Orange crush: Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 17

title orange One of my favourite colours for summer is orange.  Now being a huge lipstick fan, I’ve never felt that I could pull a Kourtney Kardashian and rock an orange lip.  Then Make Up For Ever released their new summer line of Aqua Rouges.

I was sent #17 from their Aqua Rouge collection which is a rich mandarin orange colour.  It was a double-whammy for me, not only have I never sported an orange pout, but I’ve never tried Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge products, which is a double-ended liquid lipstick that provides intense, long-lasting, waterproof colour.

lipstick tube

I’ve seen Aqua Rouge’s in store but for some reason always thought they were glosses, which doesn’t really make sense to me now because there is a clear gloss on the end.  I was expecting the consistency of MAC’s Kissable Lip Colours, but instead, the product was more like an OCC Lip Tar.

The coloured side is applied with a doe-foot applicator and the colour truly is “what you is what you get”.  Number 17 is a wham bam thank you m’ame kind of orange.  At first the liquidy and then it sets matte to a gorgeous hue (plus the scent of roses add an extra touch). If you wish for a bit of a glossy sheen, paint on the clear gloss from the other end.

close up swatch

These are billed as being very long lasting so I put them to the test on my birthday.  I applied the product around 9 a.m. and finally removed it around 5:30 p.m.  It went through eating, drinking, a eucalyptus steam, a mineral pool, and rain.  By the end the colour was still vibrant along the edges of my lips and a little worn off towards the middle.  I really had to work with a makeup-removing towelette to remove what was left.

Overall I am very impressed with these and will definitely be picking up other colours.  The colour payoff and longevity is amazing.  As for #17 from the collection, this is my first orange and I love it!  I’ve been sporting it with just some mascara and bronzer for a summery, pool-side look.  Well, that and big shades, a hat, and a white blouse.

orange swatch

Have you tried Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 17?  What were your thoughts?

Please note, I was send this product by PR.  All opinions are my own.

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