Aqua Cream is a long-wear, highly pigmented cream that can be used as an eyeshadow, blush, or lip color. In each of those functions, Aqua Cream sets to a matte finish and is resistant to water, moisture, and perspiration (so much so, you’ll likely need an oil- or silicone-based makeup remover to take it off).
True to claims, you won’t have to worry about smudging or creasing, but no matter where you apply it, it’s important to instantly blend the product because it sets quickly once applied.
The shade range is a bit on the wild, theatrical side, with a mixture of neutral and bright tones, but out of the 22 colors, there are some beautiful options to consider in a variety of intensities and finishes (shimmer, matte, and metallic).
Although you can use Aqua Cream on the eyes, lips, or cheeks, we found it most ideal as a cream eyeshadow because it is resistant to creasing and smudging and it won’t flake. There are some over-the-top shades you might want to avoid, such as Intense Blue, but others such as the shimmer-finish Pink Beige and Taupe are quite stunning.
This product works OK as a stay-put cheek color, but avoid the extremely bright colors such as Fuchsia and Orange, which not only look unnatural, but also have a tendency to seep into pores, bringing more attention to them.
In terms of using this as a lip product, the texture is a bit more mattifying than what’s comfortable for use on the lips, making them look overly dry or cakey.