Friday, August 20, 2010
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #11
When I saw the swatches of the Make Up For Ever The Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks on The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself, I knew that out of 50 shades and 3 finishes there might be at least ONE that I could wear. You see, lately I have been very picky about lipstick. I think I might have finally hit lipstick saturation. I have all the colors I could possibly need or want...almost. Some days I think I want a new nude light pink lipstick and realize that I have several. I just need to shop what I have. I am always drawn to red lipsticks but if I buy one more Mr. Sith might have me committed. So I settled for a pretty pink frosty lipstick which I don't have in my collection.
I know what you are thinking: PINK FROST? WTF? It's NOT 1986!
To that I will reply: Maybe Not but I was a lot younger and thinner then so I reject your reality and substitute my own!
So anyway, I purchased Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in # 11. It's a cool pink/mauve (described as rosewood on the Sephora website) color with a heavy frost to it. In this swatch I used a light hand on the right and a heavy hand on the left.
When the lipstick arrived I was in love from first twist. Now I think you all know my fetish for brand new lipstick. There is something so incredibly desirable about a brand new lipstick. The perfection of an unmarred surface, the potential for greatness. the creamy formula captured and held in a solid state and shaped into a perfect slant for caressing your lips with the color hugging formula.....
Oops. I'm getting carried away. Well. Let's just say that I LOVE LOVE brand new lipstick.
ANYhoo! I quickly took pictures, swatched my arm and then applied the lipstick to my lips.
(insert needle being dragged off of a record sound here)
What the heck. This lipstick is dry!
HOW DRY IS IT?
It's so dry that if this lipstick was a fish it would be carrying a canteen.
It's so dry that if this lipstick was a person they would be spittin' cotton
It's so dry that...Oh well you get the idea.
Then I had an epiphany. Which comes quite often when dealing with a product that isn't to my expectations. (epiphany = come up with a justification to make this thing work before I toss it)
What figured out was, these lipsticks are really made for layering. The matte lipsticks layered w/ a gloss, the frost with the satin finishes. You see where I'm going. By layering the lipsticks you get to create your own color palette. You get to create your own unique shade that is personally you!
See? It all makes sense right? So what I really need to do, to combat the dry frost formula is buy ANOTHER Make Up For Ever The Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick to wear underneath the frost! AH HA! Or I could just wear a clear gloss on top, which is what I have been doing for the past 2 days and surprisingly it works nicely! OK. So you don't need to buy 2 lipsticks from MUFE to make this work, but that is the basic premise behind the line. A gloss on top or a balm underneath will work just fine with the drier formulas of the line.
The lipstick is opaque fairly quickly once applied and the scent, while described as "rose" smells nothing like rose to me. It's not offensive and disappears once applied. There is no taste to these lipsticks and holy moly do these wear a long time. Seriously, even with gloss on top I didn't have to reapply my lipstick for a few hours....of course I reapplied after eating or drinking.
The lipsticks cost $19 each and Sephora is an exclusive retailer for the product. Of course if you happen to be in NYC you can pick one or more of these up at the MUFE flagship store.
Do you NEED this? Well maybe not in this color for everyone, but since MUFE has 50 shades and the lipsticks can be layered to create your own custom color, I say YES. I plan to pick up a few more in the Satin formula and play around with layering.
Ingredients for Pearly and Satin Finish: Ricinus Communis Oil (Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methyl, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Oryza Sativa Cera (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax), Nylon-12, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Parfum (Fragrance), Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, StearalkoniumHectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Propyl Gallate, Trihydroxypalmitamidohydroxypropyl Myristyl Ether, BHT, [+/- CI 12085 (Red 36, Red 36 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5, Orange 5 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake, Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 47005 (Yellow 10, Yellow 10 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77002 (Aluminum Hydroxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet)].