Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Sephora Australia Exclusive Brands Showcase | Part One | Make Up For Ever



In April this year I was invited to attend the Sephora Exclusive Brands Showcase held in Sydney. Picture a very large exhibition room full of gorgeous make up and skincare, brand representatives, lots of famous bloggers and vloggers, and little old me... 

Rather than wallow in my old, mumsy self deprecation, I decided to make the most of it and really enjoyed it! I had an absolutely lovely time walking around the event and speaking to all the representatives, getting all the beauty news to share with you!

As we were leaving the event, we were gifted with a very large bag full of goodies. I have been thinking about how best to show you what I received, and rather than a very long post just showing you photographs of a lot of products, I wanted to have a short amount of time to have play with the products and give you some thoughts and reviews.

Part one today will look at Make Up For Ever.




MAKE UP FOR EVER - SEPHORA AUSTRALIA EXCLUSIVE BRANDS SHOWCASE APRIL 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER - SEPHORA AUSTRALIA EXCLUSIVE BRANDS SHOWCASE APRIL 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA COLLECTION WATERPROOF GLIDE ON EYESHADOW

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA COLLECTION GLIDE ON EYESHADOW

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA ROUGE WATERPROOF LIQUID LIP COLOUR

MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA MATIC EYESHADOW  L-R  S-52,  D-12,  I-90,  I-30
AQUAROUGE WATERPROOF LIP COLOR L-R 21, 23
Make Up For Ever's Aqua Collection is their recently released summer collection, consisting of 15 shades of waterproof eyeshadow pencils and two new shades of the Aqua Rouge Waterproof lip colours. Available in a variety of shades, ranging from neutrals to brights, and with a waterproof, ultra long-lasting formula, they claim to blend easily, and to resist transfer to the upper lid. 
I found the formula to be very smooth, and easy to apply, however they do set very quickly on my skin, not leaving a lot of time to blend. I found the warmth of my finger to be the best, rather than a brush, to blend and smooth the colour onto my eyelids. Now do note, I have ridiculously oily eyelids, and I found after about 4 hours, I was noticing some creasing and transfer of the product. The addition of a primer seams to make the product a little harder to blend. My favourite way to wear these, was as more of an accent, close to the lash line, and away from the crease of my eyelid. The built in sharpener makes it easy to keep the tip of the shadow in a precise point, and I enjoy both the metallic grey, D -12, which has a beautiful gold reflect,  and the purple, I-90 used almost as an eyeliner. 

They retail for $29.00 AUD. Do let me know if you have tried these, and how you like to use them!

The two new shades in the Aqua Rouge Waterproof lip colours are very pretty, and very summer appropriate! Highly pigmented, and very smooth to apply, they feel very comfortable on my lips, and are indeed, very long-lasting! The gloss is smooth, and gel like in consistency, and I didn't find it to be sticky at all. I really like the formula of these, the only thing I noticed was that with both the shades, was that any textural issues you may have with you lips were highlighted, so a good lip scrub and balm prior to application definitely helps. Perhaps this is more noticeable with these two particular shades, I have not tried any of the deeper shades.


MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Bronze Fusion 20M  RRP $40.00 AUD

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion 25I RRP $40.00 AUD

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Bronze Fusion Powders swatched in natural light
L - 20M  R - 25I 
The Pro Bronze Fusion bronzers really caught my attention at the event. One of the representatives buffed one of the shades onto my arm, and I was immediately taken with the beautiful glow and finish of the product. 

Make Up For Ever says...

" A breakthrough gel-powder formula blends seamlessly for a weightless, 
mistake proof luminous bronze. Skin instantly has a summer glow, with a luminous, 
radiant finish that never looks powdery or unnatural".


Available in six shades to suit most skin tones, these bronzers are just beautiful. I tend to reach for the shade 20M most often, as it has a slighter cooler undertone, and suits my skin tone perfectly. The formula is described as matte/natural, and you can probably see from my swatch in the photograph above, it has a slightly luminosity to it... it is beyootiful on the skin. 25I has a little more warmth, is slightly more iridescent in finish, and gives a lovely warmth to the skin, without looking orange or unnatural. They are both also lovely to buff onto the neck and d├ęcolletage and tops of the shoulders  for a gorgeous glow. I warmly recommend these bronzers, absolutely beautiful, and of note, the Australian RRP is actually less than what our US sisters are paying with the current dollar value. You're welcome!




Have you tried any of these products from Make Up For Ever? Do you have any favourite shades or products? Do let me know in the comments! I am new to the brand, and would love any recommendations you might have!





Thanks so much for stopping by!



Blessings,



Lou xo





3 comments:

  1. Loving the bronzer but definitely need to try out that pink lippie! :O
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

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    1. Aren't the bronzers lovely?! Oh that pink... its so bright your lips will enter the room before you do! Let me know what you think of the formula, I have to do a bit of lip prep prior to application! Lou xo

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