Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Crayons ($20) are a newly released eyeshadow product available in 12 matte and pearl finishes. These eyeshadow sticks are waterproof , smudge-proof and long lasting. I purchased 26E Pearly Peach to try out.
26E Pearly Peach is a nice peachy gold color with a pearl finish. The peach is more on the orange side and pretty bright. But this eyeshadow applies fairly sheer so it’s not too bright. You can build it up with several applications, I used three when I tested it. I really like this color. It goes really nicely with other gold and neutral shadows.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow applies nice and easily. The crayon is pretty soft so it glides onto the eyelids without tugging. I blended mine out with my finger but you could easily do it with a brush instead.
The downside of this eyeshadow is of course the price. At $20 bucks a pop, I won’t be buying all of the Aqua Shadow colors. These shadow pencils are very comparable to the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils which only cost around $5. However, I do think these Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows wear longer than the NYX jumbo pencils.
Pearly Peach on my lid, Urban Decay Chopper in my crease and Urban Decay Foxy brow highlight
I have very oily eyelids so I wanted to test this shadow crayon without any eye primer. 5 hours later I was super excited to see that I had zero creasing, which is quite a miracle for me. And at 8 hours I saw the first minimal signs of creasing.
Overall I’m really pleased with the wear time. Most shadows crease for me within 4 hours if I’m not wearing a primer. So getting to 8 hours with very little creasing is really great.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows are now available at Sephora. Are you tempted to try these waterproof eyeshadow crayons?
Milani Corallina Baked Blush ($8.29) is absolutely beautiful. In fact, it’s almost too pretty to use. I love the way all the colors are swirled together like a pretty painting.
Corallina is a gorgeous blend of peach, coral, tangerine and cream colors. When swirled together they produce a really nice coral color more on the orange/peach side. This baked blush does have some sparkle but not enough to make you too glittery.
Milani baked blushes are nicely pigmented and wear well too. You can apply them with a heavy hand for more color or you can apply them light and blended out for a more flushed appearance.
I’m in love with this color! I also own Milani Fantastico Mauve and Rose D’Oro but this one tops those two. It’s bright and sunny and the color just makes me happy. What do you think of Milani Corallina? Would you wear this color blush?
Left: heavily swatched, Right: light and blended out
Recently Rite Aid was having a buy one, get one 50% off sale on Revlon so when I bought the Crystal Cut Coral Moon Drops lipstick, I also picked up this Peach Silk lipstick ($8.99). Peach Silk is a creme finish lipstick with no shimmer or sparkles.
Revlon Peach Silk is definitely on the orange side of peach. I actually would call it an orange red and not peach at all. Being that orange and tangerine are hot colors this year, I wanted to make sure I shared this with you.
I’m not really feeling this lipstick shade with my skintone so I’ll probably return it. But it’s still a nice color for those of you who like oranges and reds. And I’m still a fan of these Revlon Moon Drops lipsticks. They go on evenly, feel smooth and soft on my lips and last for a good bit of time. They also give your lips a good amount of shine.
Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Lilys All Around ($5.99) is a hot pink gloss with bright pink sparkles in it. When you turn the tube slowly, it kinda becomes like a duo-chrome turning from pinks to light purple. It’s a bright and sunny color, perfect for Spring!
I bought Lilys All Round initially to go on top of the Maybelline Tigerlily Treat lipstick but it really can be worn alone. These Shine Sensational lip glosses are super shiny and not sticky at all. I love the way it smells too. It has a really sweet fruity almost citrus scent and a light candy like flavor.
Worn alone, it gives my lips a nice medium pink color. The pink sparkles in it are not obvious to the naked eye bit they catch the light and make your lips shine and gives them an almost purple cast. I love it! This is one of my favorite drugstore purchases I’ve made this Spring so far.
Lilys All Around
Lilys All Around - look at how the sparkles catch the light!
Don’t mind the darker lines in my lips, it’s not this lip gloss settling in the cracks. The lipstick I had on earlier in the day left my lines stained darker.
So what do you think of the Maybelline Shine Sensational lip gloss Lilys All Around? You can find it at your local drugstore or Ulta in the new Spring displays with several other available colors. I’m going to have to head back and re-look at the other ones now that I’m obsesses with this one!