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). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (P) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% 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). MAC Posh Pedigree #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (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). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Desert Mist (LE) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Gus Gus (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Remix (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gilded Night #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Divergent Golden Honesty (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) 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. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Left) (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Mellow Yellow (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (P) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (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. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE) is darker (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). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, 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). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Chains of Love (LE, $16.00) is 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. Viseart Melonie (P) is darker (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop La-La (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC With Flair (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Hammamet (Right) (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Scandal #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Imagine (P) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Hieroglyph (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sunrise (14) (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Expensive Pink (P, $16.00) is cooler (85% 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
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D410 Gold Nugget
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D416 Crystalline Yellow
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D504 Celestial Beige
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
91%
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D640 Golden Snake
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow D708 Pinky Copper
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%

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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

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