Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “light blue shimmer.” It’s a light-medium sky blue with a frosted finish. Dior Swimming Pool is lighter, less cool-toned. Buxom Husky is lighter, softer. NYX Cool Blue isn’t as icy. MAC Styledriven is lighter, softer, almost yellow-toned in comparison. NARS South Pacific is darker.

There’s something about this color that makes it just a little different from the many other sky blue eyeshadows I’ve come across. There’s an iciness–an overall coolness–in it that doesn’t turn it silver or white, but it’s still there. It’s not as soft or as light as a really pastel, sky blue shade would be.  You can apply it as opaque as you’d like, you can use an itty bitty amount of product to get a sheer layer of product, or you can apply an opaque layer of color–these go on more opaque than not, but if you want sheer color, you’d deliberately apply very little and blend out right away. The finish on this particular shade is very high in frost content, so it can look more reflective as a result.

The texture is creamy but thick.  Because of the frosted finish, it seemed to dry down a little quicker than other Aqua Creams, but even with the less frosted finishes, it’s the kind of product that’s better to work with one eye at a time if you’re trying to apply several of them or need to do a lot of blending. If I use it as a base, I can blend out any edges without too much hurrying, but if I’m trying to blend two of these together, I work one eye at a time. I love the Aqua Cream formula, because it’s long-wearing, waterproof, and extremely pigmented. I don’t have any problems with creasing, fading, or smudging, whether I use it alone, sheered out, as a base, or over primer.

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There's something about this color that makes it just a little different from the many other sky blue eyeshadows I've come across. There's an iciness--an overall coolness--in it that doesn't turn it silver or white, but it's still there. It's not as soft or as light as a really pastel, sky blue shade would be.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream
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Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Dior Swimming Pool is lighter, less cool-toned. Buxom Husky is lighter, softer. NYX Cool Blue isn't as icy. MAC Styledriven is lighter, softer, almost yellow-toned in comparison. NARS South Pacific is darker.

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17 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #25 Aqua Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. denisepeaches

    Very pretty blue and I like the Aqua cream formula.But I own Nars burn it blue and sooo many blue eye shadows, I’ll skip this one,

  2. Sarah R

    That’s really pretty!

  3. summerblue

    This probably would make a nice base of some of MAC’s similar blue pigments like Mutiny.

  4. Anum

    Hi christine
    I was wondering if you ever noticed any of your aqua creams drying around the edges in their pots…
    Thanks

  5. I’m not a huge fan of blue eyeshadows, but this one is pretty interesting! I’m not sure I love how frosty it is, but to each their own! 

  6. GUSnail

    I love the Aqua Creams, but this is too cool for me. 
     
    Christine, will you be reviewing the new purple one as well?

  7. EstherKudron

    I love how icy it looks. I’m not too into light blue shadows, but this might be what changes my mind.

  8. Wow! That would look so good on blue eyes!

  9. That blue truly looks amazing!!!

  10. JosianeDemalsy

    Christine, I know this has nothing to do with the post, but will you ever review the YSL glossy stains? I think they are amazing.

  11. ifyouseekAndie

    Does this color remind anyone else of Cinderella’s dress? 

  12. 360anita

    Where’s the love it or leave it? :c
    BUT
    this is absolutely GORGEOUS! lovelovelove.

  13. divinem1

    This gives me nightmares of the baby blue and pink décor my mother used. I swear, it looked like blue and pink cotton candy puked all over the walls. This included her light blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick. I think I’ll be “leaving” this one!