Stash Treasure Trove Find: Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry

I dug this out of the mothballs a couple of days ago—it was actually stashed away in an old makeup bag I haven’t used in a long time! Gosh, how could I have forgotten about this one?! I splurged on this a couple of years back at Sephora and am so happy to have reunited with it, now that Fall’s dark lip looks are upon us.

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Laura Mercier’s lip stain provides the visual effect of a stain with the comfort and sheen of a lip gloss. The long-term colour with a satin, balmy finish leaves the look of effortless polish and understated sophistication.

It’s actually more like a lipstick in a pot …and a pretty versatile, decently long-lasting one. It is creamy, smooth and pigmented— unlike what you would find with a typical stain.

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On the Laura Mercier website, Mulberry is described as a warm “red-plum-brown” shade though the plum/red tone is the most prominent—perfect for the Fall/Winter season. I love that the look of this stain is as at home with jeans and a hoodie as it would be paired with a dramatic eye for evening.

It’s the most gorgeous natural red or what I would describe as a dark red brick tone or even a dark-cranberry, on my lips that I have ever seen. Mulberry creates the perfect daily understated and natural-looking flushed berry-red.

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The packaging is very chic, sleek and professional looking. I really do love the container with a wide round glass pot with shimmery brown LM screw-top lid. I also like the jar it comes is not a cheap glass that will break the one or two times you may drop it.

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The  glass pot is great, its large enough to use your fingers or a brush and the consistency isn’t goopy so you never end up wasting any product.

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The size of the pot is generous and a great value, given the intensity of pigment and also considering that a little goes a long way (still working on my pot that I bought over a year ago!)

Mulberry is a great warm plum-berry-red color in a formula that is versatile and comfortable:  You can tap the stain on lightly with a fingertip as a more sheer wash of colour for a casual day lip, add liner and a bit more of the stain for a polished daytime lip, or use a brush for a thicker layer, almost like a lipstick and gloss for a more dramatic evening look. I even applied this to my cheeks and it gave them a great glow.

Applies very smoothly. You only need a little product to get sufficient color payoff. I just love the way it seems to “sink” into my lips making them appear slightly fuller, lush and even a bit more sultry.

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It lasts quite a long time on your lips without being overly dry, although I recommend dabbing a lip balm before applying or just topping with a salve lightly after application.

Very comfortable to wear, and when it wears off, the nice thing is that this fades VERY evenly so you don’t have to worry about having a disgusting dark ring around the edges of your lips or anything like that! My lips still have a hint of pigment. It has a semi-matte finish and I didn’t find it to transfer on anything.

It’s supposed to leave people wondering does she just have naturally beautiful lips or is she wearing color? Mulberry does this and I would certainly buy again (and maybe more colours:)

Thank you for reading my blog.😊

Have you tried any of the Laura Mercier lip stains? What is your favourite lip stain?

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