This seems to be the year of yellow eyeshadow for me – this will be my third go-around with the shade, and each time just keeps getting better! The latest version has truly blown my socks off, which is kind of amazing since yellow isn’t exactly the *easiest* shade to wear. But somehow, it’s happened, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #24 ($26CAD), a matte vibrant yellow, is part of four new shades of the Aqua Cream line-up – along with an Acid Green, Pastel Blue, and Purple. As I’m sure you’re aware, Aqua Creams are a long-lasting, waterproof, majorly pigmented cream shadow that will not budge all day long. I now own four shades, and by far #24 Yellow is the best one yet. The consistency of this product is AMAZING! It’s so unbelievably creamy and easy to apply. I think they may have improved their formula, as some of my other ones can be a bit tricky to blend. This is NOT the case with #24 – it smoothes on easily and doesn’t set too quickly, but then once it’s set, it wears like iron for hours. I had it on yesterday, in the mega heat and humidity (we had TWO thunderstorms!), and it didn’t budge an inch from 9am till 9pm.
As you can see below, #24 is pretty much a bright canary yellow, which can be a challenging shade to wear for most skin tones. However, the wonderful blendability of this shadow enables you to apply just a sheer wash of it on the lid, and because it’s a creamy finish vs powdery, it looks much more natural. I would suggest wearing a dark liner when wearing yellow however, as it helps to ground the shade a bit. I did a look wearing this that I will be showing you later in the week – I combined it with a few other shadows – and it turned out pretty darn good I think!
I’ll be honest – when MUFE sent this shade to me, I thought: “Oh man, really? How am I going to wear this??” but it turns out, it was SO much easier than I ever dreamed! And I am being completely truthful with you when I say I will be wearing this again and again this Summer – its just so warm and lovely and makes me think of sunshine and golden rays of light. It certainly requires a *little* bit of extra creativity – you can’t just slap it on and go – but the slight bit of extra effort it takes to pull a look together with this shade is SO worth it. Truly, don’t let the color in the pan and the swatches scare you – this is one fabulous shadow!
Stay tuned for my look with this shade later this week!
Would you consider wearing yellow eyeshadow? What looks would you create with it?
*Product sent for my unbiased consideration by the PR company/brand.