Monday, August 6

Product Reviews – Make-Up Forever Fall 2012 Black Tango Collection, Aqua Rouge & Aqua Cream Matte Black

Recently, the lovely people from Make-Up Forever launched their latest line of cosmetics for Fall, 2012, the Black Tango Collection, and the new waterproof lipstick range, Aqua Rouge, as well as a new introduction to the Aqua Creams range, Aqua Cream Matte Black.

A Make-Up Trial I did using the Black Tango Aqua Shadow Palette and Aqua Rouge in #8!
MAKE UP FOR EVER presents its new 2012 FALL BLACK TANGO collection, showcasing confidence and sophisticated femininity. Artistic elegance, colors that draw their tones from black lace and the Latin spirit of seduction are in the spotlight. The result is four new AQUA CREAM offered in a limited edition palette, three matching nail polishes and a lipstick with an incredible, glamorous shine. For creating a precise and passionate Tango look.
MUFE Black Tango Campaign using MUFE Black Tango Palette and Aqua Rouge in #11C

From the event launch held a few weeks back, MUFE gave me a bag of goodies from the Black Tango Collection to try out!

In my Black Tango Goodie bag, I received the Black Tango Palette, 3 sticks of Aqua Rouge, and the latest color from the MUFE Aqua Creams Collection, a fabulous Aqua Cream Matte Black!
Here are my reviews on the products which I've tried and tested!
MUFE Black Tango Palette

Black Tango Aqua Cream Palette; $75.00

Swatches of the MUFE Black Tango Palette; such intense color payoffs!

The Black Tango Aqua Cream Palette comes with 4 shades of Aqua Creams, a lovely deep matte brown-maroon shade, a rich matte navy blue shade, a matte dark green shade, and a shimmery white shade. 
In the palette, you are also able to find a brush which makes application of the Aqua Creams a breeze. Being an avid user of professional make-up brushes, I was pretty sceptical about the two-sided eyeshadow brush which came along with the palette at first, but after trying it out whilst doing a Make-Up Trial, I found that it was really good!

The color payoff from the Aqua Creams were also lovely and pigmented, my most favourite being the deep matte brown-maroon shade which I used in my Make-Up Trial. Waterproof and Smudgeproof, the shadows were easy to blend out, and once dried, they didn’t budge at all.

As seen from the swatch, one swipe of the product is enough to attain the full color intensity, and that was without application of any eyeshadow primer! The packaging is also easy and convenient to carry around, comes with a handy mirror and the little caps that come along with each container of Aqua Cream within the palette prevent the product from staining other surfaces! Ever since I received the palette, I’ve been using it on shoots whenever I need a quick and easy smokey eye look!

MUFE Aqua Rouge Waterproof Lipsticks

Aqua Rouge ; $39.00
MAKE UP FOR EVER launches its latest addition to its AQUA range, the AQUA ROUGE lipstick, a very long-lasting waterproof lipstick with a dazzling color result. Highly glossy, concentrated lipstick with an innovative element that combines two applications in one. I received 3 different colors to try out, #8 – a lovely hot red shade, #15 - a soft pale pink shade, and #10 - a burgundy shade.

MUFE Aqua Rouge in (top to bottom), #15, #10, #8

At first when I saw the packaging of the Aqua Rouge lipstick, I had the impression that it was just a regular lip gloss. Little did I know that it was actually a lip-STICK, and that the colour payoff was so intense! It comes in a two-sided stick form, one side with the lip color, which gives the color and dries to a matte finish, and the reverse side is a transparent gloss which gives a vinyl finish and protects the color by acting as a sealant to make the lipstick waterproof. The product comes with an easy applicator too which you can just easily glide onto your lips with minimal smudges!
Here are some swatches and photos of the shades I got:

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #15, #10 , and #8.

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #8 - a hot red shade!

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #15 - a lovely soft pink shade; my ultimate favourite!

MUFE Aqua Rouge in #10 - a burgundy shade!

I was pretty skeptical at first about how a GLOSSY lipstick could possibly be waterproof, but MUFE Aqua Rouge has proved me that it was possible. After applying the #8 shade on my lips with the gloss on top, I went to the bathroom and showered my lips under some running water. 3 minutes later, I looked in the mirror and the lipstick did NOT budge at all! It still shone as glossy as ever too! I was completely blown away at this new revolutionary lipstick. This would mean that you could even go swimming with red lips, and still come out of the pool looking just as glamorous! Definitely a plus point from me!
MUFE Aqua Cream  - NEW! Shade #27 Matte Black

Aqua Cream Matte Black; $39.00

The new Aqua Cream shade Matte Black presents the same formula as the current Aqua Cream range. It is the first shade in the Aqua Cream range that offers a unique difference with a matte result. Aqua Cream is a waterproof cream color that provides an outstanding impeccable hold. Makeup stays put, it does not run, crease or transfer to the upper lid. With this new addition to the existing Aqua Cream range, Aqua Cream range has a total of 26 shades.

I absolutely love this new shade of Aqua Cream which MUFE is launching along with the Black Tango Collection! It delivers such an intense rich MATTE black color, perfect for the darkest smokey eye you can ever create! I also love the fact that I can double it up as a waterproof and smudgeproof gel eyeliner, making the product multi-purpose and fully functional! As seen in the swatch, all I needed to achieve the high color intensity of the line was just a hint of product; a little Aqua Cream goes a long way!

Here’s a photo of the make-up (and hair) I did on a model for a fashion shoot recently using MUFE new products!

I used MUFE Aqua Cream in #27 on her eyes, and MUFE Aqua Rouge Lipstick in shade #8!
Make Up For Ever Fall 2012 Black Tango Collection, Aqua Rouge, and Aqua Cream Matte Black are launching islandwide from the 2 August 2012, available in the following beauty retailers:
Sephora ION Orchard
Sephora Ngee Ann City
Sephora Marina Bay Sands
Sephora Great World City
Sephora VivoCity
Sephora Bugis+
Make Up For Ever Pro Loft & Academy (OUB Centre #04-16)

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your feedback! :)


dblchin (double chin) said...

the eyeshadow colours are really pigmented! I'm so gg check mufe!

andy & weave said...

Yea u should you'll love them dear!! They stay on for a really long time too I love it!

Pinkbuble said...

LOVE the colours!!!
Want one!!

andy & weave said...

They're so lovely! U should get one dear!