We’ve been inundated with so many lipstick launches lately, so what’s the fuss about yet another matte lipstick?
Laura Mercier has just launched their Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks, which promises to deliver intense colour with just a single stroke. If you’ve been following Laura Mercier for a while now, you’ll know that the makeup artist has always been into the idea of a bold matte lipstick because it totally screams “French It-Girl”. Being a makeup artist herself, she has always struggled to find a comfortable matte formula that ticks all the right boxes. And now, she’s released her very own matte lipstick!
We’re also really picky with our lipsticks, especially when it comes to matte lipsticks. When Laura Mercier sent over their entire range of Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks, we decided to test them out on three of the NYLON team.
We were super impressed with the colour payoff whether it was a bold red lip, a nude pink or a dark berry, and can say that the Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick will be making its way into our makeup stash. One of my colleagues even agreed that a single stroke was enough for that full pop of colour! The formula is also very comfortable, and can easily last a whole day of wear without cracking our lips or any bleeding thanks to the balance of mattifying powders and silky conditioners. Need we say more?
Amelia wearing the Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Fire
Another thing that the Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick promises is control – which refers to the application of your lipstick. Liquid lipsticks can be very messy to apply, and bullet lipsticks might get blunt which makes drawing your lips tricky. Every Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick also comes with a built-in shaper so that you can shape the tip to your preference because we all have different lips. Here’s a tip: a sharper tip also makes lining your lips easier.
Some people will say that the colour of the lipsticks is the most important when they are choosing a lipstick. The Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks come in 24 intense, versatile shades sorted into Nudes, Pinks, Reds and Berries so that you can easily choose your favourite shades. Here are the swatches of all the colours on three different skin tones – you’ll see that the shades are quite flattering on all skin tones. Even the nudes deliver an intense pop of colour if you’re going for a neutral statement lip.
Now that we’ve tried it, it’s your turn! We can keep going on about how much we love Laura Mercier’s Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, but you won’t understand how good the formula is until you’ve tried it yourself. Good things must be shared, and here’s how you can get your hands on one of the new Laura Mercier lipstick. And you don’t have to spend a single cent too – how sweet is that?
Just for our NYLON readers, Laura Mercier will be setting aside some of their new Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick for a lipstick exchange! If you have any old lipsticks lying around, bring it down to the Laura Mercier counter at TANG Plaza in Orchard to exchange it for a brand new Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick. Your lipsticks can be from any brand, but no lip glosses or other lip products will be accepted. The only catch is that there are only 100 lipsticks up for grabs, so make sure to head down early on 14 June.
Here’s all the events details for you to screenshot as a reminder:
The NYLON x Laura Mercier Lipstick Exchange
14 June 2018
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Laura Mercier counter at TANGS, TANG Plaza Level 1 in Orchard
Exchange your old/ used lipsticks from ANY brand for a brand new Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick when you flash any of NYLON’s Instagram post featuring the lipstick.
Only 100 lipsticks available!
*NOTE: Each person can only exchange 1 lipstick.
After you’ve got your hands on your very own Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick and you love it, here’s how you can get your hands on a full set of 24 shades of the lipsticks. All you have to do is take a selfie with any Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick and post it from 14 to 30 June with the hashtag #velourextremesg. 3 lucky winners will each win a set of all 24 shades of the Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick. Winners will be contacted directly by Laura Mercier.
Laura Mercier’s Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, $40, is now available in 24 shades at TANGS.