A nova is a star whose intensity multiplies into the thousands creating a brightness beyond measure before it returns to its natural state. While there is no documented definition of an “Aquanova” it’s easy to imagine wi2017-02-12-15-15-36th the Estee Edit’s Metallishadow Creme + Powder eye duo.

When the sun hits the ocean and creates a thousand diamonds fluttering across the water’s surface the eye is mesmerized by its dazzle and held captive until a shift of light breaks concentration. This may be the closest comparison we’ll ever have, and when you want to linger in its beauty, apply this product to create a makeup look sure to enrapture your onlookers.

photo-feb-12-2-45-03-pmAs with the other shades of this line, Aquanova comes in two parts: one as a creme base, and two as a loose pigment reflecting finely milled glitter particles. If you believe in mermaids, this will be a shade for you. Majestic and mythical I can’t help but enjoy the magical properties it creates. Part green, part blue, part teal, it’ll make you want to take to the sea.

Exclusive to Sephora and Estee Lauder, this retails for $25.00. While Estee Lauder, the parent company of The Estee Edit has not become entirely cruelty free, The Estee Edit is. I hope companies continue to grow in this pattern as animals deserve a peaceful and happy life as much as we do.

Follow me on Instagram @dragonflybeauty79 to see the look I created with this next week!