The liquid lip craze shows no sign of ending anytime soon, and it seems that every brand has their own take on it. Makeup Forever are no different and have their range – Artist Acrylip (£17.50) which I have been testing out – well three of them anyway.
I have quite a good liquid lipstick collection now and I am learning what formulas I like and the ones I just can’t bear to have on my lips for longer than 5 minutes, so I was interested to see how these compared.
Makeup Forever have been inspired by good old acrylic paint that artists use (hence the name), as it is versatile and highly pigmented – features that would do well in a lip product. There are 10 shades available and they have a lightweight formula that feels weightless on the lips, whilst still delivering on the colour front. The coverage is buildable, so if you just want a subtle wash of colour, then that’s not a problem, or you can layer it on until you’ve achieved the level of coverage that you desire.
As with all liquid lipsticks, these glide on with the ease of a gloss, but have the longevity of lipstick – more, in my opinion, as lipstick slides off me sometimes. The formula is supposedly non-sticky and non-drying, although I did find them to take a long time to dry … for a good 15 minutes I felt like I had a lot of product on my lips, although once it did dry then it was nice to wear. The pigmentation is incredible and these do not move – for hours and hours. The downside of this is that they are a little difficult to remove – they even stretched the power of Double Cleanse, but they do shift eventually.
They have a cushion applicator which promises ease of use and more control – I personally prefer the wand applicators as I have the thinnest top lip known to man, but if you’re lucky enough to have nice plump lips, then this applicator will be easy for you to use.
The shades I have been testing out are 400 Iconic Red, 401 Raspberry Red and 202 Coral Pink – sorry for the blurred photos.
400 Iconic Red
401 Raspberry Red
202 Coral Pink
I do love the pigmentation and the how long-wearing these are, although I do wish they were a little easier to remove – what can I say, I clearly want to have my cake and eat it. If you want a liquid lipstick that you can control the coverage of, then these are for you.
They are £17.50 each and available to buy at Debenhams.
* PR samples – all opinions are my own