Lipstick,  Swatches

Laura Mercier Beige Intime Swatches

Beige Intime by Laura Mercier is one of my very favorite mauve lipsticks. Do I have a lot of favorite mauve lipsticks? Yes. Yes, I do. Mauve is one of my favorite lipstick categories! I think that’s because my natural lip color has a bit of purple in it.

I’ve been meaning to do this post for quite a while because this lipstick is one of the handful that lives in my handbag on a regular basis.

Beige Intime is from the Rouge Essentiel lipstick line by Laura Mercier. The brand describes this shade as “light brown” which doesn’t seem quite right to me. I say it’s a mauve.

Formula

I really like the Rouge Essentiel formula. It is really light weight and not drying. You get fully opaque color with a really thin layer, so you don’t really feel like you have a lot of lipstick on your lips. It’s the opposite of thick and goopy.

It’s a cream formula, and it dries down a bit to a satin finish. I’ve been thinking about picking up more of these, but they are $34 each, so I need to choose carefully!

Swatches

I think if you like Very Victoria (Charlotte Tilbury), you’ll like Beige Intime. Beige Intime is a bit more saturated, vibrant, and opaque.

Lipsticks swatch fair pale light skin Beige Intime by Laura Mercier
15 Charming by Essence
Wedding Belles by Charlotte Tilbury
265 Romance Mauve by CoverGirl
Rosecliff by Nars
Very Victoria by Charlotte Tilbury
61 Matte Naked by Milani
430 Secret by Milani

Shades Swatched:

  • Beige Intime by Laura Mercier, $34 at Sephora
  • 15 Charming by Essence, $3.99 at Ulta
  • Wedding Belles by Charlotte Tilbury, $25-$37 at Charlotte Tilbury
  • 265 Romance Mauve by CoverGirl, $7.99 at Ulta
  • Rosecliff by Nars, $26 at Sephora
  • Very Victoria by Charlotte Tilbury, $34 at Chartlotte Tilbury
  • 61 Matte Naked by Milani, $6.99 at Milani
  • 430 Secret by Milani, $9.99 at Ulta

Here are the same shades swatched in bright sunlight:

bright sunlight Lipsticks swatches fair pale light skin Beige Intime by Laura Mercier
15 Charming by Essence
Wedding Belles by Charlotte Tilbury
265 Romance Mauve by CoverGirl
Rosecliff by Nars
Very Victoria by Charlotte Tilbury
61 Matte Naked by Milani
430 Secret by Milani
Lip swatch of Laura Mercier Beige Intime Rouge Essentiel
Photo of me wearing Laura Mercier Beige Intime lipstick

Packaging

The packaging of the Rouge Essential line is super nice. It has a magnetic closure and feels weighty in the hand. I don’t think it’s at all sustainable, reusable, recyclable, or eco friendly in any way. I do want to see makeup brands move towards more environmentally friendly packaging. But, it is really nice packaging. And the square shape makes it a bit easier to find in your handbag without looking, and it won’t ever roll away from you. A battle I’m constantly fighting! 🤣

I like this packaging better than the standard Charlotte Tilbury packaging (the rose gold for her $34 line), and it’s on par with her refillable lipstick packaging (but it’s not refillable).

Where to Buy

The Rouge Essential line is available at Laura Mercier *AFFIL*, Sephora, and Macy’s.

The Laura Mercier site currently carries 31 shades and a few exclusive sets/minis. Sephora currently carries 13 shades (including Beige Intime). Macy’s currently carries 20 shades.

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