We teamed up with MAKE UP FOR EVER Director of Artistry and Education Lijha Stewart to create one bold and one simple look, using the new Aqua XL collections. 

Nikki Brown
Jun, 27, 2017

Two-fer makeup products are the gifts that keep on giving; especially during the summer season. The onslaught of heat and unpredictable showers is the equivalent of a heart attack for the skin, so a "less is more" routine is ideal. 

Now, if you're someone who navigates the high energy festival season circuit, too, these products should also pack the pigment you need to create some seriously inventive looks. 

With ESSENCE Fest just days away and plenty of other events on our summer calendar, we're clutching onto the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Color Paints ($25, sephora.com), which can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips.  The color payoff is high definition and when it's swatched against brown skin...you just have to see for yourself. 

Watch above as MAKE UP FOR EVER Director of Artistry and Education Lijha Stewart uses our new favorite collection and some other MUFE staples to create two looks that have summer written all over them. 

And be sure to shop every single one below!