Make Up For Ever has just updated their entire series of face primers and replaced them with 10 new ones - 6 color-correcting and 4 texture correcting.

I’ve got 3 here to try out and review - Hydrating, Smoothing, Radiant - and the question is which one to try first! I’ll update you guys soon.

Other products shown:

  • YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush No9
  • TooFaced Chocolate Bar palette
  • TomFord Lip Color Shine in Frivolous
  • MakeUpForEver HD Foundation
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Get excited about our new foundation that will be replacing the Face & Body: Water Blend! Flawless, lightweight, buildable, 80% water, 20 shades. They are available at Make Up For Ever boutiques, and will be available on on 7/22! 

Miriam Kieta in True Beauty for Ellements Magazine 


Makeup by: Shanice Sharpe 

Photo by Kibby K, Mississauga, Ontario 2015

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OMG it has been a crazy week and next week is shaping up to be crazy as well so I am going to enjoy my weekend as much as I can.

I have been favoring soft warm colors and long-lasting base products in our balmy heat. Here are some recommendations to check out!

#MAKEUPFOREVER Pro Sculpting Palette - cream contour, highlighter, strobe and blush in one handy kit
#Becca Afterglow Palette - can never have enough shimmer
#elf Candid Coral - not my fave blush in the world but this adds a soft golden peach glow over the cheeks
#EsteeLauder DoubleWear Waterproof All Day Concealers - this new concealer is fab for under the eyes - not dry creasy and cakey
#MACxEllieGoulding Lipstick in Only You
#NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte
#Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Classic
#Chanel Les 4 Ombres Spices quad

#tgif #weekend #coral #warmth #blush #highlighter #lipsticks #palette

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This weeks tutorial is a very simple but effective look that consists of an elegant winged liner with a pop of subtle Purple under the lower lashes, and the best part is… there is no eyeshadow involved! 

Last week I was invited to an intimate dinner with @makeupforeverusa and Charli XCX to celebrate the launch of their new AQUA XL line.
Charli’s makeup artist, Colby Smith, was also there to share his tips and techniques on how to recreate Charli’s looks using the new range. 

There are 20 colours in the Aqua XL line and they are all completely waterproof - they literally won’t budge! The MUFE tagline is: 

‘They stay on until you take them off’

And it couldn’t be more true. I found the best way to remove them is to use an oil-based makeup remover, the one I love is by Clinique and it’s called ‘Take The Day Off’. It’s a balm that turns into a liquid oil on contact. It’s non-greasy and non-drying, and removes even the most stubborn of makeup - such as these. 

On the whole, the Aqua XL pencils are the perfect product to use for festivals this Summer - they are heat resistant and super bright! What more do you need?!

The formula of these pencils comes in 5 finishes: 
S - Satin
M - Matte 
ME - Metallic 
D - Diamond 
I - Iridescent 

Below is a photo of the entire line with swatches to the left, inclusive of the colour number. Each pencil starts with a letter which indicates the finish of that pencil.
In the above photo that I created on myself I used M-92, which is the Lilac shade with a matte finish, as well as I-90 which is the brightest Purple, and has an iridescent finish. 

As I mentioned earlier, the formulation of these eyeliners means they are completely waterproof and all of them are highly pigmented.
They are a creamy texture which makes working with them super easy as they blend like butter!
The colour-combo possibilities are endless with this range.
I would have loved to have created this makeup look using the Blues and Turquoise shades from the range as they really makes Brown eyes pop! But having already produced a tutorial last week using Blues I decided to opt for Purple instead… and I love it!

The entire collection of Aqua XL eyeliners are available for purchase from the Sephora website. Each liner costs $21.00, which works out about £14.50 in GBP. 

The tutorial for this look will be up on my channel tomorrow, so please click to subscribe if you haven’t already done so - it’s free so why not?