Make Up For Ever Gypsy Aqua Eyes Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

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 GypsyΒ was soft, lightly creamy, and had a good waxiness that enabled it to glide across the lash line without tugging. Β 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. Β 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.

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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

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

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 :).

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