May 24, 2017

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paints

When I think about waterproof makeup, Make Up For Ever is always the first brand that pop into my mind. Well, they just came out with a new waterproof cream eyeshadow! Available in 20 shades, the Aqua XL Color Paints are said to be water resistant and extra long lasting.

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Make Up For Ever MUFE Aqua XL Color Paints Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows Review Photos Swatches

The range is divided into 3 finishes :

I = Iridescent
L = Lustrous
M = Matte

Make Up For Ever MUFE Aqua XL Color Paints Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows Packaging

This product is creamy but quite thick, I wouldn't say that all the shades glide on effortlessly. The iridescent and lustrous shades are easier to work with than the matte hues. But I find that if I prep my eyelids with a bit of eye cream first, the matte colors are more blendable!

Some of these shades (L-14, M-16, M-20, M-24, M-70, M-90) are a bit patchy, but it's not very noticeable from a normal viewing distance.

M-16 and L-14 are less pigmented than the other shades, and applying a second layer didn't work well for me (it flaked off, as you can see on the photo below).

Make Up For Ever MUFE Aqua XL Color Paints Review

A little bit goes a long way for most colors, these eyeshadows are very pigmented. I don't recommend to apply a generous amount of product anyway because it can flake off. Apply a thin layer, that's all you need. And prep those eyelids with a good eye cream!

The Aqua XL Color Paints are completely waterproof and they don't crease, even without a primer! They don't flake off either, as long as I apply a thin layer.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint I-12 I-42 I-50 I-80 Review
Left to right : I-12, I-42, I-50 and I-80.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint I-12 I-42 I-50 I-80 Swatch

I-12 Iridescent Steel Grey is a medium silver grey with a shimmery finish.
I-42 Iridescent Copper Gold is a coppery gold with a shimmery finish.
I-50 Iridescent Warm Beige is a golden beige with a shimmery finish.
I-80 Iridescent Pink Beige is a pinky beige with a shimmery finish.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint L-14 L-22 L-30 L-54 Review
Left to right : L-14, L-22, L-30 and L-54.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint L-14 L-22 L-30 L-54 Swatches

L-14 Lustrous White is a white with a pearly finish.
L-22 Lustrous Dark Blue is a navy blue with a pearly finish.
L-30 Lustrous Khaki is a khaki green with a pearly finish.
L-54 Lustrous Taupe is a golden brown with a pearly finish.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-10 M-16 M-20 M-24 Review
Left to right : M-10, M-16, M-20 and M-24. 

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-10 M-16 M-20 M-24 Swatches

M-10 Matte Black is a black with a matte finish.
M-16 Matte White is a white with a matte finish.
M-20 Matte Ultramarine Blue is a bold blue with a matte finish.
M-24 Matte Turquoise is a pastel turquoise with a matte finish.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-40 M-52 M-56 M-60 Review
Left to right : M-40, M-52, M-56 and M-60. 

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-40 M-52 M-56 M-60 Swatches

M-40 Matte Yellow is a deep yellow with a matte finish.
M-52 Matte Beige is a pinky beige with a matte finish.
M-56 Matte Taupe is a taupe brown with a matte finish.
M-60 Matte Brown is a warm brown with a matte finish.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-70 M-72 M-82 M-90 Review
Left to right : M-70, M-72, M-82 and M-90.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint M-70 M-72 M-82 M-90 Swatches

M-70 Matte Orange is a bright orange with a matte finish.
M-72 Matte Red is a cool-toned red with a matte finish.
M-82 Matte Fushia is a hot pink with a matte finish.
M-90 Matte Purple is a vibrant purple with a matte finish.

Overall, I think the Color Paints are awesome! Yes, the product is a bit finicky. But it stays put all day and the colors are incredibly pigmented and vibrant! I have a soft spot for the pink and the orange.

I wish it came in a different packaging though, anyone else think that a precise and narrow tip like their Full Cover concealer would have been better for this product?

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paints Waterproof Summer 2017

The Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint retails for $31 CAD for 4.8ml.

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

4 comments:

  1. OHMYGOODNESS! These are gorgeous! I can already tell these are going to be staples in my summer makeup bag <3

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  2. I love the blue shades and the shimmery neutrals!!!

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