Like tiramisu, onions and intricate and nefarious plots, there are many layers to the pencil liners in the new $36 Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Collection.
Three, to be exact.
That’s the number of layers MUFE suggests you apply along your water lines with each of the six silky smooth, waterproof liners that come with the set.
(Oh, they also work pretty well on lash lines, in case you were wondering.)
Just slick on a layer, wait for it dry (takes about a minute), and repeat two more times.
When I follow MUFE’s suggestion and apply three layers, these liners last 6-8 hours on my water lines, sans smudging, and they resist water every step of the way.
That’s not bad.
When I wear ’em on my lash lines, I feel like I can get away with fewer layers; one or two does the trick.
Like the All Eyes On You set we looked at earlier today, this one’s also a good value. Buying the two full-size liners separately would cost $36, but with the set, you also get four additional travel-sized colors for the same price.
MUFE was kind to include a nice mix of practical and fun colors here, and the kit even has a couple of MUFE shades I’ve previously worn down to stubs.
The shimmery, pearly peach, codenamed #23L Champagne, works almost as well as caffeine. When I wear it on my lower water lines, I don’t look half as tired, LOL! And on days when I just want a little soft definition, #21L Metallic Grey hits the spot.
My favorite thing about this set? Not having to touch up throughout the day. Sure, it would be even better if these liners lasted just as long without all the layering, but I see it as a beauty give-and-take. I don’t mind the extra effort for intense colors and great wear time.
One last thing: if you like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, you might also like these.
PRICE: $36 for the set
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (if they lasted as long without the layering, I’d like them even more)
So what’s the plan tonight?
Mine involves washing my makeup brushes (it never ends!).
Now that’s a party…
After the brushes, I’ll probably just watch a couple of 30 Rock episodes sitting on the DVR, and pass out promptly at 10.
Also, I may or may not gorge myself on persimmons. It really depends on how much I’m craving See’s…
I’ve been trying this thing where I pretend that fruit is actually candy, but it doesn’t seem to be satisfying my actual cravings for See’s, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,