Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #53 Pearly Pastel Green review +comparison swatches

          For those of you who must-have-mint, I have the perfect summer shadow to share with you today!  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #53 Pearly Pastel Green is a brand new color from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 collection (reviewed here). Aqua Creams are MAKE UP FOR EVER's long lasting waterproof cream eyeshadow formulas. (And by waterproof, they mean waterproof!)

         There are different ways to apply the Aqua Creams. At the recent MAKE UP FOR EVER Remix tour event (read about my experience here), I learned that the best way to apply is with a fluffy synthetic eye brush. This deposits a sheer layer of color that can be built up in intensity. I found that synthetic brushes worked better and deposited color more evenly that flat paddle brushes. You can also use fingers to pat on color as well. Just take care not to deposit too much cream, as thick layers can flake off.

          MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #53 in Pearly Pastel Green is a light and bright mint green. It's quite pale, especially due to its shimmer factor when seen in sunlight. When worn, it has a brightening effect. I've made a few comparison swatches so that you can get a better idea of what the color looks like. 

          MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #53 Pearly Pastel Green is a perfect eyeshadow for fun in the sun (and waves!) Be sure to check out more of my swatches from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Summer 2013 collection here! Pearly Pastel Green is available at Sephora and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.

          Thanks for reading! Have you tried MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Creams? What was the most recent MAKE UP FOR EVER product you tried?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own. The link in this post is NOT an affiliate link. It is present for your convenience only.  


  1. This is a lovely colour but I tend to avoid pale shades around the eyes for some reason. Lately I've been thinking of testing their Aqua Brows. :)

  2. I'm using this for the first time today. I think it's very similar to the summer color tattoo colors.

  3. They almost look like the consistency of the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoos.

    I sadly don't have anything from MAKE UP FOR EVER....yet! These aqua creams look nice, but that color seems hard to pull off.

  4. Hey Dovey, what a lovely shade! I really like how it looks, but I don't think it's something I'd use often. I haven't tried any of these, but I hear they hold up well so I should!

  5. It looks lovely but I wish it were more green x

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  7. This one is soooooo tempting!! I wonder how it would work for warm mid-tan skin like mine. It is a very fair mint shade!

  8. I swatched this when I was in Sephora the other day and I actually let out an audible gasp... So. Pretty. It took every ounce of self control I have to walk away without it! :)

  9. Just binged through all your posts from the last few months. Been missing out on your beautiful posts! :O

  10. Do you think it would work for very pale skin? It's such a gorgeous color...


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