Sunday, May 19, 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 review + swatches


        I've got a 'splash' of color from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 Collection to share with you today! The new collection consists of bright and beautiful colors from the brand's waterproof 'Aqua' line (5 Aqua Rouges + 2 Aqua Lips + 3 Aqua Creams + 2 Aqua eyes). I have (and love!) quite a number of 'Aqua' line items in my collection already, so I was pretty excited to get my hands on a few more pieces, courtesy of MAKE UP FOR EVER. This post features a quick review and swatches of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #53 Pearly Pastel Green, MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in #16 Fuchsia, MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip in #20C Baby Pink, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes in #52L Pearly Green Lagoon!


        The colors I received from the Aqua Summer 2013 collection are fantastic; I've already worn each quite a few times! MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #53 Pearly Pastel Green is a pale mint green cream eyeshadow with sheen. It has a fresh, brightening effect when worn. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes in #52L Pearly Green Lagoon is a gorgeous teal green eyeliner that reminds me of a mermaid's tail! The formula is smooth, just as you'd expect from an Aqua Eyes eyeliner. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip in #20C Baby Pink is a light, warm pink lipliner that I've really been enjoying. It works well both as a lip liner or a lip color. I found that it wears comfortably for hours. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in #16 Fuchsia is a heavily pigmented bright pink fuchsia.  I've swatched it below without the clear gloss on top. The Aqua Rouge formula is seriously budge-proof; you can read my thoughts on it here. MAKE UP FOR EVER takes waterproof seriously --- all four products won't budge in water (and yes I've tried)!


         The MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 collection has a fantastic selection of colors, in my humble opinion. I've been particularly obsessing over the two lip products I received, and will definitely be incorporating the greens into my eye routine this summer. I hope to post more in-depth reviews with comparison swatches in the coming days, so stay tuned! The MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 collection is available now at Sephora and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques.

        Thanks for reading! Are you eyeing anything from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Summer 2013 collection? What was the last MAKE UP FOR EVER product you tried?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

20 comments:

  1. Aqua liners (the liquid liners) are awesome!

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    1. Hi Med School Girl, I agree!

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  2. EEEP that minty green aqua cream shadow!! MINE hahaha!

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    1. Hi Tracy, I knew you'd love it! Mint is definitely up your alley!

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  3. Haha, I'm with Tracy! That minty green shadow is GORGEOUS.

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    1. Hi Larie, Thanks! #53 is a really fun shade!

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  4. Amazing!! You swatched all the products I want, haha. The mint green aqua cream and the fuchsia lip are so me, great for summer and I am all over fuchsia this year :) Great pictures and swatches Dovey! / Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire, Awesome! I'm so glad you love the colors too. I was very happy with the selection as well. Fuschia is a color I'm definitely looking forward to wearing!

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  5. Omg, Blue Lagoon is amazing! Mufe really did a great job with this summer collection, the cream es looks so pretty and they seem really good and the new colours for the Aqua Rouge are totally up my alley!

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    1. Hi Teri, I agree --- I was pretty impressed by the color palette this summer!

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  6. I'm curious to know what makeup remover/cleanser you use to remove these products? The lip color is beautiful!

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    1. AnonymousMay 20, 2013

      I've been using aqua eyes 12 L(blue-green) for a while.
      I Love it because this color goes with everything !!
      These aqua products did not require any special removers for me so far .
      I have been using Lancome Bi-Facil for my eyes forever..

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  7. Green Lagoon is gorgeous! Wow :D

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    1. Hi Jen, I think so too :)

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  8. Hi Dovey, I just reviewed this collection too and i'm officially obsessed! Would you believe that my Aqua Cream and Aqua Eyes lasted through hot yoga class! Yes, I was the weirdo with emerald green shadow in class but I was on a mission! lol When class finished, everything was in tact! Crazy! Great review as always! xo Carla

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    1. Hi Carla, Thanks! I really love how MAKE UP FOR EVER products stay on, even after a long day. Hot yoga sounds like a pretty tough test too!

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  9. Amazing colours! Kind of a gorgeous mermaid look, isn't it?

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    1. Hi Liz, I think so! Especially the #52L liner!

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  10. Beautiful swatches! Making a note to check out the #20C liner the next time I'm in Sephora :)

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  11. the rouge artist intense 37 and loving it

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