A while ago, I was pleased to preview the latest Make Up For Ever AQUA Summer 2013 Collection at Sephora Ngee Ann City. My bad for not able to share the Summer collection much earlier.
Summer is a time for vacations, getaways and outdoor fun! To look good all day long in this hot and humid weather, what we need is a quick-to-apply makeup that is both waterproof and smudge-proof! Yes that’s AQUA!
AQUA range, comprising an extensive range of eye, lip and cheek products that produce both natural looks and spectacular effects alike, was first launched in 2006 and has since become the ultimate choice for everyone, including the pros, for its stability performance, and long-lasting, unfailing waterproof hold.
“All professional make-up artists need waterproof make-up, whether they work with artists, dancers, actors, or swimmers. On top of that, they are also savvy – they know how to choose the products that are most useful in creating a variety of make-up looks.” – DANY SANZ, Creator and Artistic Director MAKE UP FOR EVER
AQUA Summer 2013 Look
Fresh and contemporary are what best define Dany Sanz’ bold new look for the AQUA Summer 2013 Collection! With this collection, Dany has launched a look that is as fresh as living water, dazzlingly modern, and designed around the play between different colors and lightening.
AQUA ROUGE – S$40 / 5ml
AQUA LIP – S$33 / 1.2g
Make Up For Ever introduced 5 new, sexy shades of AQUA ROUGE in Poppy Coral, Fuchsia, Pomegranate, Baby Pink and Pale Orange that will literally light up your lips for sunny licious, kissable moments! Available in a total of 17 brilliant colors, this high-precision liquid lip color comes with two ends, one with a foam that gently paints on a matte layer of intense color and another with a brush that dabs on a velvety topcoat that glides effortlessly onto your lips to protect the color all day long.
Like these two AQUA ROUGE colors (No. 18 and No. 20) very much. Both colors are pretty close though.
I’m wearing shade No.20 in Baby Pink and is my favorite shade among the 5 new colors. This color compliments my fair skin tone very well and brightens my face instantly! Prior the velvety topcoat, the texture of the new matte intense colors is somewhat more sheer and fluid than the previous AQUA ROUGE. The finish is also less powdery and matte too.
Each AQUA ROUGE comes with a complimentary AQUA LIP pencil shade. AQUA LIP pencil ensures long-wearing waterproof hold that stay perfectly for hours and hours.
Two new, mouth-watering shades of AQUA LIP in 19C Pomegranate Pink and 20C Baby Pink (above) that are the ultimate, trendy lip colors for Spring/Summer 2013. Containing jojoba oils and vitamin E, AQUA LIP‘s soft, supple and creamy texture embraces the lips with an amazing comfort and is extremely easy to apply.
AQUA EYES – S$33 / 1.2g
The soft, creamy and non-oily texture of AQUA EYES waterproof eye liner allows it to glide on comfortably to create a smooth line, unlike other waterproof eye pencils. Formulated to withstand water without causing irritation to the eyes, it promises product stability and maximum water resistance and can be used as a kohl pencil or eyeliner. Available in 25 colors.
(Above) I’m wearing the limited edition shade of AQUA EYES in stunning No.52L Pearly Green Lagoon and it is the new shade for 2013. The soft creamy texture makes it extremely easy to apply. It stays all day long without any smudging at all.
AQUA CREAM – S$41 / 6g
This season, Make Up For Ever launched 3 limited edition shades of AQUA CREAM in (from right) No.52 Pearly Green Lagoon, No.54 Pearly Mauve and No.52 Pearly Green Lagoon that is the perfect color combination for a fun, playful summer! The range available in 26 colors with 8 can double up as lip make-up and 6 can be used for blush.
AQUA CREAM, a multi-use cream shadow in the world of waterproof make-up, is smudge-proof and transfer resistant.
You can choose to either use it with brush application or fingertips as its non-sticky texture lets it blend easily onto the skin with incredible comfort, creating a smooth, silky feel.
I have applied No.54 Pearly Mauve. Like the shimmer creamy texture that is smudge- and crease-proof.
Here’s my complete look with AQUA EYES in No.52L Pearly Green Lagoon, AQUA CREAM in No.54 Pearly Mauve and AQUA ROUGE in No.20 in Baby Pink.
Upon the mini preview event at Sephora Ngee Ann City, I was pleased to receive a goodie bag that contains 2x AQUA CREAM colors (52 and 54), a AQUA EYES color (52L), 3x AQUA LIP colors (20C), 3x AQUA ROUGE colors (17, 19 and 20), a HD High Definition Primer (No.0), a HD High Definition Powder, a HD Puff and a Kabuki Brush. I will separately share more about the HD High Definition Primer and the NEW HD High Definition Powder in the coming Make Up For Ever blog post soon.
That’s all for today! Thank you for reading! Let me end the post on how to achieve the AQUA 2013 look with the step-by-step makeup tutorial below. See ya!
The AQUA 2013 Look Step-by-Step
MAKE UP FOR EVER is available at MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy & Pro Loft Singapore (36 & 38 Armenian Street #01-06 & #02-06), and Sephora at ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Marina Bay Sands, Great World City, VivoCity, Plaza Singapura and Bugis+.