Review: Makeup: Make Up For Ever Eye Seal

by Paris B on · 18 comments

in Eyes,Product Reviews

I’ve mentioned the Make Up For Ever Eye Seal numerous times throughout my site but have never really reviewed this product. Like many other Make Up For Ever products, this is one product that works well for me. It is also one of the easiest ways to learn how to tightline your eyes.

eyeseal Review: Makeup: Make Up For Ever Eye Seal

Eye Seal is a product by Make Up For Ever that seals your eye makeup colour and help keeps it waterproof. It miraculously transforms any and all powder eyeshadows into budge-proof eyeshadow and eyeliner.

Eye Seal comes in a little translucent bottle that looks rather like a bottle of eye drops. For this, although its practical and useful, I would dock some points because it looks too much like a bottle of eye drops. I dare not think of what might happen if someone accidentally drops this solution into their eyes!

The liquid is clear and watery. One little drop is all you really need for its magic to work. I use the back of my hand as my palette (because I’m lazy to wash up after every use). Drop a drop of eye seal on the back of the hand, saturate your eyeshadow or eye liner brush with it, dip into the loose powder eyeshadow or brush onto pressed powder eyeshadow and apply on lids.

The colour of the eyeshadow takes on a brighter more intense hue and the shimmer becomes more pronounced. This is especially so with loose powder eyeshadows like the Star Powder. The Eye Seal seals the eyeshadow, making it waterproof, budgeproof and intense. It is easily removed with your usual makeup remover.

I don’t use Eye Seal for eyeshadows however. I use it instead for creating colourful eye liners and for tightlining my eyes. Instead of buying glitter or coloured eyeliners, I just create my own using Make Up For Ever Eye Seal and my eyeshadow colour of choice. I prefer using the more shimmery shades like Star Powders. This allows me to play with colours and experiment to my hearts content using products I already have instead of cluttering my up drawers with coloured eyeliners I might only ever use once or twice.

On a tip off from reader Monstro, I applied Eye Seal with a brush over the liner from Stila Convertible Eye Color that I complained smudged on me, and voila! No more smudgies! At least its now usable instead of just sitting away in my stash.

For eye lining, I use a thin flat top brush by Becca that I purchased a while back. You can use any brush that looks like this one from any brand. When the Eye Seal dries, it does cause the brush to become hard and stiff but a little rinse with water or brush solution will clean your brush nicely.

I first learnt how to tightline my eyes using Eye Seal and a black eyeshadow. The brush is thin and soft enough not to prick my eyes and using Eye Seal, the colour does not smudge or bleed. I reckon Eye Seal would be great for those who have problems with eyeliners that smudge throughout the day. Just line as normal and brush a little Eye Seal over the liner or eyeshadow to seal in the colour and you should be good to go!

A bottle of Eye Seal costs RM80 for 12ml. Very tiny but since one drop is all you need, one bottle can last you ages. Just be sure to cap your bottle tightly after every use. I’m still on my first bottle and it shows no sign of finishing yet. Yay! icon smile Review: Makeup: Make Up For Ever Eye Seal

Pros: Handy, Makes eye makeup waterproof, create your own liners

Cons: Pricey initially, bottle looks too much like eye drops


Ingredients: Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/ Indene Copolymer, Isobutylmethacrylate/ Bis-Hydroxpropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

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jojoba October 13, 2008 at 9:50 am

yay!!! finally your site is back! i had a hard time trying to read this review! this is my ultimate weapon of tightlining!!! If you don’t mind, here is my review on this product: Make Uop For Ever Eye Seal. I can NOT live without it now, seriously. I will be lost if it’s ever been discountinued. TOUCH WOOD!

I am sooooo glad that you like it as much as I do. i thought your comment on it’s too much like eye drop being funny. i did think of that but fortunately i don’t use eye drop so there is no mistake! :P

love your review as always!


ParisB October 13, 2008 at 1:36 pm

@jojoba : This is truly a star product from MUFE. But the bottle really looks like an eye drop bottle! Lucky I stopped using eye drops too now heh


Smiley October 13, 2008 at 2:30 pm

i too had a hard time to read this review.I’m glad it’s finally up now!
I use Benefit make up sealer instead n it last for ages


Monstro October 13, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Did I give you that tip? Cool!
How does this compare to Benefit’s She-laq?
I think I NEED this…big time. Am a total dufus with tightlining!
Also, what eyeliner brush do you recommend? I have a MAC one that came in a set, and not happy with it.
I think I need a pointy one-any recs?


YZ October 14, 2008 at 12:26 am

I am SO lemming this, but every time I stop by the MUFE counter, I’m hard-pressed to part with RM80 for a tiny 12ml bottle of Eye Seal…. *sigh*


ParisB October 15, 2008 at 11:58 am

@Smiley : There was a server issue. Sorry glad its worked out. I’ve never tried Benefit’s myself.

@Monstro: Yes you did and no I haven’t tried She-laq. I use a thin flat brush. I find flat brushes easier but some people find pointed brushes easier. I’ll put up a pic soon.

@YZ: It’ll last you a while so its worth it!


Smiley October 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Monstro : I wonder if u do get back to this page n read other’s comments column but what i want to share here is that the tightlining brushes i would recommend, in my experience, is Benefit’s liner brush for days when u need to be careful or when u have shaky hands coz it’s slanted brush holder allows u to put less pressure on lining them. On some particular days when i need to hurry off to the door, i’ll use the bobbi brown’s liner brush as its flat head allows u to get to the edges with less mistakes. I hope i ‘d helped u out, Monstro ^^


October 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Okay I’ve never tried this, but from your review it kinda reminds me of the mixing medium you use on your brushes to give pigments a more intense hue? Is that it? I DIY-ed my own; glycerine and water :P


Smiley October 19, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Tine : I heard that mixing medium can be replaced by using some “face spritz” or “refreshing mist” or some may call it “mist lotion”. I’m not sure of the content but I heard glycerin is one of the moisturizing humectants so i presume “mist lotion” has similar ingredients as the name suggest. It should serve the purpose in moisturizing your face & prevent dehydration fuss-freely esp during winter travels or when u want a dewy n longer-lasting make-up, so i dare to presume the mixing medium from MAC fix+ and mist lotion from RMK serves the same purpose.Homemade mixing medium is good if you want to experiment but can they be used as a multipurpose mist spray for face & mixing with pigments/pressed shadow?

So unto my experience with the RMK green tea mist lotion, i experiment on Stila duo shadow in Lily( u will go blekk using dry but go OOOH when using wet)- also the fact that i know it can b use wet but doesn’t work for all texture for other brand, & since am trying to not harsh my brush as i find it using mist lotion tends to WORK BETTER than water in terms of BLENDING & you’ll get the same color pay off by using water( bear in mind it can be cakey for some shadow texture unless u get a good control in picking the right amount of powder although STILA shoudn’t be but i had it look cakey, the reason why i prefer mist lotion instead).

So i tot, why not making an effort to protect from harshness u do unto brushes when u need 2 use in wet form. After all, why invest on good/durable brushes when u don’t keep it’s quality in good condition??


Smiley October 19, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Do educate me if homemade mixing medium can be use as face mist if you know or read in any articles that suggested so…am not sure if they can or not…


ParisB October 20, 2008 at 12:15 pm

@Tine : I reckon the concept its the same. Eye Seal makes it stay on longer and makes colours waterproof. Not sure about home made mixing medium.


Jooj October 20, 2008 at 6:09 pm

hey PB, do you by any chance have an ingredient list for this? it might help solve the mystery of eye seal vs homemade mixing medium vs fix+


Jooj October 20, 2008 at 6:11 pm

oh whoops nvm just read jojoba’s review! nope it is definitely not the same as mixing medium or fix+. i shall add this to my wishlist =)


Candy November 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

Hello. I’ve been searching the website for Make Up Forever products & saw your website. I just moved in to KK for less than a month. I’ve been an avid user of Make Up Forever products & made sure I have brought with me 3 months supply of make ups. My skin is acne prone & has tried so many brands but has since stick to Make Up Forever. Is this product available in KK or Sabah? Can you also recommend a good hair stylist & Dermatologist in Sabah who’s certified to perform IPL procedures?

Thank you. More power to your website & looking forward to your response.


ParisB November 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

@Candy : I’m not familiar with KK unfortunately. Perhaps a reader can help?


Veron January 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Hi !

I was reading reviews about MUFE’s eye seal and stumble upon your site.

I too have the eye seal, but after a few times of usage, I didn’t use it anymore, reason being I always have to wash my brushes after use, otherwise it will turn hard as stone. Sometimes, after I wash my brushes, it may also be a bit stiff, not as soft as before. (luckily, I tried on my cheapo brush :P )

I thought the problem only happens to me, but apparently not.
So today, I was determined to find out how can we use the eye seal better and not harm our brushes and also eyeshadow (especially those palettes, need to scrap it off then only dip our brush soak in eye seal, otherwise will damage the eyeshadow if you dip directly into it.)

You can start off by dripping 1 drop of eye seal at the back of your hand, use a cotton swap to soak it up, and then swipe it onto your eyelids, let it dry and put on your eyeshadow as usual. The effect is the same ! So now the eye seal works as an eyelid primer/base like those from Benefit’s Stay Dont Stray :D

Now I’ll be happily using it again…

Hope this can help all you girlies save time on washing your brushes everytime and not damaging them.


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