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.
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!
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.