There is a lot of demand for long-lasting makeup. Some people may not have time or opportunities throughout the day to refresh their look or fix a smudged line. We live in a time of haste and every minute counts. Smudge-proof makeup is inherently difficult to make – it has to apply easy without smudging from skin oils, yet wash off easily. Waterproof is not smudge-proof, yet at least it is a more stable formulation.
Aqua Eyes is a water-resistant pencil, but it is not waterproof. Water will make it smudge, although not as much as other pencils like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, for example. Both pencils yield to oils, so using them on top of creams like Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream will destroy the look in no time. Opting for most other eye creams is best if you are not planning on applying eyeshadow primer or powder. Oily lids will probably require a base regardless of the eye cream. Aqua Eyes stays longer and keeps the drawn shape better than 24/7 Glide-On, yet the latter’s colour payoff is greater when comparing Zero (24/7 Glide-On) to 0L (Aqua Eyes), both matte blacks. Glide-On is definitely the creamier of the two, making its application easier.
For a soft, creamy, dense-colour pencil that won’t tug the lids, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On is the choice. For a more water- and smudge-resistant, longer lasting formula, Aqua Eyes is the better option.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes: 0.04oz (1.1g) for C$23.00 @ Sephora.ca.