Make Up Forever Lip Liner and Lipstick Review

This is a guest post by Sam from the blog Testing Time. Sam writes honest and detailed product reviews on her blog.

Make Up Forever Aqua Lips Lip Liner and Rouge Artist Lipstick

Debenhams have released a line of products from Make Up For Ever in the UK, the only store so far in the UK selling them.

I was sent some products from Debenhams to try before they were released and what I got sent was the Aqua Lips Lip Liner and Rouge Artist Lipstick.

Both came in a gorgeous sultry red colour, a colour I love but wear very little of because it worries me that it is too much. I also worry about it coming off on things and staining, or even every girls worst nightmare, lipstick on teeth!

The first product I tried was of course the Aqua Lips lip liner in the shade Red.

I have never really used lip liner that often, if I did it was under a colour but I decided to go for this on it's own instead of being used under a lipstick.

The lip pencil is very soft, it is easy to draw on the lips without it being hard or pulling like some can do.

As it's quite a vibrant red for a pencil, usually they are weaker colours but this is really intense. When I applied it, my lips look great. It's very matte but it looks like a matte lipstick more than a wishy washy liner.

It doesn't smudge, come off when drinking or licking, (self confessed lip licker here!)

It really is wonderful and looks great even with a gloss over it. As for wearing a lipstick over the top, it makes the lipstick last longer and lips stay red all day long. It is truly a waterproof lip liner and doesn't stain the lips either.

Next up is the Rouge Artiste Intense Lipstick in Moulin Rouge.

A beautiful bright red that looks the part on my lips.

I love the packaging, it's sleek and easy to use.

The red of this lipstick is so beautiful, I cannot explain just how happy I am I found 'that' red, you know that colour we always want, this is mine! It is my new 'That is so Sam' colour. My signature colour.

This is a very creamy but glossy like lipstick. It smears across the lips so well and leaves lips looking glossy, full of colour and gives you a beautiful look.

The lipstick lasts quite well, for a few hours, but when eating and drinking it does transfer, but not all of the lipstick. It doesn't stain the lips either which I have problems with, especially reds. I look like I have been eating vimto ice lollies.

If using the lip liner before hand, the lipstick lasts a lot longer and the liner stays put so you just top up for a glossy look. I find it hard to find lipsticks that stay put, even my high-end lipsticks are smearable and last an hour. I have to say, this does last a lot longer and had less transfer than others I have.

I would like this lipstick in a matte version too.

Make Up For Ever is now available in Debenhams through the following:


  1. I've never worn red before but it's meant to be in at the moment so might give it a go.

  2. I have never heard of the brand, the color is lovely xx

    Wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Celia from

    1. I think this colour is a great red, and very wearable, especially if you have dark hair and eyes.

  3. I love a good red lipstick. I also heard Makeup Forever were coming to Debenhams. Can't wait to see their counter x

    1. I will be looking out for their counter too Hannah.