I’ve been meaning to take a gander at the new¬†MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Creams ($22 – 6g) for a while now, and finally got around to it. Boy, am I glad I did! They look like juicy pieces of candy melted down into a creamy, smooth, vibrant sip of cosmetic juice. Yea, seriously. I picked up five for now, but I’m definitely going back for more. When I checked my tracking number on UPS, I squealed with excitement knowing my gorgeous brown box was at home waiting for me :D Check it out…

WHAT ARE AQUA CREAMS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

They’re an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream.

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.

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.

They come in 6gram twist-off cap jars, and because the pigmentation is so riDONKulous, you only need a smidgen. You could either use the eye creams alone, or as bases. I haven’t tried them as bases yet, but I’m sure they’re fabulous. One of the ingredients found in this product is silica, and silica can help prevent your oily lid situation from ruining your entire look. It can absorb oil somethin’ fierce! Silica doesn’t work for everyone, though…

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - fuchsia7
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – Fuchsia #7

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - coral9
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – Coral #9

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - gold11
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – Gold #11

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - turqoise21
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – Turquoise #21

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - emeraldgreen 22
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream – Emerald Green #22

AQUA CREAM SWATCHES IN DIFFERENT LIGHTING

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams Swatches
Turquoise #21, Emerald Green #22, Gold #11, Coral #9, Fuchsia #7

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams Swatches
Turquoise #21, Emerald Green #22, Gold #11, Coral #9, Fuchsia #7

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams Swatches
Turquoise #21, Emerald Green #22, Gold #11, Coral #9, Fuchsia #7

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams Swatches
Turquoise #21, Emerald Green #22, Gold #11, Coral #9, Fuchsia #7

In a sad attempt to remove these with a wet makeup remover wipe…I wiped hard as hell the first time. They didn’t budge much. Then I had to man up and rub the crap outta my arm to remove these. They’re not the easiest to remove. Perhaps using an oil-based makeup remover will help break up the product a little.

Consider this though: these are swatches…you wouldn’t apply this much of the product to your eye or cheek area, so it may be easier to remove since you’d just be using a little. For these swatches though, it took a lil muscle to remove.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - wiped away roughly
wiped away with several super firm strokes…

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams - wiped even harder!!
wiped away even harder…at this point, I kinda had to dig :| but I got most of it off.

So here’s the deet’s…I’m not gonna give these a full review because I’ve only had them for a day. But these are gorgeous. There are different colors for different areas of the face and body. I picked up three of the eye/cheek colors and two of the lip/cheek colors. I’ve been wearing the Coral shade for a few hours now, and it hasn’t tightened my cheek or dried it out (which was honestly what I feared it would do) whatsoever. My natural oils are able to subtly come thru and keep it nice and natural. The color hasn’t faded at all, I’m very pleased. They dry very fast so make sure whatever your using these for, you do it quickly because they will not budge.

They make beautiful lip colors! But they actually feel like an ordinary matte formula on the lips — not very moisturizing. Make sure you lube your lips up prior to application so your lips don’t dry out like Ashy Larry’s feet. You’ll love the results, though!

I cannot wait to purchase a few more colors — I NEED that silver color like yesterday! Have you tried any?

Availability: Sephora

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