Entries for Tuesday May 31
Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5
- Manufacturer: Make Up For Ever
- Availability: Make Up For Ever and Sephora
- Color Range: gilded peach shimmer
- Staying Power: 4 out of 4
- Cost/Amount: USD$22 for 5.95 grams / .21 ounces
- Would you purchase again: yes...if it was eye-safe
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.
NYX Cosmetics’ Peach Round Lipstick
- Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics
- Availability: part of the Round Lipstick collection
- Color Range: coral-rose shimmer
- Staying Power: 2 out of 4
- Cost/Amount: USD$4.50 for .14 ounces / 4 grams
- Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
I like this shade! It doesn’t seem to match with the color name, though (there are quite a few NYX Cosmetics colors, across the line, that seem to have a serious disconnect between color name and actual color). I would like to find this equivalent in the Black Label collection, because that formulation lasts longer without migrating or fading away. The Round Lipsticks are great for color range and price, but they don’t have much staying power.