Make Up For Ever keeps cranking out products in their Aqua XL line, and they're generally pretty bomb. I really like their eyeliners. If you're a fan of colour, the line is perfect for you—there are so many fun options.
Their latest offering is Color Paint, a cream eyeshadow in a tube, and Ink Liner, a liquid eyeliner. I have one of each to show you: Color Paint in L-54 Lustrous Taupe, and Ink Liner in M-62 Matte Intense Brown.
The Ink Liner has become one of my new favourite eyeliners. The deep, cool brown shade is great, and I'd definitely like to pick it up in black. The lasting power is good. My favourite part, by far, though, is the applicator. It's flexible enough to "hug" the eye like a brush would, but firm enough that I find it far easier to work with than most liquid liners. You do need to be careful layering it—if you layer too much, it can lift. But you can work around that.
The Color Paint in Lustrous Taupe isn't my favourite cream eyeshadow. Swatched on the hand, there's some very fine micro-shimmer, but it doesn't show up on the eye. Additionally, you have to layer for full opacity, which, for me, leads to patchiness because of how quickly it sets. I can make it work, but it's a little more trouble than I would like. That said, when it's on, it looks nice and lasts very well. Also, I'm a fan of the tube packaging—it's far more hygienic than than a pot into which you dip your finger.
Here is what they look like:
Overall, I'd say you could skip the more neutral Color Paint shades. The formula isn't that exciting, and there is so much more out there that is easier to work with. But if the more unusual colours speak to you, give them a try!
The Ink Liner is a whole different story. I love it, and I'll definitely be replacing it when I run out.
Have you tried anything from Make Up For Ever's Aqua XL line? Will you be adding them to your shopping list? If not, what liquid eyeliners and cream eyeshadows are your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: These products were provided by PR for my consideration.