Every time I see this guy’s face on the two Make Up For Ever Tease Me lip trios I want to tell him to FREAKING RELAX, MAN. Why you so stressed out?? Aren’t you, like, a billionaire playboy or something?
Or maybe that’s Bruce Wayne… OK, whatever.
This series though. Who knew it was so controversial? And here I was thinking it was just a frothy, pulpy schmexy-time romance novel.
However you feel about it, I bet there’s one thing we can all agree on: the makeup inspired by the movie is kind of rocking.
Like MUFE’s two new lip trios, one based on nudes and one built around berries. Each one comes with a lip liner, a waterproof liquid lipstick and a lip gloss, all of them full-size.
Maybe Mr. Grey likes to wear lipstick sometimes, and he’s stressed out about his lip situation. “Which lipstick should I wear, and how will I know what lip liner and gloss to wear with it!?”
No worries, Mr. Grey. Make Up For Ever has made it easy for ya. For each of the two trios, they picked a matching lip liner, liquid lipstick and gloss, freeing you up to make the tough decisions, like how many cats is too many cats? Do I appear intense enough in this photo? What should our safety word be? Is my hair too flat? And how’s the lighting in my secret back room?
The Innocent Nude Lip Trio is my favorite of the two because of its flexibility, which is to say that while I don’t intend to wear the trio with thigh-high leather boots and a naughty outfit, I suppose I could. The shades are neutral enough to work with a variety of looks and outfits. It comes with a nude beige lip liner, a soft rosy pink liquid lipstick and a sparkling beige gloss (thankfully, the glitter isn’t gritty).
I do also like the Passionate Berry Lip Trio, but with my lips being so dry and flaky right now, I’m a little reluctant to embrace the darker colors. The deep berry plum lip liner, raspberry liquid lipstick and sparkling deep fuchsia gloss are very wearable, though, and right in the middle of the road in terms of color temperature.
The Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencils
Soft and smooth, these apply without any tugging, and they’re extremely long-wearing (easily lasting through meals) and waterproof (I have to use an oil-based remover).
The Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Colors
These have a non-sticky liquid lipstick on one end, which smells strongly of white flowers (although it fades in a minute or two), and an unscented clear top coat on the other. You’re supposed to apply the liquid lipstick first, let it dry (which only takes a minute), and then finish with the clear top coat.
Good thing the sets also come with a lip liner, because if you accidentally apply the Liquid Lip Colors outside of your natural lip line, mistakes are hard to correct.
Like the lip liner, the Lip Colors are extremely long-wearing, easily lasting through two meals and snacks, so we’re talking at least six or seven hours.
But they are somewhat drying and almost impossibly hard to remove (these definitely need an oil-based remover)
The Lab Shine Diamond Collection Glosses
So lovely! These medium-weight, moderately pigmented moisturizing glosses are packed with glitter, and yet don’t feel gritty at all.
My favorite thing about both of these lip trios is that you don’t have to be a gazillionaire to bring one home. Since you get three full-size products, they’re a great deal at $32.
PRICE: $32 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Sephora
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF! 🙂