Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow: Review, Pics, Swatches



Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow ($20.00)  is the newest addition to the Aqua line of smudge-proof, waterproof products.  As usual, when Make Up For Ever introduces something new, they do it in a BIG way and the aqua shadows are no exception.  There are twelve shades in total– five creams (matte) and seven pearly and metallic shades.  The matte shades are perfect for lining and the more metallic shades bring a nice glow to the eyes. There seems to be an overabundance of neutral shades, but hey I LOVE that! 


  • 0E (matte black)
  • 2E (matte brown)
  • 4E (matte taupe grey)
  • 6E (matte navy blue)
  • 8E (matte green)
  • 20E (pearly taupe)
  • 22E (pearly copper)
  • 24E (pearly pink)
  • 26E (pearly peach)
  • 28E (pearly beige)
  • 30E (pearly pink beige)
  • 32E (pearly white)

    #0E, #02E, #04E, #06E, #08E & #32E


#0E, #02E, #04E, #06E, #08E & #32E

 These chubby pencils are made for either lining or shading eyes. From Make Up For Ever — “smudge-proof, long-lasting eyeshadow pencil that enhances and intensifies the eyes.”  I agree!  I find them to be long lasting, crease proof, fade proof and very pigmented. They are supposed to be waterproof, although I need not test that. When is the last time you showed up and the beach or pool with a full face of makeup? I, personally am not THAT high maintenance!  These are not twist up, so you will need to sharpen them.

I am a little disappointed they weren’t as easy blend as I would have liked, most likely because they set SO quickly. That doesn’t bother me, the pearly shades are so pretty alone I honestly don’t know why you would want to blend more than one color. IF you do though, just be quick and use a stiff brush!  I’ve been looking for a nice everyday brow highlighter and #32E, pearly white fits the bill nicely. Always trying to emphasize my baby blues, #30E pearly pink beige and #26E pearly peach are my favorites but I’m also hooked on #20E pearly taupe and#22E pearly copper. Incidentally, #26E, pearly peach makes a fabulous inner rim brightener! #6E matte navy blue #8E matte green are my favs to use for eyeliner.

#30E, #28E, #26E, #24E, #22E & #20E



#20E, #22E, #24E, #26E, #28E, & #30E

 I love the convenience of a pencil and the versatility of these shadows! Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow hits counters and Make Up For Ever Boutiques this month! They can also be purchased online at 

Prime Beauty Grade:  A-  the minus is because they are hard to blend (actually this can be a good thing because they last longer that way, so you decide). The other minus is that I would have prefers a more diverse shade range–but that’s just me being picky!

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  1. Oh, yay, they’re twist-up! I love it when pencils do that. No need to waste product sharpening down the wood…just twist up more product, et voila.