Laura Mercier • Discretion • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this free with purchase and have been wearing the sample for a year...! I am an Asian NC25-30 and even slightly warm colors have a tendency to just turn orange on me, and this does as well. It's a peach/nude that I think would look really great on Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights and, as others have mentioned, Jennifer Aniston and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. I feel torn about the color because in my opinion it looks slightly orange on me, but whenever I ask my husband what he thinks of it (and I've asked multiple times) his response is always, "That looks *really* good! You should wear that more often!" I don't know if he means this color in particular or just more nude colors in general. So I think it's one of those things where I'm more critical of it on myself than I might otherwise be. But I do think it's one of these colors that's pretty forgiving, so that even if it doesn't looks *quite* right, it looks good enough. Texture-wise, it's a dream. It goes on in a thin application that feels like a nice, hydrating balm. I like it so much that I'm considering buying the full size or the shade Audrey which might be better suited to my skin tone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is more brown than nude color on me. I have warm undertones, so it works very well for me in creating a natural look. The formula is fantastic: creamy and moisturizing. Absolutely love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Green
I have very full lips and so I usually prefer nude lipsticks, since dark colors make me paranoid that I'll look like The Joker. When I read that this was Angelina Jolie's go-to color, I thought "Great, we have the same coloring and her lips are as full as mine - this color is going to be AWESOME!" Well, I guess I don't have the same coloring as Ms. Jolie after all, because this lipstick is a frosted pink color on me instead of a nice nude color. Boo. My skin has yellow undertones and is very fair, and I am one of those people whose lips turn otherwise pretty shades into ugly colors (ex. red lipstick = screaming magenta on me). So, perhaps that is the problem. This was a rather pricey mistake.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The reviews for this product are textbook "your mileage may vary." It's pink, peach, brown, mauve, light, dark, unscented, highly-scented, neutral, warm, cool, etc.
For me, it's a lovely neutral YLBB. I am not bothered by any smell. And yes, the Angelina connection is what attracted me initially, but the color keeps me using it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a medium caramel with orange undertones. Not a nude, unless you are medium to dark complected, as definited by MUA. This is a warm shade. I think this is very close to what new princess Kate Middleton wears. I apply this with a lip brush, so the coverage is sheer. It takes on a pinkish cast on my very pigmented lips because my natural lip colour comes through. Yes, it's a "boring" shade. And it is very Jennifer Aniston, who I am NOT a fan of. But I do think she is very polished and dresses very appropriately for every occassion. This lippie is also very "appropriate". Good for smokey eyes. Top with gloss for night.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Product - LM calls this a "beige nude crŤme" but in the tube it is one of those hard-to-describe ho-hum pinky-brown shades for the fair-skinned crowd. Matte finish. Excellent pigmentation and coverage. Soft creamy texture. No waxy, old-lady, or floral scent that I can detect. For me (AAB/NC25), this provides a look that is somewhere between "nude" and "natural/MLBB" - more like "my lips but low-key." Great for when I don't want a truly nude (disappearing lip) look, but don't want to call too much attention to my lipcolor either. I like nude lips to pair with a strong smoky eye, and Discretion with eyes that are slightly less bold.
Comparisons - In side-by-side comparisons: NYX Cream is more golden/yellow toned, Rimmel Birthday Suit #250 is peachier.
Packaging - The usual sturdy LM packaging - opaque, shimmery plum-brown, round lipstick tube - without a hint as to the color inside unless you read the label.
Overall - This is a great shade for "my lips but low-key" - just a hint of color without drawing attention away from the eyes or for a polished daytime look.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am really torn in my review of this item. I'm not sure I would elect this color as the "perfect nude," It did not work as well for my NC 35 skin. On its own, I am not completely satisfied. I had high hopes of this shade giving me that juicy AJ look. Instead it just went on very brown and after some time, started to look a bit red-ish. But I have pretty red/plum pigmented lips so that may be the reason. What keeps me interested in this shade is that I am able to use it quite well to mix with other colors to create the look I am after. I simply put a nude color and dab on a bit of Discretion to add some warmth to the color. This seems to work well with Viva Glam 2, Guerlain 540, and just about every nude shade I own. This shade takes work for me but I would be willing to purchase again b/c the end result is positive. It is very moisturizing and goes on quite sheer and glossy. I find myself cringing whenever I taste a bit of it as it's rather bitter...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am a huge fan of nude lips, and this is the most flattering color I've ever found. I don't know if the staying power is the best but just for the color, it's worth it.
For reference I'm NC 35 in Mac and 4N1 in Estee Lauder.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this lipstick. It photographs really well, and I always get that "what are you wearing on your lips" question. I'm a MAC NC40 so I can't comment on behalf of the ladies with lighter skin tones, but this lipstick is a definite keeper for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is not a true "nude" color.
This is a neutral "YLBB" color. The finish is opaque, and slightly glossy.
It adds depth to the lips, as opposed to lightening them.
Nude colors generally go well with a smokey eye and pale out the lips, this does NOT.
I don't know where reviewers are seeing the "pink / grey" tones in this, it does not have much, if any cool tones. It is more neutral, with light reddish brown/beige orange undertones. Not overly flattering on cool skin. Warmer complexions would be better suited for this.
I don't detect any scent or taste.
No bang for my buck, it is not what I thought it would be. I prefer MAC lipsticks to this. Try this before you buy it!
Ok so I've come to the conclusion that 1. this is not for cooler tones, and 2. it looks orangey on pigmented lips. That is why it is not working for me, because my natural lip color shows through the crappy formula.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really had high hopes for this but it does not work for me. I ordered it online and let it sit in the box for a little over 30 days so now I am stuck with it. I gave it a four because it is a really moisturizing lipstick and would be great in another color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the Jennifer Aniston of lipsticks- a beyond boring, medium beige-brown without any shimmer. It's very 90s looking. I've read in magazines about how it's the perfect nude (I do keep in mind that these are the same magazines that go on about Maybelline Great Lash mascara). As for the whole Angelina lip-look association, this is a much browner shade than anything I've seen on her. This is not at all a universal nude. Most women I've seen try Discretion on have not looked good in it; it has a tendency to make the mouth look smaller and the dull color does nothing to brighten up the rest of the face. ArmaniSilk lipstick #55 blows this away. It's much more universal, sheerer, and much closer to the "Angelina nude" lipcolor people rave about. I still give this 2 lippies for the formula: very creamy and smooth, medium-full coverage, and now unfragranced. NC 35-40. Also: Discretion looks nothing like the first picture(s) on here. It looks much closer to the second, browner/ darker one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm always on the lookout for the perfect 'mod' nude lipstick. The closest thing I've found was called Modern by MAC, unfortunately it was a limited edition. booo hissss. Anyhow, Laura Mercier's Discretion is also very good, it's just *slightly* too pinky and too deep. Still a lovely shade though, and certainly very Angelina! For gloss this is perfect with with Satisfied by Scott Barnes and also nice with Eastend Snob by Rimmel. Smells very erm, 'retro' to be politically correct.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
YES! FINALLY a nude that LASTS and covers my lips and doesn't look cakey and gross... I am SO crazy excited that I got this. I have been looking for a nice nude lipstick that lasts and this is PERFECT!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Why, why, why!!?? Why didn't I listen to the reviews! As soon as I put it close to my lips I could smell that yucky old lady scented perfume. It goes on much too creamy, stinks, doesn't stay on, and the color is...what color, can't even see it. It's going back ASAP.
Brad Pitt has to smell this stuff??? Yuck!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am wondering if I have the same Discretion lipstick as everyone else. I just purchased this on a whim days ago, but the shade is no where near an "Angelina Jolie" type of of color and actually my lipstick is very dark looking which I would compare to a rose/brown - I lighly pat on my lips to get a rose/brown shade however, if I apply regularly than I note the orange notes which clash with my skin. Also another difference I note is that many mention the yucky scent/taste but yet my lipstick is unscented and has no taste ----- I had heard a few people on this board mention that some of the LM lipsticks have been reformulated, and I am wondering if I got a new batch? I am even looking in disbelief at the color on the top of this page that is shown for Discretion, and again my color is no where near a nude shade. For what it is worth, I do like this color if I lightly pat and it gives a nice color to my lips.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Uck. Discretion was my first LM lipstick and will be my last...in fact, itís going back to the counter. Color is doable but a little too orange for me...(MACís Honeylove still reigns as my supreme nude). The smell, the taste, the way the formula looks on my lips....all the rest is *not* what I want in a lipstick. The smell and taste is like the cheap play lipstick that comes in a premade makeup palette at the drug store that mom and dad would get for me when I was a kid in the 80's...a flowery perfume to cover up a waxy musk...nasty. I also donít like the formula or finish...somewhere between a thin cream lipstick and a sheer, with a satin sheen finish. Wear is nothing out of the ordinary. Packaging is blah and imo, kind of on the chunky side.
If you want less expensive alternative for colors in the same nude family, check out Neutrogenaís Diamond Lip Treatment in Antique Bronze, Cover Girlís TruShine in Nude Shine (not as brown as Discretion, itís a little peachier) and MACís Honeylove lipstick (a matte and a paler and little bit more pink) or MAC's Cherish l/s.
NW15, light green eyes, dark brown hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my staple lipstick. It's the perfect nude--a nice beigey brown color--but it doesn't make my skin look ruddy like some other lipsticks do. Another plus? I get that sexy Jolie pout when wearing it. I never go anywhere without this lipstick in my bag. Although the scent, as some have mentioned, isn't particularly appealing, the color is so great that I can look past it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Alright. For all the positives, and there are many--beautiful nude shade, wonderful texture, decent wear, pretty packaging,--none of them matter after you put this on and smell/taste it. What an absolute shame. What the blank was she thinking?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This lipsick had flirted with me several times at the counter but I was always unsure whether it would be too orange/nude for my NC15 complexion. I finally succumbed and took a chance. Well it is gorgeous - a lovely fleshy, subtle nude with the merest hint of pink & peach to stop it looking draining. It is rumoured to be the colour that Angeline Jolie wears and fortunately it looks that exact same colour on me (minus the full on mega pout of course). The texture is light and is fairly long lasting. I would repurchase.