This is review of this product on my lower waterline only, not upper lid...
While killing time at the mall, I went into Sephora, completely open to any suggestions they would have for a new waterproof gel liner for my waterline. My eyes tend to water when my allergies act up, and I use eyedrops throughout the day. I previously tried Tarte's gel pencil as I liked the idea of the ease and speed of application but since it's water-based (i think?) it stayed for all of 5 seconds before bleeding into my eye. I told them about this and their suggestion was this. Didn't even bother to notice that it's marketed as shadow, just trusted their recommendation.
My eyeballs hated me for this decision for the next few months till I had time to go and buy a new liner. Little clumpy upon application but I could deal with it. The problem was that throughout the day, tiny little specks would detach and migrate into my eye causing a foreign body sensation all day unless I had time to search and remove it (you could also see these missing spots on the lid if you looked close enough). Tried layering it over a waterproof pencil, didn't help...setting it w/powder, didn't help. In all fairness though, it didn't smudge, but any waterproof liner other than pencils don't smudge for me so....
I love this stuff! Its the best I've ever tried. Most others iritate my eyes. But not this one. Its perfection. Its super black. It LASTS! Easy to use. Packaged in plastic which I prefer over glass packaging. Lasts longer in the plastic packaging. Kudos to MUFE for an awesome product.
This eyeliner is amazing. It doesn't smear, and it lasts forever. I love it. I got some from a discount beauty wholesale site, and the product was "dryer" than normal, but it works great with a flat eyeliner brush. I don't use it as a shade, I imagine the dr ying would greatly affect the ability to smooth it out, but as a liner, doesn't matter. This stuff lasts.
I got this in Sephora for €25, not cheap. I love the packaging and the inner lid helps to keep it from drying out. The pigmentation is great. I use it as an eyeliner and it really is jet black. However I have noticed that it does transfer on to the top of my eye as the day progresses. For example, I applied this product at 9 am yesterday and by 6 pm it had transferred. I should mention that I do have quite oily lids and watery eyes which makes it difficult for any liner to say put. However my Benefit liquid liner never moves and I really wasn't expecting this one to do that. This is the only issue I have had with it so far. Other than that I love this product. However if this continues I will have to go back to Benefit.
PRICE: $22 for a large plastic pot seems like a good deal considering a tiny Maybelline gel liner is already $10
REVIEW: it claims to be waterproof and on that end, yes it did not come off with just water in the shower. Is it smudge proof? Not in my case. I used it several times to tight line my top lashes when I had no eyeliner, mascara, or shadow under my eyes. In less than an hour, the product from my tight lining will have smudged to my bottom lids...
Smudging of tight lining may not be a concern of those who do top and bottom but since I only do the top, I will not be using this product again as a tight liner.
Conclusion: It holds really well after a evening of clubbing and sweating when used for large smokey eyes or extreme eyelinering (top and bottom), SO I would recommend it to those who need a black base.
This one of my favorite gel liner. I love that it is waterproof and it really does stay all day. I also find that it is not hard at all to remove given that you use eye makeup remover.
This is a true black liner. I'm an NC 44 and this shows super black on my skin. I also love the fact that I don't have to pack on the product to get the color I want. The price is not too bad and it's pretty comparable to other gel liners. This will probably last me for a while.
Packaging: The MUFE Aqua Black comes in a small plastic container with a thin plastic lid beneath the screw top. It's small enough to travel with.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation of this product is absolutely brilliant. The pigmentation on this is way better than MAC Blacktrack Fluidline. It is an extremely dark black. It works as both a cream eyeshadow (which it was designed for) and an eyeliner. I'd recommend a brush for either use. I would recommend setting this if you use it as a cream eyeshadow. It should be noted that this product dries matte.
Longevity: As an eyeliner, this lasts on my waterline without smudging or transferring for about 8-10 hours, which is extremely impressive, considering I have watery eyes. As a cream eyeshadow, this product also has amazing longevity. It also lasts around 8-10 hours without any noticeable creasing. I wouldn't say that this product is crease-proof but it is incredibly crease resistant! The product moves only a little on me after this amount of time, especially in the outer corners of my waterline.
Price: I've been using this product for 4 years and I keep coming back to it. Sephora is the only place that sells it in the US (unless you're lucky enough to live next to a MUFE boutique). The retail price is $23, which isn't too bad. It lasts me around six months, without any drying out. Just make sure you don't toss that thin plastic piece that goes under the cover.
Overall: This is by far the best cream/gel eyeliner that I have ever used. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a quality eyeliner and doesn't mind using a brush.
After using a sephora basic liquid liner (nothing special in fact that one smudged almost instantly) I decided it was time to give creamliners another try. (I have used elf professional cream liners, not so great ) I was not disappointed at all with this product, although application is not the easiest because it takes some getting used to. This product is mostly for people that are used to using these cream liners or somewhat decent at creating lines on the top liner. If you use it on the waterline then it shouldn't be difficult. Here is a trick to this one do not use an angled brush for lining the top lid, you can use it to draw in the wing but the lining on the lid itself I recommend just a regular eyeliner brush like mac's 209 or 210 eyeliner brushes. The product is highly pigmented and dries really fast so these tools make it easier to create a quick straight line on the top. Also like any other cream product please cover it up as soon as your done using it, these dry up fast, I have used cheap products that dry up if you leave it open that is just how these products work. Overall this is a great product for professional use as well.
I was obsessed with this product for a while and when I finally purchased it I was a little disappointed. While I understand it's an eyeshadow, I wanted to use it as an eyeliner (which a lot of people do), and I find it much more difficult to use in that respect. The product is TOO thick and clumps on my brush, misshaping it and often taking too much/too little product. It's quite dry from the get go.
Granted, it does last well and is waterproof, but it's just not as enjoyable to apply as the other creamier, softer cream and gel liners such as MAC, BB and Clinique.
EDIT: Also, I didn't find the pigmentation all that wonderful. It was standard - good but nothing to write home about! All these good reviews are making me wonder if I got a bad batch.