Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows #22E, 24E, 26E, 28E, 30E, 32E

Please see my first post on the Aqua Shadows for a detailed review, along with photos, of texture, consistency, wear, and so forth. This post is specifically looking at the seven shimmer finish Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows ($20.00 for 0.14 oz.).  Because of the shimmery finish, these are just slightly drier, but as a result, they also wear really well alone over bare lids, over primer, and as a base with powder eyeshadows on top.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows #22E, 24E, 26E, 28E, 30E, 32E

B+
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
3
Total
89%

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows #0E, 2E, 4E, 6E, and 8E

Please see my first post on the Aqua Shadows for a detailed review, along with photos, of texture, consistency, wear, and so forth. This post is specifically looking at the five matte finish Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows ($20.00 for 0.14 oz.).

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows #0E, 2E, 4E, 6E, and 8E

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
79%

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows Review & Photos

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow ($20.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new product that’s supposed to be a “smudge-proof, long-lasting eyeshadow pencil that enhances and intensifies the eyes.” It’s also “intensely pigmented, “waterproof,” “will not smudge, crease, or fade,” “glides effortlessly,” and “blends easily.” This review is disappointing for me to write, because I love Make Up For Ever as a brand, and they have some really incredible long-wearing products, but these are so-so to good–they’re not excellent and they don’t raise the bar.   Photos, swatches, and individual color descriptions/reviews will follow in two separate posts.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows Review & Photos

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
84%

Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “black orchid with pearl.” It’s a dark brown-red with burgundy, copper, and violet shimmer. MAC Lasting Achievement is redder, more burgundy. MAC Lap of Luxury is more plum. MAC Black Tea is browner, lighter. NYX Vixen is very close, though a little more metallic. MAC RIchly Revered is less brown and doesn’t have shimmer. Illamasqua Hermetic is more metallic, more opaque, and a little browner.

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Bobbi Brown Midnight Violet High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Midnight Violet
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
93%

NARS Kutki Nail Lacquer

Thakoon for NARS will debut on May 1st at NARS’ website, and the collection features six shades.   NARS Kutki Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “powder blue.” It’s a pale, pastel sky blue–a little more muted than the perfect sky blue, I’d say–it does have a powdery/dusty quality to it. Nubar Blue Hydrangea is a richer blue, less white in its base. Chanel Riva is very similar in color, but it is more translucent and has shimmer.

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NARS Kutki Nail Lacquer
NARS Nail Polish Kutki
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
88%

NARS Odalisque Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Odalisque Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as “cantaloupe.” It’s a beige peach with a creamy, almost milky, finish. MAC Woo Me is pinker. MAC Super is browner, darker. MAC Lust is a bit darker. MAC Pretty Quick is warmer, peachier.

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NARS Odalisque Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Odalisque
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
87%