The Make Up For Ever Acrylips. Acry-lips. That’s kind of a cute name… It sounds like acrylic, doesn’t it? Like acrylic paints?
Hopefully you don’t have to be a painter or have painting skills to use them because…
Clearly, we are not going to be seeing this up for auction at Sotheby’s anytime soon, HAHA!
The Acrylips are brand-spankin’ new liquid lipsticks with a creamy finish and a non-sticky, lightweight formula. They’re also kind of on the down-low right now because I think they’re only available online at sephora.com and makeupforever.com. But they’re coming to Sephora stores and Make Up For Ever boutiques next month.
There are 10 shades (here are pics of eight of them), $24 each, and I’m not completely sure if they’re permanent or limited edition (according to Sephora, they’re L.E.).
The idea for them is based on those concentrated, intense acrylic paints used by ar-teeests.
Yes, I just said “artists” all fancy-schmancy.
All I have to say about these is, “Hi, pigment!” Yeah, these don’t mess around, but girl, you know Make Up For Ever. They do insanely pigmented makeup. It isn’t always easy to work with.
Just watch out for dinosaur claws! — which is what I call being tempted to squeeze the heck out of these tiny tubes, which are 0.23 ounces each, but that’s not bad because they’re extremely concentrated. Ya hardly need any.
According to Make Up For Ever, they give you flawless color thanks to synthetic mica and ultra-fine, triple ground pigments. The formula also contains castor seed oil to boost the intensity even more while nourishing lips to keep them comfortable to wear, lightweight mineral clay to keep them from feeling greasy or sticky, and silica gel to helps smooth your lips by filling in fine lines.
See the sponge tip?
When you squeeze them, a few dots of the product come out of the sponge tip. If you want a really light application, and by “light,” I mean medium coverage, because they’re VERY concentrated, dab them on your lips and scoot them around with the sponge.
You could use a separate brush instead, but the flat part of the sponge covers a nice, large area, and it’s easy to get into the corners with the slanted tip. It’s really, really easy to use.
If you want to more coverage — opaque coverage — do the same thing, but do a few more dabs of product.
Oh, and once you get these on your lips, they stay creamy. They don’t dry down or set like a matte liquid lipstick.