I like matching my outfits to my makeup—not the other way around! I’m not really a fashion girl, so this helps me get a little more excited about picking out what clothes to wear.
I had fun playing around with the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Artist Plexi-Gloss today. What I liked about the samples that were sent my way is that I had one with a pearl finish (the light beige shade) and one without (the orange shade). But what I really loved was the wand!
Compared to the usual doe-foot wand, I found this had a lot more grip in the sponge. It was flexible, so it was able to hug my lips as I swept it over each curve. I liked that I got more precision and that I didn’t waste a lot of product or have to blot any excess gloss off. If you have thicker lips like mine, you may need to dip the wand into the tube twice to pickup more gloss—once for your upper lip and once again for your lower lip—for full coverage. If you’re just using it to highlight the center of your pout, then there’s no need to double dip.
Well, it definitely packs a bigger color punch than the average gloss and it lasts a lot longer, too. The shade in the photo above: MUFE Artistry Plexi-Gloss 306 or Orange. I feel like it could still use a little more pigment though, since it’s gets a lot more sheer after you blot. I doubt you’ll want to apply several coats of gloss to get the color in the tube, so you’re better off layering it over another lipstick to get the pop you want. I actually liked wearing it alone though. It gave my lips a fuller, natural tint that looked quite kissable since the pigment spread quite evenly.
This is a very versatile shade because it can accent any lippie look you have. It won’t add any color to your pout, but it can add more dimension and make your lips appear extra plump. What I like about the Plexi-Gloss line is how seamless it looks on your lips. The chances of you looking like you have “floating” lip gloss over your pout lessens, since it’s really easy to blend and apply. It’s a little more dense than the average gloss, but that’s forgivable since the mirror-like shine that you get from it is really quite a stand out.
So is it worth it? Sure—if you have the budget for it (it’s Php1,200 each) and a thing for high-shine lips. I only got to try two shades, so experiment with the other colors at the store (they have 35!). I have a feeling the fuchsias, purples, and reds might have a more intense finish. ♥