Brown Girl, Bright Lips: MUFE Aqua Rouge Bright Orange

Yes, the color is intense. But it’s supposed to be. Have a little fun, and enjoy a bold color that is long-lasting, for at least 4 hours straight. My right-hand girl for a summer bold lip, Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge in #17, never fails to turn a head or two. The point of this lip color is to do entirely too much. It’s fine.

Below are a few tips I want to share when playing with a color this rich and a texture this long-lasting.

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Use a good lip scrub that will hydrate your lips and follow up with a thin layer of Chapstick.

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Blot your lips right before application, and wait a good 2-3 minutes before applying. Yes, it’s an extra step, but you’ll be grateful you did when you’re ready to remove the lip color.

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If comfortable, line your lips first, then apply the color. MUFE has a complimentary multi-purpose liner in Tangerine, but I’ll list dupes for less below.

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Remove carefully, and take your time. This is the hard part. Taking off this lip color is difficult. I tried Olive Oil a few times, but the strength wasn’t enough. My recommendation is to go with a hydrating makeup removal balm or an oil-based makeup remover (you can see my suggestions below). Begin with adding the remover to your lips, pursing them a bit so that none will get in your mouth. Rub in well to lift the color off of your lips. Follow up with a warm rinse, and a warm washcloth to remove any excess.

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Follow up with a lip treatment and hydrating balm, like the much loved Smith’s Rosebud Salve.

Dupes:

Orange Lip Liners:

Oil-Based Removers: