MAKE UP FOR EVER has slowly but surely become one of my favorite brands. I love the bright colors they come out with and their formulas are always fabulous. New for summer, the Aqua Shadows continue the trend of making me want every single shade of a product release.
I’m a big fan of shadow sticks because they’re the perfect all-in-one product. You can use them for liner or for shadow, draw a thick or thin line, and either leave them as is or blend them for a different finish. The Aqua Shadows come in 12 different shades; I tried a light one (30E, a pearly pink beige) and a dark one (0E, a matte black) and found them both easy to apply and long-lasting. The matte black shade is perfect for creating a smoky eye – you can use it to line below your bottom lashes and then draw a thick line above your top lashes, blend, and poof – you’re ready to go! I liked the lighter shade a lot too – it really made my green eyes stand out and was super easy to apply. At $20 apiece, they’re easy to justify, especially if you’re planning a trip somewhere since they’re so portable. I might have to pick up some of the brightly colored ones next!