Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Crayons ($20) are a newly released eyeshadow product available in 12 matte and pearl finishes. These eyeshadow sticks are waterproof , smudge-proof and long lasting. I purchased 26E Pearly Peach to try out.
26E Pearly Peach is a nice peachy gold color with a pearl finish. The peach is more on the orange side and pretty bright. But this eyeshadow applies fairly sheer so it’s not too bright. You can build it up with several applications, I used three when I tested it. I really like this color. It goes really nicely with other gold and neutral shadows.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow applies nice and easily. The crayon is pretty soft so it glides onto the eyelids without tugging. I blended mine out with my finger but you could easily do it with a brush instead.
The downside of this eyeshadow is of course the price. At $20 bucks a pop, I won’t be buying all of the Aqua Shadow colors. These shadow pencils are very comparable to the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils which only cost around $5. However, I do think these Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows wear longer than the NYX jumbo pencils.
I have very oily eyelids so I wanted to test this shadow crayon without any eye primer. 5 hours later I was super excited to see that I had zero creasing, which is quite a miracle for me. And at 8 hours I saw the first minimal signs of creasing.
Overall I’m really pleased with the wear time. Most shadows crease for me within 4 hours if I’m not wearing a primer. So getting to 8 hours with very little creasing is really great.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows are now available at Sephora. Are you tempted to try these waterproof eyeshadow crayons?