Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in S-60 Brown review

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in S-60 Brown review

What I love most about the summer is water sports! I am an avid scuba diver and always end up at the beach. But as you know, I also LOVE makeup too. These things do not go hand in hand… until now.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Shadow Pencil promises hours of wear, even in watery situations.

This eye shadow pencil glides on and stays put. The unbelievably blendable texture includes silica, so it applies effortlessly onto the eyelid and won’t transfer. This highly-pigmented, waterproof, smudge-free shadow delivers immediate, intense color payoff.

I am putting you to the test MUFE!!!

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Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil S-60 Brown review
The colour I have is S-60, a warm satiny brown with a hint of shimmer.

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil S-60 Brown swatch
FORMULA:
This is very pigmented and really does glide on. The colour is a nice warm brown with some soft copper shimmer mixed in. To blend, use your fingers. You’ll need the heat to work the product around. Because of the waterproof formula it won’t want to blend after it has set, so act fast!

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil S-60 Brown test
WATERPROOF TEST #1:
I ran this under water for 1 minute and nothing happened. So I rubbed it quite hard with my hand for 10 seconds. It really does withstand water and even some friction.

Now onto the tougher test…

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil S-60 Brown test 1
WATERPROOF TEST #2:
I applied two different looks, this first one is a simple thick winged eyeliner. I literally swiped this across my eyes twice and then filled in where I missed to even it out. The after photo is AFTER I showered with the eyeliner on. My mascara is gone, my eyeliner is NOT!

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil S-60 Brown test 2
The second look is what I call the Amy Winehouse, a mix between winged eyeliner and smudgey shadow. Again, this survived a full 20 minutes shower. You can see some minor fading under my bottom lash line but that is mostly from me rubbing my eyes in the shower.

I’d say this eyeshadow passed the test… swimmingly!

REMOVAL:
This was really easy to remove with my Max/Effect Naturals makeup remover. I swiped twice and it came right off!

Make Up For Ever AQUA MATIC Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencil sharpener
You know what else is pretty cool? You can pop off the bottom of this twist-up shadow pencil to reveal a sharpener!

THOUGHTS:
This is some eyeshadow magic voodoo right here. I am HOOKED. These remind me a lot of the MAC Powerchrome Pencils (from Temperature Rising 2013). They can be tricky to blend, but with little trial and error you’ll find the sweet spot. I find a little blending with my finger tips, then blending OUT with a crease brush and some shadow works.

The Make Up Forever Aqua Matic Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencils are available in 10 shades (including a delicious lime one), $25 CAD.

 

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Obligatory underwater photo!

 

 

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  • The side by side photos look great! And wow it honestly doesn’t seem like the liner budged at all!!

  • the underwater shot is fantastic! also i love the side by side shots as well for before and after… may have to steal that for my post 😉

  • what… the sharpener at the bottom… genious!

    • Can I just tell you I didn’t know there was a sharpener until I read the press stuff. I used this pencil 3 times and had no clue!

  • Tanya Lovetere

    wow this is awesome!

  • WHATTT where do you go scuba diving? Me and Steph (Fun Sized) were swatching these in Sephora a few months back and despite our efforts, we really couldn’t get them off with regular rubbing, so I was like, “wow, makeup forever’s stuff really does last forever” (or something like that). I didn’t know about the sharpener part though!

    • Typically I just leave the country for scuba (carribean, mexico, soon australia and even iceland) but we have also gone on dive trips in ontario near belleville!

  • Chelsea LeBlanc

    This is so cool! I absolutely love that color liner, & the fact that it actually is waterproof is awesome! I didn’t know you scuba dived either, that must be really fun!

  • Wow, this seems incredible! You really put it to the test and you can’t argue with those photographic results! You’re definitely tempting me with these, Julie 🙂

  • Wow, this is amazing! I don’t normally wear makeup when I’m at the beach/swimming, but it’s always good to have options 🙂

  • Wow! Sounds like a perfect liner for summer… The shade too is beautiful

  • Wow, that’s some crazy lasting power there, especially if makeup remover takes it off easily.