Happy August everyone! This summer has absolutely flown by and Calgary’s been blessed with an actual summer this year (so I’ve been spending a fair bit of time outside) which is lovely! It makes it hard to buckle down and write posts – I need to get better at typing on the tablet/phone so I can sit outside AND blog.
Of course I say that but in the last week I’ve been distracted by both work (which has been killer) and the Olympics (which I love, WInter or Summer, and am seriously contemplating just taking them off so I can spend all day watching the Games live, haha).
This is tangentially related to this post as @MakeupforeverCA is doing the makeup looks for Team #Canada’s synchronized swimming team, featuring, of course, their aqua creams!
I actually purchased two of these (the light pink and lilac) last year at IMATS Vancouver last year and then promptly ‘lost’ them. I found them while doing a makeup stash purge and it was perfect timing as @MakeupforeverCA had just released new colours and I was fortunate enough to receive #26, the gorgeous royal purple, to review! I thought it would be a great all-in-one look as the lilac and dark purple shades are designated for the eyes and cheeks and the pink shade is designated for lips/cheek use. 🙂
I tested the wear on these both with the FOTD and with the swatches on my arm: these products are EXTREMELY long-lasting AND waterproof! The eyemakeup lasted a good 10 hours before I took it off to go to sleep with no creasing or fading, and the swatches on my arm lasted through 2 showers with only a minimum of fading – mostly the sparkle!
Application wise, my only pet-peeve with the Make Up For Ever aqua creams is that they set extremely fast – this was fine for the cheeks, but for my eyemakeup it meant doing one eye at a time so I could blend the colours together! I am extremely happy with how they look – I applied the aqua creams using synthetic brushes for my eyes, and applied the blush using my fingers.
Face of the Day
Base: Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Creme/Gel Makeup in 040 Honey Beige
Cheeks: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #6
Eyes: UDPP, L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow 888 Iced Latte, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #11, 26; K-Palette Eyeliner, UD 24/7 Zero, YSL Faux Cils, Anastasia Espresso Eyebrow Powder
Lips: Maybelline Watershiny Volumy #8
Hope you enjoyed – how have you summer-proofed your makeup?