MAKE UP FOR EVER recently collaborated with English pop star Charli XCX to release their new AQUA XL Eye Pencil Collection. If you’re looking for an amazing eye-popping eye liner pencil, you need look no further.
With 20 brilliant shades and 5 different finishes to choose from, there is a colour suited for every desired look, mood and style. These high performance pencils are water-proof, sweat-proof, smudge-proof and transfer-proof. They were put through the ultimate tests by makeup artists in extreme weather conditions such as under water tests, on stage and on camera. They’ve certainly been put through the ringer and the proof is found in the high quality of these liners. They are far superior to many eye pencils currently available on the market due to their wearability and vast colour range. The colour range includes your everyday neutrals like black and browns to more daring, bright colours such as pastel purple, pink and yellow.
The liners are divided into 5 different finishes:
M – Matte
ME – Metallic
I – Iridescent
S – Satin
D – Diamond
The XL in the name of the liners (AQUA XL) refers to the formula – Extra-long (XL) lasting formula. The XL formula provides:
XL Performance: A unique blend of ingredients – flexible resin for long-lasting results, vegetable wax for consistent colour payoff, and a revolutionary dry oil that locks in the color and creates water resistance.
XL Colour: Unique, translucent, crystal copolymer gels helps amplify color intensity and brightness.
XL Comfort: Emollient oil and microspherical silica provides an easy, creamy and smooth application. Mango butter helps prevent skin dryness on application and throughout the day.
These liners are incredibly long-lasting and the pigments are seriously impressive. They glide on so silky and smooth and literally do not move or smear until you take it off with remover. The Aqua XL pencils can be worn a number of ways which we love. Applied on the upper lash line, smudged out, they can even be applied and hold up nicely on the waterline.
M-92 (swatched above) is my (Natasha’s) favourite. It’s a beautiful pastel violet with a matte finish. The color payoff is amazing. This pastel shade is perfect for the Spring and Summer months when it’s all about the vivid, bright colours.
Where to buy:
AQUA XL Eye Pencils retail at $25 CDN and can be found online at Sephora.ca as well as at Sephora stores across Canada.
Have you tried the new AQUA XL Eye Pencils? What’s your favourite shade? Let us know!
Natasha & Laura xo