InTruBeauty: Make Up For Ever Aqua Summer 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Make Up For Ever Aqua Summer 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER has come out with new blod smudge-proof colors for eyes and lips to prepare you for warmer weather for their Aqua summer 2013 collection. Below are the products with information, swatches and reviews!

Aqua Cream
For intense color that lasts through even the warmest days, Aqua Cream offers crease-free, smudge-proof color for the eyes. Make Up For Ever introduces three new shades #52 Pearly Green Lagoon, #53 Pearly Pastel Green and #54 Pearly  Mauve for summer. Retails $23.

Aqua Cream #52 Pearly Green Lagoon
I'm normally not drawn towards darker green shadows as they aren't the most flattering to green eyes, but I'm seriously in love with this color and think it would look flattering on me either sheered out or built up. These colors are easy to play with and are blendable as you will see below.
#53 Pearly Pastel Green

Press Sample
You can apply one light layer and blend easily into the lid for just a very subtle hint of color, or you can apply 2-3 additional layers to build up the color. It doesn't become cakey or crease with additional applications and this seriously lasts the test of time. This is such a gorgeous color for summer.



Aqua Cream #54 Pearly Mauve
Purchased by me



Aqua Rogue 
About:
With five new vibrant shades in #16 Fuschia, #17 Bright Coral, #18 Coral, #19 Pomegranate Pink, #20 Baby Pink, this long-wearing lip color is perfect for summer months. Use the highly-pigmented liquid lip color alone or top it with the clear gloss to create beautiful non-transferable, kiss-proof, and smudge-proof lips. Retails $24. For me, I liked wearing this over and under gloss or balm.
L to R: 
17*new, 8, 19 *new, 10, 9

My thoughts:
When I applied it directly to my lips without anything underneath I felt when it dried it accentuated every line in my lip and felt a little sticky. When I use a balm underneath, apply the color overtop, let it dry, then apply a gloss, I absolutely love it. This is just a personal preference, but I've been using a shimmery champagne gloss from Juice Beauty over #20 since I love pairing the perfect pink color with some shimmer. The gloss that comes on the other end is a really nice gloss and isn't sticky at all, but it has no shimmer. This lasts for me about 4-5 hours which is like amazing. Lip products never last long on me at all, or I end up wiping them off before a meal, etc. This I can leave on without it bothering me at all and then hours later when I check on the color, its still flawless and going strong! Perfect for the summer heat! These colors are seriously pigmented as well. I have #20 as a press sample.
#16


#17



#18



#19
#20

Press Sample
Product alone, no balm or gloss
#20 with Juice Beauty Champagne gloss from my Ipsy/Myglam May bag

Aqua Eyes
About:
Define your eyes with two versatile shades that won't run or smudge. Aqua Eyes delivers long-lasting color that stays put, and glides on easily for precise application. Using a combination of evaporating silicone emollients and microcristallin waxes, the formula sets on the eyelid and improves pigment adhesion to the skin. Retails $19. New colors: 25L Matte Brown, #52L Pearly Green Lagoon. Limited Edition.

My thoughts:
This is actually the first high-end brand of eyeliner I ever purchased and I haven't looked back since. These colors are no exception. I have the matte brown as a press sample and it is the epitome of the perfect matte brown. I've been wearing this nearly daily. When it gets nicer out for spring and summer, I like to change my eyeliners to mainly brown instead of black along with some blues, purples and golds. I feel that black is too harsh for this time of year and I love how the brown compliments my eyes and the shadows I've been using lately. I wanted the teal color so badly as well, but I couldn't justify another eyeliner at this time. It is such an amazing color though. These are super easy to use which makes them great for newbies like I was and they have great staying power! 
#25L Matte Brown

#52L Pearly Green Lagoon

Aqua Lips
Prep your lips with the perfect complement to Aqua Rouge in two eye-catching new shades. Aqua Lip will brighten your lip color and lock in smudge-proof properties. using evaporating silicone emollients that allow the pigment to glide onto the skin and set, this creamy, matte lip pencil can be used to outline or fill in lips for your desired look. Retails $19.
#19C Pomegranate Pink

So there you have it, Make Up For Ever's Aqua Summer 2013 line, complete with swatches. What are your thoughts on these new colors? What one calls out to you the most? 

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