Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “violet sheen.” This is a rich, vibrant red-toned violet purple with a satiny sheen. When it’s sheered out, it has a much pinker appearance (but still very purple), while when it’s applied more opaquely, it’s a rich violet. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm is less red-toned. MAC Plush is less violet. MAC Violet is purpler, lighter. MAC Shock-a-holic is fairly close. Urban Decay Purple Haze resembles the sheer swatch. Inglot #439 is slightly purpler.

I was extremely surprised at how pigmented this shade was, because purple eyeshadows are absolutely notorious for poor color payoff! It doesn’t matter the brand–so many of them are lacking, but #26 is incredibly rich in pigment. You don’t need a lot of product to get opaque color, and if you want a really sheer layer of color, it’s possible–just make sure to use the barest amount and blend out.  Like other shades in the Aqua Cream formula, it dries pretty quickly, so I advise working one eye at the time when it comes to blending out harsh edge.  Once it sets, it’s there for good–I’ve had shades wear for as long as fourteen hours (I don’t usually test a single product that long).  #26 wore for a full eight hours when I tested it alone on bare lids.

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This will make an awesome base for all of your favorite purple eyeshadows, especially any shade that suffers from sheerness! The Aqua Cream formula is great for a long-wearing cream eyeshadow or liner.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm is less red-toned. MAC Plush is less violet. MAC Violet is purpler, lighter. MAC Shock-a-holic is fairly close. Urban Decay Purple Haze resembles the sheer swatch. Inglot #439 is slightly purpler.

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26 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. freshpinklips

    looks like stars n rockets blended out

  2. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Thank you for reviewing this one!!  I love my Aqua Creams, and I LOVE Purples, and as you noted, a good purple eyeshadow is hard to come by!  I’m so excited, there will have to be a trip to Sephora later this week!

  3. atrixe

    In the photo above with the swatches, what is the difference between the swatch on the left and the one on the right? I’m guessing that left side over primer, but I’m not sure. Thanks!  (n_n)

  4. Avatar of Gina Gina

    Oh wow! This is beautiful! I bet it would look amazing topped with MAC Violet pigment.

  5. Avatar of Whitney whitneydonnasmith

    I love this shade! It reminds me a lot of MAC stars n rockets e/s

  6. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    I love purples, so I´m definitely all over this Aqua Cream! I can´t wait to swatch it in person!

  7. I usually love the normal application over the sheer any day, but the sheer version of this is really lovely, too! I bet this would be fantastic if you used it as a liner, too. 

  8. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    This is definitely at the top of my list!

  9. Violet with blue sheen is one of my favorite shades, so this could very well become my first Aqua Cream!!

  10. jeantaelr

     @Christine (Temptalia) have you tried #19?
    it seemed to be a pro color only or something, but if you have tried it how would you compare it to this one?
    thanks!

  11. Avatar of Jessica JessicaAF

    Is this anything like MAC paint pots Half-Wild or Imaginary?

  12. Avatar of Mimi mimig323

    why is it that violet shades always seem to have a blue sheen? 

    • VioletStevens

       @mimig323 because purple is made from red and BLUE?

      • Avatar of Mimi mimig323

         @VioletStevens Then where is the red sheen? I’m pretty sure that MUFE has the capability of making a purple e/s without the blue sheen, they obviously put the blue particles in there on purpose.

        • VioletStevens

           @mimig323  @VioletStevens Haha I knew what you meant. I wouldn’t use this purple either. UD makes some great red based colors (last call, roach etc) but they’re not cream. 

  13. Avatar of Kate FaerieEvenstar

    That is gorgeous! How much does it crease with wear? I normally use creams over a primer with powders over the top to try to minimise creasing, but creams do seem to crease more than powder formulas for me.
     
    I reeeeeally think I need that though, it’s beautiful and complex!

  14. Wow, I absolutely love this purple. It would be awesome for layering.

  15. Avatar of Jacqueline JacquelineAnne

    I just bought this same one. I havent used it yet though. I bought it because i wanted some fun colors that were not pencil liner. Have you tried it as a liner? I was kinda bummed cause i really wanted #7 but i cant seem to find it anywhere :(

  16. I love this Item~ It’s romance color I think <3<3
    thanks for your review *-*