love pink lipsticks (maybe you took notice?), so I was very intrigued when I received this shade in the mail from Make Up For Ever. I was even more impressed with its staying power.

It retails for $29 CDN and is available at Sephora – sure, it’s a splurge. But I highly recommend it to those who don’t like touching up lip colour throughout the day. This is the perfect lip gloss/stick for you. You just have to find the right shade!


You get 2 0.08 ox little bottles – one clear gloss and one with the colour (and magic staying power).


Without the gloss, the formula is very matte (which I love), but it can be very drying. Before you put this on your lips, make sure they are exfoliated and moisturized. 


Left: without the clear gloss and in daylight / Right: with clear gloss and at night (with flash)

I liked wearing it by itself and maybe adding a lip balm/cream on top just to moisten it. I found that the gloss was sometimes too glossy. (I’m not a big fan of glossy lips when the lip colour is bright like this one.) I think it may be my skin tone, but I prefer wearing it at night than I do during the day, when it looks too bright and Barbie-like on me. It looks great at night with simple make-up and fabulous lashes.

I’ve been meaning to hit up Sephora lately and try on other, more fall-friendly shades. Stay tuned on my Instagram (@beautyandabite) because I’m sure I’ll show you some pics :)



The PROs: Long-lasting formula, great pigmentation, quality and shades

The CONs: Can be very drying (downside to long-lasting lip products)

B+AB Rating: 3.5/5
Cost/Where to buy: $29 at Sephora
Repurchase? Will purchase other shades

Have you tried this product? Did you feel it was a bit drying too? Or if you have it in another shade, let me know! I want to buy the darker red shades. :)

Disclosure: I received this product from MAKEUPFOREVER for a possible review. As always, that doesn’t change what I think about it.

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  • Jenny

    That is a very nice shade! It is still too bright and opaque for myself but it looks great on you!

    • It’s definitely really bright! They have different shades that are much more subtle, though! :) Thanks for the compliment!

  • Susan T.

    I love that shade but I think you are right about the gloss being too shiny. I would maybe try a lip balm over it too.

    • I like it with a balm on top! Keeps my lips moisturized, too!

  • Maggie Cheung

    what a pretty color! I gotta check this out at Sephora!

  • saskmom

    Thanks for the review and swatches! What a fab color!