Thursday, August 4, 2011

Laura Mercier Bare Pink, Bare Peach, Bare Naked & Bare Baby Lip Glacé


Laura Mercier has released another collection this fall called the New Smoky Eye Collection​. While the highlight is on dramatic eyes, I was personally more drawn to the new nude shades of Lip Glacés. (The smoky eye palette and caviar sticks were indeed lovely but seemed dupeable within my existing stash so I passed.) There are 6 shades of Bare Glosses in this collection ($22 each):
  • Bare Pink is a cream pastel pink
  • Bare Peach is a light peach with subtle shimmer
  • Bare Naked is a nude beige with a slight sparkle
  • Bare Baby is a pale pink with a soft sparkle and a slight hint of peach
  • Bare Beige is a repromote, a neutral caramel nude-brown
  • Bare Blush is a pink-taupe cream
Being the neutral-obsessed that I am, I ended up with 4, Bare Pink, Bare Peach, Bare Naked and Bare Baby. These have the signature Laura Mercier vanilla scent and have sheer coverage. I've had good experienced with Laura Mercier's Lip Glaces in the past. Her colors have a diverse range of finishes from cream to fine shimmer to tiny microglitters. In general, the darker shades have a better pigment payoff. The lighter colors are more sheer. The Bare colors are rather pale. I can't speak for all, but I do think girls with pigmented lips might not be able to pull these alone as these may end up looking chalky or ashy.


I tried Bare Peach and Bare Baby and while these are pale, they are sheer enough to work with my skin/lip tone. I have not tried the others on the lips yet but have swatched these below. Based on my swatches, I don't think you need both Pink and Baby (the SA actually put Pink in my bag on accident instead of Bare Beige, but I've decided to keep the Pink).


Here is Bare Baby on my lips alone. It's a borderline wash-out color for me. If you can pull off colors like YSL Rouge Volupte 1 or 2, MAC Angel, MAC Hue etc easily, then you will love this one. For me, it's going to be more of a higher-maintenance nude. I suspect it will look better when layered over a pencil like Laura Mercier Chestnut or when blended with brighter lip shades.



Comparisons to other Laura Mercier and Le Metier de Beaute neutral shades are shown below. The * indicated the color was either limited edition and has been discontinued. From the photos below you can see the new Bare gloss shades are different from a number of existing Laura Mercier shades. Since most of the shades are sheer and blend out when applied on the lips, I tried to swatch these unevenly so you can see a variation of a heavy versus blended out swatch.



Have you seen or tried these yet? Can you pull of these gorgeous neutrals on your lips? Or are you like me and find many paler shades too pale on the lips?

16 comments:

  1. Aw, these look so very pretty... unfortunately I think I'm squarely in the category of girls with more pigmented lips on which colors like these look chalky and ashy. I love Laura Mercier's lip glaces too. I really love how Bare Peach and Bare Naked look, but knowing me, I'd have to wear them on top of fairly opaque peaches anyway.

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  2. For some reason I've never even looked at Bobbi Brown's glosses before. Those look lovely though!

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  3. These are very pretty but since I have naturally brown pigmented lips, I don't this would do anything for me. I also have great luck with LM glosses so I'm sure I'll still try one of these on.

    Hmm...I'll have to check out that smoky eye collection.

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  4. Nice picks, love them all! My favorite LM lip glaze shades are Bellini and meringue. I find that if I dab a little red lip stain/color on top of any pale lip glosses onto the middle of the lips, it makes me look less washed out :)

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  5. Seeing all these milky nude lippies lined up is quite a blissful feeling. I especially love Bare peach and bare naked, they remind me somewhat of Chanel Glossimers in Baby Peach and Bikini Peach that I've coveted for a while now. Thanks for the eye candy =)

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  6. wowww i want all of them!! ps. LOVE your blog and photos and swatches! x

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  7. Very pretty shades. Unfortunately I'm also in the pigmented lips category and these would look too pale on me. Thanks for the swatches.

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  8. all the colours are very pretty - *sigh* i envy the kim kardashians of the world that can pull off baby/milky pinks, like bare pink, and look super hot. unfortunately, my lips are very pigmented and a bare pink would look 'off'.

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  9. Oh Bare Baby is calling my name. I'm the bare nude lip queen and these look just gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous colors and comparisons. I am impressed by your lipgloss collection. I suspect this is only a tiny portion of it, since there's no Chanel, EB, P&J, BB ... hee!

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  11. I glanced at these when I was looking at the fall shadows. I wish I had swatched them now- they look lovely!! Did you get any of the new LM shadows?

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  12. bare naked, bare peach, and oapl are my faaaves

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  13. WOw these are so me! I love them! Great post thanks!

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  14. What did you think of the Chocolate eyeshadow? When I saw it, I thought almost directly of you, it seemed your sort of color. : )

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  15. Martha and Dain - I passed on the Smokey Eye Palette (shadows) but I did get Chocolate Eyeshadow from the fall collection :) Will be reviewed soon.

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  16. These are absolutely beautiful. I want to get color matched before buying any of these, but I'm sure they will all look pretty on you!

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