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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

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 15 Artist Shadow Palette
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.

I550 Olive Gray is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, smooth, and creamy consistency that blended well over the skin and lasted for nine hours. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Golden Glow #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Nude (No. 002) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Velvet (P) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Custom (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Mink Magnet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora June Gloom (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Rum Raisin (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins Rosewood #3 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I524 Pinky Beige is a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with a soft, frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a texture that felt soft, blendable, and creamy on the skin. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing. Kat Von D Precious (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Champagne (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Camelia #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #4 (P)(95% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Easy Gesture (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Naked Lunch (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I916 Frosted Mauve is a light, brighter lavender purple with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had mostly opaque coverage with a soft texture, but this shade doesn’t apply as smoothly as others in the range. It looks almost dry when applied to the skin for me. The color lasted for eight hours. Kat Von D Gravitron (LE) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I918 Lavender (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Astrological (LE)(90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Frosted Lavender (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Phantom (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #440 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D236 Lagoon Blue is a bright, medium-dark green-leaning teal with a frosted finish and subtle sparkle. The consistency is dense and more cream-like, which enables that subtle sparkle to actually adhere to the lid. It was intensely pigmented and long-wearing at nine hours. Urban Decay Arctic (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Ibiza (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Fyrinnae Gender Bent (P, $6.75) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Edgy Emerald (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Colourful Life (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Midnight Sea (Eye Color) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S102 Onyx is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. It wore well for eight hours. Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE)(100% similar). MAC Cinderblack (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Charbon (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Chroma #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Pitch Black (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Scandal Eyes (Cream) (P) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S522 Pinky Nude is a light, peachy beige with a soft shimmer finish. It had great color coverage with a soft, buttery texture that applied smoothly and lasted for eight hours. bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte In a Flurry (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Lucius (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Autumn Blonde (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Topless (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Jammin' #1 (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pixel (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Silk Sheets (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 5050 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D826 Fig is a medium-dark reddish-burgundy with warm, coppery brown undertones and plum sparkle over a semi-metallic finish. It had rich color payoff with a really smooth, cream-like texture that went on beautifully on the skin but still blended out well. This shade wore well for almost nine hours. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Destinee (875) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Plummed (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Brazenly (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

D830 Black Rose is a blackened brown with lighter violet shimmer and micro-sparkle. The pigmentation is off-the-charts, while the texture is very dense, thick, and almost more cream-like than powder-like. It looks and feels more like a powder as it is applied to the lid, though. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours. LORAC Licorice (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Gilded Night #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #12 (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Miss Sparkles (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals VIP (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 17 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Stoked (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S228 Petrol Blue is a subdued, medium-dark bluish-teal with a semi-matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but it was weaker than the permanent version I have, though I found it to be buildable in two to three layers. The texture is smooth but thinner than a shade like D830 Black Rose. This one stains slightly without a good base underneath. The color wore well for eight and a half hours. Lancome My French #8 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm C2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #43 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Effect (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #60 (DC, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Blue Satin Sashes (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Mint Chip (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

S114 Pearl Gray is a light gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft frosted shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was denser but not too thick or heavy. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. MAC Chrome Angel (P, $18.50)(90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Silver (20) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Trompe L'Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Eggplant Blend #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Gecko (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Granite (P) is less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I528 Pearl is a bright, peach-tinged white with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, buttery consistency that applied evenly and smoothly. It wore well for eight hours on me. Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Clarins Rosewood #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #8 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Muse (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Allure (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I662 Amber Brown is a slightly muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was ridiculously pigmented and incredibly smooth and creamy while still applying beautifully. The color lasted for nine hours before creasing. Tarina Tarantino Amber (P) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Truffle (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Copper (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spice (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 7 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere (P) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Cinnamon (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Legend (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Isolde #1 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I922 Electric Purple is a bright, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It is actually a blush (you’ll notice it labeled as “blush” on the back of the palette as well), which is how I tested it for the review. It had intense color payoff with a smooth, dense texture that was blendable but took a little more patience than your average blush to blend out. It wore well for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever S924 Purple (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Fyrinnae Parental Advisory (DC, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Urban (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electric Violet (28V) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #92 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME216 Electric Blue is a medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, dense, and buttery texture that applied smoothly to the skin while still blending out easily. The color started to crease after nine hours of wear. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #3 (LE) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vega (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Nile (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Paranoid (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Fired Sapphire (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rivage #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). City Color It's a Boy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Moon is Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ME122 Snow is a bright white with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a buttery, dense, and smooth texture that felt part cream, part powder. The color applied well without skipping and blended out with ease. On me, it started to show signs of wear after eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Moonstone (P) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Sassy (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Energy #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Permanent Press #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Mortal (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette Holiday 2015
Holiday 2015
Holiday 2015
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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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 🙂

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Make Up For Ever Holiday 2015 Collection

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2015 Collection
Make Up For Ever Holiday 2015 Collection

Make Up For Ever’s special offerings for holidays just launched online! Check them out below.

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15 Artist Shadow Palette | $59.00 | Limited Edition

This 15-shade palette featuring the breakthrough Artist Shadow formula lets you create endless eye looks with infinite combinations. The advanced gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments provides vivid color payoff and superior blendablilty. An artist’s favorite, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even finish that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. Arranged into five easy-to-apply color trios, this extensive collection ranges from soft, subtle neutrals to daring bolds and brights. The included step-by-step leaflet lets you effortlessly create endless holiday looks.

  • I528 Pearl
  • S522 Pinky Nude
  • I550 Olive Gray
  • I524 Pink Beige
  • I662 Amber Brown
  • D826 Fig
  • I916 Frosted Mauve
  • I922 Electric Purple
  • D830 Black Rose
  • D236 Lagoon Blue
  • S228 Petrol BLue
  • ME216 Electric Blue
  • ME122 Snow
  • S114 Pearl Gray
  • S102 Onyx

Artist Plexi-Gloss Collection | $150.00 | Limited Edition

This premium Artist Plexi-Gloss limited-edition collection features 12 super shine shades—a different color for every mood and moment. The innovative, non-sticky Plexi-Gloss formula creates looks ranging from sheer to opaque with a high shine that stays put. Its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology to deliver up to five hours of color impact while 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.

  • Pearly Light Beige
  • Brown Beige
  • Sweet Pink
  • Pop Pink
  • Fuchsia Pink
  • Pearly Golden Pink
  • Orange Coral
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Pearly Plum
  • Burgundy
  • Lilac

Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit | $43.00 | Limited Edition

This must-have quartet of Artist Plexi-Gloss gives lips buildable color with shocking shine. The innovative, non-sticky Plexi-Gloss formula creates looks ranging from sheer to opaque with a high shine that stays put. Its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology to deliver up to five hours of color impact while 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.

  • Nude Beige
  • Candy Pink
  • Pearly Nude
  • Red Coral

Cult Brush Set | $86.00 | Limited Edition

Perfect for home and on-the-go, this holiday Cult Brush Set features five pro-artist favorite makeup brushes with beveled tips for ideal, professional application. Packaged in a chic carrier pouch, this travel collection features top quality hand-crafted favorites for the eyes, cheeks, and face so you can be your own makeup artist on the go.

  • #106 Medium Foundation Brush
  • #152 Medium Highlighter Brush
  • #226 Medium Eye Shader Brush
  • #260 Bent Eyeliner Brush
  • #270 Angled Eyebrow Brush
  • Portable pouch

Artist Plexi-Gloss Duo | $20.00 | Limited Edition

This must-have colorful Artist Plexi-Gloss Duo features two innovative, non-sticky glosses that go on smoothly and create bold opaque finishes for a stunning look. The pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology to deliver up to five hours of color impact while 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 lacquer.

  • Fuschia Pink / Red

Lash Show Kit | $32.00 | Limited Edition

These pro-inspired false lashes give eyes dramatic volume, length, and impact. Handmade from the highest quality synthetic fibers, the reusable lashes feature weightless comfort with a super-slim flexible band. The gentle latex-free glue is long lasting and safe for sensitive eyes. Graphic Liner provides an ultra-fine, carbon-black line. Smoky Extravagant Mascara adds length, volume and curl for even more wow. The dual-purpose, cone-shaped brush has a precision tip that separates lashes as the rounded base creates extravagant volume.

  • 0.16 oz Smoky Extravagant Mascara
  • 0.03 oz Graphic Liner
  • Lash Show natural Impact false lashes
  • 0.03 oz Glue

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