Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “pale green shimmer.” It’s a soft, sea foam green with cool undertones and a pale golden shimmer that gives it a frosted finish. Sugarpill Lumi is similar but more translucent. Lancome Fashion Forward is a touch lighter. Fyinnae Jade Ghost is warmer.

The consistency is lightweight, creamy, not too thick or too thin, and can be applied as a sheer wash or layered for more opaque color. It dries down quickly (between fifteen and thirty seconds), so I recommend working quickly and blending any edges as you go to avoid it becoming unmovable! Once it dries down, it isn’t going to go anywhere (I tested it for twelve hours); no smudging, budging, or creasing from there on.

The Glossover

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#53

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What's nice about this particular shade is its lightness, which allows you to use it in many ways - to brighten eyes, make other eyeshadows pop, or blended as a wash.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Sugarpill Lumi is similar but more translucent. Lancome Fashion Forward is a touch lighter. Fyinnae Jade Ghost is warmer.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Make Up For Ever #54, #53, and #52 Aqua Creams, Make Up For Ever #52L Eyeliner.

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22 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #53 Aqua Cream Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This looks exactly like Maybelline’s new Color Tattoo in Icy Mint.

    • Nichole

      It may appear that way in the pot, but they are very different. Icy Mint doesn’t have the frost finish. To me, it’s nearly matte. Icy Mint is darker.

    • pockykami

      I’m wondering if the quality is better too. I found the maybelline one to apply really poorly. I would love it if this layered easily.

  2. I love the look you’ve created with it, but I don’t think I’d purchase this for myself. The color just isn’t really me.

  3. I like this one a lot! I’d buy all three shades just for the sake of recreating the look that you did, Christine. :D

  4. Amy

    Oooooooo
    Amy liiiiiiiiikes.

  5. Nichole

    I went to Sephora yesterday with the intention on picking this up as well as the eyeliner. I ended up passing on this shade and got the darker green instead. This was way too frosty on my NC45 skin.

  6. Huda

    hey christine, how do you think this would pair under zestful..?

  7. I really love the Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream fromula but I’m always afraid of them drying out even with cranking the lid one. lol

  8. Elena

    I’ve been looking for dupes of Stila’s new LE Turquoise Smudge Stick, and this looks closest, but of course it is LE too. I’ll probably pick it up anyways since I love this colour.

  9. Lindsay

    Christine, how difficult is it to blend eyeshadow on top of the Aqua Cream after it’s dried? Does the shadow tend to “stick” in the same place you apply on the AC or is it easy to blend the shadow applied over it? (using the Aqua Cream as an all over base on the eye) I hope this question makes sense!

  10. shontay

    Love this. Picked it up yesterday and its beautiful on my nc45 skin. It’s really beautiful with the soft greens and taupes that I own.

  11. Hazel

    Squeee. This is for me!

  12. Wow it’s pretty! Much darker on the eyes though. These types of seafoam/mint green shades really seem popular at the moment!

  13. Love that look!!!

  14. KR

    I have to have this! It’s not up on Sephora’s site. Did it sell out already, or has it not been posted yet?