5 Faves: Autumn-Hued Eyeshadows (Cool-Toned Edition)

Autumn doesn’t have to mean only warm-toned eyeshadows–there are cooler hues found during the season. Try this these types of colors for a smokier vibe instead:

  1. Makeup Geek Rockstar — an iridescent beige
  2. Makeup Geek High Wire — a bright, silvery-purple
  3. Make Up For Ever S556 — a medium taupe
  4. MAC Fathoms Deep — a shimmery, dark purple
  5. theBalm #27 — a neutral, dark purple

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5 Faves: Autumn-Inspired Eyeshadows (Warm-Toned Edition)

One of my favorite color combinations is a very “fall” eye with coppers and rich browns, and I love to add purple or burgundy to that mix for darkening and keeping the look from looking too warm-toned. Here are my favorites:

  1. ARDENCY INN Rose Gold — a pinky-copper
  2. MAC Amber Lights — copper
  3. Make Up For Ever I824 — a rosy pink
  4. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear — a warm, medium-dark brown
  5. Make Up For Ever ME828 — deepened burgundy

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

5 Faves: Summertime Coppers

Copper is a great color for summer and fall (though surely you can wear it any time of the year!), but it has a brightness and often comes in a more shimmery finish so it gives off that summer vibe while the reddish tones read autumnal as well. Here are a few summer favorites:

  1. Sephora Sly as a Fox — a matte copper eyeliner
  2. MAC Coppering — a shimmery, copper eyeshadow
  3. Becca Songbird — a luminous coppery blush
  4. NYX Wrath — a metallic copper lipstick
  5. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper — a lighter copper eyeshadow

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Make Up For Ever Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Artist Shadow Palettes for Fall 2015

Make Up For Ever Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Artist Shadow Palettes
Make Up For Ever Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You. Artist Shadow Palettes

Jamie Chung Artist Palette ($48.00) (New, Limited Edition, Online Exclusive)

Jamie Chung, an actress by day and fashion blogger by night, is best known for her cutting-edge sense of style and creativity. Her playful spirit and passion for transformation through makeup shine across all of her campaign looks.

  • M532 (Sugar Coated Candy)
  • S642 (Sahara)
  • D320 (Golden Khaki)
  • ME108 (Steel)

Andreja Pejić Artist Palette ($48.00) (New, Limited Edition, Online Exclusive)

Andreja Pejić, international fashion model and runway muse, is the first transwoman to be the face of a top cosmetics brand. She recently broke major social barriers by going public with her physical transition while continuing her modeling career. Pejic has graced top fashion and entertainment publications, including becoming the first transgendered model to be featured in American Vogue, through which she gained international acclaim for being a bold risk-taker and inspiration to the transgender community. She epitomizes beauty and personal strength and isn’t afraid of expressing herself through the many different facets of her personality through MAKE UP FOR EVER.

  • I526 (Pearl Beige)
  • I544 (Pink Granite)
  • I662 (Amber Brown)
  • D652 (Celestial Earth)

Availability: July 16th, 2015 at Sephora

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation & Stick Foundation Coming Soon

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER once again leads the beauty industry into the next era of makeup innovation and technology. As the original pioneer of the HD makeup category, MAKE UP FOR EVER continues to redefine and elevate beauty standards with the launch of its new ULTRA HD FOUNDATION, the first and only foundation designed for the demands of 4K technology. With 4K technology, the next generation of digital devices will display images with unbelievable detail, stunning clarity, and heightened color than existing HD technology. Completely invisible under the latest, ultra-magnified resolution, these innovative foundation formulas look completely natural on camera – and to the naked eye.

To keep complexions flawless at any resolution, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed ULTRA HD FOUNDATION’s revolutionary 4K Complex. This innovative formula is enhanced with:

  • Amino Acid Coated Pigments—reflective particles that blur flaws and provide translucent, invisible coverage
  • Hyaluronic Spheres—hydrate and plump the skin for a longer, more comfortable wear
  • Sericite—a fine grained mica that adds light reflecting properties to create a radiant and luminous effect, mimicking the vibrancy of naturally beautiful skin

As a result, ULTRA HD FOUNDATION provides complete, silky coverage while staying even more invisible, feeling even more comfortable, and looking even more natural. The next generation of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s iconic HD Foundation is optimized for the digital lifestyle, offers nearly double the original HD Foundation’s shade range and is available in both liquid and stick formulas. The perfect everyday foundation, ULTRA HD LIQUID FOUNDATION is available in 40 shades and provides medium coverage with a natural finish in a lightweight, oil-free formula. As an alternative to liquid for a flawless complexion and also ideal for touch ups and contouring, ULTRA HD STICK FOUNDATION is offered in 15 shades that blend beautifully onto normal to dry skin.

Ultra HD Liquid Foundation ($43.00)

Available July 2015. The number in parentheses indicates the shade is corresponds to in the original HD formula.

  • Y205
  • Y215
  • Y225 (117)
  • Y235
  • Y245 (120)
  • Y255
  • Y305 (140)
  • Y315 (125)
  • Y325 (118)
  • Y335 (127)
  • Y345
  • Y355
  • Y365 (123)
  • Y385
  • Y405 (153)
  • Y415 (128)
  • Y425
  • Y435 (170)
  • Y445 (173)
  • Y455
  • Y505 (177)
  • Y535 (178)
  • R210
  • R220 (110)
  • R230 (115)
  • R240 (107)
  • R250
  • R260
  • R300 (135)
  • R330 (130)
  • R360 (145)
  • R370 (155)
  • R375
  • R410 (160)
  • R420 (165)
  • R430
  • R510 (175)
  • R520
  • R530 (180)
  • R540

Ultra HD Stick Foundation ($43.00)

Available September 2015. The number in parentheses indicates the shade is corresponds to in the original HD formula.

  • Y225 (117)
  • Y245 (120)
  • Y315 (125)
  • Y325 (118)
  • Y335 (127)
  • Y365 (123)
  • Y405 (153)
  • Y415 (28)
  • Y445 (173)
  • Y505 (177)
  • Y535 (178)
  • R230 (115)
  • R370 (155)
  • R410 (160)
  • R530 (180)

Availability: Coming soon to Sephora

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Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows (x9)

Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, pastel pink with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is warmer. Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is lighter. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P, ) is warmer. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted. Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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