|Laura Mercier Plum Berry Lip Liner|
Oddly, the most natural lip liner shade is the most elusive to find. There is nothing more dated or unattractive than visible lip liner, particularly when it is darker than the lip color.
I have sketched my way through Sephora dozens of times, in search of a natural, rosy nude. I've even done this in tandem with their sales associates, who always concede that it in fact, not available...not even close. I leave them both surprised and baffled.
The closest I've ever come to finding my Holy Grail liner is MAC's Soar. I do everything in my power to avoid Malls... I have an uncanny ability to lose my car, and always have visions of having to ride shot gun in a scooter with a Security Guard to find it. That means I have to make a special trip to Bloomingdales. It's not tragic, but it's also not convenient.
Laura Mercier's lip liner was created in 20 shades, but not all are available at retail. Imagine my delight at discovering that Plum Berry has been added to the selection at Sephora. It's simply perfect.
I am amazed lately at the sheer number of women who are having their lips blown up with Restylane. Yes, as we age, our lips lose volume, but what they are replacing it with is not a drop or a tweak, but lips that look like link sausages. I can't imagine how they can possibly think this looks youthful, attractive or natural.
In my opinion, it is more appealing to create more fullness with the help of a 'lip colored' lip liner. I like to line my outer lips subtly, and then fill in the rest of my lips with a few strokes before applying lipstick and gloss.
I am so pleased with Laura Mercier's Plum Berry. It's my new pout perfector. Maybe it will be yours too...