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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Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I902 Quartz
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
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Make Up For Ever “Earthy” Artist Shadows (x7)

Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, buttery yellow with a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a really soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin and lasted for eight and a half hours. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #29 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted. Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I412 Wheat
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
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5 Sparkling Eyeshadows for Summer

I love the impact that glitter and sparkle can have on a look, as it can be so brightening on the lid and just fun to wear. These are five of my current favorites (that are permanent) for summer :)

  1. Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya — a sparkling, pinky-peach beige
  2. Urban Decay Maui Wowie — a sparkling, muted, almost antique gold
  3. ColourPop So Quiche — olive-brown with pink and gold micro-glitter
  4. ColourPop Chipper — a glittery sea foam green
  5. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond — a rich black with silver sparkle

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Make Up For Ever #20M and #25I Pro Bronze Fusion

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion ($36.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a recently released “gel-powder” bronzer available in six shades with M signifying “natural matte” and L signifying “iridescent” with respect to the finish. It’s supposed to have a “natural-looking, radiant finish” for “sunkissed radiance” that is also waterproof and long-lasting. The texture is fairly firm, and it’s difficult to get color payoff off of it, even though it feels very smooth and with a fingertip, color does come off the pan. I used a dense, kabuki-like brush (Make Up For Ever launched the 136 Pro Bronze Kabuki Brush alongside these, so I went for something similar) yielded semi-sheer, buildable coverage. The finish was luminous on the skin for both shades, with the L shade being slightly more noticeably shimmery, but it was hard to tell the difference in finish blended and applied to the skin. One shade ran yellow, the other ran orange, and both looked darker and warmer than they appeared in the pan. I think the wavy pattern makes it harder to get good, even color coverage. I’m not sure that many will need this to be waterproof, but it was, at best, water-resistant, but it did turn a little splotchy when I sprayed my face with water. These are the only two I purchased, so I don’t know how warm the other shades run.

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Make Up For Ever #20M Pro Bronze Fusion
Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion #20M
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Make Up For Ever 405P, 502P, 503 Artist Plexi-Glosses

Make Up For Ever 405P Pearly Plum Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and lighter pink and white shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture is moderately tacky with noticeable thickness, though it isn’t goopy, and the gloss lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is cooler-toned. Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss 405P Pearly Plum
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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Make Up For Ever 207, 500, 501 Artist Plexi-Glosses

Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was light-medium and tacky. It went on somewhat evenly with semi-opaque coverage. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it wore well for five hours on me. Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Scandal (P, $22.00) is slightly darker, more opaque. Estee Lauder Rosy Future (LE, $26.00) is similar. Revlon HD Tourmaline (510) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter. NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is similar. NARS Priscilla (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever 500 Lilac Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss 207 Candy Pink
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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