Laura Mercier takes things up a notch with the brand’s 2018 release of Velour Extreme, a seductive matte lipstick that leaves a velvet finish.
As soon as I entered the transformed launch venue, Yes Please, I got the chance to spin a “Wheel of (Lipstick) Fortune,” each option being one of the 24 long-lasting matte shades.
The spinner landed on “Vibe,” and I was led to the makeup booth where one of the artists from Rustan’s applied the color on me. The beige nude-like pigmentation had such full coverage, while remaining creamy yet not too heavy on the lips.
From there, I decided to give the claw machine a go. Inside were different Laura Mercier makeup bags with products inside. To my luck I was able to catch the brown velvet bag which, to my surprise, had samples of Laura Mercier’s face primer and face polish!
My excitement didn’t end there, as I ended the afternoon’s festivities with the tarot card reader who made me pick from the complete set of lippies before putting it on me. I had a hard time choosing because the collection has too many colors I like, but then I went for “Fresh,” a dark pink nude that could be mistaken for a purple shade. It was such an easy application because of the sleek packaging design, which was easy to grip and slide.
The tarot reader made me kiss a plain Laura Mercier card, then read the results, telling me I had a powerful kiss, and what that meant for myself and my career. It was such a fun experience to try this new, irresistible makeup. –CONTRIBUTED
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La,
Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Alabang, and Rustan’s Cebu