Trying out Laura Mercier's ROUGE ESSENTIEL SILKY CREME LIPSTICKS

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Weightless and richly pigmented, Laura Mercier gives us a comfortable wearing formula with their Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick. With thirty shades to choose from, ranging from cool to warm undertones, to suit all personalities and skin tones.

The sleek metallic case features a magnetic lid to keep it in place. I personally love this type of closure because nothing irks me more than reaching into my makeup pouch and seeing my lip pencil smeared all over the inside of my Louis Vuitton toiletry bag. (But seriously, why is it always lip pencils?! Can someone PLEASE design a lid that stays in place?)

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The bullet features a custom-curved tip for a precise lipstick application. I found the design gives me too sharp of a line for my liking. Instead I simply applied it from the back of the lipstick to get that feathered out effect that I like.

Alternatively, a lip brush or pinky finger will also achieve the same feathered-effect, but I'm not keen on the latter when I'm in public and haven't had a chance to wash my hands.

Laura Mercier’s Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick retail for $37 (CAD) and can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks, and thebay.com.



- Weightless texture with a comfortable barely-there feel.

- Infused with Mediterranean Sea algae extract to smooth out the appearance of lips.

- Moisturizing, satin formula.

- 30 high-impact shades.

- Long-lasting, even through multiple cups of coffee.


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Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick

  • PLUM FATALE (blackened plum)

  • PLUM SUBLIME (bright plum)

  • FUCHSIA INTENSE (fuchsia pink)

  • NUDE NOUVEAU (nude pink brown)



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Photos by Nathalie Martin.
Disclaimer: Products featured here are PR samples. All opinions are my own.


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NARS OIL-INFUSED LIP TINTS (limited edition)

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Happy July everyone! Another LIPSICK video is here and this time we’re going to be looking at Stila’s new Beauty Boss Lip Gloss collection.

These shimmer, duo chrome glosses are awesome on their own or layered overtop of other lipsticks. They give the lips a plumping effect thanks to the hyaluronic filling spheres and luminous oils.

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My YSL Lipstick Collection

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As far as designers go, I consider Saint Laurent to be one of my faves. Their lipsticks are quality, long lasting with excellent pigmentation but surprisingly, it's their lipglosses that I favour. (I say surprisingly because I normally favour lipstick.)

I'm convinced that out of all of the glosses that I've ever tried, YSL has some of the better ones out there. The formula stays on even after drinking a glass of water and having a light snack. It does need to be touched up after having a plate of pasta but honestly, I don't mind.

Best of all the formula is buildable so you get the type of intensity you want from your gloss - one swipe for a sheer wash of colour or a little more for a vivid hue.

I don't even think the packaging needs any mention because it's just so cool and sophisticated, exactly what you'd expect from Saint Laurent.

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YSL FAVES - my small black LouLou bowling bag and wallet on a string crossbody bag. I happen to get the latter on my first trip to New York. It was an unplanned purchase and I had gone in looking for something special to remember the trip by.

Both bags seem to be limited edition as they’re no longer available for sale, though I’m sure if you look hard enough, you can find one secondhand.

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YSL Nudes

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YSL Reds

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My Givenchy Lipstick Collection

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When I think about the first tube of luxury lipstick that I ever bought, I’m 99% positive It was Givenchy. Or was it Armani? Either way, I was looking for an experience. Something about splurging on makeup made me stand up straighter and feel more assured. I was working a dead-end job at the time and it was my way of escaping the mundane. Some people have alcohol or drugs, I’ve always been drawn to lipstick and fashion. Call me vapid or uncreative but my infatuation for clothes, shoes and makeup is deeply rooted in who I am.

When I was seven my mother didn’t allow me to wear nail polish so I would collect those hideous orange grocery store price stickers and apply them to my nails pretending they were freshly painted. Clearly I had a wicked imagination. When I was thirteen I would lock myself in the bathroom along with my mother’s makeup up bag playing with all of her lipsticks, imagining what it would be like to be grown up and wear red in public. Yup, some girls dream about their weddings, I was dreaming about makeup.

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Today I am the proud owner of an extensive collection of red red lipstick, all varying in shades and formulas - from sheer to mattes to ultra (lip drying) mattes. Givenchy’s 304 Mandarine Boléro makes to cut as one of my all-time favourites and one I’ve repurchased most. It’s muted red-orange that’s gorgeous on most skin tones and makes olive undertones come to life.

One of the things I adore about the Givenchy makeup line is the leather lipstick cases that’s so true to their chic rock and roll aesthetic. Their formulas are creamy, hydrating, fully pigmented, never drying, and let’s face it, they look fabulous displayed on the vanity. In fact, their full line of makeup range won’t disappoint. The Prisme Libre powder is a favourite of mine and I have just discovered the Teint Couture Radiant Drop, a sheer rose-tinted highlight that’s awesome for mixing in with foundation or adding to the face for gorgeous glow.

From sheer tined balms lip-plumping balms to marbled lipsticks and limited edition shades in leather floral cases, my Givenchy collection is pretty modest considering that I could easily go overboard.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm


I ADORE these lip plumping balms. Sure, I can go out and get some Burt’s Bees (no shade, truly love them), but these balms are ridiculously luxurious - from the pink leather packaging to the actual formula itself. They adjust with your natural PH balance to create a custom sheer pink that’s pretty and natural and individual on everyone.

(SHADES from left to right)
01 Perfect Pink - sheer natural pink glow
03 Sparkling Pink - vivid pink with shimmer
02 Intense Pink - sheer vivid pink
04 Blue Pink - sheer blackberry with micro glitter

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The Givenchy Le Rouge Lunar New Year edition lipstick in the shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. View the the full story here.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lunar New Year Edition

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Givenchy always does such an amazing job with their limited edition Le Rouge lipsticks. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, they have released shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. This time we’re seeing the elegant leather packaging in red with a beautiful silver clover pattern that can also be found on the matching limited edition packing for their iconic Prisme Libre face powder.

Wear the lipstick straight from the tube for a rich semi-matte colour, or try it with Givenchy’s Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm underneath to get a natural wash that will look like your actual lip colour, but better.

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Christian Audette x Beauty Professor

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As a true lipstick enthusiast, I often want to start my posts expressing how excited I am to be writing about yet another amazing tube of lipstick, but honestly, it couldn’t be more true right now. When I got Beauty Professor’s collaboration with Christian Audette in the mail I let out a little scream followed by “OMG RACHEL!”

For those who don’t know Rachel Anise is the beauty writer behind one of my favourite sites, Beauty Professor. She is a public speaker, model, actress, all around lover of luxury beauty, and fellow beauty blogger. She’s also happens to be new mother and when I held her three piece lipstick collaboration in my hands I have to admit that I teared up a little and thought “This is your year, Rachel.”

Mushy feelings and well wishes aside, let’s dive into the collaboration between Beauty Professor x Christian Audette, a brand that is admittedly new to me.