I got this for my birthday from Sephora and I was quite excited because I've never really tried a Makeup Forever lipstick. When I first opened it I as like ah great my favourite color (sarcasm), I don't really wear much lipstick, sometimes I do as a base but I also put lipgloss over it. This is the color i'd normally give my mom but I said what the heck let me try it.
well, I love it! It's sheer, moisturizing, very natural looking. It's the perfect ''rouge'' for those who don't like to wear mat lipsticks and like the more natural effect.
I'll use it up but not sure if I would buy it.
As many others, I got this in my birthday gift from Sephora. I loved the moisturizing feel of the product and that it didn't pull at my sensitive, chronically dry lips. It faded after 2 hours or so of talking and, admittedly, me pressing my lips together to appreciate the feel. It didn't fade completely, but was more visible around my lip line and in the creases of my lips. It quickly evened out as I rubbed my lips together, but I went ahead and added a second application. This one seemed to last about 3 hours before gently fading, likely because I wasn't pressing my lips together every five seconds. There is a very slight chemical odor, but it fades within about ten minutes. It isn't anything I could pinpoint, and it isn't perfumey, just a little chemical smelling. It also passed the kiss test. My fiance has been known to say, "Ew, sticky," when my lipstick has the least little bit of tack to it. This felt a bit more like a smooth balm or lip butter, not a lip stick, but had decent staying power despite the moisturizing nature.
It took me a couple of hours to realize why I loved the shade so very much as I've been wearing nudes, pinky nudes, and berry nudes for about 10 years now. It finally hit me that the color is VERY similar to Lancome's Sugared Maple, a color I wore exclusively in highschool. Sugared Maple is a bit darker with a little more brown, but it certainly had more staying power. I do recall that it was a bit drying on my lips. For those who liked the shade and tone, but not the slick feel and propensity to fade, Sugared Maple may be another option for you. The fact that the MUFE N9 is a little more sheer is likely what appealed to my changing taste along with the fact that the color really does look fabulous on my warm toned skin with hints of cool tones in my cheeks.
Below, I've linked pictures of swatches of both colors:
Lancome's Sugared Maple
Make Up For Ever N9
Surprisingly enough this shade matches my natural lip color PERFECTLY, even though it looks fairly dark in the tube. It's great for subtle every day use, especially under a gloss. The only downside is the "lipsticky" smell that's kind of cheap to me but not unbearable.
This is a great neutral pinky-nude lipstick. Very emollient, and easy to apply. I am a medium-toned redhead, but I think this color would look good on just about anyone.
This is more on the lip butter side of the spectrum, as opposed to a true lipstick. It does not stain the lips -- contrary to their advertising, this shade is not very highly pigmented. Very comfortable. I have to be careful not to over-apply, as it can get greasy.
What I don't like: The smell, which isn't horrible, but isn't good either. Just a generic, chemical lipstick smell that I don't associate with premium brands -- more like a Wet 'n Wild smell. The packaging is also very, very basic -- black plastic, so you can't differentiate one lipstick from another
Reason I would probably not buy again: This is a $20 lipstick, and I think Revlon Lip Butters (at about $6.50) in fig jam or pink truffle are pretty equivalent. They tint their cases so you can tell one color from another at a glance. And they do not smell nasty.
I got this in my Sephora birthday gift and I was skeptical like everyone else. It looked like a color I would never wear or want to purchase. It looked really dark and not flattering in the tube and something not wearable. But being a lipstick junkie I tried it on and it amazed me! It is this beautiful mauve pink and so wearable for everyday! I put a thin layer on and blend it in with my fingers and it looks so natural and beautiful. New favorite lipstick! The only thing I dislike is the smell/taste. But it's a wonderful product AND it was free! This lipstick taught me not to judge a book by it's cover. Try products on first and give them a chance to amaze you! Will definitely repurchase when I run out
I really adore this lipstick :)
The color is perfect, it goes on easily, and it even helps moisturize my lips.
I wasn't sure about the price as I got this as my birthday gift from Sephora. The packing was fine. It doesn't last very long but that was a really easy fix. I just outline and color in my lips with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip 2C and it lasts all day.
I've taken to wearing this every day and I'm not a lipstick person. It looks natural on me and not clownish like lipstick normally makes me feel :)
I got this in the birthday gift like most of the others have. I have to say that I do not like this lipstick. The formula and everything is fine but its just the color itself..it does not look good on me! I have very very porcelain skin (NC5ish) and I have naturally big lips and this color is clownish on me. I never really look good in darker shades like this, I usually wear light pinks and more sheer colors because its so easy for lipstick to look clownish on me! Maybe I can mix it with some vaseline and make a tiny tinted balm or something haha, otherwise Im going to pass on this one!
I got this lipstick for my birthday gift. Like everyone else, I looked at the colour and thought how ugly. I tired it on anyway and it was love at first sight. It's the perfect colour for everyday! I will definitely repurchase once I run out.
N9 Copper Pink by Make Up For Ever is nice—just not on me. I can't bring myself to like the shade. I don't like the colour on me; it just looks "mature" on me, for lack of a better term. On someone else, it'd be a good natural, everyday lipstick. If N9 looks good of you, it's actually a shade you can wear if you're doing a minimal-makeup look. I don't really like the finish of the lipstick: "a translucent soft, shiny finish". I like opaqueness & because Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks are SO creamy, I have to put on a few coats to get the full look I desire. Costing $20 at Sephora, I won't be picking up N9 again. I'd consider buying this again in another shade like N5 Nude Beige, N14 Soft Beige, or N48 Griotte Red.
I ADORE this lipstick! Seriously, this is the first lipstick that I have actually used for more than 2 weeks! Other lipsticks just dry out my lips so much even if they claim to be moisturizing.. it just ends up being a huge waste of money and space in my vanity! I got this product recommendation off of Morgan Stewart's blog about 2 months ago and I'm so so happy that I went for it because I have worn this every single day since! It is the perfect shade- looks like a brownish pink/red color in the tube but it is so pretty on (MLBB). It feels sheer but the color payoff is great and goes on so smooth and it lasts awhile! I'll usually only end up reapplying once throughout the work day (if at all) and then once before going out at night. Oh and it smells good too! Not sure how to describe it- almost like a fruity scent? I really can't say enough good things about this lipstick- it's perfect for day or night, anytime, anyplace. Seriously, go get yourself this lipstick you won't regret it! It is a definite staple in my makeup bag! And just a side note.. the Chanel lip liner in 'tulip' goes great with it!