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When I think of long lasting makeup for summer, I immediately think of MAKE UP FOR EVER. Sure, a lot of brands have long lasting makeup, but for makeup that stays on til you take it off, MAKE UP FOR EVER gets it right each and every time. I often want waterproof and smudge-proof makeup, in the summer, and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL range of products are my go-to. This year, the brand has launched Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow, an ultra-pigmented, waterproof cream shadow that looks just applied even 24-hours after you apply.
Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow is unique. This shadow comes in a tube with a very flexible texture that is easy to blend. It has a creamy feel but offers the ease of a powder in how it glides on and layers and blends with other shades. The formula itself is enriched with mango butter to nourishing and hydrate the skin. Many long lasting eye formulas can be drying, and Aqua XL Color Paint is the opposite; lids feel comfortable as you wear it, no matter how much you layer on.
You can use Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow as a base for your favorite shadow to extend wear, or alone as its meant, as a shadow. To get the best look and wear out of the Color Paint Shadow, apply in thin, sheer layers, allowing time to dry in between each layer.
There are 20 shades, many of them vibrant, but all of them very pigmented and very true-to-color. They are tested and proven waterproof, smudge-proof, and crease-resistant. The shades range from neutral to bright and include matte, lustrous, and iridescent finishes.
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