Julie Hewett's Hue Color Cream in Newsprint Bleu is my absolute favorite blue eyeliner and has been so since I bought my first pot of this vibrant cream product. The Hue Color Cream line is supposed to do a double duty as a liner and a shadow, but Newsprint Bleu is very dark and intense so I prefer to only use it as an eyeliner (and use my thinnest brushes for this task). To test Hue as a cream eye shadow I chose Mystere, a shimmery metallic taupe.
Mystere leans towards the warm side and has a beautiful finish. It's everything I wanted Buxom Stay There cream eye shadow to be and it sorely wasn't. I've worn it alone and as a base for powder eye shadows (it's fun to experiment with the way Mystere makes old familiar colors appear ) and it never disappoints- the cream stays in place all day with no creasing, melting or flaking. I took a chance one August day and tested it (over a primer. I always use one) in NYC heat and humidity. Julie Hewett won.
Hue Color Cream comes in two formats- pots ($14) and refills pans ($10). The latter is what you see in my photos. The pans fit in Hewett's empty palettes ($8) that can be customized and include a variety of eye, face and lip products. Julie Hewett's website (juliehewett.net) has been redesigned and improved greatly, even if the menus are somewhat clunky and the information architecture gave me some eyebrow raising moments (can't help it. I'm married to an e-commerce guru). The pan refills are not under the Hue Color Cream page but in the Custom Palette section under Single Pans.
Bottom Line: Next one I'm buying is Malachite.
All photos are mine.