Monday, 28 October 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #9 Burgundy

I recently included MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Rouge #9 Burgundy* ($29 CAD) in my Favourite High End Lip Products for Fall 2013 post, and today I'll share an in depth review on it! I absolutely love this Aqua Rouge line from MUFE, they're some of my all time favourite long-wearing lip colours. Shade #9 Burgundy is perfect for Fall, but I can see myself wearing it all year round. 

"Formulated with a combination of high molecular weight polymers and volatile oils, Aqua Rouge locks color on the lips for a smudge-proof result that will not transfer or fade. Its intensely pigmented formula provides immediate, opaque color with extreme shine, and its creamy, non-sticky texture glides effortlessly on the lips for comfortable wear." - Sephora

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Rouges come packaged with a dual ended applicator. One end contains the long-wearing lip colour with a doe foot applicator, and the other end contains a clear gloss with a brush applicator. The lip colour dries to a matte finish, and you could wear it like that, without the gloss, if you wanted to. I personally find the lip colour on its own fairly drying, so I always opt to add the gloss over top. I also find that the gloss helps to prolong the wear time. 

MUFE's Aqua Rouge #9 Burgundy, no top coat

MUFE's Aqua Rouge #9 Burgundy, with top coat

What I love most about MUFE's Aqua Rouge line is how incredibly long-wearing the colour is! I like to reach for these lip stains when I'm going out for the dinner, going out to dinner, etc. You can eat and drink with this product on, and it won't transfer, smudge, or fade. I absolutely love it! Shade #9 Burgundy is similar to shade #8 Iconic Red, but it's a bit deeper, making it perfect for Fall and Winter. I really like pairing this lip colour with a golden eye look for day wear, or a smokey eye for nighttime. 

My only complaint about these Aqua Rouges is the small amount of product that you receive. Each end contains 2.5ml, so if you wear this everyday, it won't last you too long. But, you don't really need to ever reapply this throughout the day, maybe just a touch of the clear gloss midday. MAKE UP FOR EVER has a wide range of shades, everything from nudes, pinks, corals, reds, and berries, so there's definitely something for everyone! If you are in the market for a long-wearing lip product, I highly recommend these. 

Have you tried out the Aqua Rouge line before? What shades are your favourites? I'm really wanting to try out #2 Rosewood, #10 Raspberry, and #18 Coral :)


  1. Ohh what a gorgeous color! It really is a great Fall and Winter shade. Shame that they only give you such a small amount.

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

    1. Thank you! Ya I wish they included more product, but then again you don't have to constantly reapply!

  2. I love how it looks when matte and glossy! Very pretty :)


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