For Memorial Day weekend, Interview Magazine asked me for 2 of my summer must have products for a beach bag. I loved the variety of responses from the Beauty Bloggers (you can see the piece on Interview’s website), but I had 2 responses that I haven’t even reviewed yet! Here’s the first, I promise to feature the second pick (Laid Brand’s Straight Kinky) very soon.
Aqua Shadows are new from Make Up For Ever, though similar products seem to be popping up from a lot of brands (I have some from Milani to review soon). These ones come in 12 different shades and are really very easy to use. Once you draw on your skin, you can blend them with your finger or a brush, though I found my finger to be much easier. You only have about 1-2 minutes before the color “sets” and becomes much harder to work with, so do it quickly! Once the color has set it becomes quite a bit harder to smudge and it is also waterproof. I found that it really is pretty resistant to moving in the water, you’ll need quite a bit of friction to create a smudge. Love that!
I tried out 2 shades, and while the pinky beige was very pretty, it’s actually the navy that was my favorite! (Which is, yes, a bit shocking, as I’m often pretty conservative.)
If you follow me on Facebook you saw a preview of this look a few weeks ago, but as promised I’ve finally shared it here with a tutorial!
The navy is absolutely perfect to create a fun and fast summer smokey eye. I loved this look, and it makes me want to try all of the other shades!
What do you think? Do you want to try out the look as well? I’d love to do this with green or purple.