The beauty trend this Spring season seems to be all about the lips. So far there have been quite a number of new lip formulas that have launched whether that be in lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, balms, crayons and glosses with so many more marked to release in the coming weeks. And as a newly converted lip junkie I have not been able to resist picking up a few here and there. Today I have a review and swatches of four shades of the Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip ($24 each / 0.23 oz – 7 mL) collection from their Spring 2017 line. They are available right now at Sephora as well as on the official MUFE website.
The Artist Acrylip is a new innovative and versatile liquid lipstick formula that is inspired by the versatility and high pigment of acrylic paint. Housed in a squeeze tube with cushion applicator for precision application, these colors have a glossy shine like that of a traditional lip gloss but have the creamy texture of a classic lipstick. The four colors I currently own offer medium-to-full coverage with a two swipes and require very little product to do so. They have buildable color intensity that is fully customizable – one swipe will give you more of a natural-looking soft wash of color, while two or more layers will amp up the pigment intensity. Much like that of an acrylic paint. The colors glide on super easy and the lightweight non-sticky, non-drying formula gives lips a hydrated feel with approximate 5 hour wear time that doesn’t fade too quickly even through eating or drinking. I did not detect any noticeable scent or taste while wearing any of the colors. Besides the colors, I love the flocked cushion applicator as it allows easy application and full control over how much product disperses.
A look at the color selection and descriptions
200 Candy Pink – is a cool-toned cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a cream finish.
201 Fuchsia Pink – is a cool-toned medium to dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a cream finish.
202 Coral Pink – is a warm-toned neon pink-coral with red and pink undertones and a cream finish.
301 Poppy Orange – is a warm-toned light to medium coral with peach and orange undertones and a cream finish.
Swatched on the arm
Swatched on the lips. For skin tone reference, I am not wearing any foundation and am completely barefaced here. My skin tone is medium with pink undertones.
Bottom line, I love these! Formula-wise these are among some of the best liquid lipsticks I’ve tried because they apply smooth, have a nourishing and comfortable feel, don’t have any slip, they don’t budge or bleed, do not settle into my lip lines, last a good amount of time and have perfect coverage. Not to mention that they wear beautifully! They have a nice emollient feel and I have not experienced any drying during any time. If you like a glossy lip with bright pigment then I think you’ll really like these. If MUFE would expand the line to include maybe some nude-toned shades my life would be complete. However, coming from a previously nude-only lipstick wearer who was afraid of color, I’m in love with every single shade here!