Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Yesterday, I shared my favorite cool-toned purple eyeshadows, so I wanted to feature my favorite warm-toned purples, too! I’d love to hear your favorites.

  1. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry — a shimmery, frosted medium purple
  2. Sugarpill Hysteric — an ultra-shimmery warm violet
  3. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister — a warm, medium purple
  4. NARS Phoebe — a shimmering, plummy purple
  5. Makeup Geek Drama Queen — a deepened, warm-toned purple burgundy

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

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Make Up For Ever Artist Liner
Make Up For Ever Artist Liner

Artist Liner ($19.00) (New, Permanent)

MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces Artist Liner, a highly pigmented, gliding eye pencil that offers endless creative possibilities to effortlessly define and enhance eyes. With colors ranging from a carbon, matte black to an iridescent pop of purple, Artist Liner gives eyeliner a bold update for fall. 

Artist Liner is a twist-up, gliding eye pencil that delivers intense color payoff in a range of shades. The formula is especially silky and blendable for easy application, and the twist-up pencil means never having to sharpen. The ultra-creamy texture can draw a bold, long-lasting line, or can be blended out for a smoky effect. A combination of Oils and Waxes give Artist Liner smudge-proof properties, while Polymers and Pigments work to provide a long-wearing result and color intensity. Available in 15 hues in Matte, Metallic, Iridescent, Diamond, and Satin finishes, play up your eyes and play with color for a classic or creative look that can take you from day to night.

  • M10 Matte Black
  • D12 Diamond Black
  • S14 Matte Anthracite Grey
  • I16 Iridescent Taupe Grey
  • S20 Matte Navy Blue
  • I22 Iridescent Turquoise
  • M24 Matte Majorelle Blue
  • I30 Iridescent Khaki
  • I32 Iridescent Pop Green
  • I34 Iridescent Green Tree
  • M50 Matte Bright Brown
  • M60 Matte Dark Brown
  • ME70 Metallic Bronze
  • M80 Matte Plum
  • I90 Iridescent Purple

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Continuing with the theme of all things scorching hot, how about a focus on orange eyeshadow? I’d love to hear about your personal favorites and how you like to wear orange eyeshadow.

  1. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica — a light-medium, shimmery tangerine
  2. Make Up For Ever #10 — a bold, bright orange cream eyeshadow
  3. Sugarpill Flamepoint — a bright, red-orange with a matte finish
  4. MAC Red Brick — a medium orange-red with a matte finish
  5. NARS Persia — a deepened, dark orange-red with a matte finish

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

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains an assortment of eyeshadows from peach to blue-teal to purple. There are eight eyeshadows (each is 0.03 oz.) in the brand’s new Artist Shadow formula. The Artist Shadow retails for $21.00/0.08 oz. ($262.50/oz.), so this palette contains a total of $63 worth of eyeshadow, but what’s particularly nice is you get to try eight shades for the price of two full-sized ones. Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadows are larger than the average eyeshadow (which is usually 0.05 oz.). The quality of the shades in the palette is very good, but you have to love your shimmer finishes, as all but one is rather shimmery/frosted. They wore well on me–eight hours or longer–and had good color payoff and soft, smooth textures. All eight shades part of the permanent range, so you could also purchase them individually. The included brushes are lower quality than Make Up For Ever’s full-sized brushes (not as soft, less dense, overly springy).

#M536 Milk Tea is a light-medium, warm-toned brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and silky without being powdery. The color wore well for eight hours before fading slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#I524 Pinky Beige is a light-medium, warm-toned peach with a pearly sheen. It had nice p igmentation with a soft, buttery texture that was silky and blendable. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours before starting to fade. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#I550 Olive Gray is a medium-dark, warm brown with just a smidgen of gray and a pearly sheen. It seems to be more of a brown than taupe. It had fantastic pigmentation that went on so smoothly! The texture was equally lovely: buttery, smooth, and blendable. On the lid, the color stayed didn’t show signs of fading for eight and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#D652 Celestial Earth is a medium-dark, copper-brown with a frosted finish. It was intensely pigmented with a very soft, buttery texture that was a dream to apply as it blended and adhered well to bare skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours when I tested it. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#ME728 Copper Red is a brightened, metallic copper. It had rich color payoff with a very soft and buttery texture that applied very smoothly. The color didn’t start to fade for almost nine hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#ME230 Peacock Blue is a medium-dark, slightly muted, blue with a hint of green and teal shimmer over a frosted sheen. It is a lot less metallic compared to ME728 Copper Red (which has the same finish, technically). The color payoff was good, and while the texture was very soft to the touch, it didn’t seem to stick as well to the skin so it didn’t look as intense applied as it did in the pan. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#D926 Blueberry is a medium, violet purple with subtle warm, pink undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had a more sparkly texture, so it was a slightly thicker, denser texture that can be pressed into the skin for a smoother, more metallic finish. It had good color payoff, and it wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#ME930 Black Purple is a deep, dark rich eggplant burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation and went on so smoothly. The texture was soft, buttery, and dense. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

It’s going to be a scorching hot weekend here, and I thought with the many variations on copper out there, it would be a fitting time to share my very favorites with you!

  1. Inglot #405 — a coppery bronze
  2. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red — a metallic golden copper
  3. MAC Amber Lights — a metallic copper
  4. Makeup Geek Glamorous — a soft copper brown with a satiny finish
  5. Fyrinnae Fireside Interlude — a rich, molten copper

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

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette

MAKE UP FOR EVER’S Artist Palette combines everyday neutrals with the season’s on-trend colors for shades that range from everyday neutrals to deep, jewel tones. Created with an exclusive blending process, its unique gel-powder formula has a silky texture that is incredibly easy to apply and blend. It’s super-saturated with ultra-fine, atomized pigments for intense color, leaving a smooth, even finish. Shades can be mixed and matched to complement your fall wardrobe.

Artist Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #M-536 Milk Tea
  • #I-524 Pinky Beige
  • #I-550 Olive Gray
  • #D-652 Celestial Earth
  • #ME-728 Copper Red
  • #ME-230 Peacock Blue
  • #D-926 Blueberry
  • #ME-930 Black Purple

Availability: Now at Sephora