You Need This: Make Up Forever Aqua Brow

Brows. The bane of my life. My most recent love had been Pixi’s Natural Brow Duo (review here) but I was starting to get the feeling that it just wasn’t doing enough for me. It’s still great if I’m having a GBD (Good Brow Day!) but I’ve found a new saviour for days when I’m just hating on my brows. I picked up Make Up Forever Aqua Brow in Shade 10 on a whim whilst I was at IMATS a couple of weeks ago and I tell you what; Best. Impulse buy. Ever.

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Make Up Forever Aqua Brow is simply brilliant. It’s a waterproof brow colour in a creamy gel sort of texture with a moderate hold like you’d get from soft wax. It fills your brows in properly, looking a million times better than any pencil or powder (in my humble opinion!), yet still with a fairly natural looking finish. That is, your brows look even and ‘done’ but not necessarily filled in. The resulting look remains exactly as you applied it all day long, and is designed to hold up in all conditions from heavy rain – which I can vouch for – to extreme heat – which sadly I can’t vouch for.

You only need the teeniest, tiniest pinhead-sized amount of this, too. It’s got some serious pigment, so it may take a bit of getting-the-hang-of when it comes to application but it’s very easy to master. You can see below the teeny speck on my hand – that’s plenty for both brows.

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I’ve been applying the Aqua Brow with a Royal & Langnickel [R]evolution brush, the BX-130. I reviewed some of the [R]evolution brushes last year and I liked them a lot (bar one which was a total dud!). While perusing the Royal & Langnickel stand at IMATS, I grabbed the BX-130 thinking it looked like the perfect brush to use with Aqua Brow and damn, that was a good shout. The perfect blend of softness and stiffness, with no unwanted scratch, and great density that deposits neither too little or too much product. Looove it – best eyebrow brush ever. You can grab one from Amazon for a super reasonable £4.90.

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Now, coming to the price of the Aqua Brow, it’s actually a lot better than I thought it was. I paid just over £20 for mine at IMATS, and it came in a little kit – a little bag, and a mini angled brush and spoolie. I found out that this kit retails for a little over £30, which I did think was steep but I’ve since discovered that the Aqua Brow by itself only costs £16.95 in the UK. How they can charge pretty much double for the mini bag and brush/spoolie is totally beyond me! Skip the kit, grab the product alone and get yourself a Royal BX-130 brush!

So, this wouldn’t be much of a review without a before and after. Naturally, the first photo is with a bare-nekkid brow and the second one is wearing the Aqua Brow. Try and tell me that doesn’t look ten million times better?

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So there you have it. I have no hesitation in boldly proclaiming that Make Up Forever Aqua Brow is my official HG brow product! For reals. It’s amazing, and I love it. There are 7 shades available, you’re bound to find one that works perfectly for you. YOU NEED IT. Cannot recommend highly enough *gush, swoon etc*.

Make Up Forever is notoriously hard to get hold of in the UK but you can pick it up for a decent £16.95 (especially good value when you consider how long this is going to last you!) from either PAM or Guru Makeup Emporium. DO IT. DO IT NOW!

  • danniella josephine

    Dem brows! I wish MUFE wasn’t so hard to get hold of ><

    Danniella Josephine

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      Guru Makeup Emporium and PAM both deliver! :-)

  • S.E Joseph

    This is an amazing result. I really want to try filling in my brows, but I don’t want to end up looking like a cheap hooker with tattooed brows on. I might try this ’cause it seems it might be easier for useless people like myself to try.

    Your brow looks completely natural except darker.

    Sej
    x

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      Thanks! This is a really good product to try – I find it much easier than powders, pencils or waxes. I think you’d really like it – give it a go! :-) x

  • Caroline Henson

    i’ve been dying to buy this for months! the only thing holding me back is trying to decide which shade to go for. i should’ve gone to imats really! ugghh i want it so much! xx

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      Doooo it! I’m not sure about which shade would suit you best ’cause your eyebrows are quite dark aren’t they – but I would err on side of caution if I were you an go a bit lighter than you think ’cause it’s easy to build up but very difficult to tone down if it’s too dark! x

  • http://beautyloversnotes.blogspot.com Laura

    I’ve been on early shifts the past 2 weeks which has meant I’ve stuck to my fastest makeup routine and haven’t had a chance to experiment with my tube of Aqua Brow yet! I got shade 20 but I think it might be a tiny bit warm on me. Did you try the brush in the kit? So scratchy, ouch!
    Laura – Beauty Lover’s Notes x

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      Noo I haven’t tried the little brush, it looked crap so I just chucked it in a drawer and forgot about it haha. You neeeeed to use yours, you will love it! I’m sure the colour will be fine – if it is a bit warm, maybe chuck a bit of a greyish toned eyeshadow over it? x

  • Icingontheface

    You posted this at the perfect time – I have been wanting Tarte’s waterproof brow mousse… Now I’m conflicted! Thanks! I never payed attention to MUFE’s brow products but this looks so natural while being super defined! I don’t know now! Looks like this will also be added to my wishlist! :)
    Angela
    http://www.icingontheface.blogspot.com

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      I wish we could get hold of Tarte products in the UK, they have so many things I’m dying to try! But I definitely recommend this :-)

  • Nikki

    Every single review of this product says it’s amazing and doesn’t budge. When I ordered it I couldn’t wait for it to arrive but sadly my experience seems to be much different to everyone elses :-( It looks fine, but it moves around on me. Hours after applying if I lightly touch my brow with a finger there is transfer – even if I set it with eyeshadow. The only different between myself and all the people who have made reviews is I like my arch slightly higher than it sits naturally so I get rid of about half my brow so I can basically draw it on where I want it so some of the product is sitting on skin not hairs.. but then again I always end up with these little smudged areas just under the main tufty bit of my brow where I allow the hairs to stay so I dunno. Very disappointed :-(

    • http://donotrefreeze.com/ Do Not Refreeze

      Oh no! So sorry to hear it didn’t work for you – I guess it must be that it’s mostly sitting on your skin rather than hairs like you say. But it’s supposed to be waterproof so I’d still expect it not to move around! What a shame :-(

  • Rai

    But as always nothing for redheads :-/

  • http://www.hauteinhabit.com/ Haute Inhabit

    It’s the best! Yes. I really love their whole collection.

    Have you tried their foundation?