I’ve been wanting to try Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams for a long time now. So when I had an opportunity to visit Make Up For Ever boutique back in July I was very excited.
I am actually very impressed with myself because I’ve managed to leave the store with only one product and it was Aqua Cream in shade # 5 which is a peach with golden shimmer.
Just like a lot of other Make Up For Ever products, you can use this one in so many different ways and this is what I love about it so much.
It work greats on the lips. The good thing is that you can get different shades by applying one or more layers. I personally loved it with one layer gently patted with my fingers, otherwise it looks too metallic for my taste.
I’ve also used it on my cheeks but I find that the glitter is too obvious so I won’t be using it as a blush on myself. But you may love it – so give it a go. It is a bit similar to Orgasm by NARS but Orgasm has more pink to it and less shimmer.
I have got these eye shadows last May so I am not sure why I am writing about them only now. But it is better late then never. Rejoice lovers of bright summer makeup looks as this post is for you!
I have picked my shadows at US Sephora for $19 each (they cost £14.95 in the UK).
The shades that I have chosen are:
- Yellow 2 (matte brilliant yellow)
- Orange Coral Matte 5 (matte vibrant coral)
- Apple Green 91 (matte bright yellow green)
And I would love even more shades for e.g Neon Pink 75 (bright fuchsia pink), Turquoise Matte 72 (matte vibrant turquoise), Matte Blue 159, Purple 92 (matte brilliant purple) and many, many more.
I know that a lot of people are scared of such colours but there is no reason to be! I find that if the rest of your face is natural you can easily pull off any of the shades that I have. I love encouraging my friends to try bold colours and I would love to encourage my readers as well! After all, it is just makeup and you can always take it off!
This is how the eye shadows look like in the pans.
So now I will tell you about each shade in more details and will
So often you all ask me where to buy this or that beauty product so I got an idea. I plan to write a post about the on-line beauty shops that I love and on-line shops where you can get brands that are quite hard to get. What do you think, do you like the idea?
You often ask me where you can get Make Up For Ever in Europe (it’s not available in all countries). The answer is – Guru Makeup Emporium. I am not sure what countries they ship to and the price for that but you can e-mail them if you are interested. It’s an on-line beauty shop from the UK and although I never got anything from them (yet) I heard some good reviews about their service!
They also have the newest lip gloss from Make Up For Ever called the Lab Shine.
There are 3 different formulas:
Make Up For Ever Diamond Labshine Gloss, £15.50
Ultra bright & ultra shiny lipgloss containing the diamond powders which impart a sparkling shine with a sheer coverage & natural effect. Use alone or to boost your lipstick. Pro tip: to maximise intensity add extra diamond powder.
- D0 Diamond
- D2 Amethyst
- D4 Grenadine
- D6 Magenta
- D8 Baby Pink
- D10 Fresh Pink
- D12 Quartz Pink
- D14 Indian Pink
- D16 Beige
- D18 Copper
- D20 Tangerine
- D22 Papaya
Make Up For Ever Star Labshine Gloss, £15.50
Ultra bright & ultra shiny lipgloss containing the star powders which impart a pearly shine with a medium coverage. Use alone or to boost your lipstick. Pro tip: to maximise intensity add extra star powder.
- S0 Nude
- S2 Light Beige
- S4 Pink Beige
- S6 Peach
- S8 Ruby Red
- S10 Caramel
- S12 Praline
One more Make Up For Ever product that is now available at Sephora for $20, you can also get it at gurumakeupemporium.com for £9.50.
It is called Aquarelle(10ml) and is a highly pigmented, water-based formula for the face and body.
“It is formulated to give intense color with a long-lasting result. Its high pigment allows for uniform application and the light texture remains comfortable on the skin. Aquarelle can be used to line the eyes or create a design on the face or body.”
Sephora has a limited edition Make Up For Ever Beauty In A Box – Aqua Essentials Kit ($124 Value) for only $69. And I think it’s really worth getting this set! It contains some amazing MUFE products and a how-to guide.
This month I also got one MUFE set for myself so I thought I’d just share the photo of it with you before I review the products. It is also a LE so get it now before it’s too late.
Aqua Essentials Kit:
- 2 x 0.21 oz Aqua Cream in 13 Warm Beige (champagne shimmer) and 15 Taupe (taupe brown shimmer)
- 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Eyes in Mat Black 0L (black) and Dark Grey 21L (dark metallic grey)
- 0.23 oz Aqua Smoky Lash in Extra Black
- 0.04 oz Aqua Lip in Nude Beige 1C (light neutral beige)
- 0.84 oz Sens’Eyes
You can see my review and swatches of both black and grey Aque Eyes here.
Recently I bought quite a few items from MUFE, including HD Complexion Travel Kit.
- 0.5 oz HD Microperfecting Primer
- 0.16 oz HD Elixir
- 0.17 oz HD Microfinish Powder
This is how it looks like in real life