Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “matte dark brown.” Unlike a lot of Make Up For Ever products, it’s limited edition–and it has a name, not a number! The Aqua Eyes formula is supposed to be waterproof, smudge-proof, fade-proof, and provide intense color. I like the range for its durability, as it really does last all day for me, and the large variety of colors available.

Gypsy is a warm, red-toned medium-dark brown with a matte finish. It’s fairly opaque in one pass. Chanel Brun-Teak is similar but less red-toned. MAC Brownborder is also similar. Urban Decay Corrupt is browner with less red. Tarina Tarantino Locket Book is warmer, more golden, less red. Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer is closer but shimmery and not as dark.

The texture of Gypsy was soft, lightly creamy, and had a good waxiness that enabled it to glide across the lash line without tugging.  Those with oilier eyelids sometimes prefer Aqua Eyes because of the drier texture, which somehow manages to stay on that fine line between creamy and dry.  I’ve had excellent experiences with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes formula; it doesn’t smudge, fade, or migrate during the day, and it wears a solid eight hours or longer on me.

The Glossover

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Gypsy

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This is a gorgeous, rich red-toned brown that's an excellent alternative to black eyeliner for everyday eyeliner. It works well on its own with a neutral eye or anchor a more intense look.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner
Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $18.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Brun-Teak is similar but less red-toned. MAC Brownborder is also similar. Urban Decay COrrupt is browner with less red. Tarina Tarantino Locket Book is warmer, more golden, less red. Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer is closer but shimmery and not as dark.

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14 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mafalda

    does it stay on the water line?

  2. Didi

    How does this compare to the MUFE Aqua Eyes in shade 2L?

  3. Merty

    This liner is very nice, and it would be even more awesome if they didn’t use a racist name for it…

    • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

      Unfortunately, gypsy is sort of like the British “spaz” in that a lot of the Americas don’t recognize the word for how offensive it really is. Hollywood is particularly guilty of glamorizing the term.

      Not justifying MUFE’s naming policies, but that may explain why it made it past marketing.

    • Melody

      I feel the same way.

    • Avatar of MonicaP MonicaP

      Gypsy is a racist word?

      • Melody

        Yes. “Gypsy” is the derogatory name that Europeans gave to the Romani people. It is like a diminutive form of “Egyptian” because that’s where they thought the Romani were from based purely on their skin color. In actual fact the Romani original hail from near India, but they have long been a nomadic people.

        • Lena

          I’m a Gypsy and I don’t consider the term racist at all. Most of the times the people who aren’t even of a certain ethnicity, find certain terms offensive.

          Also, the word ‘Romani’ is just one kind of gypsy. Not all gypsies are Romani. This would be something that would offend me more than the actual word ‘gypsy’.

          But if we must use other terms; travellers. Because that is what we do :).

  4. How’s this compared to UD’s Whiskey?

  5. April

    So Pretty but I have Mac Brownborder so I think I’ll skip