Continuing on my quest for a new eyeliner I decided to try the Makeup Forever Aqua Liner.
The brush is very stuff and unlike the Lancome Artliner doesn't have any give.
The eyeliner is very pigmented and is easy to maneuver. The formula is much better than the Urban Decay liquid liner. (My review here) It isn't too runny and can be layered if desired.
This is the liner with one pass of makeup remover. It doesn't come off with just one swipe, you will need to hold the makeup remover over your eye or do a little rubbing to get this off.
Now this is my problem with this liner, like the Urban Decay 24/7 it flakes.
Here is a shot of the cotton pad I used to remove the liner. Notice the liner has small flakes and clumps in certain areas.
Depending on how I wear this, it might or might not come off. For the majority, I think lasting power of this liner will not be a problem. Unlike the Urban Decay liner, even when this liner flaked in certain areas it did not flake little pieces all over my eye.
I think this liner has decent lasting power considering most liners would have disappeared or smudged into a black eye. The flaking along the lash line is minimal.
The formula is smooth and pigmented. The applicator is stiff which makes lining the eye very easy. I normally prefer a more flexible tip however I found this to be very easy to maneuver. The liner has a good staying power. It did smudge on me towards the lash line but isn't many that doesn't. Considering the amount of smudging I would highly recommend this for others.This liner didn't irritate my eyes which is another plus for me! My only problem with this liner is when removing the liner the formula like the Urban Decay causes it to flake off. It could easily get into the eyes when removing the makeup which is a nono for me. If you like the Urban Decay 24/7 liner, this formula is much better and I would recommend this over the Urban Decay.
Scent and Texture: 8/10 (no scent)
Holy Grail: No
(While this didn't work for me I think there are people that would like this)
Where to buy: Sephora
I think I will go back to the drugstore and pick up a L'Oreal Linear Intense liner. It is most similar to the Lancome and I think my quest for a new liquid liner might need to be put on hold...