Makeup For Ever Aqua Cream 02 Steel is labeled a silver gray shimmer and definitely appear this way in the little pot. The magic of this color, though, is that it shifts a little once applied so the color is not as cold and metallic (for a true ice queen silver go with number 03). There's something about the not quite opaque texture and the pigment used here by Makeup For Ever that creates a slightly warmer and more natural shade on the skin. It makes Aqua Cream 02 an easy to wear, go-to neutral.
The texture of Makeup For Ever Aqua Creams might not be my absolute favorite (that place is reserved for Ellis Faas and Bobbi Brown), but it's still excellent, durable and doesn't crease even under the most unfortunate circumstances. I apply it either with a MAC 217 brush or with Hourglass No. 9, but those who favor their pinky will find that Aqua Cream cooperates nicely.
Bottom Line: a staple.
Makeup For Ever Aqua Cream ($22) is available from Sephora, online and in store.