About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I purchased this in 8E. A lovely dark green. Makes a great base for my smokey green eye. A little hard to use, blendability is so-so. Lovely pigmentation though.
I purchased this product because I've always loved simplicity in my makeup routine and what could be more simple then gliding on eye shadow in one single step. I also loved the idea of these pencils being both waterproof and smudge proof. I went into the purchase with high expectations and regrettably this product did not live up to my hopes. While it does have acceptable staying power it goes on cakey and the formula is too dry to easily glide over my eyelids. Then after only an hour it settles into my eyelid creases and gives my eyelids a horrible aged appearance. I'll be sticking to my cream eye shadow from now on.
I have this in 4E matte taupe grey. I've used a lot of other waterproof jumbo liners (UD, Sephora, Stila, NIX), and this is the best of the bunch. The color is perfect - looks natural but gives a lot of drama, and matches with everything. It's not too grey and it's not too brown. If I only have a couple minutes to do my look, I reach for this pencil. Smudge, then draw in a harder line, and I'm good to go. I have oily lids and this has stayed put for 8 hours with no primer. I DO NOT put it on my waterline; I find it stings my eyes, and I wear contacts. Well worth the money.
Sadly, these pencils did not work as well for me as they seem to have for others. I have oily lids and these creased terribly on me. I tried over primer, without primer, under powder shadows and nothing worked. I tried both a pearly shade (22E) and a matte (2E) and they both creased equally. I was very disappointed because the Aqua Creams are one of the only cream shadows (besides MAC paint pots) that I can wear without setting with shadow. Under shadow these lasted a bit longer (around 4 hours) than without (creased within an hour or two). They are nice and creamy and are easier to blend that the aqua creams or the UD shadow pencils but I think this creaminess is what made them crease on me. The pearl shadow did blend nicer than the matte, which became a bit patchy. I think these are best suited to someone without oily lids.
Typical amazing quality from MakeUp Forever! Very easy to use, long lasting, and they have a great colour selection. No complaints here!
I purchased this in the color E30 which is a pink shimmery color. This applies very creamy and lasts ALL day with NO creasing. I love it. A dupe of this is NYX jumbo pencil in Yogurt, which is less expensive but does crease. Love the aqua shadows, may have to get other colors. :)
I can't believe no one has rated these AMAZING pencil shadows yet!
I was in Sephora and got sucked in by a very friendly person from Sephora. She tried on me the Pearly Peach color all over my lids then the Pearly Copper shade in the crease and oh my gosh I was in love with the look. The colors are VERY pigmented, VERY creamy, and last ALL day even WITHOUT primer!!
MAC shadows frost formula failed on me but this is amazing.
It looks GREAT as a "first date make up look" because the colors are neutral and they are still pigmented, but still soft (if you know what i mean..) and most importantly they brighten up my eyes! Guys love the natural look so this is a good way to go.
LOVE! I want more colors now.