Laura Mercier
Lip Treatment Kit
Category:Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Exfoliators
Last Updated:01.23.2012
Jar Packaging:False
Tested on animals:No
This kit contains a lip scrub and a lip balm, a nicely formulated duo that helps exfoliate and protect. The Lip Polish is a gentle, gel-textured scrub that exfoliates lips with bamboo powder and polyethylene beads. This is followed by the Lip Conditioner, which is a standard, but good lip balm. The Lip Conditioner contains a couple of fragrance chemicals known to be irritating, but the small amount is not likely cause for concern.
Laura Mercier Lip Treatment Kit contains a gentle lip polish to remove dead, dry skin from the lips & refines the lip area. A nice vitamin cocktail offers antioxidant protection and healthy conditioned skin. Lip Polish's gel texture provides cushion and glide. Lip Conditioner's rich, creamy texture penetrates the surface skin for long-term moisture. Antioxidant ingredients protect your lips while offering anti-aging benefits.
Lip Polish (0.28 ounce) Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Trimethylopropane Trisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Ethyl Vanillin, Retinyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Blue 1 Lip Conditioner (0.33 ounce) Diisostearyl Malate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Isocetyl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Flavor, Castor Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Limonene, Citral, BHT, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 6, Red 30
Brand Overview

Laura Mercier At-A-Glance

Strengths: Many fragrance-free products; top-notch water-soluble cleansers; some extraordinary foundation and powder products; great powder blush, cream blush, and powder eyeshadows; a couple impressive mascaras; mostly great shimmer products; praiseworthy makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Expensive; some of the products with sunscreen lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas.

Mercier did a reasonably good job of crafting a skin-care line to complement her formidable collection of makeup (color is definitely Mercier's strong suit). From her above-average cleansers to some intriguing serums, it is clear that the skin care wasn't just an afterthought. Mercier is the only independent makeup artistry line we know of whose skin-care products actually have an impressive array of state-of-the-art ingredients. Of course, not everything is a slam-dunk, but following the reviews below will lead you to some wonderful products, assuming the higher-than-normal prices don't offset your decision to shop this line for your skin-care needs. And it's nice that the line has toned down its claims about emu oil, because it was never that miraculous to begin with - it's just one of many emollient oils that can help dry skin look and feel better. 

For more information about Laura Mercier, call (888) 637-2437 or visit www.lauramercier.com.

Laura Mercier Makeup

What sets Mercier's well-organized makeup line apart from the rest is her trademark "flawless face." Mercier believes that perfecting the complexion is the most important step to makeup application, and her line presents some incredible options for doing just that. An added plus is that Mercier's counter staff really have their act together when it comes to makeup application know-how, while the sales pressure is low key. We wish the tester units were more spacious and efficiently labeled, but this isn't an overwhelming line to navigate.

Most of Mercier's foundations are in many ways a step above the rest. Although none of the main foundations offer sun protection, there are formidable options for all skin types, and the pigmentation in each is rich, so a little goes a long way. Other areas where Laura Mercier's makeup really excels are the loose powders, cream blush, mascara, brushes, and shimmer products. It is all too easy and very tempting to put together an entire makeup wardrobe from the Mercier selection, but keep in mind that there are a fair number of standard to lackluster products that simply aren't worth the expense, despite Mercier's considerable makeup artistry expertise.

Mercier's handiwork routinely graces the covers of major fashion magazines, and for the most part her work speaks for itself and epitomizes this line's Flawless Face philosophy. Mercier herself regularly makes special appearances at her counters, and my guess is that sitting in her chair would be an experience to remember!

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