Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “blue-green sheen.” It’s a green-tinged teal with a little undertone of blue and a subtle pearled sheen. If you have Urban Decay Covet, this may be too similar; Covet is ever-so-slightly greener and darker, while Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (you can see me wearing it here) is very nearly a dupe for this (at a certain angle, #52L appears to have a slightly greener tone, but it’s hard to tell and would, personally, call them 100% dupes). MAC Minted is darker, greener. MAC Float on By is slightly lighter.

This is a new and limited edition shade for summer, which is a bummer, because it’s a truly gorgeous shade, and it’s no wonder–I’m obsessed with Tarina Tarantino’s Spark of Envy, so it was no surprise that the moment I applied this, I was all “Oooh, ahhh,” about the color, but for some, Make Up For Ever is more accessible and easier to purchase. ¬†It’s also a good alternative to the recently discontinued¬†Covet by Urban Decay.

It had really good pigmentation in a single pass, and it was very easy to build it to fully opaque color in one and a half to two passes of the pencil across the lash line. The pencil glided on without tugging or pulling at the lash line, and it was a mix of waxy and creamy so it was easy to apply but still stayed put. It lasted nine hours well on my lash line without smudging.

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If you love teal eyeliner, then you have to check this out (well, if you don't have the dupes, or if like me, you aspire to own all teal eyeliners). It had good color payoff, long-wear, and was easy to apply.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner
Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $19.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

If you have Urban Decay Covet, this may be too similar; Covet is ever-so-slightly greener and darker, while Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy (you can see me wearing it here) is very nearly a dupe for this (at a certain angle, #52L appears to have a slightly greener tone, but it's hard to tell and would, personally, call them 100% dupes). MAC Minted is darker, greener. MAC Float on By is slightly lighter.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Make Up For Ever #54, #53, and #52 Aqua Creams, Make Up For Ever #52L Eyeliner.

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26 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #52L Aqua Eyes Liner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Carrie

    I saw this in store and immediately thought of spark of envy (which I’m wearing today!) I might end up grabbing this anyway because I like the color and MUFE’s formula seems to wear a bit better on me than Tarina’s.

  2. lucy

    This is a lot similar to junkie by urban decay.what do you think Christine?

  3. Sabrina

    Christine, how similar is this to MAC’s eyeliner in undercurrent?

  4. cassie

    Ive been deciding whether or not I should be buying Covet or not, but since this looks so similiar, I may just go for this one instead. I am loving MUFE’s eyeliner formula! I hope you review 25L too!

  5. Avatar of Archana Archana

    Can this be applied on the waterline?

    • Hi Archana,

      I did not see any specific information on waterline safety on either Sephora or Make Up For Ever’s website.

      • Avatar of Archana Archana

        Thank You Christine! I am obsessed with eyeliners like this that can be used on the waterline.

  6. Ooh, are those the LE Aqua Creams I see in that look? I want to compare the pale green with the pale green from the LE Maybelline Color Tattoos, may have to swatch the latter and then head to Sephora sometime soon.

  7. Ohhh yes! I’ve been looking for an easily available teal eyeliner because I see TT Sparkle of Envy on you so much and I love it! Time to find out if the collection is already available here :) Not really interested in the other pieces but this looks great!

  8. This is very cute, but I definitely have about 5 liners that are similar.

  9. Starfish

    MUST. OWN. ALL. TEALS. EVERYWHERE.

  10. *swoon* It’s so gorgeous!

  11. Avatar of Shontay shontay

    This was already sold out at one Sephora I went to today. They just got it yesterday! I picked up a couple of the new Aqua Rouges (incredible) and 2 of the new Aqua Creams (so beautiful!).

  12. I love the liners by Makeup Forever. This is a really pretty color. Reminds me a bit of Peacock by Stila.

  13. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    I wasn’t able to get Spark of Envy – Sephora had sold out of it before I got to the store. So I will almost certainly be buying this beauty!

  14. Is it possible to know which eyeshadows you are wearing, it is really beautiful D: (especially the green ones)

  15. Avatar of Nugget David Nuggets

    I love you Christine for being a Teal/Aqua hoarder as well! :)

    This seems to be similar to Miliani’s Liquif-Eye in Aqua, but more on the green end.

    Its a fantastic color, and I’m gonna have a hard time avoiding getting this if I see it at Naimies. *looks at pile of teal liners* >_>;;

  16. Avatar of Trillium Trillium

    So pretty! Christine, do you know if this is similar to their liner in 12L? I have that one, this looks like it could be somewhat like it? I’m a big fan of teal liner too. ;)

  17. Wow, this looks like it really has a bold color to it. You’ve inspired me to try it. Can’t wait to pick it up later. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  18. Jenn

    I tried this and it it wasn’t as pigmented as I hoped (then again my eyes were just freshly removed from some eyeshadow- still a bit damp, but odd). But how is this compared to Mac’s Blue Noon. (United Airlines I think, stole my make-up bag instead of my digital camera. Weirdos.)

  19. Nicole

    Gorgeous!

  20. Mariah

    You should really review and swatch the N.Y.C. waterproof eyeliners, the Prestige waterproof eyeliners, the Prestige total intensity(some bloggers have gone as far as to say it’s better), the Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof, the Palladio precision eyeliners, the nyx slide on pencil, and (maybe)the waterproof black eyeliner pencil sold on milanoo.com to see how they compare with higher end ones.