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Review - Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in Shade 20

It feels like forever since I have done a review of any sort thanks to the 31 Day Nail Challenge! I didn’t think doing my nails this frequently would be so much work! Today I have another product from Make Up For Ever’s newest Aqua line – the Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector! I guess it makes sense that if my eyes and lips are waterproof, then my eyebrows should be too! I have a habit of rubbing my eyebrows (I have no idea why) so I rarely use any sort of eyebrow filler for fear of “moving” my eyebrows around my face!

Aqua Brow is a waterproof eyebrow corrector that fills, defines and lengthens the natural brow line. Formulated with volatile oils and carnauba wax, its creamy gel texture gives and even, natural result with a long lasting hold.

You can probably guess what my first question was when I read the product description – “what’s carnauba wax?” It comes from the leaves of a palm frond grown only in Brazil and is used in cosmetics and also candy coatings to keep them from melting. Isn’t that such a fan fact? I now have every faith that my eyebrows will not be melting or moving off my face anytime soon! I received Shade 20 in Light Brown which is quite a good match for me as a lighter eyebrow shade gives the most natural appearance.

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Packaging: Squeeze tube with concentrated nozzle which is a plus because a little goes a long way with this stuff!

Scent: None that I can detect.

Formula: The product description describes it as a gel, but I think it’s closer to a cream. Again, with the products of the Aqua line, I wouldn’t wait too long to start blending the product out as it dries fairly quickly to a more waxy consistency. You can see from the swatches that it does start off quite concentrated with just a smidgeon of product so even though there is only 7mL of product in the tube, I only used maybe double a pinhead of an amount? The product was very easy to blend and of course stayed put once it set. I am excited to have eyebrows all the time now since mine are both light and sparse.

Final Verdict: It’s hard to believe that with the addition of Aqua Brow, you can pretty much go for a swim in full makeup and emerge out of the water with the same face as when you went in! The only aspect of this product I could see being a little annoying is that you either need to use a brush or fingers to blend and apply the product. This is when I can see some people opting for a pencil  instead, but if you want eyebrows that last through the apocalypse and then some, just use this. It takes a little bit more time to apply, but it’s worth it.

The Aqua Brow line is found exclusively at Sephora or at Make Up For Ever for $22.00 CDN.

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24 comments

  1. This is interesting, I am curious to try the make up forever line, I wish it was sold in places outside of Sephora though, some of us live in redneck country and I'm not real crazy about ordering products I have never tried/touched online

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    1. I know and they aren't the cheapest products so if you get it wrong, you're out a decent chunk of change. I just ordered a shade of MUFE lip gloss that I HOPE works for me, but I'm lucky that I live fairly close to a Sephora and can return it if I need to...

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  2. I would really love to see a before and after shot of you using it. I've read a lot of reviews about it but no one posts shots of themselves wearing it. I want to see what it looks like on!

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    1. That's true, I better get my eyebrows in shape if I want you to look that closely ;-)

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  3. oooh i was very intrigued by this product since it is a waterproof eyebrow gel... do you find that you wear this often? i can see that it would be a bit of a hassle to have to reach for a brush

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    1. If I know it's going to be a long day, I'll use it, but from what I've been observing of my own behaviour, I reach for the pencil more because I'm always in a rush!

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  4. I love that stuff! I got #25, which seems to be slightly darker and much more cool toned.

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  5. New follower via the blog hop. I'd love a follow back. :)

    Rachel
    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  6. Good thing I don't go in water, that would drive me nuts! :) Actually, it seems like an amazing product.

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    1. The whole Aqua line has been really impressive I have to say. I really didn't believe that waterproof was a possibility until MUFE came out with it!

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  7. I've heard so many amazing things about this brow gel but i don't think I would have the patience to apply it every morning.

    Great post though!

    Amy
    www.theprettyvain.blogspot.com

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    1. That's the key thing right there - patience! It's a great product, but maybe I'll use it on my wedding day!

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  8. I had never seen this before, I like the idea it comes in a tube. And waterproof? I'll be checking this out :) x

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    1. It's a pretty neat product, one that I have never heard of before and it's even better that it did what it said it would do!

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  9. Ooh awesome review, Jayne! This seems pretty amazing :D

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    1. Thanks Traci! They really emphasize your brows and keep them there which is pretty awesome.

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  10. I have been wanting to try this but I'm not sure I need such a bold brow. I guess it wouldn't hurt to give it a try though thanks for the review!

    Found you threw the followers to friends hop :)

    Ashley
    Beauty Flawed

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    1. I know, I almost surprised myself with how defined my brows looked! Following back!

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  11. I'd love to see some pictures of this on you as well! Does it come in other colors? This particular one looks quite warm toned.

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    1. Haha, I think I'll have to edit this post with pictures of my eyebrows then! It does, it comes in the blonde to dark brown shades so everyone's eyebrows are covered!

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  12. Interesting product, I never think about eyebrows as needing makeup but yeah, this is a cool product for light eyebrows!

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    1. Haha, I didn't think my eyebrows needed attention either, but apparently they do!

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