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Grunge or girl next door? Let these lipsticks bring out your personality


By Gwen Ong

Grunge or girl next door? Let these lipsticks bring out your personality

What do you look for in a lipstick? Comfort and lasting coverage are two things high on the list that we should never compromise on. Add to that a shade, which speaks to you and you’re set! We’ve all been told, and also come to believe, that makeup is an extension of our personality, thus what speaks louder than a smile full of colour. Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick is described as the ultimate statement-making collection with the ability to transform, embolden and seduce.

Laura Mercier, who is a professional makeup artist herself, have always believed in celebrating what makes us unique. Thus, through the new lipstick collection, you’ll be able to set the tone for your style, mood and message – as demonstrated by Beauty Editor Wei Yeen and Fashion Writer Stephanie Boey. Check out their striking transformations and real-life swatches below as they take on the Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick collection and let their personalities shine through.


From beige to neutral brown and soft pink, the Nude shades are perfect for a day look where you want to be subtle yet look ready to take on the world. Stephanie is wearing ‘Beige in Time’ while Wei Yeen is wearing ‘Brun Pale’.

(L-R) Nude Naturel, Nude Nouveau, Nu Préféré, Brun Påle, Brun Naturel, Beige Intime, Chocolat Divin


For something a little fun and youthful, you can’t go wrong with Coral shades ranging from light to bright. Stephanie is wearing ‘Rose Decadent’ and Wei Yeen is wearing ‘Coral Vif’ feathered out with ‘Coral Clair’ for a “bitten” effect.

(L-R) Coral Nu, Coral Clair, L’Orange, Coral Vif, Rose Décadent


To add a sweet touch to your look and bring on the energy, choose to go Pink with a bubblegum hue or shocking tone. Stephanie is wearing ‘Blush Pink’ mix with ‘Fuschia Intense’, while Wei Yeen is wearing ‘Rose Ultimate’.

(L-R) À la Rose, Rose Clair, Rose Ultimate, Blush Pink, Rose Vif, Fuchsia Intense


Turn up the confidence for the evening and make your mark with a swipe of purple or plum lippies in the Mauve shades. Stephanie is wearing ‘Plum Fatale’ and Wei Yeen is wearing ‘Violette’.

(L-R) Rose Mauve, Mauve Merveilleux, Plum Sublime, Violette, Plum Fatale, Plum Noire


Set tongues wagging and leave your haters wondering with a classic Red that has a hint of orange, chocolate or brick undertones. Stephanie is wearing ‘Rouge Muse’ while Wei Yeen is wearing ‘Rouge Eclatant’.

(L-R) Rouge Éclatant, Rouge Électrique, Rouge Muse, Rouge Ultime, Rouge Profond, Rose Rouge

The Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick comes in 30 artistry colours curated by Mercier herself. The shades range from nude to coral, pink, mauve and red. Each lipstick is infused with Mediterranean sea algae extract to moisturise the lips for a smooth and perfect colour laydown. The silky crème formula with micronised coated pigments can last up to six hours sans bleeding, feathering, drying, fading or settling into lines.

Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick is priced at RM105. Available at selected Sephora stores and Laura Mercier stores at Pavilion KL, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Gurney Plaza Penang and Aeon Tebrau City Johor Bahru.


Photography: Soon Lau/Awesome Image

Art direction: Chong Yi Suen

Text & co-ordination: Gwen Ong

Styling: Stephanie Boey and Loh Wei Yeen

Makeup artist: Mei Ling/Laura Mercier

Hairstylist: Bibian Leong

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