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Showcase: Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencils


Jun04

Hello!

This last 2 weeks, I've been testing out the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencils and I really quite like them! 


The new Aqua Shadows are much like the MUFE Aqua Creams - only in jumbo pencil form. They can be used on their own, as bases or to line your eyes.

There are 12 shades in the Aqua Shadow range - 7 warm shimmering shades like Taupe Copper, Peach, Pink, Beige, Pink Beige and White and 5 matte shades like Black, Bown, Taupe Grey, Navy Blue and Green.


Needless to say, I really loved the shimmering shades - I really love the rose gold shade - 26E - and am waiting for the launch so I can purchase it!

These will retail at SGD$37 each.



MUFE says that these:

  • have buildable coverage for an intense finish
  • can be blended out with fingertips or brushes
  • set on the eyelid with silicone oils and PVP polymers
  • contain silica powder that contribute to easy, slide-on application

From using the Aqua Shadows, I agree with the claims - in it's instructions, MUFE also advises that these can be set with powder eyeshadow for a more long-lasting effect or if you know you have extremely oily eyelids (like me!). 

MUFE created 3 different looks as as part of the promotional campaign - one was a neutral look (Blended), the second used the Aqua Shadow in Navy Blue as a liner against a neutral lid (Visual) while the third featured a jet black lid with a more neutral crease - which they called Smoky. Of the 3, I really loved how the Smoky look turned out. Here are MUFE's step-by-step visual in creating the Smoky look.


Joey has posted images of the 2 other looks, Blended and Visual HERE

2 colours and a real nice statement look - I decided to give it a go myself. However, I didn't have 30E which was a pale pink beige and I'd prefer a warmer hue at any rate so I chose to use a warm peach hue in 28E



I really really like the Black 0E - it's perhaps the blackest black I have in my stash (and the most matte one) - its PURE black. I always wanted MAC Feline or Urban Decay Perversion but never got them since they were the smudgy types - this kind of makes up for those totally.

Here, I've applied 0E on my lids and 28E on my crease. Instead of the usual eyeshadow application where I apply eyeshadow generously, I used a flat brush to just pat eyeshadow on the lid and crease and blended the edges out - I wanted to just set the Aqua Shadow. 

I used the standard matte black from one of my Sleek eyeshadow palette over 0E and I used MAC Woodwinked over 28E (PS: I forgot what an awesome colour Woodwinked is!)


I did my usual liner because I like my wing-tip (although it's not in MUFE's guide) and after mascara, this is the final eyelook


The black on my waterline - it's also the Aqua Shadow Pencil in 0E - it's really pretty long-lasting and didn't migrate all over my lower lashline and undereye area.

And here is how it looks as a whole:



I used a much more nude shade of lipstick for this look - MUFE Rouge Artist Natural in 5N and topped it off with a little orange gloss - Chanel Calypso.


Eyes: MUFE Aqua Shadow 0E & 28E, MAC Eyeshadow Woodwinked, Sleek Matte Black

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies

Eyeliner: Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner, MUFE Aqua Shadow 0E on waterline

Eyebrows: MAC Browset Clear

Cheeks: MAC Mineralised Blush Early Morning, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Lips: MUFE Rouge Artist Natural 5N, Chanel Glossimer Calypso

And I liked this look quite a bit - I wore it out a couple of times in a row - which I rarely ever do! I also realised that the matte black from the Sleek palettes is not as inky and solidly opaque as I thought. The other blacks I had in my other eyeshadow palettes were also not as black as I wanted it to be. So I went out and hunted for a matte black - and found a great one at Bobbi Brown.


I forsee myself doing this look often - perhaps with slightly different crease shades - lots of rich, warm golds, khakis in my Inglot stash as well as a rose gold here and there - I think rose gold with the black would look great. 


See? Me So Happy :P

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The MUFE Aqua Shadow range is worth taking a look at - once you layer it on your eyelid and allow it to set, it seems to hold well, especially with a light layer of eyeshadow just to set everything.

I particularly like the range of shimmering warm nudes - flattering for a great range of skintones. My only wish is that they had made a shimmering version of the green - a jewel green like that can be quite hard to come by.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead

 

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Disclaimer: MUFE Aqua Shadows and Rouge Artist Natural provided for consideration. I am not affiliated to MUFE; all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.



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