Saturday, July 19, 2014

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencil

Make Up For Ever has recently launched some gorgeous new Aqua Matic long-lasting eye shadow pencils for “Makeup Artists working in extreme environments and all women wanting high performance everyday makeup.”

There are 10 striking shades ranging from neutral to vibrant and the conveniently retractable pencils are also available in unique finishes including: satin, metallic, diamond and iridescent. The shadows are ideal for summer and hold up well in humid climates due to the “flexible film” that locks out water for beautiful smudge-proof, crease-proof color.

I have the pencil in the shade I-90, a deep chromatic purple with fine glitter fragments. The shadow does not budge after application and delivers opaque, bold pigment that lasts all day with or without a primer. I recommend blending or making corrections immediately after application because once the shadow sets the matte texture makes alterations more difficult. 

I also like that the texture is very smooth and easy to work with. The color glides on soft and velvety for high-intensity, light-weight pigmentation but be careful to shade in all areas for consistent coverage. The tapered end is also ideal for lining the eyes, defining the crease and controlled, precise placement. 

For quick application you can swipe the pencils directly across the lids and although the pigmentation is easy to build it takes a bit of work to blend. For removal I recommend using an eye makeup remover or an oil based cleanser on a damp makeup wipe.

The Aqua Matic pencils are available at Sephora stores across Canada and at Make Up For Ever boutiques for $25.00 each.

**Disclaimer: This product was provided for review. 


  1. I only used one or two eye shadow pencils and they were terrible. They got all smudged before even an hour went by. These look like they are high quality.

  2. such a lovely look. You should make some videos!♥

  3. Wow that colour looks amazing on you!!
    I haven't used shadow pencils in years but they seem to be making a come back I should get some and try them again!!
    xo Holly xo


  4. These are stunning! I love that they look really blend able :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  5. Oh my goodness that color looks amazing! I love the look you've done with it too!

  6. I'm a huge fan of their regular eyeliners, so I wasn't expecting anything less than awesome. Great review Erica!


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