Hello pretty ladies!
Eye pencils are equally important to me as eyeshadows. They can easily intensify the shade, making it appear more sophisticated and interesting. What’s more, you can always use them solo for a quick makeup look.
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils.
I have three shades from the collection, two of them are minis and one is full-sized.
The design is standard, no frills here. I appreciate that the body of the product is color-coded with its contents.
The top cap closes tightly. No sharpener provided.
Size - 1.2g (full-size) and 0.5g (mini).
Made in Germany.
Even though these pencils are gel-based, they are still drier in comparison with the UD or NYX eyeliners.
The pigmentation is good but some shades can still apply patchy, that’s why they require a build-up.
They set rather quickly on my skin for about 20-30 seconds.
Due to the dry texture, it’s always torture to draw lines with these pencils.
In my book, the MUFE Aqua XL are more for waterline liners, but still, there’s something negative waiting for us as well here.
The maker states that the products are water-resistant. But it isn’t actually true.
The longevity is great, that’s true, but on my sensitive eyes, which are usually watery, these products smudge in the inner corners too quickly, let alone the waterline.
The collection comes with 16 shades of eyeliners. They are mattes and shimmer infused. The shades M-10 (black) and M-30 (turquoise) are matte and the shade I-24 (blue) is a shimmering one.
As I’ve already mentioned, I use these products to outline my waterline. Here are some makeup looks.
The black shade M-10 is applied over the upper and lower waterline.
Makeup with the palette ColourPop Element of Surprise.
Makeup with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint.
The turquoise shade M-30 is over my lower waterline, along with the Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint.
The blue color I-24 is on the lower waterline with the palette ColourPop Element of Surprise.
And also with the palette Nabla Soul Blooming.
The Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils didn’t impress me. They are absolutely regular, besides they have some disadvantages, which are unforgivable for such a price tag. The quality completely depends on the shade of the pencil. It’s tricky to draw beautiful wings with them and besides, they aren’t waterproof. But the collection offers some beautiful shades and they can be long-wearing.
I won’t ever buy these pencils again and I don’t also recommend you doing so. There are many other eyeliners in the market for a more affordable price.
Price - $21.00 (not discounted) for an item!
Thanks for your attention! Stay beautiful and have a pleasant shopping day!