If you love MAKE UP FOR EVER, then you’ll be interested in Aqua Shadow; a new collection of jumbo eye shadow crayon-pencils.  This collection adds to the Aqua lineup, which includes Aqua Eyes eyeliner and Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color.  Read on for more…

Makeup in the summer is always a challenge, especially in high heats and humidity.  Eye makeup can slide right off! The new Aqua Shadow pencils have been formulated to give excellent color payoff while being able to withstand extreme environments.  There are 12 shades of Aqua Shadow pencils to choose from, ranging from neutral to smoky and having matte or pearly finishes.

I was sent 4 Aqua Shadow pencils to review: 30E (Pink Beige, Pearl finish), 20E (Taupe, Pearl finish), 8E (Green, Matte finish) and 0E (Black, Matte finish).  You just apply the Aqua Shadow to the eyelid, wait 5 seconds and then blend. Waiting that 5 seconds  is necessary to set the product and I have to admit, it took me several tries before I remembered to wait. If you don’t, I find that the product has a tendency to crease on your lid, making it harder to blend out.  So remember….wait before you blend!

Overall, I really like MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow.  I tested it in a variety of conditions, including during Zumba, where I’m generally sweating up a storm. And even after that, Aqua Shadow held up and looked great.  I like the convenience of the pencils, which I’ll love for traveling. I’m hoping that the range of colors will be expanded; for now the pearly shades are all quite neutral.  And there is no purple shade in either finish.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Shadow ($20) is available at Sephora.com and in MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.  Do you find summer makeup a challenge? Let me know in the comments!


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