Drawing the Human Body, Literally, With the New Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Pencils

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic

The new Make Up For Ever Aqua Matics, $21 each

I think I’m going to start calling makeup shopping “art supply shopping.” That way, when I get something new and sneak it into the house in my XXL purse (NOTE: this is a good way to avoid the, “Do you really need another pink gloss?” convo with El Hub), I won’t exactly be fibbing, since pencil-shaped makeup really is a thing these days. :)

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic

I be back soon, hun! Gotta stock up on mah art supplies…

Case in point: the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic twist-up eyeshadow pencils ($21 each), which look equally at home on a makeup vanity or an easel.



Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic

Time to draw!

And if El Hub asks what I’m doing, I’ll just say that I’ve taken up drawing (…on my face, haha!).

These long-wearing creamy shadows can be used as eyeshadows or as eyeshadow bases, and they’re supposed to be smudge-proof, waterproof, creamy and creaseless and stay that way all day long without fading.

“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. A retractable twist-up mechanism allows for quick and mistake-free application, and a sharpener makes it convenient to take this product to go for touchups.”

sephora.com

Currently there are 10 shades…

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic swatches from the left: Diamond Black D-10, Satiny Warm Brown S-60, Diamond Golden Grey D-12, Iridescent Pop Purple I-90 and Iridescent Electric Blue I-22

Swatches from the left: Diamond Black D-10, Satiny Warm Brown S-60, Diamond Golden Grey D-12, Iridescent Pop Purple I-90 and Iridescent Electric Blue I-22

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic swatches from the left: Iridescent Turquoise I-20, Iridescent Lime Green I-30, Metallic Golden Taupe ME-50, Metallic Pinkish Beige ME-54 and Satiny Flesh-Colored PInk S-52

Iridescent Turquoise I-20, Iridescent Lime Green I-30, Metallic Golden Taupe ME-50, Metallic Pinkish Beige ME-54 and Satiny Flesh-Colored Pink S-52

Surprise! — I’m totally feeling Satiny Warm Brown S-60 and Metallic Golden Taupe ME-50. You know how I am about my everyday neutrals. :)

I also like that MUFE included some brighter options for gals and guys who like wearing color. I see a ton of possible color combinations with Iridescent Turquoise I-20 and Iridescent Pop Purple I-90.

I haven’t tried these on my lids yet, but from the swatches, they look and feel like Laura Mercier’s fabulous Caviar Stick Eye Colours.

Major potential here!

Oh, and because I’m easily amused (as you know), I wanted to share — while I was at Sephora, I sprayed a little of the new limited edition version of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue, Escape to Panarea, which for some reason I keep thinking is called, “Escape to Panera,” as in the casual dining chain.

Get it? :)

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I love, LOVE Light Blue. I wore it on my wedding day, so it holds a special place in my heart.

This newer version seems deeper and muskier, with warm vanilla notes that I don’t really get from the original.

It’s different — almost like something I’d be inclined to wear in the cooler months, whereas the O.G. Light Blue seems like a true summer scent to me.

If you love warm vanillas, give it a sniff.

Anywho, now I must “Escape to Panera!” Just kidding. :) Hope you had a good Thursday.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Miki says:

    Wow I love these! I want the entire second set of swatches!
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  2. theblahqueen says:

    Pretty shades, specially the electric blue
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  3. Divya says:

    Makeup Forever do no wrong when it comes to eyes! This looks very promising! Will check it out!
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  4. Amy says:

    Ha ha! Escape to Panera – I read it that way myself. :)

  5. Tone says:

    Oh, they look amazing!! Great swatches, Karen!

  6. Alix says:

    This are fabulous, but be advised — you need *heavy duty* makeup remover to get this stuff off. i tried using the remover at sephora and it didn’t even make a dent! these colors are indelible!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for the 411, Alix. I’ll keep my MAC Cleanse Off Oil nearby when I give these a go. :)

      Btw, did you end up grabbing any of the colors?

  7. Fancie says:

    The purple, turquoise and lime green are so on my list!
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  8. Trude says:

    That shimmery golden taupe is calling my name! So pretty! I wore Light Blue for years too, but for the last 6 months I’ve been wearing DG’s Desire, which to me smells like the evening/darker version. It’s still a lot of jasmine (my fave!), but kind of deeper and warmer, if that makes sense. Love it! :)

  9. The eye crayon are so pretty.. truly like colorful sketch penss.. ;)

    I would like to lay my hands on all of the colored sticks here with some prettyy neutrals.. :D
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  10. Erin says:

    Those are pretty spectacular looking.
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  11. Sylirael says:

    Ack! I think I need that purple to go with my MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #15 lipstick! :-D Just for glorious metallic purple overload ^_^

    I’ll aslo take the taupe, the turquoise and the blue while I’m at it, don’t mind me… ;-)
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