I’ve reviewed many liquid lipsticks on here but they still scare the crap out of me because once it’s on, it does a pretty good job of staying on – and usually there’s a 50% chance it looks bad and 50% chance my mind is blown. Make Up For Ever recently launched their new Artist Acrylip, a play on the word “acrylic.” I was sent the cutest packaging and was excited as I originally saw Gigi Gorgeous review them on her Youtube channel with the Acrylip bucket and the lid opener, which she used as a bottle opener too lol!
The Artist Acrylip ($29 CAD) comes in 10 shades that delivers intensity like acrylic paint. You can use 1 drop of the lip colour for a soft colour or go for a more intense, bold look. Or you can mix and match with two or more shades (which I haven’t boldly done yet.) The Acrylip also contains castor seed oil for boosting pigment intensity and also to keep the lips nourished. Mineral clay gives the product a lightweight formula and silica gel helps make the lips look smooth by filling in fine lines.
In a squeeze tube you get 7mL ( 0.23 fl oz) of product. The applicator is a doe foot sponge that requires a bit of maneuvering to accurately fill in the lips. As the formula isn’t budge proof, you might want to use a lip liner or something to prevent the colour to bleed out and end up on the side of your face. The formula is lighter than paint itself and there’s no stickiness and goopiness. I highly recommend wearing this AFTER you have your coffee or you will smear Acrylip everywhere.
The three colours I’ve been playing around with are
- 202 – Coral Pink
- 301 – Poppy Orange
- 401 – Raspberry Red
The colours are scary bright; one squeeze is like sucking an orange dry of juice. Make Up For Ever is never shy with colours which is one of the reasons why they’re one of my favourite beauty brands.
I’m sharing these photos of me wearing the lip paints from least favourite to favourite (aka what looks the worst to ok on me.) Poppy Orange #301 is a shade that is pretty on via swatch but I don’t think any amount of photoshop in the world can make this shade suit my skintone. It looks like I used an orange highlighter and slapped that on my lips; if I had thinner lips maybe I could pull it off slightly better. I probably will never wear this outside. 🙁 Coral Pink #202 is also very bright but I toned it down a bit to make it look more wearable. I find that this one accentuates dryness a lot more, and my lips have been VERY, VERY uncooperative this winter. Raspberry Red #401 is my favourite as it is a) dark b) therefore masks most of my lip imperfections. All fine lines definitely filled up here.
These aren’t your every day lipsticks and may not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you like no sticky, high shine, high pigmentation lip colours – then the Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip is for you. The Acrylip isn’t what I’d pick up to go to work in, but no doubt they’re one of the more fun and creative lip products of my collection.
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