Make Up For Ever #2 Artist Palette (Colors You Crave)

Make Up For Ever #2 Colors You Crave Artist Palette ($42.00 for 0.54 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows and two blushes–yes, two shades are technically blushes–in an assortment of colors tempered by lighter neutrals and deeper, richer hues. I would only consider three of the ten shades to be truly bright, and two of those are the blushes. Four are more neutral, and then two shades are darker colors, but the depth makes them smokier and intense but muted. I think the palette is less intimidating for someone who isn’t as used to bright eyeshadows. The two blush shades are actually the two weakest performers in the palette, with one being a little under-performing and the other being unimpressive. The eight eyeshadows are very good, with four receiving perfect scores. That purple blush almost made me withhold my recommendation, but the other shades are that good.

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Make Up For Ever #2 Colors You Crave Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette #2 (Colors You Crave)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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Make Up For Ever #1 Artist Palette (Nudes You Need)

Make Up For Ever #1 (Nudes You Need) Artist Palette ($42.00 for 0.54 oz.) contains nine Artist Shadows in neutral hues. I absolutely love this palette, and it’s so refreshing to see a brand put out a palette of their existing products that actually maintains the quality across the two. The pans are slightly smaller (24mm) than your typical eyeshadow pan (26mm, like MAC/Urban Decay), but I suspect they are deeper, as the full-sized eyeshadows are noticeably larger but only contain 0.02 oz. more (full-sized is 0.08 oz. each, and each in the palette is 0.06 oz.). The Artist Shadows have a few different finishes, and I find all of them to have a similar except the mattes; all the other finishes feel like a powder and cream hybrid, as they’re denser, creamier and have really rich, color payoff that adheres well to bare skin. The matte finish is more like a traditional powder eyeshadow, though Make Up For Ever’s version is nice: silky, smooth, finely-milled, and pigmented.

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Make Up For Ever #1 (Nudes You Need) Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette #1 (Nudes You Need)
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Make Up For Ever 203P, 205P, 302P Artist Plexi-Glosses

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a gloss with “vivid color and high-shine” that will wear for “five hours” with a non-sticky texture. It’s not a bad gloss formula, as far as glosses go, but it doesn’t really deliver on its promises of “vivid color,” as many of shades I’ve tried (nine) are more semi-sheer to semi-opaque. I haven’t worn all of them yet, but I have tested these three, which I found to be longer-wearing than the average gloss, but they are tacky with a light-medium weight to them. I felt like not enough product was pulled onto the applicator each time the wand was pulled out of the tube, and the applicator is interesting, but I don’t think it applied better (or worse) than the traditional doe-foot. The split-tipped applicator is more spongy and pliable, so those with more curved lips may find it easier to use than traditional applicators. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with this formula.

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Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss 203P Golden Pink
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes for Summer 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette for Summer 2015
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette for Summer 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces 2 collectible new Artist Palettes, each featuring 9 complimentary shades of its iconic Artist Shadow gel-powder formula. Artist Palette Vol. 1—Nudes You Need delivers a selection of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s most universally flattering neutrals, while Artist Palette Vol. 2—Colors You Crave offers nine colorful Artist Shadows to achieve more vibrant looks.

Electric Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

These are existing shades, and you can see swatches here.

  • I-872 Pearly Pink
  • ME-910 Electric Magenta
  • S-924 Purple
  • D-552 Crystalline Gray Beige
  • ME-232 Turquoise Blue
  • ME-302 Peacock
  • ME-512 Golden Beige
  • ME-700 Amber
  • ME-930 Black Purple

Nude Artist Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

These are existing shades, and you can see swatches here.

  • I-528 Pearl
  • S-556 Taupe Gray
  • S-102 Onyx
  • I-514 Pink Ivory
  • D-562 Taupe Platinum
  • I-544 Pink Granite
  • ME-512 Golden Beige
  • ME-644 Iced Brown
  • D-652 Celestial Earth

Availability: Now at Sephora

P.S. — According to Sephora, each shade is 0.06 oz., which means the palette contains 0.54 oz. worth of Artist Shadows. Full-sized Artist Shadows contain 0.08 oz. and retail for $21 each (individually). The palette’s value is then $141.75. And don’t forget! VIB/VIB Rouges can get 15% off still (4/21) with code ROUGELOVE/VIBLOVE! :)

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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Glosses Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a new, permanent formula available in a slew of shades from clear to black. (You can get more information from the launch post here.) I bought nine shades to review, and I thought I’d share swatches sooner rather than later in case you were considering picking up any during the ongoing sale at Sephora (15% off with code ROUGELOVE, VIBLOVE, ends 4/21; 10% off with code BILOVE, ends 4/20).

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Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss for April 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00) (New, Permanent)

Impart vivid color and stunning shine with this innovative gloss formula. This non-sticky formula goes on smoothly, and its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology, delivering five-hour color impact while 360-degree, reflective shine beads maximize shine. The exclusive, artist-designed Superflex Applicator features a lip-hugging shape that allows for precision and control, and the super-loaded split-tip has a unique contour to sweep on the ideal amount of lip lacquer in pearly and non-pearly finishes.

  • 0 Transparent
  • 100P Light Beige
  • 101 Nude Beige
  • 102P Sweet Beige
  • 103 Beige Pink
  • 104 Brown Beige
  • 105P Pearly Beige
  • 200 Nude Pink
  • 201 Light Rose
  • 202 Sweet Pink
  • 203P Golden Pink
  • 204 Old Pink
  • 205P Pearly Rose
  • 206 Pop Pink
  • 207 Candy Pink
  • 208P Lilac Pink
  • 209 Fuchsia Pink
  • 300P Golden Pink Coral
  • 301P Nude Coral
  • 302P Golden Coral
  • 303P Pearly Coral
  • 304 Red Coral
  • 305 Orange Coral
  • 306 Orange
  • 400 Orange Red
  • 401P Pearly Red
  • 402P Golden Red
  • 403 Red
  • 404 Raspberry Red
  • 405P Pearly Plum
  • 406 Burgundy
  • 500 Lilac
  • 501 Purple
  • 502P Beetle
  • 503 Black

Availability: April 2015 at Sephora (will be a VIB Rouge/VIB exclusive first)

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