Aqua Liner
Last Updated:11.28.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Aqua Liner has an ultra-thin brush that applies the slow-drying liquid liner well. It is reasonably waterproof once set, but has a tendency to fade, making it an average choice and not really worth its price.

Brand Overview

Make Up For Ever At-A-Glance

Strengths: Wonderful foundations; impressive options (and shade ranges) for powders, powder blush, and powder eyeshadow; some extraordinary lip glosses and lipstick/lip color options (and again, the shade ranges are remarkable); a few formidable mascaras; good shimmer options.

Weaknesses:Can be expensive; a few formulas contain needlessly high amounts of fragrance.

This Paris-based makeup collection traces its roots to theatrical and fashion makeup, building on the concept that a professional makeup artist not only desires, but also needs, every conceivable color and texture to create the broadest range of looks. Since 1984, Make Up For Ever creators Dany Sanz and Jacques Waneph have been doing their best to meet these criteria. Through the years, this line has gone from offering a tremendous array of colors in their own European boutiques to a more streamlined, "everyday" collection of products in select department stores and (primarily) Sephora, whose parent company, LVMH, has owned Make Up For Ever since 1999.

The color line presents an intriguing blend of classic, workable shades positioned next to some truly unique hues and finishes that only those involved with theater or the most flamboyant "anything goes" makeup artist (or diva) would covet. A major plus for this line is that many of the colors are densely pigmented, working beautifully on medium to deep skin tones. The drawback is that fair and lighter skin tones may find their choices more limited in a few areas of the brands’ ranges. However, for those who want it all when it comes to possible shades, this line more than delivers what it takes to please.

An interesting aspect of this line is that, category to category, there are mostly exceptional choices, with products that we found to be average—certainly falling short of what we know Make Up For Ever to be capable of. However, if you are cautious of those few pitfalls (fortunately, there are an abundance of testers to experiment with at Sephora or the brand’s standalone boutiques) you will undoubtedly be pleased with those products that Make Up For Ever does best.

For more information on Make Up For Ever, call (877) 757-5175 or visit www.makeupforever.com.

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Member Comments
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HG liquid eyeliner!

I am on a second tube and have absolutely no issues with fading or flaking. I dont use a primer or anything - this just goes on my bare lids. Between tube 1 and 2, I tried a few other liners thinking there might be better value or product, but was super disappointed and came running back to MUFE Aqua Liner!

Reviewed by
Danika F.
Great colour range

This may be an overly-expensive, average option for those interested in black and brown only, but for those of us with more eclectic tastes, these are the best! I love the blood-red shade. Urban Decay also offers a wide range of unusual shades like hot pink, silver, blue, etc., but their liner comes with a fairly thick brush and applies unevenly, while the MUFE liners are very easy to apply with precision and last a long time without fading or smudging.

Reviewed by
Cat S.
Lasts and Lasts

One of my favorite liquid eyeliners, Make Up For Ever Aqualiner comes in several different finishes - matte - iridescent with color changing sheen - and diamond with fine micro-glitter well-incorporated into the liquid. It comes in a nice range of colors, from standards like black and brown, to more dramatic colors like gold, emerald, and fuchsia. I like the very fine applicator which gives me good control. And I haven't had problems with it fading.

Reviewed by
Ellen P
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