For Summer 2013 Make Up For Ever has introduced two new Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Pencils ($19) one of which is a new Matte Brown shade (25L). I think sometimes my Aqua Eyes Liner Collection rivals that of my Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner stash. Seriously, I have SO damn many.
And if you asked me a month ago whether I had a matte brown from Make Up For Ever or not I’d have probably said yes. But apparently, after checking through my stash, I don’t.
Make Up For Ever (25L) in Matte Brown is an espresso brown with a drier matte formula. This basically translates as it has no glossiness to it or shine. I personally like creamier shades that have that slight glint when you turn your head just the right way….it’s not a gloss but more of a sheen, know what I mean?
This sadly lacks that but on the upside, as with all Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner, it has a creamy texture that applies and smudges easily. If anything at all that matte finish makes it even easier to smudge around your eye for that smoky effect versus a glossier pencil which tends to slip around the eye too quickly to get the smudge down just right!
I personally love the formula on these liners and think they rival Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner (shhh don’t tell MUFE but they are not nearly as amazing as Pixi’s). It applies without tugging or pulling and pretty much wears for a solid ten hours on my drier eyes without smudging or fading away.
One hiccup I did experience was on my waterline I felt like it didn’t work as well. It didn’t seem creamy enough which left it a little lacking in intensity when I lined my waterline with it. Hmmm could be a fluke but it just seemed rather dry around this area and left little product behind as I lined.
Outside of that, it worked a treat on my upper lash line without a problem.
No offense to Make Up For Ever but I’m unsure how exciting a matte brown eyeliner is for Summer…but hey, they also have a very exciting emerald green launched for Summer as well and that’s far more fun than brown.
If you want to stalk it, it’s available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
P.S. By some miracle my best friend Jai and I have caught up on back episodes of Once Upon a Time (I think its been four weeks since either of us watched it). I’d just like to say this show has gone off the deep end.
I don’t even know what I’m watching anymore but I feel compelled to continue less I miss Ariel’s intro.
That is all.
Oh but Hook’s still hot so at least there’s that.