Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Shadow in Pink Beach on eyes, Peach on Cheeks and lips
It’s almost that time of year — hot weather, humidity, glittery purple sweat trickling down your forehead and ruining your carefully applied makeup right as you make eye contact with that cute boy on the train…
Been there, done that.
Just in time for summer, the Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams ($22 each) are here!
These 21 creamy colors aren’t just waterproof; they’re also multitasking, moolah-saving monsters, with some of them usable on the eyes and cheeks, and others on the cheeks and lips. Convenient, yah?
The honor students at Make Up For Ever designed the Aqua Creams with extreme photo shoots in mind (as in extreme environments). They resist perspiration, smudging, creasing and tears (YES!). Also, like that ill-advised, scripty tattoo of Raul on your left boob, they ain’t going anywhere, any time soon. Once dry — and they dry in 1-2 minutes flat — they last and last and last.
Blinding you with science! MUFE added what they call “evaporating oils” to the Aqua Creams to help them adhere to the skin, and a special polymer that encapsulates pigment particles to make them waterproof.
I’ve only been playing with two of the colors, Pink Beige (a shimmery peachy beige for use on the eyes and cheeks) and Peach (a peachy pink with golden glitter for the cheeks and lips), for a couple of days, but so far I’m beyond impressed.
I don’t have a feel for their total wear time just yet; however, the swatches I applied on the back of my hand this morning are still going strong, and that’s through several hand washings and snuggles with the Purrminator.
Peach… this one totally reminds me of a cream version of MAC Nymphette Lipglass
Swatches from left: Peach, Pink Beige
Allegedly people start looking like their pets after a while
Texture-wise, the Aqua Creams feel light and silky to me — fluffier and less dense than MAC Paint Pots and Benefit Creaseless Creams. The color applies with intense, rich pigment, and both of the shades I’ve been using layer, smudge and blend effortlessly with either fingers or brushes.
Have I mentioned their versatility? It’s thebomb.com! You could wear ’em alone, under powder shadows, or perhaps beneath a blush or a pretty gloss.
Sweaty beasts and fellow fiends for cream makeup just might fall in love. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams if…
- You like waterproof makeup
- You like creams that are easy to apply and blend
- You like products that multitask
Tardy to the party!
I’m a little late on the train, but now I’m obsessed with Lady Gaga, and it all started with this song:
When she starts belting in it I get chills! I love every single track on the CD (The Fame Monster). It makes me want to dust off my musical theater voice!
Have you been feeling any tunes lately? Anything I need to listen to ASAP?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,