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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

01/13

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Lustrous

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.60 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in a mix of mattes and shimmers (actually, only three shimmers, which is a big deal for the brand’s pre-made palettes!). It’s new and limited edition for the holiday season, and as I noted in my sneak peek post, the brand made several mentions of the formula being new: “newest innovation” and “unique formula” and “formulated with 25 percent more pigment” and “be the first to try this new formula.” Reading through ingredient lists, the ingredient lists for M100 (matte black) and ME512 (gold) differed enough that it did seem like a new formula. I received confirmation via email from Make Up For Ever that the palette does feature a new formula that we will see in the future but no other details were shared at this time.

The colors, generally, lined up with the shades of the same number in the current Artist Shadow range, but there were new shades here and then the brand snuck in two shades that are actually blushes (matte red and plum). The three shimmery shades did not seem to be as silicone-heavy–not as dense, not quite as creamy–but they seemed easier to pickup with a greater number of brushes and a little more foolproof to apply to the lid if one is unfamiliar with the denser, more silicone-heavy textures. The mattes were slightly drier but more substantial, so they worked better on bare skin and tended to be more pigmented in a single pass (without sheering out) compared to the original formula, which I found better at building up color, but both were similarly easy to blend out for me.

The brand claimed that the formula features “intense color payoff, superior blendability, and unprecedented 12-hour wear.” They were quite pigmented, blendable (not sure about “superior” but most shades blended without major issues), and long wearing, though the wear for me ranged between nine and ten hours. I imagine if some found the metallic formula in the original range to be too firm/dense, they’ll prefer the newer shimmer formula. Similarly, if you prefer more buildable, silkier mattes, then you may find this drier, more substantial formula to be a miss. Functionally, I did not feel like it was a struggle by any means to use or to apply the eyeshadows in practice, but based on this sampling, it seemed like they were slightly below the performance of the Artist Shadow range has been in the past.

The packaging will likely be a miss for most; the eyeshadows are held inside a foam insert, which does slide within the tin, so it doesn’t seem as secure, though the brand has used foam inserts in the past, so I’m not surprised to see it again in this year’s holiday release.

Value

Going off of the pricing structure for their current Artist Shadow, which retails for $21.00 and contains 0.08 oz. or costs $262.50/oz. (I would expect any replacement formula to be similar in pricing unless the brand makes adjustments to the size, which they could definitely do, so please consider this a mere estimate of value.) The palette contains $157.50 worth of product.

Lustrous
Lustrous
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

01/13

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Palette | Look Details

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes 12 powder eyeshadows housed in a plastic tin. Inside, it includes a foam insert that holds the pans in the palette, and it was not particularly secure (if I turned it upside down, the insert and all the pans started dropping out).

I was caught off guard by the brand’s description of this year’s holiday palette, because it made several mentions of the formula being new: “newest innovation” and “unique formula” and “formulated with 25 percent more pigment” and “be the first to try this new formula.” I sent an email off to the brand about whether it truly is a new formula and if/when it would rollout, but upon an attempt to read through ingredient lists, the ingredient lists for M100 (matte black) and ME518 (gold) differed enough that it did seem like a new formula.

The colors, generally, lined up with the shades of the same number in the current Artist Shadow range, but there were new shades here and then the brand snuck in two shades that are actually blushes (matte red and plum). I have to go and do real comparisons for texture for the mattes, but these seemed like they might not be quite as powdery/silky but not to the point where blendability was sacrificed but rather less fallout. The shimmers did feel less dense, not quite as heavy on the silicones. The one shade that seemed to be inconsistent with the same numbered shade in the current range was ME840, as it was noticeably drier and significantly less shimmery/metallic.

Here’s hoping that the new formula is just as good, if not improved as they say, compared to the Artist Shadow one… particularly since Artist Shadow is one of the best formulas on the market, so I’m not even sure why they would change it.

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

01/03

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set

Lustrous

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set ($35.00 for 0.16 oz.) is new, limited edition set for the holidays that features four miniature-sized lipsticks from the brand’s permanent offerings. The first downside was that C211 looked little like the permanent version I have–in depth but also strongly differed in undertone. Color discrepancies are frustrating, since one might fall in love with the shade but upon a repurchase, discover it has changed. Three of the four shades were quite pigmented with all wearing at least four hours, but two were slightly drying (both mattes) and one could have been more pigmented (C407).

Value

A full-sized Artist Rouge Lipstick retails for $22.00 and contains 0.12 oz. or costs $183.33/oz. The set contains $29.33 worth of product, which was a bit surprising–would have figured it to have a $30 price tag in that instance.

Lustrous
Lustrous
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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M100

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M401

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C407

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Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette for Holiday 2017

The Details

Lust for luster with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 must-have shades of Artist Color Shadow, the newest innovation in the eyeshadow category. This unique formula blends the best of all worlds: intense color payoff, superior bendability, and unprecedented 12-hour wear.

Late September/Early October

Lustrous Shadow Palette, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

An exclusive palette with innovative, new eyeshadow formula in 12 matte and metallic shades.

  • 12 x 0.05 oz/ 1.42 g Artist Color Shadow in M100, M608, ME512, M322, M536, ME728, M500, M619, ME840, M549, M847, M928.

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Collection for Holiday 2017

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Collection for Holiday 2017
Make Up For Ever Lustrous Collection for Holiday 2017

The Details

Three Lustrous launches from Make Up For Ever for the holidays have arrived!

Now online

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Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set, $35.00 (Limited Edition)

Lust for luster this holiday season with the Lustrous Artist Rouge Set featuring four mini Artist Rouge Lipsticks with shades ranging from classic nudes to bold berries, including MAKE UP FOR EVER’s bestseller, C-211. These lipsticks bring bold color impact to lips that make a statement. This extremely pigmented formula not only provides intense, opaque color but boasts a long-lasting, non-drying formula that hydrates the lips for ultimate comfort. This set features lipsticks in two finishes: an ultra-matte, velvety finish that won’t feel dry, and a cream finish for intense color with a natural-looking finish. You’ll never leave without your not-so-basic basics again.

  • C304
  • M401
  • C211
  • C207

Lustrous Faves, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Lust for luster this holiday season with the Lustrous Faves Set. Get party ready with show-stopping neutrals that include MAKE UP FOR EVER’s bestseller, Star Lit Powder and new Artist Metallic Gloss. Star Lit Powder is an ultra-radiant, ultra-fine loose powder that is perfect for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. This multi-faceted formula includes pure mother of pearl to add light-catching color and shine. The new Artist Metallic Gloss is a metallic lip gloss with a powerful, multi-dimensional finish giving high impact shine and ultra-smooth dimension. Transform your look with these must-have metallic essentials.

  • Artist Metallic Lip Gloss in Pink Champagne
  • Star Lit Powder 13

Lustrous Brush Set, $79.00 (Limited Edition)

Lust for luster this holiday season with a perfect for home and on-the-go brush set. The set includes five artist favorite makeup brushes and a sleek travel-friendly pouch for the most professional application. This collection features top quality handcrafted favorites for eyes, cheeks, and face. Now, you can have the pro brushes you need to be your own makeup artist wherever and whenever you go.

  • Large Foundation Brush #108
  • Large Flat Blush Brush #156
  • Small Highlighter Brush #140
  • Medium Eye Shader Brush #226
  • Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush # 216

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

B110

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light peach with a stronger, white base paired with a satin finish. There was a subtle sheen to the powder as I applied and blended it on the skin, though it did not look shimmery. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it felt denser in the pan so using a more moderate hand or denser brush would be key (I would not describe the powder as stiff, though!). It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and I did feel like the color darkened slightly after I applied it to my skin (if you have drier skin, it might not darken as noticeably). This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B110
B110
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total