Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 5 ($22 for 6 gm) A little about Aqua cream: “The Aqua Cream is an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream. Highly concentrated in mother-of-pearl pigments, it provides immediate color intensity with a luminous finish.
Its long-lasting formula will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions. Available in 22 shades, the multipurpose Aqua Cream can be applied on your lips, cheeks and eyes.”
Shade – Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 5 is a gorgeous iridescent peach with golden shimmer. The shimmer present is very subtle.Packaging – Makeup Forever Aqua Cream comes in a small round container with a black screw up lid. The shade number is provided at the back. It is travel friendly and sturdy.
Texture & Formula – The texture of the Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 5 is quite dry.It needs to be blended properly else it would look patchy. I have to take a small quantity and spread it over cheeks and eyes and then blend. It is thick in consistency.
The finish is shimmery as it has a lot of golden shimmer in it. The shimmer present is non-gritty. It doesn’t clog pores neither accentuate them. It is water proof and water resistant.
Out of the 22 shades, few shades are meant for lips and cheeks and some for eyes and cheeks. This shade is suggested to be used on lips and cheeks. However, when used on lips, it looks very dry, patchy and settles in the lip lines. The shade looks very ashy on my lips. I have used this on eyes as base as well as eye shadow and it looks great. On cheeks, it has the most beautiful effect.Pigmentation – The shade is not highly pigmented but decent enough to show up on one swipe. It provides sheer to full pigmentation depending on usage.
Staying Power – This aqua cream stays throughout the time I wear it. It doesn’t budge or fade. The shimmer effect doesn’t lessen too.
Ease of Application- As said, on lips, Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 5 applies very unevenly and looks streaky. I use it as a blush mostly just the way a cream blush is used. I apply it in dots over cheek bones and then blend .It dries up very quickly but gives ample time to blend and then it sets. Once set, it can only be removed through a makeup remover. On eyes, I apply it with a flat eye shadow brush for proper shade.
I like multi-purpose products and Makeup Forever Aqua Cream 5 is another favourite of mine. The shimmer effect in the aqua cream is really pretty and it provides gorgeous sheen to cheeks. I highly recommend trying this product. Although the texture is quite dry, it blends beautifully and looks fabulous. It is available in many shades and finishes. The availability is a major issue else it is a great product!!
Written By Ritika Narang