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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

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

Make Up For Ever 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Eyeshadow Palette ($250.00 for 30 x 0.08 oz.) is a limited edition palette to commemorate Make Up For Ever’s 30th anniversary. It’s available online through Sephora for VIB Rouges now (yesterday, it just said VIBs… today it says VIB Rogues) and will open up to everyone on the 9th. I pre-ordered and purchased mine from a Make Up For Ever boutique. Stock in boutiques is really low–the one I went to had 10 (all spoken for) and that was “a lot” of stock relative to other boutiques around the country, so your best bet is likely through Sephora (and probably online).

First, I plan to review all of the shades in the set, but I will likely review a few at a time so that reviews can come out sooner rather later (30 will take awhile to test for wear), so this post is to share photos and swatches of all of the shades included. Now, a few notes/observations:

  1. All of the shades included in the palette are part of the permanent Artist Shadow range, so you can purchase any of the shades individually/separately from this palette.
  2. Each eyeshadow is full-sized, and the cheapest a non-Pro person can purchase the Artist Shadows for is $14.33 each (excluding palettes/compacts), which makes the palette at least a value of $429.90. If you just take the price of each individual shade ($21, excluding compact), it would be $630. For me, this was the most budget-friendly way to get Make Up For Ever’s new eyeshadows to put in the Swatch Gallery for future reference. If you like more than 18 eyeshadows, then you would get your money’s worth.
  3. Each shade is removable, so you could always rearrange or move to other palettes/storage solutions.
  4. If you purchased the Artist Palette, there are several repeats here: M536 Milk Tea, I550 Olive Gray, ME230 Peacock Blue, ME930 Black Purple.

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Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes four shades that range from beige to taupe to dark brown. Overall, it’s a decent to good set of shades, and I think it hinges on how much you love (or loathe) glitter, because the glittery shade does have fall out issues throughout wear. It’s pretty, but you will find glittery bits all over the face by the end of the day. The darker brown shade is buildable, but it could have been more pigmented. All four shades were easy to blend and apply to the lid, and they worked well together.

This brand has been available (along with this particular quad) for awhile in the UK, and I bought this from Selfridges, but it will be available stateside at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, NET-A-PORTER today, September 2nd.

The Rock Chick #1 is a light, gray-ish beige with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff that had a soft, buttery texture that was easy to apply and blend on the skin. The color lasted for nine hours before fading slightly. bareMinerals Air (P) is cooler-toned. LORAC Chrome (P) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is darker. L’Oreal Iced Latte (P, $7.99) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is darker. Dior Fairy Golds #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. Benefit RSVP (P, $10.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rock Chick #2 is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe brown with a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation and a soft, finely-milled consistency that worked well on the skin. I didn’t see any fading until after nine hours of wear. Tarte Cashmere Scarf (LE) is darker, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is darker, warmer, Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is a touch darker. YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is warmer. LORAC Chrome (P) is a little lighter. Dior Pastel Fontanges #4 (LE) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #4 (P, $2.29) is warmer. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is warmer. Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rock Chick #3 is a glittering, warm-toned taupe with larger sparkle. The consistency had a slicker, almost wet-like, feel to it, while it was thinner yet still quite pigmented. Applied, the color itself wore well for eight and a half hours, but there was a moderate amount of fall out over time. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is less glittery. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is less glittery. Stila Substance (P)is less glittery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rock Chick #4 is a dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, and the texture was soft, silky, but a smidgen powdery. It builds and layers well, but it’s not as pigmented as the other shades. Applied, the color lasted for eight hours before fading. Tarte Don’t Turn A-Brown (LE) is similar. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is darker. Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is similar. theBalm Matt Ramirez (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Diamond Dove (LE, $15.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Foreshadow (P) is similar. Inglot #329 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad The Rock Chick
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes four shades that revolve around a green-hued theme. The quality was consistently high across the four shades with the more glittery shade having some fall out, but the pigmentation, texture, and application of the four were nice. This brand has been available (along with this particular quad) for awhile in the UK, and I bought this from Selfridges, but it will be available stateside at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, NET-A-PORTER tomorrow, September 2nd. Of the products I’ve tried from the brand, I think her eyeshadows are not just good quality but more unique. (In general, the line is high quality, but the shades are often more dupable than not.) Most of the pricing is in line with other designer brands like Chanel and Dior, but the quad pricing is noticeably lower ($52 vs. ~$60 of Chanel, Dior, etc.). It contains about the same to a little less in terms of product weight/quantity to other comparable brands.

The Rebel #1 is a golden beige with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that was easy to blend and lasted for nine hours before fading. Stila Kitten (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is warmer. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #2 is a medium, grassy green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft and buttery, while it was blendable and nicely pigmented. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. Shiseido Sudachi (GR 619) (P, $25.00) is a cream product. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler-toned. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $5.99) is lighter. Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing (P, $6.80) is brighter. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is darker, cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Golden Olive (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter. MAC Humid (P, $15.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is brighter. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #3 is a muted, olive green with warm, khaki undertones and gold glitter. It had good color payoff, despite having a texture that felt thinner–almost wet–and glittery. It applies fairly well for something with this much glitter, as a lot of the glitter binds with the base color. Also worth noting is that it appears significantly lighter on than it looks in the pan. There is some fall out over time (more than minor, less than moderate), though the underlying base color lasts for nine hours without creasing. Anastasia Emerald (LE) is less sparkly, darker. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is lighter, less glittery. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glittery. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is darker, less glittery. MAC Unsurpassable (LE, $21.00) is lighter. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glittery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #4 is a deepened, medium-dark green-ish teal with cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that went on very smoothly and was fairly blendable (but it could have been a little easier to blend out). It lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing. bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is darker. MAC Green Room (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is bluer. Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is greener. Sephora Collection Midnight Swim (16) (P, $13.00) is bluer. MAC Double Feature #4 #1 (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever #80 (DC, $20.00) is greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad The Rebel
The Rebel
The Rebel
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
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bareMinerals The Guilty Pleasures Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Guilty Pleasures Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Guilty Pleasures Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Guilty Pleasures Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a set of warm-toned shades in peach and brown. The two colors playoff each other well, as they can be blended subtly for a more contrasting look or blended more for a smooth gradient. I wish the darker brown shade was more pigmented, though.

Shhh… is described as an “apricot nectar.” It’s a light-medium, peach orange with warm undertones and a soft, satin finish. It had good color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly. The finish is lovely as it adds dimension but doesn’t look shimmery on the lid. It wore well for ten hours before fading. MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is darker. Kat Von D Geek (LE) is slightly darker. Tom Ford Beauty Escapade (LE, $40.00) is a cream product, lighter. MAC Arena (P, $15.00) is darker, browner. bareMinerals Tres Chic (P) is yellower. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Yes Please is described as a “cinnamon brown shimmer.” It’s a softened, medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a satiny finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it wasn’t as pigmented as the Ready formula is usually, which was disappointing. The texture was soft and smooth, so it was still easy to apply and blend out on the skin. It wore well for ten hours before fading. Stila Character (P) is slightly darker. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P) is lighter. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is darker. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is similar. MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Soba (P, $15.00) is warmer, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Guilty Pleasures
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
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Anastasia Amrezy Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Amrezy Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Amrezy Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Amrezy Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains ten shades ranging from shimmery gold to medium matte black. Each eyeshadow is 0.025 oz. It’s a so-so palette with a few nice shades, some less impressive ones. There are no total misses, but the two brighter shades didn’t translate as richly as they looked in the pan/swatch applied–I couldn’t get that green to pop no matter how many times I patted it on! The wear was good, though, across the board, and most of the eyeshadows wore well for eight to nine hours before fading.

Legend is a brightened, light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery (it seemed to have a whiter base). It lasted for nine hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Glisten is a medium-dark copper orange with a sparkly, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, though the consistency was a little dry. It wore well for eight hours before fading, and there was a little bit of fall out over time. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Topaz is a golden, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly. This shade didn’t show fading until after nine hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Iridescent Purple is a cool-toned, medium-dark purple with a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff that had a slightly drier consistency. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Emerald is a medium-dark, warm-toned green with a golde, frosted finish. It seemed promising when swatched, as it had decent pigmentation, but it seemed to fade almost instantly on the eye–I would pat it on, blend, and poof! looked more like a khaki brown. That khaki brown color stayed like that for the next eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Vanilla is a light beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was somewhat powdery but had decent to good color payoff. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Caramel is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, and the texture was soft and blendable, though a bit powdery. It lasted for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Morocco is a muted, reddish-copper brown with a matte finish. it had decent color payoff, but it was also on the powdery side. It didn’t show signs of fading for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Deep Plum is a deep, burgundy brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft, blendable, though a bit powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

LBD is a medium black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a drier, slightly powdery, consistency, which resulted in semi-sheer color payoff. This shade showed some fading after seven and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette Amrezy
Amrezy
Amrezy
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Tom Ford Softcore Contouring Cheek Color Duo

Tom Ford Softcore Contouring Cheek Color Duo
Tom Ford Softcore Contouring Cheek Color Duo

Tom Ford Softcore Contouring Cheek Color Duo ($77.00 for 0.70 oz.) contains a highlighter and blush. Though pricey, as far as Tom Ford goes, the duo is actually a bit of a steal–it contains 0.70 oz. of product, which is over double the amount of product contained in a Cheek Color single (0.28 oz.), and those retail for $55. There was some confusion in regards to which duo was named what, but I purchased one of each direct from the Tom Ford Chicago boutique, and Softcore (featured in this post) is the darker, plummier shade, and Stroked is the lighter, more coral shade. I wish Softcore’s blush color was cooler-toned–more berry than plum–and its highlighter shade pink-toned so that the duos would be more distinct. (I also like the idea of giving a cool and warm-toned option for better coverage of the spectrum of skin tones.) The quality of both shades was nice, long-wearing, and blendable.

Highlighter (Softcore) is a light, warm-toned peach with a shimmery finish. It is less yellow compared to Stroked’s highlighter. It had excellent color payoff, and a little goes a long way. I felt like this one was more shimmery than the highlighter in Stroked. It read more metallic on the skin, and it did slightly emphasize pores, though it lasted for ten hours before fading. Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is pinker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE) is more beige. Urban Decay Highlighter (P) is similar. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is a touch lighter. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is lighter, less peach. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Contour (Softcore) is a lightly brightened, reddish plum with warm udnertones and a satiny finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable. It is very, very pigmented and the merest touch of the brush to the surface yielded plenty of color for application. The consistency is not quite as dense or as buttery as the highlighter, though. It wore well for eleven hours before fading. Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is lighter. NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. NARS Seduction (P, $29.00) is darker. NARS Lovejoy (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tom Ford Beauty Contouring Cheek Color Duo Softcore
Softcore
Softcore
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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