Review & Swatches: Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

Aqua Shadow’s intensely pigmented, waterproof formula provides immediate, rich color that will not smudge, crease, or fade. Created with silica powder, its ultra creamy texture glides effortlessly on the eyelid and blends easily for an even result. Incredibly simple to use, Aqua Shadow quickly creates a multitude of dynamic and colorful looks.

Make Up For Ever has just released 12 shades of its new product: Aqua Shadows. These are pencil-form,cream shadows that MUFE claims are smudge- and crease-proof as well as waterproof.

The shades, reviewed below, are as follows:

  • 0E: matte black
  • 2E: matte brown
  • 4E: matte taupe grey
  • 6E: matte navy blue
  • 8E:matte green
  • 20E: pearly taupe
  • 22E: pearly copper
  • 24E: pearly pink
  • 26E: pearly peach
  • 28E: pearly beige
  • 30E: pearly pink beige
  • 32E: pearly white


Packaging: 8.75/10

Aqua Shadows come in plastic pencil form. The bases do not twist up, so you will actually need to sharpen the plastic (which MUFE says you can).

Quality: 10/10

Colors 0E-8E are all matte while colors 20E-32E are pearls. MUFE’s color descriptions for all of the colors are very accurate.

All of the colors give fantastic pigmentation and apply opaquely. The pearl colors don’t have distinct glitters and instead leave a very refined shimmer.

The formula is creamy, smooth, and has medium softness. All of the colors glide on evenly without having to tug at the skin or apply a lot of pressure.

Several seconds after application, the shadow dries and becomes extremely smudge- and fade-proof. The pearl colors will smudge a little more than the mattes, but the shimmer is what moves most, as opposed to the underlying color. All the colors live up to MUFE’s waterproof claims extremely well.

Because of the way the formula dries, these shadows are also extremely crease-resistant. Even without primer, you will find that these resist creasing all day. The color will also not fade.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

These are extremely simple to use. The formula glides on smoothly and the pencil form allows you to easily create a shape around the eye. The only downside is that if you want to blend these with a brush, you need to work quickly before the product dries and becomes budge-proof.

Price: 9.25/10

For $20.00 you get 0.14 ounces of product. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils cost $20.00 and contain 0.1 ounces.

Final Grade

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Mattes

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Mattes 0E, 2E, 4E, 6E, 8E

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Matte Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Matte Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Matte Swatches After Smudging

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Matte Swatches After Water & Smudging

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearls

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearls 20E, 22E, 24E, 26E, 28E, 30E, 32E

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearl Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearl Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearl Swatches

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearl Swatches After Smudging

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows: Pearl Swatches After Water & Smudging


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows

  1. sthobbie says:

    Beach here I come!

  2. Rxmakeup says:

    I’m beyond excited about these!

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