I really didn’t expect to be impressed.
First of all, the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge lippies come in the most impractical of containers for me. Because they rely heavily on the provided applicators, I’d have to do a little extra to stock them in my kit. Second… how amazing could they actually be?
So, I wandered into Naimies and bought the one color that interested me (darkest reddish brown) on a whim. I mean… if the formula was unimpressive, at least I had a color that I liked.
I unceremoniously removed the color wand to inspect the formula. Not bad. Reminds me a bit of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque (now discontinued).
I put it on… and WOW.
Completely opaque color. Adheres INSTANTLY to the lips. Sets immediately. No wait time, and no stress that you’re going to muck up the the ‘clear gloss’ wand on the other end.
To be safe, I added the clear gloss to the back of my hand, then applied it with my finger. Here’s what happened:
Seriously? Ugh… I’m in love. But how do I know that this lip miracle is really going to stay put through the daily rigamoro of life?
Right. With the exception of a little extra color that I had on the inside of my lips… there is virtually NO TRANSFER.
Well alrighty then. You know what this means. I’m going to need one in every single color.