I was SO excited for the release of the Make Up Forever Aqua Matic Pencils($25)! My excitement even made the lovely MUFE PR laugh as my email conveyed my excitement really well I think. Lots of !!!!!!!!!!!!!! does that. 😀 I’m a huge fan of Make Up Forever’s Aqua Collection, as they are one of the few things in this makeup world that will last on my unbelievably oily lids. The Aqua Creams have been a staple for me ever since they were released. And I have two of the Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow Pencils I picked up on Boxing Day for a steal and use all the time. They stay put, and that’s what I need.
Make Up Forever Aqua Matic is an eye shadow pencil that is supposed to just glide on and stays put no matter what. The formula contains silica to apply easily onto the eyelid and it won’t transfer. They are highly-pigmented, waterproof, smudge-free and have intense pigmentation. I love that they are a retractable twist-up pencil with a built in sharpener on the end. Makes them easy to travel with!
Yup! That’s a pretty purple alrighty! I’d say that the Make Up Forever Aqua Matic is creamier than the Aqua Shadows(the old pencils). You have a bit more time to blend these new ones before they set. But, it’s kind of patchy when you try to blend it(at least this purple one) across the eye. 🙁 I tried a few times to try and get a nice, soft blended smoky purple eye look before I gave up. And then, I had a makeup revelation. You know what Make Up Forever Aqua Matic pencils are PERFECT for? A really, graphic, mod eye look. And OH BOY do I like that. Bold, graphic 60s eyes should make a comeback I say. Sometimes, I feel like to hell with all that freakin’ blending and blending of powder eyeshadows, brushes, primers…makes me not wanna wear eyeshadows most of the time and truthfully, I don’t. Especially in the summer. But this? So much easier. And I think it’s pretty darn cool looking too.
Ok, eye close-up time. Oh and in case you’re wondering, that mint green liner is NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner, which is kind of a necessity if you wanna channel some 60s Mod looks in my opinion. Check my original review and look HERE.
I’m going to warn you here: If you love perfection, then this kind of look probably isn’t for you. But if you are like me, and enjoy having some fun with makeup, then as Flint Lockwood says:
Join Me. 😀
I love that movie. Still haven’t seen the second one, but this weekend it’s on the Movie Channel so I’m super excited!
Not perfect, but FUN. Sure, you could use some eyeshadow and clean up the edges and make it perfect but pffft…let it go is what I say and tend to do lately. Elsa is right. But, if a strong, bold graphic eye still scares you, then the Make Up Forever Aqua Matic pencils do make a really awesome eyeliner. And oh yeah, they stay put no matter what. They really do! Find them at Sephora now!
Whaddaya think? Do you love wearing a strong, bold graphic eye look? 60s Mod is my FAVOURITE Makeup look of the past. What’s yours? The 40s? 50s? And do you ever wear that look in your everyday makeup?
*product sent by the lovely PR for review, 60s Mod thoughts are mine as always. And boy, do I need to pick up a pea-coat now. Or some go-go boots. White, just like my typing teacher had. Yeah TYPING teacher. In grade nine, I actually had a typing class can you believe it? I AM OLD. But this teacher was MAGNIFICENT. She wore mini skirts, even though she was well passed the age for them. She wore her long, dark hair in this gargantuan bun and right before the bell rang at 3:15pm, she’d zip on these white, leather go-go boots to go home. I often wondered where she went after school… 😀 probably some cage-dancing parties, hey?