Make Up For Ever Launches Aqua Shadow


Make Up For Ever Launches Aqua Shadow

Simplify your make up routine with an eye-catching new collection of smudge-proof color that stays put no matter where the day, or night, may take you. The latest addition to MAKE UP FOR EVER’S coveted Aqua family, new Aqua Shadow is a range of long-lasting, easy-to-use eye shadow pencils created for make up pros and novices alike.

Aqua Shadow was in high demand backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in summer 2011, where artists had only minutes to create runway ready make up looks that wouldn’t crease or smudge under hot lights and humidity. Aqua Shadow was created for make up artists working in extreme environments as well as women wanting high performance make up they can wear every day, making it a must-have for all, whether backstage, on-stage or in real life.

Formulated with silica powder, Aqua Shadow’s creamy texture glides on smoothly and blends easily, providing immediate color payoff and an event result. A combination of waxes, oils and polymers create a flexible film that locks water out to guarantee long lasting, smudge-proof and crease-proof color.

Aqua Shadow is available in 12 hues from neutral to smoky with matte or pearly finishes. Swipe your favorite color across your lid for a quick and easy look, or create a multicolored effect by layering on additional shades. Apply Aqua Shadow directly to the upper or lower lid and blend with the fingertips or a brush. Allow the product to set for five seconds before blinking. Aqua Shadow is compact and portable, making it great for on-the-go application.

  • 0E Matte black
  • 2E Matte brown
  • 4E Matte taupe grey
  • 6E Matte navy blue
  • 8E Matte green
  • 20E Pearly taupe
  • 22E Pearly coper
  • 24E Pearly pink
  • 26E Pearly peach
  • 28E Pearly beige
  • 30E Pearly pink beige
  • 32E Pearly white

availability: Now @ Sephora, $20 each

Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a magenta fuchsia with a creamy finish and a natural sheen. The way this shade differs from your more typical fuchsia is that there’s magenta mixed in, so it has more blue in it, enough that it starts looking a little purple-like. It’s still more pink than it is purple, which is kind of how I think of magenta! MAC Zen Rose is a bit darker and pinker. MAC Candy Yum Yum is pinker and more vibrant. MAC Pink Pigeon is pinker and a little more vibrant. MAC Love Forever is a touch lighter. NYX Pink Lyric is pinker. NARS Schiap is more fuchsia, less magenta. MAC Petals & Peacocks is a touch lighter. MAC Gladiola is also a bit lighter.

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Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection for Summer 2012


Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection for Summer 2012

Laura’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods. For Summer 2012, she invites you to escape to a dream world that explores creativity through colour, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau’s innovative spirit and painted posters. This poetic embrace of sugary happy tones in sheer textures sets the mood—soft but daring, playful yet romantic.

The face is touched in clouds of colour that bring sophistication without strong definition. Highlights include sheer milky pastel eyes and translucent lips printed in colour. Skin is illuminated with a soft, healthy touch of bronzer and glow.

Sheer Creme Eye Colour ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Mauve Pastel Soft mauve
  • Grey Pastel Pale grey
  • Aqua Pastel Pale aqua

Creme Lip Print ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nude Beige Nude
  • Nude Coral Soft coral
  • Nude Pink Soft pink

Lip Glace ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Camellia Pink
  • Orange Tulip Coral
  • Lotus Blossom Pale pink

Nail Lacquer ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lavender Cloud Lavender

Sheer Creme Colour ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Copper Glow Veil

Body Bronzing Makeup ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

A lightweight gel bronzer that smooths on evenly and blends perfectly leaving the skin refreshed and hydrated.

Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Turquoise Teal

Long Lash Mascara ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Bleu Blue

availability: May 2012 at Laura Mercier counters and online (but Neiman Marcus has it available now)

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Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft tangerine orange with hints of pink around the edges. It is a really frustrating color to describe, because there’s a translucency to the color that makes this look just a little different depending on your natural lip color, no matter whether you have very pigmented lips or not. It ended up translating to this warm pink-coral once applied. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose reminded me of this in color, but it’s a bit darker and opaque. MAC Flamingo is lighter, less pink. Chanel Flirt is very similar. MAC Blossom Culture is pinker.

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Guerlain Rose Ensoleille Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Rose Ensoleille
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
84%

NARS Spring Break Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Spring Break Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale golden beige sheen.” This shade is exclusive to Sephora. It’s a pale, light beige with peach-gold micro-shimmer. MAC C-Thru is very similar, perhaps a smidgen darker. MAC Scottish Lilt is warmer. MAC Jest for Fun is more peach-pink. MAC On the Scene is warmer, no shimmer. MAC Fashion Whim is just slightly warmer. Urban Decay Max is darker, peachier.

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NARS Spring Break Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Spring Break
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
92%

Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012


Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012

Star Bronzer Bamboo Bronzer ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Spice Island All over powder bronzer for the face and body adorned with a limited-edition bamboo design

Star Bronzer Aqua Stick ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Solaris Creamy gel stick bronzing foundation in Solaris that delivers long lasting sheer coverage also providing a soothing effect to the skin for a radiant sun kissed glow

Color Design Palette ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Safari 6 pan eye shadow palette with shades of pink, orange, copper and brown

Artliner ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Gold Passion Gold
  • Bronze Desire Bronze
  • Pink Luxe Pink

Color Design Hydra Balm SPF 15 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lotus Blossom Pink
  • Cactus Flower Coral
  • Desert Primrose Pale ink

Juicy Tube ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Vanilla Sand Nude
  • Peach Nectar Peach
  • Pink Hibiscus Pink
  • Bronze Cocoa Bronze

Mini Le Vernis ($15.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cosmopolitan Pink Pink
  • Tangerine Tint Tangerine

availability: April 2012 at Lancome locations (though available now @ Neiman Marcus

P.S. — Anyone else feel like they’re seeing a rehash from Lancome Bronze Riviera? The bronzer looks dead-on and the palette seems similar (but hard to say if it’s the same from a promo image).

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