Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft copper shimmer.” It’s a rich copper with a heavy metallic sheen. Being a copper. it has a reddish orange tone to it, so it tends to suit warmer complexions more than cooler ones. Though it’s a cream, it is similar in color to these powder eyeshadows: theBalm Meep Meep, Urban Decay Baked, MAC Amber Lights, and Giorgio Armani Gold Blitz.

I’m a big fan of Aqua Creams, because they really stay on well. The formula is all about bringing “rich color payoff” with long-lasting wear that does not crease or smudge. These have a creamy consistency that applies easily and smoothes out beautifully, but they do have a quicker dry down time–and once they set, they’re set for the rest of the day. I’ve worn numerous shades since they originally launched, and I’m never disappointed. The wear is truly phenomenal!

Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
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Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream
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Make Up For Ever #12 Aqua Cream

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I own and love this eyeshadow both as a base and on its own! I’ve gone swimming wearing it and it stays. Interestingly I have very cool skin and I’m fair (NW15) but I also have blue eyes there’s not a shade I own that makes my eyes look bluer!

I don’t have that issue – but they dry down quickly, so if you try to blend after they dry, then yes, it would be hard!

just wondering if you knew christine, how do aqua creams last over time? do they ever go hard and dry like some cream eyeliners? this colour is divine and i’m really thinking about getting it

Glad to hear that these don’t dry out as quickly as gel/cream eyeliners-I have about 10 that I can’t resurrect. Do you think that hazel eyes could carry off this color, b/c I love this color!

EnKoreMakeup has a good video on reviving those, maybe that would help! 🙂 I think it would work on hazel eyes! I’ve only had a paint pot dry out and that was because I forgot to close it for 3 days! I just microwaved it, and it came for me.

wantwantwant….

This color is amazing! I only recently bought my first Aqua Cream and I’m loving it, def. going to pick up this one next.

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