In Our Makeup Bag: Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash
What It Is:
Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
I’m a firm believer in the magic of mascara. For the longest time, I never wore it, until a girl at Sephora introduced me to a couple wonderful brands. When she applied it, I was amazed; instantly my eyes were brighter. It made me look really beautiful and now I won’t leave the house without swiping some on.
Make Up For Ever is a well-established brand (full of products that I LOVE), known for making professional quality makeup that the everyday consumer can also use. Their Smoky Lash Mascara has been a cult fave for some time now and I knew I needed to get my hands on it. Now, there is also a waterproof version, which is even better! It’s designed to rock your mascara world, promising “volume, length and intense pigment.”
How To Use It:
I can’t say it enough: ALWAYS, ALWAYS curl your lashes before applying mascara. Most mascaras can’t make your eyelashes curl and trust me, this extra step is totally worth it. After that, it’s pretty much a no-brainer: get some mascara on your wand (but don’t pump it!), and apply in a zig-zagging motion, focusing on the outer lashes. If you’re going for a really dramatic look, go ahead and apply the mascara to your lower lashes too!
CC Rating: A
MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash is definitely worth a look! As you can tell from the photos, not only did it significantly darken my lashes, but also lengthened and volumized. So basically, it delivered absolutely everything as promised. It wore all day, with ZERO smudging, so if you’re a gal who likes to apply makeup and then make a long trek to school/work or even log a few miles on the treadmill during lunch, this mascara would be a great choice for you! I’m not always looking for a waterproof mascara, mostly because they are a B to remove, so I would like to test out the regular version too.
The $22/.023 oz is on par with similar brands like Dior, MAC, etc. Overall, I’m liking Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash. I think I will definitely be picking up another tube of this on my next jaunt to Sephora (it’s a 6 hour drive away). I already have two other holy grail mascaras (one of which is Too Faced Lashgasm) and I think this may be joining to make the mascara holy trinity (is that sacrilegious?). Anyways, this gets my seal of approval, so enjoy!
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