When Karen asked me to review just one item, a ‘Holy Grail’ item, from my own personal makeup collection, it wasn’t a task I took lightly. When I think HG products, I don’t think favorites, but I think of a product that is a tried-and-true staple, and one that has been around for some time. A product that I can’t do without, nor one that could be be swapped out for another. I considered a very select few and ultimately decided upon the Aqua Liner from Make Up For Ever.
My favorite makeup look is undoubtedly the ‘cat-eye’. It is a look that has become my signature, and the product in which I can rely on time and again is my HG liquid liner, the Aqua Liner from Make Up For Ever. As someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, or just plain everyday itchy, watery eyes, I need my liner to last. The Aqua Liner delivers a budge-proof, smudge-proof and waterproof line in an easy flick. Clean-ups are easy with any water-based makeup remover before the liner dries. Although, once this baby sets, it won’t even fade until you remove it with an oil-based cleanser. I personally recommend coconut oil and a warm muslin cloth.
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Not only is the Aqua liner the absolute tops for wear, its design make it a breeze to apply. A tapered, flexible, foam-tip ergonomic applicator allows for a precise line. The handle is just the right length for great control. The Aqua Liner delivers vibrant and opaque color, every time, up until the very last day of its life. Mat Black is your standard jet-black shade with a slight glossy finish, also my personal favorite. With a wide range of 15 shades, and varying finishes from iridescent, matte, and shimmer, there is one to suit your personal style.
Aqua Liner is sold exclusively at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com for $23 each.