Lipstick Advent Calendar Day Seven: Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour

Hmm. Day Seven. Before I get into my thoughts on this lipstick, can I share how weird it is to take selfies everyday? It’s more difficult than I thought to look at my own face so often. Completely and totally odd. But I’m persevering in the name of lipstick.

I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t excited by this pick. And in case I haven’t shared, my husband is randomly selecting these lipsticks each morning. The random selection forces me to wear shades I wouldn’t on my own. Today’s lipstick is a great example. I can’t tell if I love this lipstick, or if I feel middle aged in this lipstick. I don’t know. I vacillate.

Now, the texture is stunning. It wears beautifully. I don’t reach for it, ever, because when I catch myself in the mirror, or I see a photograph of myself wearing this color, I don’t love it. Life’s too short for a lipstick I don’t love, right? I should stop waffling long enough to say that it’s Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Audrey. It’s described as a neutral red. Maybe that’s why I don’t love it. I like my reds to be NEON. All my faves, ColourPop’s Frenchie, MAC Cosmetics Dita von Teese (this was limited edition- soz) and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Persimmon, are all SUPER vibrant and bright.

I actually would love to try another of these lipsticks in a different color. I have absolutely no complaint about the product. The color is just not for me. I’ll make sure it finds another lipstick-loving home.

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