I Dumped My Old Brow Bestie For A New One, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #40

I’ve been using Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade every day for the last 7 months and I loved it except for the fact that it began to dry out making it hard to work with. This is a constant problem with products that come in a jar, somehow the seal is not tight enough to keep air out. Anyway, I had to constantly wipe away the dried out layer with a paper towel which is a huge waste of product and it wasn’t exactly cheap. I decided to try something new this time around, Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in Brown Black.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #40

Aqua Brow comes in a squeeze tube instead of a jar and this keeps the product from drying out. It has a light gel like consistency and dries down to a matte finish. The gel is very pigmented so all you need is a tiny amount. The drop shown below is almost enough to do both brows so this little tube will last a really long time. I chose #40 Brown Black even though I typically keep my hair rinsed blue black since you should keep your brows slightly lighter than your hair to keep them from looking too stark. I always do my brows dark brown/ off black because of this. Brown Black applies as a rich chocolate brown but leans more off black as it dries. Once it dries it stays put with no smudging or budging.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #40 swatch

Aqua Brow is very easy to apply. I’ve been using my Sonia Kashuk Brow Brush (review coming soon) with light strokes and then a spoolie from the same brand to blend it into the brows  for a natural finish. Here is a before pic…


After being shaped with Aqua Brow and cleaned up with concealer…

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #40

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My brows are left looking full with a nice shape but still looking natural. Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow is a keeper in my book and I don’t see myself looking back!

Available at Sephora $20

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. joy
    10.08.2014 / 6:00 pm

    Maybe you should try nyx brow gel. I ordered mine but yet to receive it. People been going nuts over it, being waterproof and smudge proof. It also comes in a tube. It’s like $7 or $9 can’t remember.

    • Erica
      10.08.2014 / 7:02 pm

      May have to try it, at least for review purposes. Thank you 🙂

  2. 10.08.2014 / 11:14 pm

    I like that it’s waterproof but the brown black is so dark even for you, lighter eyebrows makes you look much softer but that’s JMO no offense!

    • Erica
      10.09.2014 / 6:51 am

      Thanks for the input, but I don’t like my eyebrows too much lighter than my hair as then it doesn’t look natural and looks like I filled them in.

  3. lisaalamode1
    10.09.2014 / 8:25 am

    Great review. I actually switched from the aqua brow to the drip brow and have no plans to return..lol. The problem with the aqua brow is that the more you go in, the harder it becomes to control the amount of product coming out. Plus, I lost the cap one time and that was it..lol…anyway, great review. As always!

    • Erica
      10.09.2014 / 2:12 pm

      Lol thank you. I just shake the tube and give it a light squeeze onto a metal palette and I get the perfect amount every time.It’s only been about a month though so I’ll see how it works when the tube is almost done.

  4. Aïssata
    10.09.2014 / 12:47 pm

    I’m using it for several weeks now, love it

  5. Joanna
    10.11.2014 / 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the review and yet once again I am sold. I do use the ABH pomade but I want to give the MUFE Aqua brow a try. Like Lisa stated about the amount of product which comes out of the tube was one of my concern however, your technique will do just fine for me.

    • Erica
      10.13.2014 / 3:59 pm

      You’re welcome!

  6. 10.17.2014 / 9:19 am

    This is by far the best brow product I ever purchased. I love it. Great post 🙂

    • Erica
      10.17.2014 / 10:28 am

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Shars
    10.27.2014 / 11:09 pm

    What lip product are you wearing here? It’s really nice!

  8. Shars
    10.27.2014 / 11:10 pm

    Never mind about my previous question. I just read further down the blog and saw it was the MAC Rihanna Viva Glam 2. I thought that was what it might have been but I wasn’t sure.

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