A few years ago, Mr. Lovey surprised me with a spectacular set of MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes pencils. It was an unexpected, yet wonderful gift; I've had a soft spot for MAKE UP FOR EVER eyeliners since then. You can imagine my delight at receiving the brand new MAKE UP FOR EVER 'The Ultimate Eye Liner Collection' collection for Holiday 2012!
The MAKE UP FOR EVER 'The Ultimate Eyeliner Collection' has fourteen different eyeliners and a double barrel pencil sharpener. The collection is packaged in a fun colored pencil-inspired box with a flip top. The products are securely held in a slide-out tray.
There are seven different MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes pencils included: 23L, 11L, 3L, 12L, 5L, 2L, and 0L. Aqua Eyes are MAKE UP FOR EVER's best-selling eyeliners. Their waterproof formula was originally created for water ballet performers. The formula sets well and has good lasting power when worn with my usual eye makeup and primer.
Three MAKE UP FOR EVER Khol Pencils are included: 1K, 9K, and 4K. The formula is pigmented, smooth, and smudgeable. The khols are different from the Aqua Eyes liners, as khols are meant to be smudged (e.g. in a smoky eye). Because of this, the Kohl Pencils do not set as firmly as the Aqua Eyes pencils. While I would prefer Aqua Eyes for everyday eye lining, the Kohl pencils are superior for distributing color on my waterline.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Double Pencil Sharpener has two different sharpeners: one for regular pencils and one for thicker pencils. It has a clear lid so shavings are stored until you're ready to toss them. The MAKE UP FOR EVER logo is printed on the side.
There are four MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liners included: 4, 7, 15, and 13. The Aqua Liners are liquid eyeliners with a precision point applicator. The applicator is mostly firm with some bend. The typical line drawn will be of medium thickness, though it can vary with the amount of pressure. The pigmented and long-lasting formula is truly waterproof, it's the kind that dries to a plastic-like film, as opposed to a creamy finish. It can last for hours on my lids without primer. With primer, it can last an entire day. I wouldn't mind having a full set of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liners!
The MAKE UP FOR EVER 'The Ultimate Eyeliner Collection' ($160 for $277 value) is a true highlight in the MAKE UP FOR EVER Holiday 2012 collection. I really liked how this set allowed me to sample three different eyeliner formulas. The color selection is full of basic and fun colors, all of which are wearable. The set would be a great collection builder for a novice, as well as a fun set for a seasoned beauty lover. Thanks for reading! Have you tried any MAKE UP FOR EVER eyeliners? What is your favorite formula and/or color? What are your favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER products?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.