MAKE UP FOR EVER is one of my go-to brands because of the great quality and versatility of their products. While MUFE features many bold color choices there are also many neutral and classic shades available. One of my favorite products from MUFE is the AQUA CREAM Waterproof Cream Color. There are 22 shades available, of which 21 are offered at Sephora. The mythologized Purple #19 is not offered in the US, but as you can see I have it and swatched it for you! According to MUFE, "The Aqua Cream is an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream. Highly concentrated in mother-of-pearl pigments, it provides an immediate color intensity with a luminous finish. Its long-lasting formula will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions."
Available in 22 shades, the multipurpose Aqua Cream can be applied on your lips, cheeks and eyes.
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.
I use these in the same way that one would use a MAC Paint Pot- as a stand alone cream eye shadow, or as a base for eye shadows, but I also use them as eyeliners. Aqua Creams are tremendously pigmented with great color payoff, and once they set they do not budge, smudge, bleed, fade, or crease. In fact, Aqua Creams have a fairly fast dry down time so you need to work more quickly than you would with a MAC Paint Pot. The texture is silky smooth and very comfortable to wear. The formula is buildable- so it is easy to sheer them out for a subtle look or build them up for a bold and vibrant look. The versatility of the Aqua Cream is one of the great strengths of this product, but this formula does include a fair amount of shimmer (read: metallic), so if you prefer a matte finish you may not love these. While I LOVE Aqua Creams I do wish that they would add a few matte shades to the lineup. I find them very comfortable to wear on the eyes and cheeks, but find them drying on the lips (however, applying them over a lip balm does help). Click on photos to enlarge.
|Left to Right: Anthracite (1)- silvery charcoal shimmer; Steel (2)- silver gray shimmer; Silver (3)- true silver shimmer; Fresh Pink (6)- bright pink; Fuchsia (7)- hot pink with gold flecks.|
|Left to Right: Gold (11)- yellow gold shimmer; Golden Copper (12)- soft copper shimmer; Warm Beige (13)- champagne shimmer; Satin Brown (14)- warm brown shimmer; Taupe (15)- taupe brown shimmer; Pink Beige (16)- pinky beige shimmer.|
|Left to Right: Plum (17)- burgundy plum shimmer; Purple (18)- light lilac shimmer; Purple (19)- vibrant mid-tone purple shimmer.|
0.21 oz. $22.00 each at Sephora or MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques