Testing: Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream Shadow

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I love eyeshadow. I rarely wear it. Why? For all their shimmery, tempting loveliness, the shadows never seem to last (it could be my oily skin, but still). I’ve amassed an impressive collection of pretty colors that, for the most part, sit unused. And, while Blinc’s Phase One primer is a fabulous shadow-extending product in my arsenal, I’m not always motivated to add an extra step to my morning routine.

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream shadows, however, have changed the game. They’re waterproof, fadeproof, and last, as the name implies, damn near forever. I’ve gone from the office to dinner to dancing and still have perfect lids when I get home. The best part? The shadow washes off easily with soap and water — no harsh scrubbing and/or heavy duty makeup remover required.

While Aqua Cream isn’t exactly cheap, the good news is that a little goes a long way. I use Warm Beige (a champagne shimmer) every day as a brow highlighter and I bet the same .21 ounce jar will last until I’m 64, or until I flit to a new favorite shade, whichever comes first.

Some say they love the thrill of the hunt. But I’m of the opposite persuasion — I couldn’t be happier that the search for a long-lasting eyeshadow is officially over.

$22, Sephora, Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-4200, sephora.com