Introduction To Make Up Forever (Pic Heavy)


Hi Beauties!

Okay, I admit that I’m new to this brand. Where should I begin? I’m so excited and I’m talking as if I’m going out for my first date. I feel in love with this intense matte lipstick the moment I did a swatch on my arm at Sephora. It’s a Christmas gift from my daughter where I get to pick what I want, Yay!

Let’s begin:


MY first encounter with Make Up Forever (MUFE) is their Mat8 Intense Color Lipstick which I’m going to talk in more details in this post. Available at Sephora for CAD$23.00 with 5 MATTE color selections.


First of all, the  outside packaging is sleek and luxe in my opinion. Wait till you see the tube inside. It’s so pretty I want to kiss it. That’s how much I love this bad boy.


From the top bird’s eye view of the packaging. A sexy lip logo with a chic, long, cigarette holder in tow reminds me of actress Audrey Hepburn.

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by source – Audrey Hepbum


This is a must have to any makeup collection 😉 Trust me!


Mat8 is a Bright Red Matte Lipstick. I love red lip color and this shade is right up my alley. I feel this is the most amazing, perfect red for everyone who is into red.


Besides that, the texture is so creamy and long lasting. The color wouldn’t budge and stay comfortably on lips. No color transfer when I tried it on my hand. After a whole long day 8 hours, when it does fade, it fades quite evenly leaving a nice stain on lips. I love it! I could only get rid of the lip stain using makeup remover. I kid you not :-0


Look how gorgeous the pigmentation of MUFE formula on this Mat8. AMAZING, you cannot go wrong with this lipstick!

Comparison of two luxury matte lipsticks, Left: Mac Ruby Woo and Right: Make Up Forever Mat8

Can you tell me the difference between the two? Have you tried any and do let me know what you think in the comment section. I love to hear from you.

I added pictures below so you can see for yourself, but if you want bright red, this is it!


First pic is Mac Ruby Woo and Second ,Third are MUFE Mat 8 Lip swatches

So far, I’ve been really enjoying this product. Very pigmented and it’s very creamy.  I know that matte lipsticks are usually drying for me (or for many) and uncomfortable feeling to wear (Mac ones specifically) but these are not drying at ALL. It glides and sit comfortably on my lips. This matte red that I have looks really velvety on my lips in my opinion. And plus point, it smells amazing too!

I feel like I am betrothed to Sir Mat8 forever.

Thank you for taking the time to read. Hope to see you guys on the next one!

Sharon xoxo


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Top 5 Tuesday Favorites – Simply Red Lipsticks

Happy Tuesday guys! I’m back again with my Top 5 Tuesday Favorites and this week I’m going to write about red lipsticks. Yes!!!! my most favorite color lipsticks. I know we’re only in the fall and winter is yet to come but I’m just thrilled to share some of my red lipsticks today. I’m always on the hunt for a perfect red color lipsticks. They’re bold and beautiful and can definitely lift up appearance and moods. It’s noticeable and have that sexy look of romance.

top 5 tuesday fave - simple red lippes

I have here two high end and three drugstore’s lipsticks to talk about. They’re in no particular order.

closed up red lippies

From left to right:

Clinique Creamy Nude Soft Shine (03) Long lasting lipstick. The reason I chose this to be my top 5 fave is because I had it for more than 5 years and it’s one of my favorite nude color lipstick I ever found love in. I share this because of the quality and the formula of this lipstick that has not changed over so many years. It’s a real keeper. It glides very smoothly and has medium coverage. It has a soft shine finish which makes lips look moist. There are 11 color shades available and I love the merlot red and watermelon shades. They are all beautiful colors with long lasting wear. It’s selling for $19.00 at Sephora and for that price point, why not.

Sothys Rouge Ardent. My first love of red lipsticks was from wearing this Sothys Red color shade. It has such rich pigmentation and fabulous matte color finish. It feels velvety and it smell awesome. I had this for a decade and since I have found more red favorites I kept it in my collection. The packaging has changed but the color intensity is simply gorgeous. There are many gorgeous colors available at Sothys. Please check on their website if you are interested with their products. Caution when wearing red lipstick – to wear nude lip liner to outline lips to prevent red lipstick from running or bleeding.  And you, do you know Sothys? Do you like their products?

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte in Really Red (006). I love, love this chilli red matte lipstick. Yes, it’s matte and I love it. The color might not be as long lasting as the sheen or sheer lipsticks but it still leaves some color stains behind. It doesn’t glide as smoothly but I love the high pigments formula. For a drugstore brand and the pricing, I’m totally going forward everything I used it up. I love this color so much I have another one as backup, just in case (chuckle!!!)

Rimmel Long Lasting Kate Moss in 107. This is also my favorite lip color. It has more berry red than tomatoes red. I found Kate Moss lipsticks awhile ago and so I grabbed one of this due to the velvety finish and beautiful pigmentation. It claims to be long lasting and it lasted me for 3 hours not 8 hours. This 107 color is the color Kate Moss wore on Rimmel’s website. Superb!!

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I’m wearing the Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick by Rimmel in 107

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout Remarqueble (250). The color swatch of this colorburst is totaly amazing. I’m trully blown away by such mattifying balm it provides. Oh wow… a lip balm that’s so moisturizing and had a finish beyond comfort. It’s easy to carry around and easy to apply. No messy business and I like the packaging in a crayon type. It came with 10 dazzling color shades to select. It’s such a fun color to have.

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Lipstick color swatches.

There you have it! My top 5 favorite red lipsticks. What is your favorite lip product?

Next Top 5 Tuesday favorite will be …. (can you guess???)

As always, thank you so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo.