Laura Mercier Chocolat Divin, Coral Nu, Coral Clair Rouge Essentiel Lipsticks Review & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark

Chocolat Divin

Laura Mercier Chocolat Divin Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème LipstickLaura Mercier Chocolat Divin Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, deeper brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It looked glossier than it felt, as it was still more of a thin, lightweight consistency that had a velvety glide rather than creamy, more emollient slip.

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It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and lasted well for five hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “high-impact color” with “weightless decadence” that “moisturizes and smooths.” The pigmentation was nearly opaque to opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy but more velvety overall, so it glided effortlessly over my lips but didn’t feel overly slippery.

The issue I had was that the formula didn’t seem particularly forgiving of natural lip texture or imperfections, so despite exfoliating before application, there were areas highlighted that I didn’t expect to see since the formula was supposed to be smoothing. It also settled a bit into deeper lip lines, which was more noticeable (in person, not just in the close-up photos) with lighter shades than brighter or deeper tones. They lasted between four and six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Talc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PadinaPavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, DicalciumPhosphate, Caprylyl Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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Coral Nu

Laura Mercier Coral Nu Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème LipstickLaura Mercier Coral Nu Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It appeared brighter when swatched than it did apply to my lips. The texture was lightweight, thin, and velvety. Still, it seemed to break up and separate more noticeably on my lips, particularly along my lip lines and any minor imperfections in lip texture (and I exfoliated before applying it!). It had a semi-opaque color payoff that could be built up slightly. It wore decently for three hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “high-impact color” with “weightless decadence” that “moisturizes and smooths.” The pigmentation was nearly opaque to opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy but more velvety overall, so it glided effortlessly over my lips but didn’t feel overly slippery.

The issue I had was that the formula didn’t seem particularly forgiving of natural lip texture or imperfections, so despite exfoliating before application, there were areas highlighted that I didn’t expect to see since the formula was supposed to be smoothing. It also settled a bit into deeper lip lines, which was more noticeable (in person, not just in the close-up photos) with lighter shades than brighter or deeper tones. They lasted between four and six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Coral Clair

Laura Mercier Coral Clair Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème LipstickLaura Mercier Coral Clair Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, peachy coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin, which helped it have a velvety glide across my lips and did not feel clingy.

It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, which could have been applied a little more evenly. A touch of product settled into my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable in person until a few hours into wear. This shade stayed on well for four hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12 oz. – $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “high-impact color” with “weightless decadence” that “moisturizes and smooths.” The pigmentation was nearly opaque to opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy but more velvety overall, so it glided effortlessly over my lips but didn’t feel overly slippery.

The issue I had was that the formula didn’t seem particularly forgiving of natural lip texture or imperfections, so despite exfoliating before application, there were areas highlighted that I didn’t expect to see since the formula was supposed to be smoothing. It also settled a bit into deeper lip lines, which was more noticeable (in person, not just in the close-up photos) with lighter shades than brighter or deeper tones. They lasted between four and six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Cetyl Dimethicone, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Octyldodecanol, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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