Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kiss Kiss, Balm Balm...Les Merveilleuses Laduree Tinted Lip Balm 01 & 05 Swatches


On those "no makeup" makeup days, when I'm running around, jumping-climbing-trees, and running errands, Les Merveilleuses Laduree Tinted Lip Balm gives my lips a soft, sheer wash of color and emollient slip that they need.


The tin packaging, along with the charming french provincial pansies design, gives the product a vintage feel. The lid screws on, so you don't have to worry about any mishaps while traveling.

I deleted the untouched product pic, so, we'll have to deal with the mangled image above :P

In the tin, the balm does have a faint powdery, Shea butter scent. However, this disappears once applied.

 From left to right (natural lighting..overcast of course :P): 05, 01. 

05: a coral-peach with micro-flecks of gold. 

01: a pink-violet.

besides wearing them alone, I think 05 and 01 will look lovely over Mac's Ablaze and Heroine lip pencils :)

From left to right (with flash): 05, 01. 

Despite being the sheerest of the two, 05 gives the lips a youthful wash of a coral-peach; though the micro-flecks of gold don't transfer from the pan. 01 is the most pigmented, and actually leave a slight stain after the balm's 3-hour wear time. 

Les Merveilleuses Laduree Tinted Lip Balms come in five shades (01 & 05 being the most pigmented), and retails for ¥2,625 ($26.65). 

What are some of your favorite tinted lip balms?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

10 comments :

  1. 01 does appeal to me! (05 is a bit too fuchsia for me!) Maybe I need to look into getting a CP!

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    1. Seems as if my swatching out of numerical order has confused you. 01 is the purple-fuchsia shade.

      Just let me know, because I can add it to your list :)

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  2. Been so busy recently and now catching up :) These look so pretty - I actually think the Fuchsia (01) looks really nice. And wow, aren't they glossy? How moisturising are they for a lip balm? I have terribly dry lips that peel, peel, peel.

    I might pick some of Les Merveilleuses things up when I'm in Japan! Tickets booked! I'll be spending Christmas and New Year in Japan - I seriously hope the shops aren't closed because I NEED to get my THREE/Addiction/Suqqu/Laduree/brushes.

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    1. These give a good amount of moisture to the lips and they feel nice.

      Don't worry, Japan is not a Christian based country, therfore, the shops will be open on Christmas.

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    2. I'll definitely put them on my list of things to try.

      I've heard that they close on Emperor's Bday and Jan 1-3... the days I'm in Tokyo!

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    3. I'll have to get back to you on that, but I don't remember the stores being closed for so long. Business yes, but not retail.

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