Recently, while browsing through Sephora, I came across this seemingly regular looking lip product which I didn’t even give a second thought, but looking closely, I saw that it was something really unique. I was so intrigued, that in an instant, I picked up all 4 shades currently offered in this range. This review will be on the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip Pen in the shade “10 Rosewood.”
A two-in-one lip color that adds shape and volume to the lips.
What it does: The Pro Sculpting Lip is a dual-ended tool that naturally creates the illusion of a fuller-looking pout using light. The opaque, semi-matte lip color features an ultra-comfortable, creamy texture that’s infused with oil to prevent moisture loss. Available in four color combinations, the other end includes an iridescent powder-to-cream highlighter that volumizes and shapes your lips. Apply the highlighter before or after the lip color for your desired level of intensity.
What else you need to know: “The most important thing about sculpting is light. A touch of light is the key element when contouring & sculpting.”—Dany Sanz, Make Up For Ever Founder and Creative Director.
My Experience with Make Up For Ever #10 Rosewood Pro Sculpting Lip 2-in-1 Lip Sculpting Pen:
Packaging: This is a 2-sided lip product but what makes it so incredibly special is that one side has a creamy matte lipstick and the other side is a sponge tip powder highlight. We all know the trick of dabbing a bit of highlight in the center of your lip to make them look fuller and pouty – this is the same concept, but in a much more user=friendly format of having both products in one. The tube is sleek, showcasing the color family of the lipstick on the outside. I do find the small rounded cut of the lipstick to give me precise application on the corners and even the cupid’s bow. The other side which has the sponge tip highlighter has the product built in the cap so that the tip is coated every time you screw the cap back on, how innovative is that? Just be sure to gently wipe the residue lipstick off the sponge tip after use so that it doesn’t get clogged up.
Texture: The lipstick side is a creamy matte formula. This is one of the smoothest, most comfortable, semi-matte lipstick I have used till date. It just glides on without tug and feels like velvet on the lips. It is very hydrating and moisturizing yet gives this petal soft, matte look to the lips.
The highlight on the other end is a powder-to-cream texture. Once you dab it on the lipstick, it adheres to it quite easily and with a couple of dabs of the sponge, it blends right into the cream without leaving any chalky or powdery feel on the lips. I don’t feel any grittiness of the powder even as I rub my lips together and the highlight stays where it is applied without muddling together. I apply this right in the center of my upper and lower lips and purse them together a couple of times and that gives a dimension to my lips and makes them look fuller.
You can either apply the highlight just in the center or all over the lip. You can apply it lightly or heavily, and really alter the color of the lipstick underneath. Each combination of lipstick and highlight is different hence there are so many possibilities.
Pigmentation: The lipstick is super pigmented. It goes on fully opaque in one swipe.
Shade: The shade “10 Rosewood” is a beautiful bright medium plum pink, which is not too loud nor too neonish. It is a very wearable shade of pink and can be a great everyday shade which complements every makeup look. The highlight on the other side is pearly light pink. Once you dab the highlight on the lipstick, it lightens the color of the lipstick and gives an almost purple-pink duochrome effect, which is still very subtle and wearable. It indeed makes my lips look fuller.
Feel and Staying Power: These lipsticks are so comfortable, to the point that I even forget that I am wearing them. It does not accentuate fine lines or dry patches on my lips. It feels moderately hydrating even when topped with the powder highlight. Then sheen from the highlight is very subtle and there are no visible glitter chunks.
The staying power is quite good. It stayed for 5-6 hours with snacking and drinking which is a decent wear time. It feels quite comfortable throughout the wear and doesn’t have me reaching for the lip balm at all. I did need reapplication after a full meal. There is slight amount of transferring onto cups and glasses, which I am quite okay with.
Overall, I absolutely love this product. Even if you weren’t into using the highlight part of this product, the lipstick itself makes this product worth getting, two thumbs up for this product from me.
In the LOTD, I have applied the lipstick by itself in the first picture and next to it, applied the highlighter all over my lips and you can notice how different both lip swatches look.
Pros of Make Up For Ever #10 Rosewood Pro Sculpting Lip 2-in-1 Lip Sculpting Pen:
- Creamy, moisturizing lipstick.
- Soft semi-matte finish.
- Flattering range of colors.
- Highlight powder melts right into the cream and does not feel dry or chalky.
- No gritty shimmer chunks in the highlight powder, just a soft iridescent glow.
- It’s easy to create ombre lip look with this product.
- Unique concept.
- Travel friendly, two-in-one product.
Cons of Make Up For Ever #10 Rosewood Pro Sculpting Lip 2-in-1 Lip Sculpting Pen:
- None for me.
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