MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencils.

I love a good eyeliner, but I have specific requirements of my eyeliner. My eyeliner needs to apply easily (not drag), not fade or rub off throughout the day, be true to color and just pretty much be beautiful all day long. I have a short list of eyeliners and honestly, I turn to my favorite eye shadows more often than not because many liners smudge on my eyes and fail me. I gave the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencils a try and I think I have found my holy grail eyeliners. Not only do these new eye pencils outperform any others that I have tried, these are some of the most beautiful eyeliner shades that I have ever seen.

You will notice in the Aqua XL name the XL. Well, that means extra-long — as in extra-long lasting formula. The formula uses a revolutionary dry oil that locks in the amazing color to create their waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and sweat-proof results. They seriously look freshly applied at the end of the day! The colors are intense.

They are super comfortable to apply and wear too. The MUFE AQUA XL Eye Pencils are made with emollient oil and microspherical silica which aids in the easy, creamy and smooth application. Mango butter is included which prevents dryness through wear.

The new Aqua XL Eye Pencils are truly artistic. There are twenty shades in all with five different finishes, so there is something here for everyone. There are matte finishes, iridescent finishes, diamond finishes, satin finishes and metallic finishes. While I most often wear matte and satin finishes, I am also really into the metallic finish for night.

The shade line up:

  • M-10 - Matte Black
  • D-12 - Diamond Black
  • M-14 - Matte Charcoal Grey
  • M-16 - Matte White
  • S-20 - Satiny Navy Blue
  • M-22 - Matte Majorelle Blue
  • I-24 - Iridescent Blue with Green Sparkles
  • M-26 - Matte Pastel Blue
  • I-32 - Iridescent Lagoon Green
  • M-30 - Matte Pastel Green
  • I-34 - Iridescent Pop Green
  • I- 36 - Iridescent Khaki
  • M-40 - Matte Pastel Yellow
  • ME-42 - Metallic Bronze
  • S-50 - Satiny Taupe
  • M-60 - Matte Dark Brown
  • D-62 - Diamond Brown
  • M-80 - Matte Plum
  • I-90 - Iridescent Pop Purple
  • M-92 - Matte Pastel Purple

Your staples are going to be Matte Black, Matte White (for your waterline to brighten the eyes), Matte Charcoal Grey, and Matte Dark Brown. I would also highly recommend Matte Plum, Satiny Navy Blue and Satiny Taupe because those are going to be used often. For summer, I really like Metallic Bronze and Matte Pastel Blue as an accent shade.

MAKE UP FOR EVER has teamed up with pop star Charli XCX to launch these extra long lasting, waterproof eye pencils. The brand has put out a limited edition collection to celebration the launch that gives you four shades in the Charli XCX Festival Faves 4 Waterproof Eyeliners. Not only great for festival season (whatever that is) these are you mainstays for summer. This set includes the MUFE AQUA XL Eye Pencils in Matte Black, Matte Plum, Iridescent Blue and Matte Pastel Green and it comes at a great deal — just $49 for 4 full size eye pencils. Right now this is limited to Sephora VIB Rouge members, but it will open up to all customers shortly.

Buy the MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA XL Eye Pencils for $21 each at Sephora, MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques and makeupforever.com.

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.