re not wanting to touch up your lipstick a little clear gloss will give you a natural flush courtesy that staining effect.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour Deco Rouge

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour Swatches

If you really enjoy pigmented lipsticks this is the perfect lipstick to achieve a fuller, bolder lip look. Particularly Deco Rouge which is a bold shade of orange. I’m surprised at its launch in a Holiday Collection….! If you have a darker skin tone it’ll really sizzle.

Overall, Laura Mercier made a daring decision with this shade for Holiday 2012 but if you kick tradition aside and want to embrace your wilder side for the Holidays do so indulge. Or save it for the warmer days ahead as you can really rock this come Spring and Summer.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour FOTD
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Are you ready for embracing orange for the Holidays?


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  • 11/14/12 17:49 Angela:

    Does Laura Mercier EVER fail? Thanks for the review on this – I think the colour looks lovely on you, IMHO.


    • 11/15/12 12:13 the Muse:

      aw thanks angela you’re too kinda!


  • 11/14/12 17:50 Julia:

    That looks really good one you! Hey just wondering, where do you get the headbands you wear in a lot of your pictures? They’re really cute!


    • 11/15/12 12:14 the Muse:

      aw thanks julia you’re far too kind. just general asian beauty shops in Flushing most all of ‘em have some sort of headband or another :-D


  • 11/14/12 17:59 Heather:

    WOW!! I always check your site for swatches/reviews, and have never commented before, but holy cow!! That color POPS on your face and looks AMAZOIS (as Mally would say!)!! That should DEFINETELY be your go-to color for mega head-turns!! ;) I could never in a million years pull off that color, do you use balm or gloss under your colors before applying? For some reason they always look so much softer and less harsh on you than they look in the tubes.


  • 11/14/12 18:09 Trona:

    oh that’s lovely! one of my favourite lipsticks at the moment is Bobbi Brown’s ‘Jenna’ and that’s really orange so yeh I’ll have this thanks ;)


    • 11/15/12 12:13 the Muse:

      trona hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm love me some bobbi now I have to check that shade out thanks!


  • 11/14/12 18:55 HapaGirl:

    Girl, that looks HAWT on you! Love it.


    • 11/15/12 11:52 the Muse:

      aw shucks thanks hapa!


  • 11/14/12 21:40 OrangeLipstickBlog:

    Awwwwhhhhyeahhhh! My kind of color! This looks great on you!


    • 11/15/12 9:02 the Muse:

      haha I knew you’d love it;D


      • 11/15/12 10:52 OrangeLipstickBlog:

        I’m so predictable! :-P


        • 11/15/12 11:14 the Muse:

          hehe your alias gives it all away!


  • 11/14/12 22:02 Cindy:

    Now this is my kind of lipstick! Bold and without glitter or sparkle. Woo hoo!


  • 11/14/12 22:11 blueraccoon:

    Muse, you look fantastic in this! Seriously.

    I picked up a much more neutral lipstick in this line and like it but haven’t worn it much. Mebbe I’ll dig it out for tomorrow :)


    • 11/15/12 11:42 the Muse:

      aw thanks girl! you’re too kinda! i haven’t explored the entire collection yet but I’m curious about other shades…! I don’t typically like creams but this was rather gorgeous in terms of formula!


  • 11/14/12 23:29 Camille:

    How does this compare to Scarlet Ibis?


    • 11/15/12 9:00 the Muse:

      not sure camille I don’t own scarlet ibis


  • 11/15/12 3:53 Eli:

    Wow! Really nice shade, and the coverage seems fantastic!


  • 11/15/12 7:42 Kiss & Make-up:

    I’m all for red lipstick that has a bit of orange in it, so I definitely approve of this :-)


  • 11/15/12 8:19 Michelle:

    Qoh, what a lovely color … and the sheen (swoon!). Looks great on you Muse!
    I know you say this is an orange, but it looks like this has a bit of reddish hue. I’m a total swatch whore when I go to makeup counters and I’m jonzing to test this one out :)


    • 11/15/12 11:35 the Muse:

      aw thanks michelle! def a little red in there ;-D


  • 11/15/12 12:36 Lisa:

    What do you have on your eyes and cheeks? The whole look is great on you!


  • 11/15/12 13:56 Debster:

    I just bought the Pantone+ tangerine tango lipstick on clearance at my local Sephora, I’m sooooooooooooo oranged out now lol.


  • 11/15/12 14:22 BLee:

    Yes, I have some orange L/S and that one looks great. I always end up mixing mine with a tad of pink. (goofy I know) It looks great with your dark hair and light skin tone.


  • 11/15/12 19:22 Tammie:

    I don’t think this color would work for me but I love LOVE the LM Creme Smooth Lip Colours. I have like 4, they are freaking amazing. Haute Red is my HG bombshell red lip and Pink Dusk is an amazing warm pink that works on everybody! The other colors I have Plum Orchid and Antique Pink are gorgeous too.


  • 11/16/12 5:14 Christina:

    ooohh this colour is amazing on you, dear muse!!


    • 11/16/12 8:25 the Muse:

      thank you christina!!!!!!!


  • 11/16/12 14:52 Tiffany Martin:

    That’s a really bright color!


    • 11/16/12 14:53 the Muse:

      *nods* defffffffff!


      • 3/22/14 1:24 hera:

        Wat foundation u use on face?


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