Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pursuit of Fabulous-Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow

Hello my darlings,
    Today I am reviewing Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadows. I must admit, I was a little hesitant over the initial cost but since I am in search of a new makeup sealer for my eyebrows (that will be another post for another day) I decided to take the plunge. I will admit that when I first saw them on Faces by Sarah 's blog I had to try them out. I purchased both the black (#0E) and the jade (#8E) featured in Sarah's tutorial and honestly, they are well worth the money. I have used them both as a quick eyeliner and couldn't be happier. The shadows go on smooth with a creamy feel, unlike some pencil shadows which drag roughly across the eyelid. I can even line my tightline with these shadows which is saying a lot. I hate the feel of eyeliner dragging across my tightline so I hardly ever line it. But These shadows are simply amazing and they last all day long. In addition to their staying power, they are virtually smudge proof against little (or even big) fingers and waterproof.  So Dreadful gives Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadow the following ratings...

Pigmentation- 8 out of 10 bats
  The colors are highly pigmented. I often find that pencil shadows/liners are never as vibrant as they appear online or often you have to cake them on in order to achieve the desired color. This is not the case with Aqua Shadows. They may be a little bit difficult to blend so be warned.

Staying power- 9 out of 10 bats
   I'm hard on my eye makeup. I have allergies, little fingers that want to touch my eyes, and I also wear contacts so I am constantly either touching my eyes or someone else is trying to. So if Aqua shadows can put up with the things that happen to my eyes and stay on without making me look like I am a raccoon or that I have been punched in eyes, I am impressed.

Affordability-7 out of 10 bats
  While I love the product and I would love to have all the colors, it is really steep for my budget. They are twenty dollars USD a pop and with twelve different beautiful colors the average person is going to have to pick and choose which ones to buy. Due to the color, feel and staying power really makes these shadows worth it. I would rather have one amazing lasting shadow which doubles as eyeliner that is a bit more expensive than the cheaper one that I have to cake on and use twice if not three times as much in order to achieve the same look.

Overall rating- 8 out of 10 bats
    The pros outweigh the con for this product.While they are expensive, they last and are super pigmented and glide on the eyes like a dream. So go and pick out the color or colors that you really want and enjoy.

Looking to order? You can order Makeup Forever's Aqua Shadows here .

Until next time my dears...

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