Friday August 17, 2018

To the extremes

WOMEN can be very demanding of their lipstick: We want something that has a beautiful color, is easy to apply, and is comfortable to wear all day. Laura Mercier ticks all the boxes with the brand-new Velour Extreme Matte lipsticks, which just launched at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in Ayala Center Cebu a couple of weeks ago.

Extreme color

With only one to two swipes, this lipstick delivers full pigmentation. It comes in 24 shades ranging from nudes and pinks to reds and berries, with fun shade names for the modern woman, like On Point, Power and Queen. There’s something for every occasion, whether you prefer an MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade for a subtle look, or something bright and bold.

Extreme matte

The preference for matte lipstick is still going strong, but we’ve all been there with matte lipstick woes: flaky, stiff and almost painful to remove. Velour Extreme Matte is shine-free with mattifying powders, so you can kiss dry, over-matte lips goodbye.

Extreme comfort

Unlike many matte lipsticks, there’s no dragging at all upon application. It glides over the lips with a satin feel, but has a matte finish. Just like velour, this lipstick is soft and velvety, and is so lightweight you will forget you’re wearing anything on your lips.

Extreme control

Traditional bullet lipsticks or liquid lipsticks with doe foot applicators need some care, especially if a lipstick is super matte or super pigmented. Velour Extreme Matte comes in a slim tube and rounded bullet for precise application that even newbies will get right on the first try. It even comes with its own built-in shaper if you want a finer tip, so there’s no need for a separate lip pencil.