Make Up For Ever Aqua Creme Colors Swatches & Reviews

What’s up!

Remember when I said I was interested in doing cosmetics reviews and I did that little poll? Over 53% of you said you would like to see them, 13% said they didn’t care (which I take as a yes), almost 4% were “Other” and then about 30% said no. I think I should have made it a little more clear that it didn’t mean I would stop doing nail polish swatches, this would be in addition to that. I think some people maybe were worried I wouldn’t be covering nails anymore, which I will!

I do plan on doing makeup reviews now because the fact is, I love makeup as much if not more than nail polish. For me it’s easier to swatch makeup than nail polish because it’s so much quicker and you don’t have to be as precise as polish and layer on coats, do clean-up, etc.

What I won’t be showing (for the most part) is a bunch of promo pics for upcoming collections. I rarely even do that with nail polish because I find it boring and uninspired when all people do is post promo pics. I won’t be sticking to one brand or anything either, it will run the gamut from inexpensive drugstore makeup all the way to the more expensive lines. For now at least I will be showing the stuff that jumps out at me personally, and what I would normally purchase. If things work out and this takes off, maybe I will be able to someday show more products. We shall see!

I am still toying with exactly how I am going to bring you these reviews once my new blog is up. I am thinking it might be on a totally different website, but that remains to be seen. Also some of this will be shown on my YouTube channel in video format rather than a post, but when I do videos, I always will post them on here also. If you haven’t yet subscribed, please do so! :)

SO…

Make Up For Ever has a new line of eye creme colors out called Aqua Cremes. They come in an array of colors, 22 in all, and I have two to show you today.


Turquoise


Emerald Green


Turquoise


Emerald Green

Basically what these are, are waterproof cream eyeshadows. They have an extremely creamy & smooth texture. The are also packed with “mother of pearl” particles to give off a luminous glow.


L to R: Turquoise, Emerald Green

As you can see from the swatches these really are very pigmented and bright! The Turquoise color is a beautiful medium aqua blue. Emerald Green is more of what I think of as a grass green, it’s very “spring-like” in color.

And they do NOT budge! This swatch is after I wiped HARD with a wet paper towel at least 7-8 times trying to get it off! Very waterproof indeed!

Just a quick and dirty pic of Turquoise on my lid. I just slapped some on with my finger and blended it out. They are very easy to blend.

One thing to keep in mind is they may be waterproof, but they are not crease-proof, at least not on me with my greasy-ass lids! I didn’t have on a primer (I usually use Too Faced or Urban Decay) and after about 2 hours, they creased a lot. But ALL shadows do that on me without a primer, so I don’t think that speaks to the quality of these or anything.

These are available on Sephora only right now and they are $22.00 each.

I am really anxious to try more colors but since they are on the more expensive side, I will have to buy them as I can afford them.

Have you guys tried these and what do you think about the colors?

-VV

40 comments

  • June 8, 2010
    Tracy

    Pretty!!! I’m going to love seeing you swatch colors and products, since we have kind of similar skin tones!!! YAY! (What MAC foundation color are you?) I’m N4.

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Tracy,

      I’m NC20, pretty fair! Thanks!

  • June 8, 2010
    Kristen

    Yay color! I really like these, and I’ve heard a lot about them. I cannot wait to try them. I agree they’re really $$ but *hopefully* they’ll last a pretty long time (in make-up time at least!) I like the make-up swatches, and all in all it’s YOUR site so I say do what you want with it. :)

  • June 8, 2010
    Stephanie

    Nice swatches! I’ve been waiting for more reviews on the MUFE Aqua Cremes, especially from those ladies w/ oily lids. I’m happy to hear about the wear time and how waterproof it actually is. I’m definitely in for the Emerald, but I don’t think I’ll be getting the turquoise just yet; maybe a different blue. I’m NC42 so the turquoise-like shades wind up looking a little more green than blue on me. Thanks again for the swatches, I love it! :-)

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Stephanie,

      Yeah they are very nice, I love ‘em!

  • June 8, 2010
    Melli

    These are gorgeous! I think I will pick them up. I am NC20 too…which is probably why I appreciate your colour selections! Thanks for the swatches!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Melli,

      Glad you like them! I can’t wait to see more in person :)

  • June 8, 2010
    Elysia

    I have not seen them in person but am in love! I want 7,11,13,18,20,21 and 22! So GORG!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Elysia,

      LOL I probably want like half of them :)

  • June 8, 2010

    Glad you’re not stopping with the nails.
    You are spot on with the promo pics. I simply don’t see the point of them. Bottle shots aren’t much use unless it’s to point out a huge difference between bottle and nail colour and warn unwary consumers.
    Promo pix are useless.
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    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Jen,

      Yeah I just find when people mostly do promo pics rather than their own swatches it seems so boring and un-creative!

  • June 8, 2010

    I need some of these. I find eye makeup so hard to wear in the warm weather as it just melts off. Waterproof is the way to go!

    Have you tried these as eyeliner? I would think they would be great for that.
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    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Alisa,

      I don’t normally wear much waterproof eye makeup, but I mean why not? You are right they are perfect for hotter weather when everything gets melty. I haven’t tried them as liner, but think they would work just as well for that.

  • June 8, 2010
    Kathleen

    Are these similar to MAC paint pots? What would you use these for? They’re very pretty, but at $22 a pop, I kind of feel like they should be able to do my laundry. :)

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Kathleen,

      They are much creamier than Paint Pots. I only have a couple Paint Pots and use them mainly as a base color. These are super pigmented and can definitely be worn as a stand-alone eyeshadow. I would use them as an eyeshadow or liner.

  • June 8, 2010

    I personally am not a huge fan of cream based eye shadows. Though I love the colour and pigmentation! I think loose pigments or shadow would be great over these. I think $22 is an average price for a product like this though I’m not sure whether it’s results are worth it. Definitely continue with the review though!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Leah Jordan,

      You are right a loose powder over these would look great and make it more intense.

  • June 8, 2010
    Serena

    I like seeing promo pictures but it is kind of boring if that is all the post is about. I love both of the colours!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Serena,

      Yay!

  • June 8, 2010
    Sandy

    Thanks for the review! I now want to purchase a couple of these since they are waterproof. Living in Houston, the heat and humidity are already at an all time high that by the time you get dressed in the morning and get to the car, make-up is melting! I’ve also heard good reviews on their liners as well.

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Sandy,

      Oh I can only imagine the humidity there! I’ve never been to Texas (only the airport) but have been to TN, AL, MS, LA & GA and know how horrible my makeup and hair looked all the times I have been there, lol! I have two of their liners and they are nice!

  • June 8, 2010
    Amber

    Oooh, the Turquoise is awesome. I don’t know how it would look with my dark brown eyes though. I’m an eye shadow novice; I’m just starting to get the hang of powder eye shadows. Do you think these are easier to use than powder eye shadows?

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Amber,

      I’m no expert either, I consider myself pretty much a novice, especially compared to most of the YouTube people! I think these might be harder to blend only because they might dry before you could blend them out really well. But then again I didn’t try that. I find powder the easiest type of shadow to work with personally.

  • June 8, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    I take back every thing I wrote about your You Tube video on cosmetics. The way you presented your cosmetics in your swatches is so gorgeous. BTW-You have gorgeous and beautiful eyes and well as amazing nails, LOL I never seen make-up and eye shadow presented this way. It’s beautiful and I can read that your fans love it too.

    Namaste

    (((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)
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    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Mc Huggs,

      Ha, ha thanks so much!

  • June 8, 2010

    I love how intense the colour is on this but it would probably crease on me even with primer, all eyeshadows seem to :(
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    • June 8, 2010

      Hi Rebecca,

      Really? You have tried UDPP and Too Faced?

  • June 8, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    I love the blue on you! Sadly, I share your issue with the creasing. The only creme shadows I’ve gotten to work on me are MAC’s paints & paint pots.

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      I can wear anything as long as I wear UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Both last like 14-16 hours on me with no creasing. But if I use nothing all shadows crease on me within 2 hours or so.

  • June 8, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    UDPP doesn’t work well for me. Benefit’s FY Eye works very well, but it’s been discontinued. I’m waiting for my Too Faced Shadow Insurance to arrive in the mail. Some creme shadows just crease on me no matter what base I use!

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      Oh man that sucks. Hopefully Shadow Insurance works for you. I tried FY Eye and it didn’t work for me. I guess it goes to show we are all different!

  • June 8, 2010
    JoJo

    I love that you are doing this! and you have such pretty eyes :D

    • June 8, 2010

      Hi JoJo,

      Aww thank you!

  • June 8, 2010

    Do you wear these by themselves or as a base? I guess you could wear them both ways. I like the Turquoise one a lot. I can see myself rocking it as an eye liner as well. Thanks!
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    • June 8, 2010

      Hi marisol,

      I would wear these alone since they are so colorful, but you you definitely use them as a base or liner also. Love them!

  • June 9, 2010

    The blue one suits you so well! I have kind of green-khaki with a slight hint of yellow eyes, what color would you recommand me? Expect black..and brown. Thanks :))
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    • June 9, 2010

      Hi marilou,

      Thanks! Hmm I have only seen the ones I have in person so far so I couldn’t really recommend a specific one for you. If there is an eggplant colored one that might work well with green eyes.

  • June 9, 2010
    alli

    don’t know if you have any experience with bare escentuals…if not, get on that! either way, they make an eyelid primer called prime time that is the best product, hands down, i have ever used. the stuff kicks some serious butt. i recommend it to everyone…because, believe me, i know aaaaaaaallllll about the whole greasy eyelid thaaang :)

    • June 9, 2010

      Hi alli,

      I’ve never tried their stuff, good to know. Too Faced Shadow Primer is my fav it keeps my shadow perfect for 14-16 hours, which us great!

  • June 9, 2010
    Natalie

    Ooh, the blue really brings out the brown, and the green really brings out the blue! So pretty :)