Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow sticks is one of my happy Black Friday buys. I’ve been wanting to try these for sooo long, so when the opportunity came up to buy 2 for only $10, I snatched it up. They are normally $20 each!
The set includes colors 20E, pearly taupe, and 28E, pearly beige. They’re both shimmery neutral shades and complement each other nicely. These creamy pencil shadow sticks apply effortlessly to the eyelid and are easy to blend with your fingers. They’re waterproof and dry down rather quickly.
The set came with a little how-to card for application. Following the instructions, I applied 28E to my lid, blended it out with my finger, then applied 20E to the outer corner, blending it in again with my finger. Then lined my lower lid with 20E, applied mascara and I was done!
I don’t think I’ve ever done my makeup in under 5 minutes, so it was a nice change.
To mix it up, I then applied Kat Von D Shade Shifter eye shadow all over my lid, and it gave my eyes a nice glow.
So far I’ve only used them once, but had no problems with creasing or fading in the several hours I was wearing them. My shadow didn’t budge and still looked so great, I almost didn’t want to wash my face! Almost.
Even though these are great to use on their own, they do make a nice base to help your eye shadow really pop! You can check out the entire shade range at sephora.com.