The Ultimate Yellow Eyeshadow – Seriously! Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream #24

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!

With flash

Natural light

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.

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  1. #1 by BurbBeauty on July 4, 2012 - 9:59 am

    Wow, that’s bright! I used to wear yellow shadow pretty often. Lately though, I can’t even be bothered to put on mascara. I’m broken!

    • #2 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:22 am

      LMAO Oh Lola!! Haha. I think we go through phases, that’s all. However, if you get the urge again…you know where to start :P This yellow is awesome!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. #3 by BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS) on July 4, 2012 - 11:44 am

    Wow now that’s yellow!! Glad to hear the formula is easier to blend. Can hardly wait to see your look with this shade!

    • #4 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:23 am

      Thanks Tracy!! I hope I did it justice! I just love it, it’s always fun to find a more ‘outrageous’ shade and make it work :)

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. #5 by Eugenia on July 4, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    Holy Moly! That’s one uber-vibrant shade, lol! Can’t wait to see your look using this; as for me, I can pretty much guarantee that my colouring dictates that I could never pull this colour off, but it sure looks happy!

    • #6 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:25 am

      I dunno Eugenia – I’ve yet to see one shade NOT look stunning on your skin!! But yellow is scary, so ypur relyctance is understandable. That’s why I was so stoked to find this was actually wearable!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. #7 by awkwardcelebrity on July 4, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    that color is too gorgeous!

    • #8 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:27 am

      Ooh, it would look really excellent on you too, Seree! :)

      Sent from my iPhone

  5. #9 by Larie on July 4, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    That is an awesome yellow! I love it! Yellow on eyes is so cheerful and exciting :D

    • #10 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:29 am

      You’re so right Larie! And I know you’d totally rock this out, you’re fearless and seem to make everything work!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  6. #11 by makeupmorsels on July 4, 2012 - 11:43 pm

    I can’t wait to see the look you did with this! You’re so brave Toya, I don’t usually shy away from bright colors, but a yellow like this? I don’t think I could pull that off hahaha. Love the shade, and I bet you’ll put together something awesome with this.

    • #12 by Latoya on July 11, 2012 - 8:31 am

      Oh, I hope I didn’t disappoint MM!! There are challenging, bright shades that require a little work, then there’s yellow lol. It’s gotta be the toughest! Trust me when I say that if you ever wanted to try, this would be the one to try it with!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  7. #13 by Liz (@Reductionista) on July 5, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    Ha, I am never going to wear this. :D

    I found the aqua pots to be on the very dry side, too, and gave up on them. (Just have one now but I used to have a whole bunch.) If MUFE did improve the formula, I may check them out again some day in the future.

    • #14 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:38 am

      Yea, I don’t know if this was a one-off Liz, or not, but this one was insanely creamy and easy to use, so I hope that’s now across the board!!

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