Jun 30, 2016

Make Up For Ever AquaXL Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches

Make Up For Ever - MUFE AquaXL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches
Make Up For Ever - MUFE Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils ($21 each) at Sephora

Waterproof eyeliner pencils are among my most-reached-for makeup products, especially in the summers when I want to use minimal products yet get a long-lasting makeup look that stands up to the heat (and on my oily eyelids).  For the longest time, the Urban Decay eyeliner pencils have been the only ones that have worked for me, but a lot of brands now have quite good waterproof eyeliners.  MUFE recently came out with their version - Makeup For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencils.  Available in 20 shades, these pencils have a creamy formula with intense color payoff.  There are quite a few colors in this range including some lovely neutrals (browns), bright pastel shades, as well as rich blues and blacks.  Scroll on for swatches.

Makeupforever MUFE AquaXL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches - M14 M80 M60 D62 S50 I36 ME42 M40 I32
Make Up For Ever AquaXL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches
M-14 - Matte charcoal grey
M-80 - Matte plum
M-60 - Matte dark brown
D-62 - Diamond brown
S-50 - Satin taupe
I-36 - Iridescent khaki
ME-42 - Metallic bronze
M-40 - Matte pastel yellow
I-32 - Iridescent lagoon green
Make Up For Ever AquaXL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches - I34 M26 I24 S20 M22 I90 M16 M10 D12
Make Up For Ever AquaXL Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches
I-34 - Iridescent pop green
M-26 - Matte pastel blue
I-24 - Iridescent blue with green sparkles
S-20 - Satiny navy blue
M-22 - Matte majorelle blue
I-90 - Iridescent pop purple
M-16 - Matte white
M-10 - Matte black
D-12 - Diamond black

MUFE claims these waterproof Aqua XL eyeliner pencils are smudge, crease, and fade resistant - until one removes them, presumably at the end of the day.  I have not used these on my eyes, but I did need to use a waterproof eye makeup remover (Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover) to remove the swatches off the back of my hand, so I assume they are reasonably long lasting.  The pencils feel quite creamy and smooth, and the colors are quite intense with a single swipe.  I love the colors in this range - give me a good black liner and a couple of browns and I will sing praises - but there's a good mix of some fun colors in there including yellows, blues, and greens. Do give these a try if you are on the lookout for a waterproof eyeliner to get you through the summer (and the months beyond).

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