Summer's not over yet so I'm still allowed to talk about summer collections, right? This summer, Make Up For Ever added a few new shades of Aqua Rouge lipsticks and Aqua Matic eyeshadows!
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Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadows in D-70 and ME-80 ($26 CAD for 1.4g)
These pencils have excellent staying power, they last more than 10 hours on me without smudging, creasing or flaking, and they are waterproof! However, I tried the Aqua Matics when they came out a year ago and I'm still on the fence. They aren't easy to apply and blend, and some colors can look patchy on the skin. I really wanted to like them but their Aqua Shadow are much better if you are looking for a good waterproof eyeshadow stick.
D-70 Diamond Peach is a peachy shade with pink and peach micro-glitters. This shade isn't completely opaque, but it gives a beautiful effect and is somewhat easier to work with! There's a ton of glitters in it but they don't fall all over my face.
ME-80 Metallic Pink is a medium pink with a hint of purple, the finish is shimmery but not glittery. This one has great color payoff, but it wasn't easy to blend and the color can look uneven.
Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color in 21 Cool Candy Pink ($29 CAD for 5ml)
Now this is a product I love, the Aqua Rouges are highly pigmented like a lipstick but super glossy like a gloss without the stickiness! It comes with a liquid lipstick and a clear top coat, you can wear the lipstick without the topcoat if you prefer a matte finish but it can be drying without it.
The liquid lipstick formula is great, it's very creamy and doesn't dry too fast! It looks a bit uneven but with the top coat it's not really noticeable. I also like that the clear gloss isn't sticky at all. Overall, this is a great waterproof lipstick that has excellent staying power but you do need to reapply the top coat during the day and may want to avoid super greasy food (oils will remove the lipstick)!
(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)