I love a good lipstick. A colour that compliments my skintone, and a formula that lasts through the morning is my kind of pick me up. Move over coffee! When there’s a good colour in town, guaranteed, I’ll skip my morning java to ensure my lips are looking fabulous till noon!
Sephora recently hosted a customer appreciation event, whereby customers of Sephora’s loyalty program gets to earn double, triple, or quadruple the point depending on your beauty insider status. I haven’t bought anything from Sephora recently (okay, except for a tiny one a couple of months ago), but I figured this was a good time to repurchase some old favourites, and try something new from the Summer launches. It was just a matter of time before another Sephora haul happened!
What I really like about the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist formula is how hydrating they feel on the lips without sacrificing the pigmentation. If all my lipsticks glide and applies colour as easily as this, and lasts through my morning H20 routine, I’d purchase backups of it with no second thoughts!
Just because I can’t bear the thought of sporting bold colours doesn’t mean there are no options for those who likes to go big or go home. There are two options: the Natural range (51 colours) or the Intense range (45 colours). Yep, Make Up For Ever doesn’t do just 10-20 shades. They do it big.
The colours I have are relatively tame, and pretty basic – great options to start out your collection. Starting from the left, we actually are looking at one of the newest shades in the Intense range. The colour is simply called #54, a warm-toned pink with shimmers. Next, we have shade N4 which I received from the Make Up For Ever Give It to Me Set from the Fifty Shades of Grey collection. This is a lovely everyday pink that is very je ne sais quoi French yet makes you look put together. The last shade, N9 is slightly more muted pink which almost leans semi-berry on my NC25 skintone. I feel quite indifferent about this colour mostly because it’s very seasonal and I haven’t been reaching out for it as often. It’s a great colour for darker skintones, but those with lighter skin colour may find this a little too dark and more suitable for cooler season.