well red

we test the latest entry into the line of long-wearing lip color.

If there's one thing that fades faster than a dance floor crush, it's a red lipstick - at least, most red lipsticks. But thanks to our tireless campaign for beauty secrets (and our endless addiction to a red lip paired with a casual white tee and jeans), we've tested a lot of scarlet lipsticks. The latest cosmetics label to try an everlasting red lip is Make Up For Ever, and judging from their Aqua Cream eye colors (which don't budge, even in a chlorinated pool...) they've set a good precedent for long-wearing pigments.

 Now their Aqua Rouge lipstick takes up the mantle with a two-part formula. The first step is a swipe of red liquid color; the second is a glossy seal. Together, they form a kind of dynamic duo and really do keep the color on your pout for the duration of an entire party. Unlike the Aqua Cream shadows, it probably can't last through an entire game of water polo, but if you just want to look glamorous while going to the beach, this is definitely good stuff to try.

 Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge lipstick, $24 each, available in twelve colors.