I was positively delighted to have received a generous goodie bag filled with wonderful stuff to play with.
I am going to first review the Aqua Rouges because hey I'm a lip girl after all.
(Information taken from the press kit)
In a TANGO DANCE, the mouth is the center of attention and AQUA ROUGE beautifully enhances this
utterly desirable smile. MAKE UP FOR EVER launches its latest addition to its AQUA range,
the AQUA ROUGE lipstick, a very long-lasting waterproof lipstick with a dazzling color result. Highly
glossy, concentrated lipstick with an innovative element that combines
two applications in one.
The liquid lipstick delivers intense, matte color.
The top coat provides a vinyl finish and protects the color.
For the BLACK TANGO look, DANY SANZ has chosen AQUA
ROUGE no.11, Dark Raspberry, a mysterious flame red.
I have with me 4 Aqua Rouges for swatching. One end of the Aqua Rouge features a pigmented liquid lip colour and the other end is a clear gloss that acts as a sealant for the colour. The lip colour end features a regular doe foot applicator. Because of the very pigmented nature of the lip colours, I find the doe foot a little clumsy for application, I prefer using a lip brush for precise lip colour application.
|No. 8, No. 9, No. 10 and No. 15|
The lip colour is a true matte. When I add the gloss on top, it gives it a high shine.
No. 8 is a bright red that looks like a blue based red on me.
No. 10 is a wearable deep raspberry.
No. 9 is a deep burgundy on my lips at the event when I tried it on.
I must say these are quite long lasting, I have worn them for my dance classes and they have lasted 6 hours straight with me constantly drinking. It still looked fresh when I came back home to remove it. When the Aqua Rouges wore it to work, they survived my oily fried noodle breakfast but after lunch I had to reapply. The best part is, reapplication is a cinch, they applied smoothly and looked fresh. They did not dry out my lips but the stronger colours are a little difficult to remove. Have you roil-based makeup remover handy. The only con is the slightly synthetic sweet smell which goes away after a while.
I have been mixing my Aqua Rouges to customise lip colours. Here I mixed No. 10 and No. 15 to make a wearable bright pink for work. I love mixing them around.
|No 10 and No 15 mixed together|
|No. 8 and No. 9 mixed together with a little gold glitter on top|
I really love these, apart from the synthetic smell which I can bear, the colours are full on and gorgeous. They wear well ad feel absolutely comfortable on my lips. Reapplication is good a new and they last longer than my normal lipsticks. My picks are definitely the brighter full bodied colours because they really stand out.
Ratings: 5 lipsticks