Courtisane is a natural, albeit frosted/metallic, shade which subtly enhances natural lip color. It is neither too cool or too warm, sort of a NARS Orgasm for the lips. I would call it a golden-peachy rose shade. The formula has a pleasant scent and the product is quite moisturizing, although not long-lasting. It is color-changer similar to MAC "O", but it is not quite as dark and has a better "feel" in my opinion. Great for instant polish, day or night. Would purchase again. :)
Courtisane is one of LM's Stickgloss lip colors. Let me say that the picture and description for Courtisane on the LM website are completely inaccurate ("mauve-rose-pink"). Courtisane is a very complex and shimmery color with hints of pink, red, coral, gold, and copper. It applies sheerly and feels moisturizing and lightweight, but the shimmer makes it look more opaque than it really is. You can make it look even more opaque, of course, by layering it. I am very fair (NW10ish) with cool tones, and I have a hard time deciding if this looks more warm or more cool on me, due to the shimmer. I don't often wear lipstick with shimmer/pearl/frost/etc., so I feel a little more glamorous and sophisticated when I apply this product. That being said, it isn't inappropriate for daily wear. You could definitely wear it to work or glam it up for an evening look. I think this color would work on most skintones. However, I would recommend you try at Sephora or the LM counter before purchasing as there are hints of so many colors within the product that you need to see which ones are pulled out prominently with your own skintone to see if it is a good lipcolor for you.
This is a beautiful mixture of rose/coral/pink with a gold frost. It's light weight and brings a fresh brightening moisture to the lips. I have cool undertones, but this looks fabulous!! My l/s has no smell. I am wondering if those whose smell bad were contaminated with bacteria and they should replace them.
Works really well on me. It just makes me look a bit brighter and happier, if that makes sense. I think the color has been well described by others and so I won't confuse anyone with more description and words here. I think it's a bit similar to MAC Lustre Honey Flower (discontinued) which I also have. MAC's is more neutral/golden toned whereas Courtisane is a bit brighter coral pink, and a tad shinier. The texture is also a bit creamier than MAC Lustre. This can work as a neutral color for work, and can certainly be sexed up if you want. Will definitely buy if/when run out.
I can't believe my initial reaction was to return this--the light must have been bad. Courtisane is a stick gloss in a sheer, shiny gorgeous muted pink/red that I can't imagine looking bad on anyone. If I lined up all my dozens of lipsticks and glosses and could only save one, this would be it. Nuff said.
A friend bought this color to wear on her wedding day, as she is not one who wears lipsticks on a daily basis. I fell in love with the color and how it feels. I have pretty pigmented lips and feel that this adds just a touch of red/pink and a but of shine. Like my lips but better.
This is a light shimmer, blend of rosey pink & peach stick gloss. Looks natural yet polished enough of color for my skin tone. This is perhaps my first HG natural looking colors lip color. I like LM's gloss sticks texture applying smoothly with hint of shine & be layered to increase pigmentation steadily. continued >>
I've had this in my makeup kit for a few years...I used it quite a bit when I bought it and then just forgot about it, I suppose. I recently re-tried it and I still love it! For me, it's like my natural lip color but better. Shiny but not too glossy, it helps me look polished without that "lipstick" feel. I love the shimmery flecks in it, very subtle. It feels creamy, smooth and light on my lips. I can always count on Laura Mercier to have really wearable lip color.
I stopped dead in my tracks when walking by the LM counter as soon as I saw this color gleaming out at me under the Nordstrom lights. It's one of those universally flattering colors. I've never used a stick gloss before, but I was sold on the concept after using this. Unlike others, I haven't noticed any smell, good or bad.
Very nice color for my fair skin but the fragrance is terrible! I thought I could get used to it but couldn't.