Matte Liquid Lipstick Perfection From Laura Mercier

Liquid lipsticks are having a moment right now and the formulas have come a long way from the goopy and drying textures I used to know. I recently purchased one of the Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colours and I have been wearing it lots.

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I find the product name misleading because when I think of "paint wash" I think of a sheer tint. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by a formula that was smooth, intensely pigmented and a soft matte finish. The colour I purchased is Petal Pink, and it's a soft nude pink shade that enhances the lips in a subtle way without muting them out. The colour lasted a good 4-5 hours on me before having to reapply. It never ever felt drying or looked unflattering.

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I'm a big fan of these! They retail for $28 ($34 in Canada) and I got mine at Sephora. Have you tried these? What are your thoughts on liquid lipsticks?