I'm back to share with you this product I acquired a couple of months back.
It's one of the Make Up Forever Aqua Rouges. It supposedly has a long-lasting power of a lip stain and an eye-catching shine of a gloss.
Now, what can I say, upon initial application, it looks amazing!
In the picture below, I've merely applied just the lipstain portion without the gloss.
As you can see, it actually turns out looking pretty alright. However, the stain cannot be worn alone. My lips felt very tacky and dry. If I were to purse my lips together and separate them apart slowly, I can feel my lips peeling.
So, when it comes to versatility of using it matte or glossy, I'd say 'nah', it failed. I cannot choose to use it matte. It's definitely a 2-step product.
Also, I find that I have to spread the lipstain quickly because it dries pretty fast. Especially for a dark colour like the shade I got, if I do not spread the lipstain evenly, I can see dark patches in certain areas.
Below, I've topped up my lips with the clear gloss. Again, the look is pretty impressive.
Unfortunately, it only impressed me until the time I decide to eat something.
Goodness, check out what is left on my lips below after eating a piece of chicken.
The colour is practically gone. Worse, some of the stain settles in the fine lines of my outer lip in random areas.
All in all, I thought this product would be promising but I guess it didn't quite work.
Perhaps the lighter colours would be better? Hmnn...</p>
What are your thoughts?