Thursday, May 10, 2012

3D Lips With Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist

Make Up For Ever, known for their awesome makeup line that could be used for bridal or runway has launched their lipstick line called Rouge Artist. If you're a Make Up For Ever user, you've probably heard of Rouge Artist Intense, with ultra-pigmented colors that scream "I'm here!" 

Swatches of Rouge Artist Intense. Yes, they have it in black too.

This time, they added Rouge Artist Natural, inspired by a return to naturalness, focusing on fresh, vibrant tones in wardobes and vanity cases. If you're a fan of natural lippies, you can use this sheer one to enhance your natural color. It feels cushy on the lips and delivers 8-our hydration to the lips so lips stay lush without the annoying drying skin you peel off after.

Sharing expertise and technique in maximizing this product, trainer Mikee Raymundo shares to us a new technique in applying your color (another technique if you have too much lip products in your stash). Mikee combines several lip shades to give lips a 3-dimensional effect, so they appear fuller and more defined.


First up, prime lips by applying concealer on the lip area. This makes the color more vibrant. This also helps if you have the two-toned lip, that is if your upper lip's color is different from your lower lip.

Set it with powder. Mikee used White Definition powder here. You can use loose powder, pressed powder, or powder foundation. The choice is yours.

Next, apply lipliner. Mikee used lipliner darker than the lip color to be used. Now wait a minute, isn't it supposed to be lighter lipliner? A half-step darker liner would be good for this one in the same color family as the lip color. Let's not make it seem that we mistook or pencil liner for lipliner. Blend this in towards the center.

Apply main lip color. Mikee used a nice pink as the main lip color and used a brush when applying to ensure precise lines. She then warmed this up by applying peachy-pink color on the center and blended it outwards but not too much so that the gradation disappears. 

For a touch of poutiness, Mikee dabbed clear lip gloss on the center followed by Make Up For Ever Star Powder on the center for more sparkle and shine (yes! you can use a bit of Star Powder on the fingers and dab a bit on the center).

Mikee also demonstrated another lip look, which could be used for high fashion and avante garde shoots. she used in conjunction with this Make Up for Ever Aqua Cream color, a cream color makeup that will not budge with water.

After playing with the colors, I did my own version using plum as the main color, since I had purple liner that night.

Defined plummy lips! I think I could define it more by cleaning the edges with powder.

SRP for this is Php 1,280 both for Rouge Artist Natural and Rouge Artist Intense at the Make Up for Ever branches at  Level 3 Shangri-la Plaza Mall and B8 Bonifacio High Street.

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