13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! 🙂

  1. Butter London British Racing Green — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

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5 Shimmering Shades of Pewter

I bet you thought GOLD! was coming today, but I actually wanted to focus on pewter, which is kind of a mix of silver and gold, often with an antique, vintage, or “dirty” vibe to it. Pewter is a lot like taupe–it is hard to define, and it can be warmer or cooler (more golden or more silver). What are your favorites? I’m always in the market for a new shade of pewter!

  1. Colour Pop I Heart This — A Warm Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Patsy (164) — A Warm Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  3. Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige — A Warm Pewter with a Frost finish.
  4. Revlon Rich — A Neutral Pewter with a Metallic finish.
  5. MAC Antique Diamond — A Warm Pewter with a Frost finish.

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5 Shades of Serenity

Here’s the second shade chosen for Color of the Year, “Serenity.” It’ll be interesting to see this color incorporated into just about every mainstream brand’s releases in 2016, because it’s a difficult color to do well. Pastels in general can be tricky, and shades of this kind of periwinkle blue are no different. Anyone else hoping for an interpretation of this as a highlighter? Like an iridescent bluish sheen? Please?

  1. Colour Pop Prance — A Cool Blue with a Matte finish.
  2. NYX Earl Grey — A Cool Blue with a Satin finish.
  3. Make Up For Ever I212 Periwinkle — A Cool Blue with a Satin finish.
  4. Zoya Skylar — A Cool Blue with a Frost finish.
  5. Inglot #429 — A Cool Blue with a Frost finish.

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Make Up For Ever Black Friday/Cyber Monday Launches (2015)

Make Up For Ever Black Friday/Cyber Monday Launches (2015)
Make Up For Ever Black Friday/Cyber Monday Launches (2015)


Mark your calendar this year to be among the first to get your hands on MAKE UP FOR EVER’s exclusive Black Friday Waterproof Hero Kit and Cyber Monday Artist Shadow Collector’s Palette, just in time for two of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Availability

Online, Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Sephora

The Details

Waterproof Hero Kit | $10.00 | Limited Edition, Black Friday Exclusive

Start your post-Thanksgiving shopping spree strong by scoring a major deal with MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Black Friday Waterproof Hero Kit. Learn the pros’ secrets to creating a plethora of eyeliner looks with this kit exclusively for Black Friday beauty aficionados. This limited edition duo features Aqua Eyes in full-size (Matte Black) and a travel-size (Matte Brown). Waterproof, smudge-proof and fade-proof, these liners are on the must-have list for the holidays.

Artist Shadow Collector's Palette | $280.00 ($714.00 Value) | Limited Edition

Click your way over to MAKEUPFOREVER.com to score one of the best Cyber Monday deals, featuring the MAKE UP FOR EVER limited edition Artist Shadow Collector’s Palette. This essential eye shadow kit comes complete with a show-stopping array of 30 best-selling shades from MAKE UP FOR EVER’s cult-classic Artist Shadow collection. Featuring an impressive assortment of highly-pigmented shades in a variety of tones including neutral, smoky and bright, apply with MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Artisan Brush #226 Medium Eye Shader Brush or Artisan Brush #216 Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush, to create a range of beauty looks.

  • S-114
  • I-628
  • D-826
  • M-928
  • M-100
  • ME-554
  • ME-302
  • S-832
  • M-608
  • M-626
  • D-652
  • M-664
  • M-536
  • ME-512
  • S-502
  • M-546
  • I-544
  • S-642
  • I-514
  • M-126
  • D-926
  • I-922
  • S-748
  • ME-230
  • ME-338
  • M-846
  • I-858
  • I-722
  • D-236
  • M-408

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Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2015 15 Artist Shadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes fifteen of the brand’s Artist Shadows (all of which are permanent, so you can always purchase them individually or repurchase if you ever finish one). Each shade is 0.06 oz., whereas full-size is 0.08 oz., which makes the palette contain $236.25 worth of eyeshadows. Not only is a tremendous value for anyone who’s wanted to acquire more (or try for the first time) the Artist Shadows, but the palette is of excellent quality. Only two of the fifteen shades were under-performing, and only one of those two is a real miss to me. The only thing that puzzles me is that Make Up For Ever doesn’t include their matte formula in their palettes, because I think it’s quite good (overall) and certainly well-worth including for more versatility and dimension in their palettes–it is even more puzzling given that they’re a pro/artistry-driven brand, where mattes are often a go-to! Otherwise, I highly recommend and is definitely one of the best palettes I’ve tried all year.

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Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette
Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette Holiday 2015
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette
Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes fifteen of the brand’s Artist Shadows (all of which are permanent, so you can always purchase them individually or repurchase if you ever finish one). Each shade is 0.06 oz., whereas full-size is 0.08 oz., which makes the palette contain $236.25 worth of eyeshadows–a great value! Full review to come 🙂

P.S. — Is anyone else as puzzled as to why Make Up For Ever seems to shy away from including their mattes in palettes?!

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