Make Up For Ever Diamond Artist Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a blackened brown with warm, olive undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that adhered well to bare skin and wore for nine hours before creasing slightly. Make Up For Ever ME624 Black Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sushi Green (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #12 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a blendable texture that applied fairly evenly, but this shade had a more noticeable sparkle to it, which made it harder to apply smoothly as well as resulted in some fall out while worn (though the color lasted for eight and a half hours). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Desert Mist (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty 24K (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Gus Gus (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). CoverGirl Melted Gold (320) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very dense, smooth texture, but it was a little harder to get product off the surface compared to other shades (harder but not actually hard, if that makes sense!). It wore well for eight hours on me. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, slightly muted, light gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to bare skin and was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm, golden tones and a pearly sheen. It was incredibly pigmented with creamy, smooth coverage that applied easily and wore for nine hours on me. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Conquer (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #5 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen paired with pink micro-glitter. It had great color payoff with a cream-like, smooth, and dense consistency. The color applied well to bare skin, and it wore well for eight and a half hours. Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Melonie (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Terre Brulee (806) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC With Flair (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #16 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a powder eyeshadow available in five distinct finishes: Diamond, Iridescent, Matte, Metallic, and Satin. The texture of all finishes, except the Matte finish, are much denser and more like a cream-powder hybrid. I’ve used traditional eyeshadow brushes (like MAC’s 239, a go-to for me) with these and have hadn’t any issues, but for those who have, I would recommend a firmer, flatter synthetic brush (like MAC 242) to maximize payoff and application. The Diamond and Iridescent finishes have sparkle or micro-glitter, and I have found that the majority of shades have little to no fall out over time for me. The Metallic is the richest, smoothest formula out of the five finishes. The Mattes are soft and silky–much smoother and more finely-milled than the brand’s last formula–but these are sometimes sheerer, though buildable, and can be a little dusty or powdery to work with. The Mattes typically apply well and blend out without issue. The Satin finish feels the firmest of the five finishes but is the most blendable and pigmented; some are closer to metallic and others are more like a natural matte on. I get seven to ten hour wear, depending on the shade, across the range. The eyeshadows are larger than standard (0.08 oz. per the packaging). For the most bang for your buck, consider purchasing two ($32.00) or three at once ($46.00) or watch for seasonal releases of palettes (just be careful if you’ve already bought a few–the brand repeats very often).

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D326 Black Bronze
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D410 Gold Nugget
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D416 Crystalline Yellow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D504 Celestial Beige
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D640 Golden Snake
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D708 Pinky Copper
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D410, D708, I544, I328, D416, Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D410, D708, I544, I328, D416, Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D504, ME700, ME740, I412, M510, M738, I702, Lancome Paradis Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D504, ME700, ME740, I412, M510, M738, I702, Lancome Paradis Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: S642, S638, M558, S556, S662, M518, D504, Urban Decay Tornado Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: S642, S638, M558, S556, S662, M518, D504, Urban Decay Tornado Eyeliner