Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Naked - review and swatches


I've been meaning to review this lip gloss for a while and I'm getting close to finishing it, so best I do it now - although I do have another one to use and I'm pleased about that because I like the formula.

I received both sample glosses as GWPs and happily they contain a reasonable 2.8g of product so there's enough gloss in there to review them, and I can say now that I would potentially be buying more of these if Laura Mercier hadn't left Australia last month.

Annoying! I suppose my wallet isn't sad about that...

Laura Mercier claims/product details:

  • A perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour
  • Brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips
  • Any skintone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture
  • With the unique blend of moisturising, anti-ageing, antioxidant and plumping ingredients provided by the Laura Mercier Lip Complex, the non-sticky gloss formula applies smoothly without feathering or bleeding
  • RRP $26 USD for 4.5g

There's a swatch, direct sunlight:

My bare lips for reference:

Wearing the gloss, indirect sunlight:

And in natural light: 


This is a lovely product and I'm really enjoying it.

It's a standard gloss that comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator. It has a delicious sweet vanilla scent and it may well be the nicest scent I've come across in a gloss formula. Indeed, I would almost buy one of these for that reason alone.

I love that it's hydrating enough so I can rely on it for moisture, and I also love that it plumps up my lips nicely and also reduces the appearance of lines. You'll see how it's doing that in the above photos.

Do note that while it mostly doesn't sit in lip lines, occasionally it does across my upper lip but not my lower one (again, you can see that in the above photos). I'm not sure why this happens with one of my lips and not the other, but it's worth mentioning all the same.

I also love that the formula isn't sticky (it has more of a 'glassy' feel) and that it wears reasonably well for a gloss, plus it doesn't travel outside my lip lines.

'Bare Naked' is a nice pinky nude colour, and while it's a little too pale for me to wear alone because it doesn't add life to my face (instead it gives me that concealer lips look), I'm sure it would look a lot better on those with paler skintones.

Overall I think this is a lovely gloss that generally meets its claims and I think the formula is great. I would certainly consider buying more if they were still readily available in Australia.


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