What better way to start my first official post than with my current (but probably also my forever) favourite lipstick? That is a trick question because there is no better way! MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in 16 Fuchsia is a super matte, bright pink. It is the perfect mix between hot pink & fuchsia and it is probably one of my favourite colours to wear. It is a long-wearing lip product so it really seals and locks onto the lips. It does come with a clear gloss top-coat but I prefer wearing the colour itself for the perfect matte finish. In order to get the most precise looking lip, I line my lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Embrace Me (sadly, limited edition) but any bright fuchsia lip pencil should work. I do not fill in my whole lip so that the Aqua Rouge has a chance to really stick to my bare lips.
I have been wearing it for long traveling days and long school days. I even wore it for an overnight layover without having to touch up. It does not budge so I never have to worry about checking on it or reapplying. It is a little tough to take off at the end of the day but this is a small price to pay for it to last as long as it does.
However, for a lip product to have such awesome staying power, something has got to give. In this case, the longwearing nature of this lip colour equals to a lack of moisture on the lips. The super matte finish leaves little hydration on the lips. There is a topcoat, which can be applied for some moisture, but of course, it gets rid of the matte texture. I adore matte lipsticks so I am willing to deal with this and my lips do well with dry textures so I have lucked out in this department. It is as if I was meant to be a lipstick addict.
It is a pricey $29 CDN at Sephora but a little goes a long way so it will last you forever. Also, it seems to be the matte-est lipstick formula that I have tried so it has my heart in that area. I purchased 11 Dark Raspberry to wear for the fall season and I cannot wait to bust it out with an all black outfit.