Creamy formula, glide on application and waterproof staying power means these new Make Up For Ever Aqua XL eyeliners are ready for summer! Better yet, they were created in collaboration with pop star Charli XCX. You might have heard her song Boom Clap or that other one she did with Iggy Azalea, Fancy.
Let's assume for a sec that Charli tested these liners on stage while preforming. I'd think they'd hold up pretty darn well under hot lights and sweaty conditions. For example, I wore the colour I-24 (an iridescent blue with green sparkles) to the Selena Gomez show yesterday and it stayed on until the end of the night -even when the rest of my makeup had pretty much faded. It was ridiculously humid last night and of course, when I needed it the most, my trusty MAC Prep + Prime Fix + failed me because my makeup was not on fleek when I got to meet Miss Selena herself. Luckily my eye makeup stayed fleeky because these Aqua XL pencils do not budge!
So what can I tell you about this collection? The pencils are highly, and I mean highly, pigmented. They glide on like a dream due to their creamy formula but with that being said, I feel like they do dry up if you don't use them for a while. The tips of my pencils broke off when I did my first swipe because they had dried up, but I just gave them a quick sharpen and they were as good as new. There are 20 colours in total in the Aqua XL collection, each more amazing then the next. Like I said, these do not budge, even on the waterline.
Wether in real life or on stage, I think these Aqua XL liners have awesome staying power. You did good Charli!
I received the full collection in a boxed kit from Make Up For Ever. Pencils are sold individually and retail for $25.
In collaboration with Make Up For Ever. All opinions and photos are my own.