April 17, 2016

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils

Launching next month, the new Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils features an exclusive extra long lasting formula! Available in 20 vivid and neutral shades, these pencils have been tested by professional makeup artists in extreme conditions (under water and on stage).

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M22 S20 I24 I32 I34 I36 ME42 S50 M60 D62 M16 M26 M30 M40 M92 M10 D12 M14 M80 I90 Review Photos Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils All Shades Review Photos

The colors are divided into 5 different finishes :
M = Matte
ME = Metal
S = Satin
D = Diamond
I = Iridescent

Most of the shades have excellent color payoff, but please read my thoughts below because the formula can vary for each shade! They tend to dry quickly but I still have enough play time to blend them out. They are super creamy and glides on easily! They are definitely easier to work with than MAC's Pro Longwear Eye Liners or PUPA Milano's Made To Last Eyes Pencils, which are long lasting and waterproof too but it's impossible to smudge them because the formula dries way too fast.

The staying power is incredible, even better than Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes and Urban Decay's 24/7 Eye Pencils! The Aqua XL Eye Pencils don't smudge or flake off and they are completely waterproof! They last all day on me and don't transfer onto the creases of my eyes.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M22 S20 I24 I32 I34 I36 ME42 S50 M60 D62 M16 M26 M30 M40 M92 M10 D12 M14 M80 I90 Review

I like to apply the product on the upper lash line and quickly smudge it with a pencil brush (such as MAC #219) or my Make Up For Ever #210 round shader brush. If you want a super sharp line, you can use an angled brow brush to draw a wing and then clean it up with some concealer on a flat concealer brush.

They are great for the waterline as well, the formula is very creamy and pigmented! It stays put on the waterline for about 4-6 hours, depending on the shade. I had much better luck with these pencils than with the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils!

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils I-36 ME-42 S-50 M-60 D-62 Review Photos

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils I-36 ME-42 S-50 M-60 D-62 Swatches

D-62 is a warm brown with a sparkly finish.
As you can see, this shade is a bit sheer compared to the rest of the range but you can build the color with another layer. Gorgeous color!

M-60 is a warm dark brown with a matte finish.
Every girl should have a matte brown like this one, a must have!

S-50 is a grey taupe with a satin finish.
If you are looking for a grey that doesn't have blue undertones, you'll love this grey taupe!

ME-42 is a bronze with a metallic finish.
This is the only 'ME' shade in this collection, the formula is very smooth and I love the metallic finish. I love to wear it all over the lids! (I blend it with my fingers)

I-36 is a khaki green with a shimmery finish.
I adore this shade, I rarely wear green eyeshadow on my eyes but I love kaki greens! This is one of my favorites shades out of the 20 colors!

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M-10 D-12 M-14 M-80 I-90 Review

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M-10 D-12 M-14 M-80 I-90 Swatches

I-90 is a bright violet with a shimmery finish.
Oh noooo, this is one of the prettiest shade but it's patchy on me!

M-80 is a dark plum with a matte finish.
This plum is quite dark and not too bright, it's a great color for green eyes.

M-14 is a charcoal grey with a matte finish.
This grey has bluish undertones on warm skin tones. If you prefer a grey without blue undertones, try the shade S-50!

D-12 is a black with a sparkly finish.
I really love this one, you can actually see the sparkles and it almost look wet! So pretty!

M-10 is a black with a matte finish.
This black is super creamy and the color is very intense, it last 6 hours on the waterline.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M-16 M-26 M-30 M-40 M-92 Review Photos


M-92 is a pastel violet with a matte finish.
Try this shade on your lashes if you love color mascaras, this lilac shows up nicely even on my dark lashes!!

M-40 is a pastel yellow with a matte finish.
This one is a bit patchy, but looks great with 2 coats. I love how it looks on the upper lash line, with a taupe or kaki eyeshadow.

M-30 is a pastel green with a matte finish.
I love this pastel green, it's very pretty on the lower lash line! It last a good 6 hours on the waterline. Great on lashes too!

M-26 is a pastel blue with a matte finish.
You really need to try it on your lashes (if you love that look), the color shows up nicely and it doesn't clump!

M-16 is a white with a matte finish.
This white is a bit sheer and patchy, but 2 coats will do the trick.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M-22 S-20 I-24 I-32 I-34 Review Photos

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M-22 S-20 I-24 I-32 I-34 Swatches

I-34 is a grass green with a shimmery finish.
Beautiful bright green, a bit sheer but buildable! 

I-32 is a lagoon green with a shimmery finish.
Gorgeous color, this is one of my favorites shades and it last 5 hours on the waterline!

I-24 is a teal blue with a shimmery finish.
I-24 is similar to I-32, but less green. I love both!

S-20 is a navy blue with a slightly shimmery finish.
This color is less shimmery than what you are seeing here. Pretty shade!

M-22 is a majorelle blue with a matte finish.
I like to apply this shade on the waterline with brown or taupe eyeshadows for a nice pop of color without being over the top!

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils M22 S20 I24 I32 I34 I36 ME42 S50 M60 D62 M16 M26 M30 M40 M92 M10 D12 M14 M80 I90 Review Photos

The Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencils retail for $25 CAD for 1.2g.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)

2 comments:

  1. Very nice review & swatches Kristelle !!! But what about ingredients ? Can you add here or send me pic of its full ingredient list please ?

    XXX
    Sophie

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked the review! Unfortunately these pencils were sent to me without the boxes, I'm sorry I can't help you.

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