Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


Make Up For Ever #158 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows ($19.00 each) and Diamond Eyeshadows ($20.00) each are sold individually in single-sized compacts. What’s nifty about the compacts is that they’re already magnetized and there’s no depotting necessary. If you need to pop one out, just take a pair of tweezers to do so (I do this to prevent any “oops!”). You can also purchase the eyeshadows in pan-form only (I believe that those are $13.00 each) and then fit them into 10-pan palettes (I believe those are $13 as well).

  • #158 is a matte, medium red. It goes on smoothly, has good pigmentation, and it doesn’t have a chalky texture. Because of the intensity of the red pigment, this color may stain lids temporarily. Compared with 99, this is a much subtler red. I like that it doesn’t have any noticeable brown in it, so it doesn’t come out brick red.
  • #99 is a matte, bright apple red. It feels like velvet when swatched, and it packs a lot of color without much product. This one, like 158, may also stain lids temporarily.
  • #75 is a matte, bright hot pink. This is the shade I used in yesterday’s look, and it definitely gives you a nice pop of bright pink color. It, too, will stain your lids, though. I didn’t wear a base beyond my lid, and anywhere I had #75 above my lid, it stained. It is pretty easy to work with and feels like a buttery matte with no chalkiness to it.
  • #85 is a shimmery, soft pink. This is a pretty color, and it reminds me of MAC Pink Freeze, just not as gritty/glittery. This is smoother, and while it doesn’t pack a lot of color, it is a nice all-over-lid shade to brighten up eyes.
  • #303 is a shimmery, pale pastel pink. All Make Up For Ever shadows that start with a 3 (e.g. #3_ _) are Diamond Eyeshadows. According to the brand, Diamond Eyeshadows is a combinatoin of their Diamond Powders and their regular Eyeshadows. No matter what you call it, they’re shimmery and iridescent. This is almost like a pink-meets-lilac color, but it runs a bit pastel and cool-toned with subtle silvery-pink shimmer.

To avoid staining:  make sure to layer a base underneath wherever you’re going to put a shadow that has the potential to stain.  When I used #75 on my eyes, it only stained above my crease, where I laid it down directly onto skin.  The staining does fade after about a day or so, though.

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Make Up For Ever #158 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #158 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #99 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #99 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #75 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #75 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #85 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #85 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #303 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #303 Eyeshadow

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22 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #158, 99,75, 85, 303 (Reds & Pinks)

  1. hi

    *GASP* 75, 85 and 303 are MIIINE! 85 almost looks like a dupe for MAC’s Lotusland!

  2. Avatar of Cassy Cassykins

    I actually bought 99 a couple of years ago as a blush. I also have an orange one (I forget the number) that I use as a blush as well. They are great because a tiny tap of the brush gets enough color to give some intense cheeks.

  3. You ALWAYS get me excited!

  4. Nicole15

    In my perfect MUFE world, everyone would be wearing #75 and #92. There have never been two colors more beautiful to me. Your close-up pics are fab Christine. I feel like I’m holding the shadow right in my hand. Thanks so much :)

  5. alex

    wowww i want some of these eyeshadows!

  6. Avatar of Shontay shontay

    Here’s a tip about staining: Try mufe’s sens’eyes makeup remover. It’s made for waterproof eye makeup. It’s like magic. One swipe can get off the most impossible makeup and it doesn’t irritate the eyes. It’s sold at sephora and it’s my holy grail makeup remover.

  7. LoveCelebGossip

    LOVE the 303!

    Thanks for posting!

  8. Avatar of aradhana aradhana

    when i bought my mufe eyeshadows (back when i had access to mufe…snif…), an ma suggested the option of using them wet as well and showed me a few really awesome looks…unfortunately using the brush wet on the shadow leaves a mark on them where they change texture…does anyone know a way to fix this, or will i have to scratch that bit out???

    • I think you have to scratch it/remove it :/ This is one reason why I don’t use powder shadows wet (other than mineralized shadows).

  9. MeeSha

    Hi Christine! Thanks for posting. I tried looking for mufe pan only… But can’t find them. I went to sephora… But they only sell as a whole. Is it am exclusive item? Thanks!!

  10. Soo

    Christine, your swatch galleries are making my wishlist infinitely longer than it should be lol T^T