Come one, come all! Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Liners + WSO Cirque Mechanics preview

TITLE Okay, so remember in my last post where I was like Make Up For Ever is killing it lately.  Well, they are doing death-defying new releases (okay, not really, but I needed a circus reference somehow…).

Just in time for summer, the Parisian brand has introduced a new eyeliner. But no, it’s not just any eyeliner.  The Aqua XL Eye Pencil is an innovative formula that offers extra-long-lasting ultra-pigmented colours that apply like a dream and smooth on oh so gentle.


Available in 20 shades with five finishes (matte, satin, iridescent, metallic and diamond), these all-stars are more than just an eyeliner.  What’s most impressive is definitely the shade range, of which Make Up For Ever sent me the entire line (#OMFG!); there’s an aqua blue, a lilac, a metallic bronze; a hunter green… the list goes on and on.  Best of all, these apply amazing.  I think we’ve all been there, we see these amazing eyeliners in store only to buy them and they don’t apply nearly as gorgeous as they look on the pencil. It’s so disappointing.  Well, not only do you not have to tug with these, but they apply so pigmented and go on just like how they appear (no, it’s not magic!).They also last all day and don’t transfer. When I wrote this post, I wore the brown shade (M-60 Matte Dark Brown) with the yellow on top (M-40 Matte Pastel Yellow) and they were as vibrant at the end of the day as they were at the beginning. And best of all, they didn’t move. They didn’t transfer to my lids, they didn’t smudge, they sat still. Considering how creamy these are, this is quite a feat. I will say though, because these are so pigmented and creamy, you have to be careful when applying them, I did manage to break the tips off a few of them since they are so delicate.


Since the colour is so vibrant, you can also use these as cream shadows as well, which is perfect for any day at the pool or the beach because they are waterproof (meaning they won’t budge).

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua line is nothing new, in fact, this pencil already exists.  The brand has completely reinvented the Aqua XL Pencil with artist Charli XCX being the face of the brand. The connection of course is that these pencils are stage-proof and offer flawless makeup results, incredible stay-on power and high-colour intensity. The Aqua XL pencil is perfect for the stage, whether you’re performing on land or in water, making it perfect for say, a circus performer.

Pencils swatches

If you are in the Winnipeg area, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is performing Cirque Mechanics this weekend (May 13 to 15) at the Centennial Concert Hall. Inspired by the modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and features circus 08Cirque acrobatics, mechanical wonders, and just plain clowning around. The troupe was founded in 2004 in the United States and quickly established itself as a premiere American circus. From what I gather, Cirque Mechanics is not quite Cirque du Soleil, but instead think more sideshows of the late 1800’s, where circuses would roll into towns under the big top to perform death-defying tricks and illusions.

I’ll be heading to the show this Friday and if you want to get tickets, they start at only $25 (make sure you also follow me on Instagram, as I had a giveaway going on there as well).

What colour will you be picking up from the new Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Liner line?

Please note, this post contains product that were sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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