I’m thinking about having the words, “It’s Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 39,” printed on a t-shirt, and I’ll tell you why.
Because whenever I wear it, I must get asked 10 times a day what I’m wearing on my lips.
It’s almost as flattering as the lipstick itself.
If I had that shirt, I could just smile, open my jacket and BAM! — point at the shirt.
Once you start wearing this satiny, orangey coral ($19, available now at Make Up For Ever Boutiques and counters, Sephora stores and also online), you’ll see what I mean.
It’s one of those colors you can’t miss when it walks into a room, so be prepared to answer questions about it as you go about your day.
I think it has something to do with the opacity, for one. The bright block of solid color really showcases your lips. That, and the orangey tones, which are just so…bright.
You might be wondering if you’re looking at a dupe for MAC Ravishing. Well, they have some things in common, as you can tell. Both are full-coverage corals, but I think 39 is brighter, although not as shiny, and much more orange than Ravishing.
The satin finish could almost pass for matte, which, I don’t know, gives it a vintage, almost ’50s feel. For a modern take on a retro look, I like wearing it with smokey cat eyes and mint green nail polishes like Zoya’s Neely ($8).
With the thick, concentrated Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense formula, a little goes a long way, and I can’t complain at all about the wear time. I can slip it on right after breakfast, make it through lunch and two cups of tea, and not have to touch it up until late afternoon.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
The Harlem Shake?
I know I’m probably the last one aboard this boat/train, but have you seen any of these Harlem Shake videos on YouTube? Apparently, it’s a thing, and it’s HILARIOUS!
Wait for it…
You’ll love this one…
Ohmigosh, the one with the firefighters had me laughing so hard!! I had tears rolling down my cheeks.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,