Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Unlike cool-toned browns, there’s no shortage of warm-toned browns (seriously, check out this gallery), but here are a few of my very favorites that you can individually and any time you want. I’d love to hear your warmer brown must-haves!

  1. Make Up For Ever D623 Celestial Earth — a rich, bronzy brown with a frosted finish
  2. NARS Fez — a brightened, reddish-orange brown
  3. Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait — a medium, softly warm-toned brown with a matte finish
  4. Makeup Geek Homecoming — a light-medium bronzy brown
  5. Inglot #422 — a rich bronze

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, coral-pink with a soft, frosted finish. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is brighter. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is pinker. theBalm Crisp is more shimmery. MAC Petal Power (LE, $27.00) is lighter. Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is similar. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is warmer. NARS Orgasm (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some comparison swatches of eyeshadows.)

This is technically classified as a blush (see the label on the back of the compact), though it is lumped in with the Artist Shadow formula and range. The new Artist Shadow formula is described as a “highly-blendable, gel-powder eyeshadow with vivid color payoff” (guess we’ll substitute eyeshadow for blush!). The texture is very interesting on this shade; some of the Artist Shadows feel like a regular powder eyeshadow, but some feel more like a firm cream, which this one does. I can take the back of my brush, stab at the eyeshadow, and it creates a dent but doesn’t chip away any product; similarly, I can press and smooth it back out to an even surface. It’s incredibly pigmented with a smooth texture that blends easily on the skin. As an eyeshadow, it lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly, and as a blush, it lasted for eight hours.

Also, I’ve yet to see the special pricing when you buy more than one eyeshadow on Sephora’s website. I spoke with the Make Up For Ever Boutique at Valley Fair (CA), and she said that the LA and NY boutiques will ship anywhere. If you live near a boutique, they have the special pricing in effect. If you buy two or more shades, plus the duo compact, it’s $34 ($17/each), and if you purchase three shades with the trio palette, it’s $44 ($14.67/each). The boutique said they were charging $14.33/each after 3. There is also an 18x and 10x palette available for those who want to fill a larger palette.

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Make Up For Ever 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette
Make Up For Ever 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER partnered with 30 elite makeup artists from all areas of the industry including celebrity, fashion and beauty, TV, film and theater as well as Brand Creator & Artistic Director Dany
Sanz. The brand’s unique story is shared through the eyes of these artists who helped shape it into a cult favorite for professionals and the public.

Makeup artists have been devotees of MAKE UP FOR EVER since its beginning in 1984, when it launched an eye shadow collection featuring 100 shades. Now 30 years later, the brand has revolutionized the product that put it on the map by introducing the new, advanced Artist Shadow. Staying true to its roots, MAKE UP FOR EVER presented the first preview of this new collection to the community that helped bring its name into the spotlight – the professionals.

Curated by these artists, the spectacular limited edition collector’s 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette features 30 Artist Shadows inspired by each artist’s unique journey within the industry and personal experience with MAKE UP FOR EVER. The palette is divided into three black trays each carrying 10 shadows in the following 3 categories: smoky, brights, and neutrals. These highly blendable and vivid shadows allow consumers to explore this palette’s endless possibilities by mixing and matching their favorite shades, and experimenting with new bold shadows.

30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette ($250.00 U.S. / $295.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • M100 (Dany Sanz)
  • D104 (Debbie Zoller)
  • ME310 (Ricky Wilson)
  • D320 (Jackie Gomez)
  • ME108 (Viktorija Bowers)
  • ME624 (Ve Neill)
  • M618 (Craig Lindberg)
  • M930 (Stephen Sollitto)
  • ME654 (Mai Quynh)
  • I606 (Darcy Gilmore)
  • I550 (Greg Wencel)
  • M548 (Pati Dubroff)
  • M536 (Jo Baker)
  • M532 (Joyce Bonelli)
  • ME122 (Anthony Merante)
  • M636 (Roshar)
  • I662 (James Vincent)
  • D640 (Melanie Inglessis)
  • ME512 (Anthony Nguyen)
  • D868 (Charles Porlier)
  • ME400 (Luis Casco)
  • I746 (Angelina Avallone)
  • S852 (Frances Hathaway)
  • S742 (Lottie)
  • I922 (Kabuki)
  • D206 (Eryn Krueger Mekash)
  • I340 (Elizabeth Cohen)
  • ME304 (Merell Hollis)
  • ME230 (Jodi Urichuk)
  • I220 (William Lemon III)

Availability:  September 2nd for VIB Rouges, full release on September 9th at Sephora and September 2nd at Make Up For Ever Boutiques

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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

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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

Availability: Now at Sephora

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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

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