Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow

Let’s talk purples!

  • #79 is a dirty mauve-plum kind of shade. It’s a bit muted, which makes it an excellent color for smoky eyes, but it’s also nice for subduing bolder colors. It has a slight iridescence to it, but it isn’t overly frosty. I thought the pigmentatoin was good as well.
  • #160 is a matte eggplant shade of purple. I really love using this with pinks and purples in the crease. It also works really well all over the lid and then a matte black in the crease for an ultra smoky eye. #160 is smooth and has plenty of color for you to enjoy.
  • #142 is a shimmery medium purple with a silver sheen/shimmer to it. This isn’t quite as lovely as I was hoping, as it could pump out more color right away, but it layers decently so you can still get a more intense color if that’s what you want (like me).
  • #92 is one of the brand’s more famous eyeshadows. It’s a matte, bold shade of violet-purple. It’s incredibly bright, and it goes on smoothly and packs a lot of color from the get go. I haven’t used this yet in a look, but I’m definitely eager to!
  • #89 is a soft, pearly fuchsia-purple shade with slight violet sheen. It reminds me of a lighter, less frosty version of MAC’s Stars ‘n Rockets.

Which of these are your favorites?

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Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #160 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #160 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #142 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #142 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #92 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #92 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever #89 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #89 Eyeshadow

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27 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #79, 160, 142, 92, 89 (Purples)

  1. aramis

    i have 160 and really want 92 but they were sold out at the imats i might buy it online or at sephora

  2. Jenny

    I love 92 and 89. They look gurguzz!

  3. i love MUFE eye shadows and I think I need that 160!

  4. Natalie

    I have #92 and I think it is going to last me forever. It is such an intense color, so only need little bit at a time. And even though it is lovely, it is not a color that you use everyday either :D

  5. MichelleB

    I really ike 79 and 160 — I have brown eyes and these look great for brown eyes!

  6. Yaya

    I like 160! I’m looking for a perfect purple for a smokey eye!

  7. Yaya

    And 79 reminds me of MAC’s Circa Plum.. which is such a lovely color.

  8. Laura

    Hey Christine (or anyone who knows), how much are their empty palettes? The 12 or the 24 slot? TY!

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    160 reminds me a bit of fig1…is it similar? 89 looks great, but again no access to mufe…or sephora….le snif.

  10. Annie

    I have 92, since I was looking for a dark, matte purple, which is something I didn’t find in MAC. It’s stunning.

    • It is definitely an amazing shade and not found in other lines!

      • sugarcrumb

        Some folks commented that the closest dupe you can get from MAC is Violet Trance (Baloonacy Collection quad and soon to be repromoted); only thing that Violet Trance leans more blue-purple and is reportedly a MAJOR PAIN to work with. i caved and bought 92 today and boyyy, is it abso-freaking-fantastic! its what i wanted MAC’s Satellite Dreams to be! its also my 1st-ever matte e/s

  11. Tiffany

    Where can i buy #92?

  12. Cait

    I’m trying to find an eyeshadow to pair with my new MUFE 92 I got during Sephora’s friends and family sale. I’m looking for a purple with some iridescence that isn’t too pink to use on my lids with 92 in the crease. Any suggestions Christine? I am, alas, color-coordination challenged. Which can prove rather problematic for a makeup geek.