XOVain said these Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow would change my life, and while they’re not exactly life-changing, I can see where they’re coming from!
I’m a big fan of cream eyeshadows for a quick and simple everyday eye look, but they can get messy, and some of them crease if you don’t have a primer underneath. Aqua Matic pencils though – they’re super convenient and don’t budge until you actually want to take them off. The pencils are also narrow enough that you can easily get into tricky areas like around the inner eye, but wide enough that it’s easy to colour in your entire lid. There’s also a nifty sharpener in the end so you can keep the tip fresh!
I tried Diamond Golden Grey, Satiny Flesh-colored Pink, Iridescent Pop Purple and Iridescent Electric Blue. The pigmentation is fantastic! They also blend out nicely before they set – I’ve found it easiest to use my fingers.
These swatches were done without primer. Now look at what happens when wipe back and forth over them with a regular wet wipe for about a minute (you can see my skin getting irritated):
It really doesn’t want to budge! I’ve tried these as eyeliner both above and below my eyes, and on my oily lids without primer, and they don’t crease at all once set. They even lasted through dance class!
The only downsides to these I’ve discovered are that they’re a little tricky to remove, though soaking with oil or two-layer eye make-up remover does the job. The other issue is that if you wait too long, these set and become impossible to blend, so make sure you work reasonably quickly! I’ve found that the quick setting time means that I usually end up just using a single colour, but that’s a problem that I’ve had with all cream eyeshadows. Otherwise, Make Up For Ever have done a fantastic job with these – if you’re after a really long-wearing eye product, these are definitely worth a look!
You can find Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow at Sephora Australia for $32.
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