I LOVE this! After using my first lipliner from this range I've forgotten all about other lip liners. I'm slowly replacing my collection of MAC, Urban decay and Smashbox lip liners with alternatives from Make up Forever!
I had waited years for Make up Forever to be available in stores in the UK and it was worth the wait. Focusing specifically on the aqua lip liner however, I can say that I'm pleasantly surprised. I often find lip liners don't prevent bleeding (The lipstick going over the lines) and doesn't ensure that your lipstick wears off when drinking/eating. This lip liner is amazing because after you've created your desired line and thus lip shape, when applying lipstick it tends to stay within the lines! It acts almost as a barrier - of course this wont work if you deliberately apply lipstick beyond the lines! Over time I find that my lipstick travels outwards or my lips lose the lines I drew on to create the perfect shape, I assume this happens from, air, talking and eating and drinking. With this lipliner your lipstick will not budge! It stays in place completely, like sealed.
They are great as a base too if you're someone like me who does't just like lining the lips but blending the liner into the centre to eliminate that harsh line/ barrier of liner and lipstick. The texture is creamy and soft so its spreads well over the lips without drying them out like MAC liners! They have a good strong pigment so they work well for acting as a base colour under sheer, shiny or light lipsticks.
They sharpen easily and last a long time since they are heavily pigmented and the creamy texture makes them thicker than other lipliners in the market. If your're not a fan of any pencil products because of the roughness, residue or difficulty of sharpening wood, you'll love the material of this lip liner. I'm not sure what it's made out of but i's much softer than wood, has less residue after sharpening and is easy to sharpen.
I hope that they expand the line and provide more colours!
I could go on all day about why I love this product but here is final verdict:
Pros - waterproof, creamy, goes a long way, doesn't let lipstick bleed over the lines
Cons- none so far?!, maybe that there's no box but that's a very picky point
I've tried this liner with liquid lispticks and the outcome is just as good. Yet to try it with a gloss but I know it can't disappoint!