What it is:
An ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream.
What it does:
Aqua Cream combines the highest-quality pigments with mother of pearl particles to give immediate rich color payoff with a luminous finish in just one application. It’s long-lasting formulation will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions and its creamy and elastic texture allows for easy blending.
What else you need to know:
Available in shades ranging from soft neutrals to pure bright tones, you can find the perfect color for any purpose.
Shades #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are formulated for the Lips & Cheeks.
Shades #1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22 are formulated for the Eyes & Cheeks.
Size: 0.21 oz
Price: $22 USD
Where to buy: Sephora (in US)
A while ago, I ordered these from Sephora.com when they first came out on the website. I was in love with the green and the teal shades I just couldn’t wait for them to arrive in stores. These can be used on the eyes, lips, cheeks, whatever your heart desires (just make note of the safety information listed above). I bought these to use on the eyes. Even though I’m not a fan of cream shadows, I felt the colours were unique enough for me to make an exception. Plus they are MUFE and I love MUFE… for the most part.
#21 is a gorgeous bright teal shade that leans towards turquoise blue. #22 is a rich emerald green similar to MAC’s emerald green pigment. Unfortunately, these don’t work too well as shadows. They dry VERY quickly and it’s difficult to achieve intensity without having some time to layer the product on. I think they’d work alright as bases as you can quickly apply a sheer layer on and it wouldn’t matter so much since you’d be layering something over it. These don’t work all too well if you’re expecting to use them as stand alone shadows.
I tried applying the aqua creams on my eyes and this is as far as I got before the cream dried on my lids. I wasn’t able to blend it out. If you layer on the cream, it will start to flake as you can see that happening on the outer corner of my eye. I tried using a brush and my fingers and it just didn’t work either way.
For eye bases, these would be alright, but alone, I wouldn’t recommend them. I adore Make Up For Ever products but I was dissapointed with these. Not worth the time, trouble, and money for me.