Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge ($24) are waterproof liquid lip colors with one end containing the color and the other end a clear gloss. So far there are 17 different shades available at Sephora and I went the safe route with my purchase. I bought #15 which is a nice rosy pink shade.
These liquid lipsticks are a long wearing waterproof formula. The color part applies smoothly with lots of opaque, pigmented color. It glides on the lips nicely but is not slippery or too wet feeling. It quickly dries down to a matte finish. Once the color sets, you then top it with the clear gloss for a shiny finish.
I’m a huge fan of these Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks ($19). I love how light and cream they are on the lips. Recently I shared pictures and swatches of color N10 Iridescent Copper Pink. But I also own Boheme, a limited edition shade.
New to my collection is N37 Iridescent Icy Coral. This is a really pretty soft pink color with a hint of peach. I was worried that “icy” may mean that this color is like a frost finish, but it is not. Just like with N10 Iridescent Copper Pink, N37 has very fine specks of sparkle that do not show up on the lips. They just help to give it a very shiny and glossy finish.
I’m in love with this color. To me it’s a perfect Summer shade, it gives my lips a touch of pretty pink color but the formula is so light and refreshing. Would you wear Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N37 Iridescent Icy Coral?
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N10 ($19) feels so smooth and creamy on my lips. It applies really nicely and has a really nice shiny finish to it. With these lipsticks there is no need to add a gloss on top.
N10 is called an iridescent copper pink. The color on my lips looks more like a combination of a medium pink and a brick red. It reminds me more of a rose color. I really like the color and the texture is great. It feels soft and silky like Revlon Lip Butters but slightly more opaque.
To me there’s not much iridescence so I’m not sure why they call it that, the name’s a little misleading. Up close you can see a very tiny amount of finely milled shimmer in the tube but it’s not noticeable on the lips at all. I ordered this Rouge Artist lipstick online and I was nervous that iridescent was going to be frost like. I was so glad that it wasn’t, phew!
Pretty isn’t it? Have you tried out these Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks? I like them so much that I bought N37, Iridescent Icy Coral, too so you’ll be seeing that real soon also! And N35, Iridescent Orange Pink, is on my shopping list for the future.
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.
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?
Make Up For Ever’s new Spring collection, La Boheme, is now available at Sephora. The collection is very small and only consists of one eyeshadow palette, an eyeliner and two lipsticks. I was instantly attracted to the one lipstick, Boheme.
Boheme lipstick ($19) is a peachy nude color with a bit or iridescence. It applies really sheer and feels really soft on my lips. It’s not thick and heavy so I think it will be perfect for summer weather. It just gives your lips a bit of color with lots of shine. This Make Up For Ever lipstick formulation reminds me a lot of the Revlon Lip Butters.
I love the La Boheme packaging too, it’s so pretty! The only negatives I will mention is that it settled into the lines on my lips more than I’d like and highlighted some dry patches. And the staying power is not really there. It performs about as well as a standard lip balm.
For the price of this Make Up For Ever Boheme lipstick, you could actually find drugstore equivalents that will give you the same look and performance with a much cheaper price tag. As I mentioned before, the Revlon lip butters are a pretty good dupe for this lipstick. And actually Revlon’s Creamsicle lip butter is actually almost exact.