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Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes

Make Up For Ever Aqua EyesThere is a lot of demand for long-lasting makeup. Some people may not have time or opportunities throughout the day to refresh their look or fix a smudged line. We live in a time of haste and every minute counts. Smudge-proof makeup is inherently difficult to make – it has to apply easy without smudging from skin oils, yet wash off easily. Waterproof is not smudge-proof, yet at least it is a more stable formulation.

Aqua Eyes is a water-resistant ¬†pencil, but it is not waterproof. Water will make it smudge, although not as much as other pencils like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, for example. Both pencils yield to oils, so using them on top of creams like Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream will destroy the look in no time. Opting for most other eye creams is best if you are not planning on applying eyeshadow primer or powder. Oily lids will probably require a base regardless of the eye cream. Aqua Eyes stays longer and keeps the drawn shape better than 24/7 Glide-On, yet the latter’s colour payoff is greater when comparing Zero (24/7 Glide-On) to 0L (Aqua Eyes), both matte blacks. Glide-On is definitely the creamier of the two, making its application easier.

For a soft, creamy, dense-colour pencil that won’t tug the lids, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On is the choice. For a more water- and smudge-resistant, longer lasting formula, Aqua Eyes is the better option.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes: 0.04oz (1.1g) for C$23.00 @ Sephora.ca.


Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 135 VanillaThe Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation line offers a range of colours to suit almost any skin. I have pink-toned skin and it is difficult to find a foundation of a suitable colour for. Even when advertised as “cool” or “rose”, many foundations are still too yellow. I’d like to applaud Make Up For Ever for realizing that humans come in a wider range of colours than many other companies seem to think. 135 Vanilla is “for medium skin with pink undertones” and it really is rosy!

This is a medium coverage foundation with a natural finish. It applies easily and creases only slightly by the end of the day. This is fixable by gently rubbing the crease to smooth it out. HD Invisible Cover doesn’t dry or irritate the skin. It is pigmented enough to cover some blemishes and dark circles underneath the eyes, especially when used in conjunction with¬†Benefit Cosmetics High Beam.

If you are not looking for full coverage, have a hard time finding the right colour foundation, and have a minute in your day to check your reflection for creases, then HD Invisible Cover is good quality. There are other foundations available that crease less (and others that crease more), but they have their own set backs. For the price, HD Invisible Cover is amazing.

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation: 1.01oz (29.9ml) for C$49.00 @ Sephora.ca.