Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Review and Swatches
One of my favorite releases this Summer is the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams. I’ve only tried two of them so far and I gotta say they rock my socks right off my feet.
Anyone check ’em out?
22 shades of delectable cream eyeshadow that stays put without creasing or fading and hell multitasks as a cheek and lip product as well!
Available in a range of taste the rainbow shades, you should be able to love all over the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams and find a suitable shade or two just for you!
I’m not a cream eyeshadow lover nor do I like MAC Paint Pots but I can be converted after trying these. Several of the shades work for both eyes, lips, and cheeks however I thought they felt a little drying on my lips so I wouldn’t recommend this. The shades recommended for lips are lovely but also a bit unnatural in finish so I’d skip on the whole lip thing, just my opinion. But go right ahead and enjoy them on your eyes and cheeks as they work a treat. First off, I will say I’m slightly confused as MUFE recommends several shades for cheeks but doesn’t mention if you can use them on your eyes. Honestly, I went ahead and did both, shrug, might as well multitask.
One of the shades, my favorite of the two I tried, 5, is a gorgeous pinky peach recommended for cheeks but I went ahead and used on both cheeks and eyes. This shade reminds me alot of the NARS Multiple Stick in Orgasm as it’s a pinky peach shade with flecks of gold. A very flattering shade for a warm glow on both eyes and cheeks. The other shade I tried was 15 which is a taupe shimmer that comes across as a dirty gold with a subtle shimmer finish.
One of the best parts about the Aqua Creams is their ability to stick around for hours on end. Even without primer the shadows just stay put without migrating, creasing, or fading. Truly they lock into place and stay there, delivering beautiful color all day, into the night!
On top of their ability to multitask for eyes, lips, and cheeks, they also act as a great base for powder shadow. Of course, you can wear alone beautifully but a little powder shadow on top creates an even more dramatic look plus the product allows for your powder shadow to blend easier, intensifies the color of it, and you’ll experience less fall out since the powder adheres so well to the cream.
The two shades I tried blended beautifully and easily with little fuss or fanfare. They have a smooth, buttery feel that feels a little tiny bit greasy and silicone-y. They don’t dry down super fast so you have plenty of time to blend and pat into place plus their ability to build up even after dry down makes them super user friendly. Say you’re applying and going in for a bit more to get some intense color pay off but wait the phone rings, you race to answer it, and by the time you get back your shadow has dried down. At this point you’re pretty much going to make a mess of your cream shadow by applying more on top right? No worries Aqua Cream builds very well even after dry down so go ahead and answer the phone and come back later to add more on, it’ll blend just as beautifully wet as it does dry. The formula is quite pigmented so you can get a gorgeous pop of color anywhere you choose to use them.
As I mentioned above MAC Paint Pots aren’t my favorite product but I felt this had a way better texture as PP’s tend to be a bit harder and not as easy to get out of the jar.
I find it utterly irritating that they are numbered. I’d much rather have names as chances are I’ll forget the number way fast. Shu does this with their products and it drives me wonky.
Using your fingers is best to blend out which stinks since I hate dipping into product but a eye brush of sorts will clear this up if you’re a big germ-a-phobe!
- Anyone who likes gorgeous shades of cream shadow!
- Anyone who loves to use cream shadows as a base for powders!
- Anyone looking for some sizzling, popping shades for Summer.
- Anyone who likes makeup that sticks around all damn day (You can probably swim in this and it won’t fade).
- MUFE fans!
- Haters of cream shadow (I personally think these will convert you to the joys of cream).
I had to work really hard on “Who Might Not Like These?” because I honestly can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t adore these. I can’t wait to collect all the other shades. They haven’t gotten to the Sephoras I checked out yet and I wanna swatch before buying but I’m bracing myself for some serious damage because I simply must own them all. A very high quality product that performs well and is very worth my seal of approval.
You need them!
(Cheeks and Eyes: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 5)
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