I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Unfortunately, my staycation is officially over as of this Sunday, but I guess I’d better go back to work to feed the makeup habit!
Today I’ve got the new Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Collection to share with you that was just released last month in Sephora stores across Canada! I’m more familiar with MUFE’s cream eye shadows than I am with their lip products so I had some high expectations for this new collection! These lipsticks boast a smooth and effortlessly gliding texture and promise maximum hydration all thanks to the inclusion of cupuaçu butter, candelilla and beeswax in its formulation.
There are three finishes in this collection: satin, iridescent and diamond. I got N23 – Diamond Baby Pink ($22) and N20 – Iridescent Pink Gold, both of which are very versatile everyday shades.
These lipsticks are also really great for layering because of the different finishes they all have, so I gave that a try too! I came out with something not quite as frosty as N23, but a bit bolder in colour than N20! I like it!
Packaging: Sleek and luxurious. You really feel like you have “grown up” makeup when you have these lipsticks!
Formula: No surprise here, but both lipsticks were very smooth and silky upon application. N23 was a little bit more gritty in texture thanks to the bits of glitter inside. I usually like to wear a balm underneath or gloss on top when wearing lipstick, but I didn’t need to with either of these! I didn’t feel dry at all and felt happy just wearing them as is.
So, the scientist in me always likes to look into why certain ingredients set a particular product apart from the others. In the case of the Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks, it is the use of cupuaçu butter which comes from the seeds of the cupuaçu fruit found in the rainforest. Interesting fact, cupuaçu is actually in the same genus family as cocoa! So, it has to be awesome, right?! It’s an alternative to the use of lanolin which, in human usage, comes from the sebaceous glands of sheep…yum. Cupuaçu butter also has very similar hydration properties to cocoa butter so imagine this on your lips!
Final Verdict: I love the fact that I can take advantage of the layering effects of this new MUFE collection and that there are so many colours and finishes to choose from (50 of them)! You can also slowly build up the colour to go from the look of a tinted balm to the intensity of a lipstick to match your comfort level. I think I might have to grab a satin finish and see what that’s like along with possibly a few other more intense colours. I think these are definitely worth getting if you don’t already own something in an iridescent or diamond finish. The $22 price point is also not bad considering the versatility of the product.
Has anyone tried this new MUFE collection yet? What did you think?