This is one of the products that has been lurking in my drawer since I purchased it over a year ago, untouched, unloved. I honestly don't know why I bought it, I didn't really understand what it was for. It was an impulse buy, like many I experience when pay day rolls around. This 12ml bottle retails at around €20, which I thought was steep enough for 12ml of product that is kind of mysterious and not a necessary staple in my collection. Nevertheless, I ended up purchasing this Eye Seal, various mad coloured eyeshadows and the infamous HD foundation in Make Up For Ever. For the next few weeks I tried out my shadows and proudly wore my HD foundation everyday, but my little Eye Seal slinked to the back of my collection, hidden from me and forgotten about. I recently did a sort through of all my makeup that was empty, old or I just didn't use any more, and came across this little gem. I have been trying it out and my god, this is a serious little gem of a product.
According to the Make Up Forever website, this little baby has the ability to waterproof all powder makeup and intensify makeup colours. We've all heard of products that turn powder products into liquid products (ahem Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion), and products that intensify colours (ahem MAC Paint Pot), but this Eye Seal is like a multipurpose wonder, it liquifies, it intensifies, and it waterproofs.
I used the Eye Seal this morning. I dabbed my angled brush into the matte black shadow from my Sephora Smoky Eyes Palette, and dropped two drops of the Eye Seal onto the brush and applied. The end result was smooth, wet, intense black, and it set nearly straight away. It was so easy to use, and I was very very happy with the result. I even exclaimed "Wow this is sooo cool" mid cat eye, so you know I mean business. It applies like a liquid liner, and is a perfect consistency, but it's buildable despite it's intensity. For me this product is easier to use than gel liner, I have a love hate relationship with the latter, and we don't always see eye to eye. The Eye Seal can be used with pigments, glitter, shadow, shimmers, and even pencil. It keeps the product in place, does not budge, doesn't crease, and can even be used in the waterline.
The only pickle I have with this product is the price, but it does last quiiiite a while, I mean one or two drops per eye will last you a long time. I am happy to say this product has made an appearance back to the front of my makeup collection, as it has become an every day staple. Love!
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