Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Eyeshadows: #5

Let’s dive into some of Make Up For Ever’s orange and yellow eyeshadows! Personally, I skipped on some of the more intense, straight yellows, just because I tend not to look good in those shades (Chrome Yellow, anyone?), so I need more time to swatch and play with them in person before getting any of those.

  • #5 is a matte orange-coral. Smooth, pigmented, and easy to use, #5 is quickly becoming a favorite. It’s nice on the eyes, but I love it as a blush. Just be careful, because a little goes a long way, and it’s better to build up than buff out.
  • #10 is a shimmery, true golden yellow. This is the equivalent of Goldmine eyeshadow with a little less orange and less frostiness.
  • #153 is a peachy-orange shade with gold shimmer. When I saw it at IMATS, it reminded me of a deeper MAC Say Yeah eyeshadow (which was limited edition, and I also adore it!). It is definitely similar, but it is a bit more intense. I love this to highlight cheeks on top of #5. It just gives it a nice glow and softness. This also works well on the eyes, too.  And if #5 is a new blush favorite, #153 is a new cheek highlighting favorite.
  • #102 is a matte, pale beige-y color (or off-white, if you prefer). They describe it as “eggshell,” and it’s a rather apt description. It makes for a good neutral matte highlighter when you may already have frost overkill on the eyes.
  • #101 is a soft, pale white-gold with pale gold shimmer. Of the shadows I’ve really worked with so far, this is one of the few that has been more disappointing. I find the pay off to be a bit glittery/chunky and not smooth like I’ve come to expect from the brand. It also seems to be the same when used in application, too. I thought I’d use it as a nice highlighter, but it doesn’t work well for that purpose either.

Which of these are your favorites?

Check out more photos!

Make Up For Ever #5 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #5 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #153 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #153 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #10 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #10 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #102 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #102 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #101 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #101 Eyeshadow

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30 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #5, 153, 10, 102, 101 (Oranges & Yellows)

  1. I love this colors! i’m very much into oranges lately!

  2. Faiza

    Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Nicole15

    These colors are super gorgeous. My faves are definitely the first 3. I, too, have been using my Dusty Coral pigment more often lately. I love that it’s matte & it just makes for a nice summer coral. #5 reminds me of it in a way.

  4. Redhead (hi)

    That peach is SO pretty! I scored an Elizabeth Arden 6-shadow/1-blush makeup palette from my aunt who never uses it yesterday. I was doing her makeup after we got home (smoky plum eyes, peach cheeks and reddish rose lips) and she let me have it 😀 I LOVE it! Relevancy, you ask? Well, the blush is an exact dupe for MUFE #5 shadow, but with gold sheen.

  5. Sass

    I love these colors. Nice!

  6. Leah

    #101 reminds me of Solar white but I’m sad to hear that its chunky.

  7. nini

    #153 and #10 seem to be mislabeled? I was a little confused reading descriptions. just giving a heads up! thanks for the posts they’re very helpful I love MUFE!

  8. Tami

    I gots to have #10!!! 😀

  9. #5 and #102 are so beautiful!

  10. Natalie

    I went and tried #5 on my cheeks and you are right Christine! It is purdy! I have red cheeks though and this look a bit reddish peach. But still purdy 😀

  11. I love these blush colors..I have been using the same Chanel Coral blush for so long and I think it’s about time to switch things up a bit! I really like #5, I bet it would look great with my skin tone. Thanks for the post

  12. aradhana

    christine (or anyone else): do you know whether #5 is anything similar to mac’ dusty coral pigment?

  13. stacy

    wait … which one is 153 ?