Which is kind of right in a way, this is by far the most comfortable matte lip colour I have worn, including matte lip creams. It is the loungewear of matte lipstick. Yes they aren't as matte as some (hence the velour name tag) but that's because they have mango butter and jojoba in them to stop your lips feeling like dry worms stuck to your face. They also contain hylaronic acid to plump and smooth the lips - love to have a lipstick that's not just making me ingest a ton of things my body can't process. In fact, as with a lot of Laura Mercier products they are free from parabans, silicone, sulphates and are suitable for sensitive skin.
They are reasonably long lasting and wear off well. Which may seem like an odd thing to say but I'd rather a lipstick that lasted a couple of hours and wore off well than a lipstick that lasted 12 hours but I was left with a weird line around my lip. The colours are wearable classics - Fantasy is my favourite a classic old fashioned red, French Kiss also looks lovely (though rather alarming in this press pic). This is make-up for grown-ups - the packaging, the colours, the finish. I'm can't find fault with any of it.
This lipstick is absolutely going to be on my Christmas list and if you are a lipstick wearer I suggest you go and check these out as soon as possible.
What You Need to Know - Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour
- £22 or US$28
- Available in 12 colours
- Sulphate, silicone and paraban free
- Mango butter, jojoba to moisturise
- Available in the UK from Selfridges, John Lewis,
- Available in the US from Laura Mercier, Nordstrom
- Laura Mercier is cruelty free but sells in China