In a way, Make Up For Ever’s 12 new Aqua Rouge liquid lip colors are like Terminators.
Perhaps Kyle Reese said it best: “It [the lip colors] can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop…”
But unlike those metal monsters from the future, these $24 lip colors just want to hang out with you…for a really, really long time.
From the left: #1 Nude Beige, #8 Red, #7 Pink Brown, #10 Raspberry and #15 Pink
Swatches from the left: #1 Nude Beige, #15 Pink, #10 Raspberry, #8 Red, #7 Pink Brown and the clear gloss
They have a creamy liquid lip color with a doe-foot applicator on one end and a clear, non-sticky gloss with a brush on the other. Layered beneath the glosses, the lip colors, which pack full-tilt pigment, maximum opacity and a mirror-like shine, last on me from 4-6 hours, assuming I sip or nibble on something during that time, and a whopping 6-7 hours if I don’t.
#1 Nude Beige
#7 Pink Brown
The 12 available colors cover the gamut from soft beige to bold berry, and they’re kiss- and waterproof, too, so if you find yourself — oh, I dunno — under a tropical waterfall with Jeremy Renner, you won’t have to worry about your lipstick getting all over his gawgeous face.
But who knows? He might like the faint rose scent and flavor, moisturizing formula and color that slowly fades over time just as much as you do. He is a former makeup artist, after all.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Make Up For Ever Boutiques, Sephora stores and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I do wish the clear gloss sides also had a doe foot instead of a brush, but that’s just me picking nits)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Whoop-whoop! Time to check Monday off the list. You did a great job today.
Not much going on for me tonight. I’m just sitting back on the couch eating my rabbit food, otherwise known as salad.
I’ve been eating a lot of junk food lately, so now my body’s craving salad…
Other than that, I’m about to fire up the new episode of True Blood. How about you? What are you up to tonight?