Make Up For Ever is a brand that I think is very consistent when it comes to quality. I have yet to use one of their products that I don’t like which is pretty rare. Aqua creams are very pigmented waterproof creams for the eyes, lips and cheeks. I don’t have any of the formulas that are specifically formulate for the lips and cheeks–I stuck with those that can be used as eye shadows. In my experience, the best way to work with them is to apply them with your fingers. I find that the warmth of your fingers will soften up the consistency and will allow you to blend them beautifully. I have also used a synthetic brush to apply them, but I still much prefer my fingers.
As someone with allergies, eye make up seems to disappear once the watery eyes begin. I always forget that I’m wearing eye make up and rub my eyes. Not good. Much to my surprise, Aqua Creams do not budge. I wore some of these on a trip to Cancun where you could almost cut through the humidity and they wore immaculately…no smudging or wear the whole day.
I mostly tend to use these on their own as a wash of color on my lids, but they also work perfectly as a base for other eye shadows. The trick is that you have to apply the eye shadow while the Aqua Cream is still wet in order for it to lock in the color. Once they are dry, they don’t budge yet they come off easily with any kind of make up remover.
Now, onto the swatches!
1 Anthracite – silvery charcoal shimmer
2 Steel – silver gray shimmer
3 Silver – true silver shimmer
4 Snow – white pearl shimmer
11 Gold – yellow gold shimmer
12 Golden Copper – soft copper shimmer
13 Warm Beige – champagne shimmer
14 Satin Brown – warm brown shimmer
15 Taupe – taupe brown shimmer
16 Pink Beige – pinky beige shimmer
17 Plum – burgundy plum shimmer
18 Purple – light lilac shimmer
20 Intense Blue – bright blue sheen
21 Turquoise – vibrant turquoise shimmer
22 Emerald Green – golden green sheen
Make Up Forever Aqua Creams can be purchased at many retailers for $23.00 each. I have had some of these over a year and they have not dried out which is always a big concern with cream products.
Have you tried any MUFE Aqua Creams? Do you have a favorite?