Gina Brooke, Madonna’s longtime make up artist, has collaborated with MAKE UP FOR EVER to create the official lip color for the Material Girl’s highly anticipated MDNA tour — new Aqua Rouge #8 in an iconic shade of red. Brooke, a beauty expert in her own right whose work has appeared in every major fashion magazine, approached MAKE UP FOR EVER after falling in love with their Aqua Rouge collection for fall 2012. Together, MAKE FOR EVER and Brooke created the ideal shade of red lip color for the tour.
“I loved working with MAKE UP FOR EVER to create a custom shade of Aqua Rouge specifically for Madonna. My biggest challenge was to find a lip product that was reliable and long-lasting, and knew choosing something from MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua range was going to be ideal especially with a minute and a half for touch ups between songs. There’s no room for mistakes,” said Brooke. “I wanted to come up with a perfect, pure red lip color that would exude confidence and beauty. To me, the shade looks iconic, which is the perfect word to define Madonna and her career.”
Aqua Rouge #8 is a true, classic red that brightens the entire face and is universally flattering on all skin tones. As part of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Aqua Rouge lip color collection launching in September 2012, the high-impact liquid lip color delivers the intensity and long-lasting coverage of a lip stain, with the eye-catching shine of a gloss. It is highly pigmented, and most important, smudge-proof, sweatproof and dance-proof.
In addition to Aqua Rouge, Gina’s go-to for enhancing Madonna’s eyes is MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow #0E in black. The jumbo eye shadow pencil can be applied in seconds and requires minimal to no touch ups, even after rigorous dancing and hot stage lights.
***both images of Madonna are via Getty Images