Make Up For Ever • Aqua Creams (Multi-Purpose) • Eyes
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love these! I have one in #12 (golden copper). I like to wear it in the summer, especially if I'm going to a pool or the beach. I wish I had this when I went on a vacation down south. It would have been perfect. I have slightly oily lids and this didn't crease at all. I'm going to get at least one more of these. I like the consistency better than the Maybelline color tattoos.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this for my eyeliner, and it is literally AMAZING! it does not smear, fade or wear off during the day. I have extremely oily eyelids so, this has always been a problem for me. I would look like a raccoon by the end of the day because my eyeliner would smudge so bad. I researched for an eyeliner with the best staying power, and this was a redundant product on the list, so I purchased online for around 22 dollars, and will always have a back up on hand because this is by far the best eyeliner that I have found. HG product for sure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use this for my eyeliner, and it is literally AMAZING! it does not smear, fade or wear off during the day. I have extremely oily eyelids so, this has always been a problem for me. I would look like a racoon by the end of the day because my eyeliner would smudge so bad. I researched for an eyeliner with the best staying power, and this was a redundant product on the list, so I purchased online for around 22 dollars, and will always have a back up on hand because this is by far the best eyeliner that I have found. HG product for sure!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really love these, I have them in majority of the colors. Very pigmented, long wearing, and a great base. My favorites are the gold and silver. (#3 & #11)
I wouldn't use a brush with these because I feel like the heat on your fingers helps it adhere to the eyes/or whatever you're using it for better.
I personally like the little container because your hands should always be clean while doing make up anyways, but for other sanitary purposes such as build up, it should be made in a tube.
There's no question about it, I would purchase it again no matter what happens haha.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
LOVE these eyeshadows!
They really last unlike any other shadow I have ever tried. Great pigmented colors.
It takes time to get used to applying because it dries so quickly.
They are simply amazing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in #2, #15, #13,#1 and #19. All of them for eyes with the exception to #13 which is a champagne color that can be used as a highlighter.
The Aqua Creams stays put all day and is an excellent base for powder shadows. The colours are pigmented and stay true.
These are tricky to get right in a hurry but worth it if you need budge proof.
EDITED- I decided that these are too difficult to work with so I parted with all of them. They are still decent though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Just wanted to share a tip for using the Aqua Creams as a blush. What I do is first spray the product with a bit of Fix+, and then I take my 188 brush and dip it directly into the jar (it fits perfectly! :) The Fix+ wets and loosens the product a bit, which is fairly hard and dry feeling until it reaches the warmth of your skin. By dipping the 188. it picks up only a small amount of product for your cheeks, and its easy to go back for more if you want to build the color. I stipple it on and the Fix+ makes blending much easier too! Love the result of this application - its so natural looking! You could probably due the same for the eyes - spray the product or your brush with a little bit of Fix+ first to make application and blending a bit easier :) Maybe it could work for lips too?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wouldnt use this with a primer because it caked big time when I wore it over the UDPP.
Also, the MUA recommended that I use my fingers to apply it and I must say, that really made a difference because using a brush simply didnt work for me.
Positives : great texture and wonderful choice of colours, long lasting and wont crease if used as a base with regular eyeshadow worn over it.
Negatives : pricey and the packaging makes it slightly less hygienic to use if it means having to dip my fingers into the jar.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a good cream shadow in gold for a tutorial and asked a sephora expert to suggest one. When he showed me the make up for ever one I thought it was my best option buut it turned out to be too cakey and it creased a lot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought #16 Pink Beige. The product may be long lasting but that is the only good thing I can say about it. I'm only 29 but this cream makes my eyes look old and crepey. It doesn't flatter my cheeks either, it showcases the slight sun damage that is starting to show up. Since I obviously don't want to look older I will definitely not be repurchasing this. I could try a different color, but I think the unflattering part is the shimmer- it's a bit much. I do have other shimmery eye creams that I like, including Benefit cream shadow. A darker color might work as a fun eye liner?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Pros: Staying power is excellent, versatile and pretty shades
Cons: A little spendy, dry quickly once applied
I finally bought the MUFE Aqua Essentials Kits (which I love overall) and it came with two aqua creams: 13 Warm Beige and 15 Taupe.
13 is a light tan shimmery champagne color while 15 seems more like a medium-dark golden brown than an actual taupe. I like both aqua creams but I LOVE 15.
I use both as a base for eyeshadows, but 15 can easily be worn as an eyeshadow by itself. I normally just use my finger to apply the color to my lid and find it works best, although the product does dry quickly so don't waste time blending it. Either could work as an eyeliner too.
They stay throughout the day with no creasing (I do use a primer but I've tried them without and they still last a long time). 13 and 15 are formulated to be used on the eyes or cheeks, but so far I've only used them on my eyes. 13 could be a very pretty highlighter though.
Even with the higher price, normally $22 a piece, they should last a long time since you only need a little product at a time and they come in a .21 oz plastic container (compared to MAC fluidline which is only .1 oz and MAC paint pot which is .17 oz)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased #8, a "tomato red sheen," exclusively as a lip product. I am a smoker and perpetual nail biter, so I never wear anything on my lips because I'll just inhale it or eat it. I had high hopes for this product because it's not supposed to budge once applied.
I used my finger to apply the product on healthy, exfoliated, lightly moisturized lips. I then dipped a q-tip in sweet almond oil and used it to clean up the areas on my mouth on which I had painted outside of the lines. The result was a very vibrant, beautiful red lip. As promised, the product didn't come off on my fingers or cigarette. I was thrilled.
Fast-forward twenty minutes: my lips were so insanely dry I could hardly stand it. The texture of the aqua cream is lovely and creamy in the jar. but feels like you've slicked nail polish on your lips once applied. Despite my discomfort, I decided to push through because the color just looked so damn good.
Fast-forward another twenty minutes: the color began to very gradually flake off onto my teeth. So with a heavy sigh, I removed it with more sweet almond oil.
Since I won't be painting my eyes tomato red anytime soon, I can't review how this product performs as a cream eyeshadow. But as a lip product, aqua creams suck.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I hate to be in the minority here but as much as I have tried to like this product, I just can't. I love MUFE and I admit that the idea of a waterproof cream based product did appeal to me, so after watching many Youtube tutorials, looking at swatches on-line and trying the product out at Sephora, I finally decided to dive in and spend the more than 16 € that these little pots cost in Spain.
Pigmentation is fantastic and durability is great: my eyelids are somewhat oily and without a base, these last for a good 8 hours. However they dry super fast and you have to be extremely quick to blend, be it with brush or finger, and when I mean quick, I mean just a couple of seconds. Once the colour is set, there is no turning back. To add insult to injury, I found that most of the shades that appealed to me (mostly neutrals since my work environment is quite conservative) are incredibly frosty; don't let the lights at the store fool you and think there will be a glowy creamy and satiny finish to your lids. I am around NC20 in MAC and colour 13 (a pale pink, closest thing to a beige I could find) looks like crushed glitter on me. I don't mind shimmer at all but this is over the top. No matter how hard you try to keep the colour on your lid, the frost will spread everywhere else around the eye, so I think I will reserve this as a cheek highlight for nighttime.
Chances are that brighter colours will probably benefit from so much frost concentration. If this is what you are looking for, then this is the right product for you! However I think that for such a steep price and limited texture options, I'd rather stick to MAC paintpots or a cheaper alternative like Bourjois cream shadows.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a waterproof, crease proof shadow that would stay put through the hot summer months. I was on the fence between Mac paints and Makeup ForEver aqua creams. I sampled the MUFE aqua creams at Sephora and fell in love with them. They are a huge hit with me. Blendability is GREAT, you just have to work it before it sets. I cannot say enough about these. Will definitely purchase again. I stayed safe with neutral colors, Snow #4 and Pink Beige #16. Going back for Plum #17 and Satin Brown #14 to complement winter looks. First shadow that delivers promise. Very happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have this in #2, it's a gorgeous gray with multicoloured sparkles. It's not something I would normally choose for myself but I decided to try something different. This looks great under a variety of shadows and is waterproof and lasts all day with minimal creasing. It can be a little hard to apply but if you work with it you can get a fairly uniform finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had to try different application techniques for this to work but it was worth it. I have color #2, a silver-taupe meant for eyes. The colors is gorgeous and not muddy. First I apply a creamy eye base (i.e. Paula Dorf, Carmindy, Lauren Luke's base from the palettes, etc.) and then I use a synthetic dome eye brush and/or my finger to apply. I dab and blend until I have the look I want. With this technique the shadow wears all day with minimal to no fading and no creasing.
The reason I took a point off is because if I don't wear a base, the shadow fades away and migrates to the undereye area. Also, it needs to be a creamy base and not the type that sets to a dry film. I tried this with UDPP and BE Primetime but it made the shadow hard to blend and it looked crepe-y. So it takes some trial and error to get it to work and it doesn't work without a base for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have tried 2 shades (#20 & #12) of the aqua creams and LOVE them! The colors are amazing and they blend perfectly. SO flattering. They never crease or fade (even after being at the beach all day!) This is my new favorite product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I mainly went for this product b/c I wanted a waterproof cream that doesn't crease or need to be worn with an eye primer. I wore this color by itself for nearly 12 hours and didn't notice any issue with creasing or color-fading. I'm impressed! Normally cream shadows crease on me, but this brand seems to produce high-performance products, and aqua creams are certainly no exception!
I've only tried #15 (taupe, brown shimmer), which is a flattering shade on my fair/medium skin and dark brown hair. I'd like to try some of the other shades but they all seemed to be a bit frosty or metallic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I LOVE THIS! I wore it all night in the hot Florida summer and it stayed put. It was easy and creamy to apply and it gave plenty of time to blend and put it how I wanted it before it set. The colors are great and rich.
If I had to say any tiny complaint it would be that the jar does not come very full to the top. But it is a great product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased #13 and while I love the colour, this product ended up creasing on me! I wore this as a base under my MAC eyeshadows and I also wore it one day alone on the lids and both times I experienced creasing about 4 hours after applying it. I really wanted to love this product, but I didn't find that this had any staying power. I do extremely oily eyelids and I wore this product on extremely hot and humid days so perhaps I wouldn't experience creasing if I wore it in the wintertime? Disappointed.