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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Hi everyone! If you were curious about the new CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Lipsticks I’m here for you. I picked up some of the shades from the collection and put them to the test and I gotta say, I’m impressed. They’re great for those looking for a natural but elegant lip look. Want more? Make sure to check out the video above.

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CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Lipsticks

BOHEME - bright red/pink
FERVEUR - coral/pink
LIVE - nude rose with golden shimmer
PHENOMENE - plum
CHICNESS - neutral nude

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Buy or Bye? A Look At NARS Mini Orgasm Set

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The Perfect "Gloss" For A No-Makeup Makeup Look

Hello and welcome back to the blog! On today’s YouTube video I'm reviewing the NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints. These are super hydrating and give the lips a shiny tint of colour - perfect for those who like a subtle lip or no-makeup-makeup look. Makeup sure you click on the video above for the full review + swatches.

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They added the Outburst Longwear Lip Stains to their product line up back in May. With only three shades, Sangria Slush (bold true red), Strawberry Frozé (hot pink), and Orange Fizz (bright coral orange), I wish they would have taken the time to create at least 3 more shades to give us a bigger lineup.


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I mean, in a way I get it. The concept behind these products is to give us a beautiful, bold lip stain. There’s certainly a lot of versatility here in that it can be worn bold (when applied straight from the tube), or more subtle by dabbing the product onto the lips. (See my YouTube video for comparisons.)

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Regardless, these Stains are awesome, long-wearing and do stain the lips (and hands as I discovered while filming this video) for a good amount of time. They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free and are available exclusively to Sephora and Bite Beauty. They’re also part of the permanent collection so who knows, maybe they’ll expand their shade range somewhere down the road.

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They feel like a juicy lip balm on the lips but have a lighter consistency than a gloss or a lipstick. 

The shiny finish almost reminds me of a gloss, but it feels and looks more natural. Almost like your lips but better.

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One thing I have to admit is that I had no clue that a mirror was hidden in the clunky lipstick lid. I thought it was purely for design but it turns out to also have a purpose. In addition to that, I also didn’t realize that the cases are purchased separately, therefore making your entire lipstick completely customizable.

I can get behind that.

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N°17 Satin Warm Beige
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CASES, $21 CAD

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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.

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Christian Audette is a cosmetics brand that specializes in producing vegan and cruelty free products. Their formulas are rich, creamy, and intensely pigmented, antioxidant rich and paraben-free.

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For her collaboration with Christian Audette, Rachel stayed true to her voice and created three nude shades that range from pink (Elle), to more neutral (Johanna), to peach (Golightly). The lipsticks come in a keepsake cosmetics bag bearing the CA x BP logo. The lipsticks are long lasting and I was pleasantly surprised to see it still on even after I had been snacking and drinking coffee.

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CHRISTIAN AUDETTE x BEAUTY PROFESSOR

JOHANNA: A quintessential pinky nude cream, named after Rachel’s baby daughter.

GOLIGHTLY: The exact shade of opaque peachy beige with a satin finish that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

ELLE: A universally flattering and buildable cool baby pink with a touch of luminosity. The name has special significance for both her mom and daughter and thus is an homage to women of all generations.

$60 USD, exclusive to christianaudette.com
*Above shade descriptions as per the website.

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The CA x BP collection is beautiful and while I can see it working well for those who love nudes. I have a preference towards nudes that are more towards the medium end of the shade spectrum so I’ll be wearing a medium nude pencil underneath my lipstick. That way I can enjoy the collection while having it cater to my shade preference. Never under estimate the colour of a good lip pencil!

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Congratulations Rachel for creating such a beautiful collection. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! Thank you for including me on the launch. I’m beyond honoured and flattered.

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