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Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S400

Make Up For Ever S400 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had the type of matte finish that seemed to take on the finish of the skin itself, so it appeared more like a “natural matte” to my eye than a flat matte finish. There was mostly opaque color payoff but was forgiving that it could be applied with a lighter hand or diffused a lot for sheerer coverage. The consistency was dense but smooth, blendable and worked best with a moderately dense blush or contour brush. It’s a sculpting shade but could surely be used as a blush if desired. The color lasted well for almost nine hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Sculpting S400
S400
S400
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Anastasia Peach Fizz & Perla Liquid Glow Highlighters

01/04

Anastasia Peach Fizz Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Peach Fizz Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Peach Fizz Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Peach Fizz Liquid Glow Highlighter

Peach Fizz

Anastasia Peach Fizz Liquid Glow ($25.00 for 0.68 fl. oz.) is is a deep brown with warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It looked a lot like Bronzed but applied more evenly as it seemed to have less of a base color to it, though there was a very subtle tint to my skin overall. The glow was subtle to light in intensity; I would not have described it as “intense” at all. It was somewhat buildable from sheer to medium coverage applied in layers. The texture was spreadable, not too thick or to thin, and it dried down fully and felt lightweight. I did struggle to use this shade effectively over base products (bare skin was okay), as it did lift some foundation, though not as noticeably as Bronzed or Oyster. On me, the highlighter lasted for seven hours.

It’s supposed to be a “weightless liquid highlighter” that will give “an intense glow” that can be worn “separately on face and body.” The formula was smooth, fluid, and not too thin that it felt overly watery or spread unevenly. I tested it over bare skin for wear, and it did the best there, as it was easier to spread the product out evenly. It dried down fully (no wetness/stickiness) and lasted for a solid seven hours on me before breaking down. The disappointment came when I tried to layer it on top of liquid foundation, as it lifted and moved my foundation quite a bit (I tried it over Tarte Rainforest of the Sea and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, as well as over lightly set foundation). I also tried mixing it into my liquid foundation for an all-over dewiness, and it definitely added some dewiness.

I watched the brand demo this product after initially applying and getting a very subtle effect, as I had used fingertips for my initial application and they demoed using brushes. I tried using a similar-shaped brush and still saw subtle glow, and I very much tried to mimic the amount that the brand explained was necessary (a little dab!). When I tried to layer and build up the coverage/intensity on bare skin, it was totally doable, but over foundation, it was impossible as it just smeared around, looked clumpy, and lifted my foundation off wherever I applied it. The best application was with a slightly dampened sponge applicator (like a beautyblender) and a soft touch, as it seemed to move the product around the least.

Anastasia Liquid Glow Highlighter Peach Fizz
5
Product
4
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
60%
Total

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Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H100

Make Up For Ever H100 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright ivory with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It appeared a bit darker in the pan than when swatched, where it had a starker, brighter look overall. It did apply noticeably on my skin, despite being so light, and it will appeal to those who prefer highlighting with matte to satin finishes over more shimmery ones that we have seen a lot of in the last year. I tried using it a few different times paired with other products to see the highlighting effect more, but it had a tendency to look unblended even though it seemed diffused to my eye in photos; it definitely looked better in person as a result. The cconsistency was smooth, dense but not stiff or difficult to apply, and it had opaque coverage. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter H100
H100
H100
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Anastasia Bronzed & Oyster Liquid Glow Highlighters

01/04

Anastasia Bronzed Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Bronzed Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Bronzed Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Bronzed Liquid Glow Highlighter

Bronzed

Anastasia Bronzed Liquid Glow ($25.00 for 0.68 fl. oz.) is a deep copper with warm, red undertones and fine gold and bronze pearl. The sheen was subtle with semi-sheer coverage applied to the skin and had noticeable sparkle (though it seemed quite fine, not chunky or glittery and did not add texture to my skin). The subtle glow did not translate well on camera, though I could see a faint sheen in person.

Unfortunately, this shade applied unevenly to the skin, regardless of whether I applied directly onto bare skin or skin with foundation on top. I applied with a brush as well as patted with a fingertip (in an attempt to minimally distribute the product and only blend along the edges to try to maximize the coverage). The texture was thin, spreadable, and dried down fully so it did not feel wet or sticky on the face. It lasted for seven hours on me before it seemed to break down.

It’s supposed to be a “weightless liquid highlighter” that will give “an intense glow” that can be worn “separately on face and body.” The formula was smooth, fluid, and not too thin that it felt overly watery or spread unevenly. I tested it over bare skin for wear, and it did the best there, as it was easier to spread the product out evenly. It dried down fully (no wetness/stickiness) and lasted for a solid seven hours on me before breaking down. The disappointment came when I tried to layer it on top of liquid foundation, as it lifted and moved my foundation quite a bit (I tried it over Tarte Rainforest of the Sea and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, as well as over lightly set foundation). I also tried mixing it into my liquid foundation for an all-over dewiness, and it definitely added some dewiness.

I watched the brand demo this product after initially applying and getting a very subtle effect, as I had used fingertips for my initial application and they demoed using brushes. I tried using a similar-shaped brush and still saw subtle glow, and I very much tried to mimic the amount that the brand explained was necessary (a little dab!). When I tried to layer and build up the coverage/intensity on bare skin, it was totally doable, but over foundation, it was impossible as it just smeared around, looked clumpy, and lifted my foundation off wherever I applied it (and in the brand’s videos, it seemed like the models were wearing foundation). The best application was with a slightly dampened sponge applicator (like a beautyblender) and a soft touch, as it seemed to move the product around the least.

Ultimately, it worked more like the typical liquid highlighter, which tends to be a subtler delivery system for glow (and in that case, the product quantity was a bit below standard as those subtler liquid highlighters tend to have around 1 fl. oz. of product).

Anastasia Liquid Glow Highlighter Bronzed
Bronzed
Bronzed
4
Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
2
Application
61%
Total

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Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color (Sculpting)

01/06

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color – Sculpting

S114

Make Up For Ever S114 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium brown with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable, with a smooth, dense texture. It’s a lighter shade, so for contouring, I could see it working on light to light-medium skin tones, and it could also work as a subtle, brown blush. The powder blended out seamlessly on the skin and took little work to get it there. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Sculpting S114
S114
S114
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color – Blush

B204

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The shimmer was quite fine, so it sat well on the skin and never emphasized my natural texture. As I buffed and blended the blush onto my skin, it yielded a soft sheen that looked natural and not shimmery. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a moderately dense, smooth texture, the type that feels like it has silicones in it and will work better with a moderate hand or a denser blush brush. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B204
B204
B204
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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