Don’t be afraid to make a splash this summer! You can still look your best at the beach or the pool, thanks to Make Up For Ever. The award-winning Aqua range is introducing some new vibrant shades for summer that are smudge-proof and made to stand warm weather overload. I’m a HUGE fan of the Aqua line so I’m excited about these new offerings! First up, Aqua Rouge Lip Color ($24).
The new lineup includes these five new bold shades:
- #16 Fuschia
- #19 Pomegrante Pink
- #20 Baby Pink
- #17 Bright Coral
- #18 Coral (you KNOW I gotta me some of this)!
This über pigmented liquid lip color can be worn alone or topped with the clear gloss on the double ended tube (the color side has a doe foot, the clear gloss a brush). The formula reminds me very much of my favorite liquid lipstick, YSL’s Glossy Stain. Aqua Lips delivers full-on pigment, a mirror shine and lasts longer than Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy (uggg, SO sick of hearing about it). When munching or drinking I get 4-5 hours of wear, if sticking to my diet, an incredible 6-7 hours. They also leave behind a nice stain that fades evenly which is rare with these type formulas. I was sent #16 Fuschia to try, a super bright pink that is totally on trend for spring and summer! Oh, and how about non-transferable? AKA…kiss-proof just in case that hunka hunka pool boy is too irresistible!
Gosh, you didn’t expect MUFE to stop there did you? You’re so silly! The perfect complement to Aqua Rouge is Aqua Lip ($19)! Aqua Lip locks in your lip color, keeps lipsticks and glosses from migrating and is, of course smudge-proof. These liners use evaporating silicone emollients that allow the pigment to glide on and set. They are creamy and matte and I think best used as a base to gloss or lipstick. On their own they look too dry to my liking. Two new shades are #19 C Pomegrante Pink and #20 Baby Pink. Baby pink is is exactly that, a warm. matte baby pink shade that should work with many, many lipsticks/glosses.
Now that the lips are covered (heh heh), lets move on to the eyes.
There are three new Aqua Cream eye shadows ($23) in #53 Pearly Pastel Green, #52 Pearly Green Lagoon and #54 Pearly Mauve, all limited edition. Aqua Cream shadows are crease free and TOTALLY budge-proof. Pearly Green Lagoon is a gorgeous green–a cross between seafoam and teal with a shimmery/frosty finish. It kind of reminds me of a mermaid. Apply sheerly for a wash of color or layered more heavily for a pop of summer color. I like to use either my fingers or a synthetic brush but work quickly to blend because when it sets, you’re done! I love the texture of aqua creams–not too thin, not too thick–juuuuuust right!
Perhaps my favorite in the Aqua line are the Aqua Eyes liners. Shh, don’t tell the other products. They don’t run, budge or smear and they glide on effortlessly. They last longer than Snookie’s 15 minutes of fame and come in FABULOUS colors! Here are two news shades to add to the list of must-haves: #25L Matte brown and #52L Pearly Green Lagoon(LE). Pearly Green Lagoon brings up visions of those over-water bungalows in Bora Bora or Fiji. It’s on my bucket list to go there. Know any rich, single older men for me ladies?
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for smudge-proof, budge-proof makeup for summer in an array or fantastic shades, Look no further than Make Up For Ever!