Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5 review

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 397 views

  • Manufacturer: Make Up For Ever
  • Availability: Make Up For Ever and Sephora
  • Description: gilded peach shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$22 for 5.95 grams / .21 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes...if it was eye-safe
Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5

Maybe I applied it a little heavily; but this is almost too bright a color for me, for my lips. I wish that this color could be worn on my lids, because I think it would look great (a bit like Rubenesque, but a little brighter and with a touch more heft); but this is one of the shades that's specifically marked as lip- and cheek-safe, not eye-safe.

In the pot, this looks like a nice enough, if plain, apricot-peach shade. The gold doesn't show up until it's swatched or applied. The color dries quickly and stays in place very well. I didn't try applying it to my cheeks, though I can imagine that a much lighter application would give a nice highlighting effect with subtle coloring and brightening.

If this were eye-safe, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. As it is, it doesn't work for me as a lip color…but that's personal preference for the shade. I may try one of the other lip-safe Aqua Creams, some of the redder colors that will work better with my complexion. I may try this as a lip color again, but I'll probably have to use a different application method - something lighter, where less of the color transfers and I get more of a gilded peach wash.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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