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Weekly Must-Have: Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Weekly Must-Have: Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

We love a gloss to plump our pucker, but shiny, gooey lips can lead to summer hair-mouth disasters. Matte lipsticks are trending (lip paints? duh), and we’re here for this, too.  In fact, as we’ve learned from the success of Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits, an ultra matte lippy has a way of making your pouts seem plumper as well. And who isn’t in the market for bigger lips? (That’s a rhetorical question.)

Laura Mercier’s Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick is everything we’d expect in a lipstick in 2018: it’s highly pigmented, comes in an array of gorgeous, wearable shades (24 to be exact), stays on through multiple drinks and bites of food (even a kiss or two), the formula isn’t cakey or drying, and it makes our pout appear seriously poutier. The reason: the thin applicator doubles as a lip liner (yes, lip liners are necessary), so you can outline – or overlain – your lip with the tip, then paint it in, like drawing with a crayon.

I wore Fresh, a deep pinky nude that actually resembles a berry hue, last night, and a friend asked me why my lips looked so big. I explained that I overlined them, and she asked for a tutorial. There’s really nothing to teach though: you just lightly draw the shape of your lip where the edge of your lip and the skin meet… then you color in your actual lips with a lipstick. What’s so great about the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick is that there is no division between the lip liner and the lipstick color because you’re actually using the same shade. Genius.

I love the nudes, but the reds are wonderful, too. After all ,there’s nothing worse than sporting a red lip that bleeds and smears. Not with this formula. From fire red to blue red, there’s a hue for every need, and it’s bright and beautiful and bold (just the way we like to rock our red).

Stock up: these lip crayons are destined to be your new go-to. We suggest buying multiples.

Price Tag: $28 (Buy Here)

*image of Hailey Baldwin wearing Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

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