$23 for this is dirt cheap, considering how long these pots last! (I still haven't seen the bottom of the white shimmer one - #4 Snow- which I use nearly every day, and I think I've had it for over 2years now!). I'm currently obsessed with champagne-shimmer eyeshadow. This one has just enough shimmer to work for everyday, for day or night, and looks pretty on its own or as a base to other colors. I'm Asian, and this looks darker beige on me.
One tip - you need to put this on with a synthetic brush or a finger and really blend it well on bare skin. You can't have ANY powder product under it - otherwise, it will flake, glop together and become impossible to blend. You can put other colors - powder etc. on top of it, but be sure this (and other aquacreams) are put on bare skin!
I guess I'm in the minority, but I didn't like this product. It applies very patchy and is hard to blend. I have a Shiseido Hydro Powder eyeshadow in a very similar shade, and that one is a dream to work with. Very disappointed, and would not try any more Aqua Creams after this.
I absolutely love this product. I was a bit put off by the price at first, then I realized that I am getting roughly 7x more product than a typical drugstore eyeliner at about 3x the price. That is a steal in my book.
The product itself is thick and a little cake-like with a slight creaminess. If you would be wearing it as an eye shadow, apply it with your fingertip, if you are wearing it as a liner, use a synthetic brush.
I bought this color specifically for my wedding, and it did not disappoint. I own this shade, #1, and #20 and I love all 3. I would purchase any color in this aqua cream line, it is a great product.
I only own 2 aqua creams: number 15 (gorgeous taupey/brown shade) and number 13, which is a warm champagney shade. I really like the color as well as the fact that it is very long lasting. Admittedly, it is tricky to work with, but practice makes perfect. What really brings this shadow's rating down to 3 lippies and make me refuse to buy this product again (or use it up, for what it matters) is the extreme glitter going on with this shadow. Hello glitterbomb.
It reminds me of a warmer shade of MAC Bare Study paint pot (which is shimmery, but nowhere as glittery as this).
However, I love number 15, the darker brown shade.
I never thought to try aqua creams because (1) I thought they'd be too shimmery (2) I don't like pots for hygienic reasons and (3) products touted as waterproof and smudgeproof don't always live up to their claims. However, I was just playing around at Sephora, and fell in love with #13. It's a nudish, champagney, pinkish color that adds a hint of subtle color and sheen to my eyelids, making my eyes look bright and refreshed. Using my ring finger, I apply a tiny bit up to where my crease would be (I'm a monolidded Asian w/ hooded eyes), and it's just gorgeous. The application is a bit tricky, though, b/c if I apply too much it can get clumpy, and once it's on, it's on. This product will not move, smudge, or run under any circumstances, and it even seems to provide a smooth base for my eyeliner and eyeshadow to "grip" onto. I'm not too keen on the pot b/c I hate dipping my finger in it and having the product exposed to the elements, but this is such a stunning, fabulous product that I can overlook it. :)
I'm not much of an eyeshadow wearer, so this is PERFECT for when I just want a wash of colour for all over the lid. It stays put all day, and you don't need a primer with it as it can also work as a base. Wonderful! :)
I love make up for ever aqua creams! They stay on forever. I go swimming with these on and they still stay put. The warm beige is a great color to use as a primer. I have 8 different shades and I am hoping to collect them all
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Maybe I haven't ventured far enough into the make-up realm, but I think this product+color is one of a kind. #13 is a frosty champagne with a hint of peachy/pink undertone. I really like the texture and the frostiness - makes the aqua cream stand out a lot! It's great for days where you don't wanna be bothered with make-up, so sometimes I just apply this, mascara , blush and gloss and I'm good to go. My favorite aspect is that it REALLY brightens up the eye area, making you look awake. It can be worn alone (for a more subtle look) or with eyeshadows (pairs well with SO many shadows for a dramatic look).
Some may think the product itself is already too much (because of the frost), so if you want a toned down eye product with the same color, try MAC's Jest.
I got this in a kit. So far, I'm loving it. It's great for the days that I don't really want to be bothered with too much makeup. It opens up my eyes and makes me look awake. It stays really well without even needing primer. If it lasts a long time without drying out, I will buy this again.
Doesnt show up much but is good as a base or highlight