Monday, June 17, 2013

Brighten up your summer with Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #16

When I say this lipstick is hella bright, I mean it. Bright lipstick is very "in" at the moment, and Make Up For Ever isn't missing out on the trend. One of their newest Aqua Rouge in #16, a bright fuchsia pink, claims to be waterproof and smudge-proof. And I have to say, I quite agree with that statement! As stated in my previous review of the Aqua Rouges (here), these babies do not budge. The only way these are removed are with an oil based cleanser.


The packaging is simple and practical. I've always liked Make Up For Ever's packaging and I have a strong suspicion that simple packaging is what keeps their prices down.

I tested this lipstick for a night out and it did not budge after numerous (yikes) glasses of wine. After 5 - 6 hours of general snacking and drinking, I could see a bit of fading inside the lips, but it did not leave a "ring" of color around my mouth. There is seriously nothing worst than that. It also faded nicely and didn't leave my lips too dry, although they did need some balm after my regular face cleanse. I can safely say that this is a smudge-proof, waterproof lipstick. It didn't even smudge under water. You could most definitely wear this at the pool or beach, and/or sweat a lot without this budging. I recommend the Aqua Rouges if you're the type of gal who likes a bright lip 24/7.


Please excuse the after-work, post sickness face. I just got over a cold and my skin is feeling the effects!

As you can see in the pictures above, the lipstick can be worn with, or without gloss. I've worn it both ways, and personally, I think I like the glossy version better. Normally I'd go for matte, but I think the pink is much more vibrant when glossy. And while the addition of the gloss makes this lipstick a little less transfer proof, it definitely doesn't smudge easily. You'd have to really want to try to smudge it in order to make it move. Besides, who else is over mattes for summer? I know I am!

I'm not sure the pictures capture how bright this lipstick is - it's REALLY bright. And fun! I'm definitely looking forward to wearing it this summer, especially for a night out dancing!

Hope this was helpful, and happy Monday! 

* I have received this product for consideration but my opinions are always my own. I am not being compensated for this review and I always strive to review products with honesty.

10 comments:

  1. I thought this would be bluer based on the tube, but the hint of rosy warmth is nice! I have this in #4 and it is honestly the best longwear lipstick I have ever used. The only time it wore off was when I rubbed an oil into my lips!

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    1. You definitely can't get those babies off by rubbing!

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  2. GORGEOUS on you!! This colour is so pretty on you! I agree that these are the best long-wearing lipsticks too!

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  3. That is one hot fuchsia! Love it! It's nice to hear that they really don't budge. Will have to try them.

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    1. Definitely one to try if you're looking for something super long lasting!

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  4. Perfect for summer! So funny I was in Sephora today and wandered over the Forever Makeup display. They do have some great things.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  5. this color is awesome on you! :)

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  6. Good to hear that. I just invested in a red (# 8?) for nights out where I don't want to bother touching up.

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    1. Oh good!! I can imagine that color looking amazing on you!

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