Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 16 review

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  • Manufacturer: Make Up For Ever
  • Availability: Make Up For Ever and Sephora
  • Description: pink beige shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: $22 for 5.95 grams / .21 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 16

I like this color as a base simply because it is so neutral. The MUFE eye creams (Flash Color, Aqua Creme) all dry quickly, so I can't necessarily do multicolor looks atop one of these if I use it as my overall base color. The upside, though, is that they have color of their own, and they adhere to my lids well even without a base and won't crease for the better part of a day (though I can get a full 8-10 hours with no creasing if I do use something like UDPP.) My first attempt at application was a little heavy, and it did crease faster, so don't over-apply when putting these on. It may take some practice, since too many ultra-thin layers will layer but will dry quickly and won't hold on to the loose powder.

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This color works well as a colored base, but not necessarily well as a liner shade. It's neither dark enough to provide definition, nor vivid enough to be a good brightliner. This shade is eye- and cheek-safe. Overall, these are nice; but I still prefer my MAC paint pots for everyday colored bases. These Aqua Creams from MUFE cost more than the paint pots, dry more quickly once they've been applied, and while they definitely come in a wider range of colors and are waterproof, the need to work with them so quickly before they dry...kind of limits their usefulness to me. If I wanted to use only these colors, with nothing atop them, I'd probably be just fine. As it is, I tend to use these as colored bases rather than standalone colors in their own right. I've gotten some really good results with a few, specifically some of the Flash Colors (the periwinkle blue is amazing when used with any iridescent loose powder.)

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