I’m a sucker for any kind of good nude lipsticks and I have a few staple nudes that I consider my go-to for any kind of events – formal and otherwise. The launch of the new Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick ($25, available here) got me all sorts of excited and I was so impressed after first swipe that I had to bring them with me to my work trip! The Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick is a collection of 12 nude colours with creamy satin finish for various skintones.
I have a love affair with the Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Lipstick and it’s been a hot minute since I found a nude liquid lipstick that I could love as much. I’ve been rationing that shade “Chic Matte” which is a fantastic beige-pink nude colour that looks fantastic on light-medium skintone.
I received two of the Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick – I opted for the two shades most suitable for lighter skintones, the colours #01 Uncovered and #02 Flesh. Sephora describes the first shade, “#01 Uncovered” as being a peachy beige, and “#02 Flesh” as a cool tone pink. The colours were designed to complement any skintone so the colours kind of come in pairs (cool vs. warm undertones). Then the shades go up in increments which is helpful to match to the skintone #01 and #02 works best for those with lighter skintones, and as you go up higher, the colours are more suitable for darker skintone.
The doe-foot applicator makes the product apply like a dream – as you pull the wand out of the tube, the “neck” area squeezes out the remaining formula so that you’re not over-applying (which can feel goopy and thick). I think this is a good design and the slanted tip makes it easy to apply precisely and just the right amount of product.
The formula is lightweight and goes over the lips and even it out. Lip “lines” appear more blurred and the lips look smoother overall. If you’re using this in the winter, a little bit of lip balm underneath will ensure the application is smooth and you don’t end up with a layer too thick. I’ve applied this product over the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Lip Booster and it looks so good.
The product itself applies really evenly and dries pretty quickly and not as drying as most liquid lipstick formula tends to be given its satin finish. It’s decently moisturizing even by the standards of a liquid lipstick though it does transfer quite a bit. I was a little disappointed by the transferring which means it needs to be reapplied quite often.
Overall, the Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick is a great product if you’re in the market for one, and a cheaper alternative than something like the Dior one. Throughout the month of June, Make Up For Ever is donating $2 from every sale of the Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick to the Hetrick-Martin Institute for underserved LGBTQ+ youth.
Are you ready to find your nude? Will you be trying out the new Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick?