Make Up For Ever I606, I662, ME930, D868 Artist Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had insanely rich color payoff where a little went a long way. The texture was creamy–almost like a cream eyeshadow–and very smooth, so the color went on evenly but was also blendable. The color wore well for nine hours before fading. Tarte Silk Robe (LE) is a smidgen lighter. Kat Von D Papilio (P) is less red. Too Faced Soleil (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Blitz (P, $6.99) is lighter. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden copper with a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that was fully opaque and went on incredibly smoothly and evenly on the skin (arm and eyelid). The consistency felt creamy, buttery, and rich, while it lasted for nine hours before fading. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) s slightly brighter. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (P, $21.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Amber (P) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #6 (LE) is browner. Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE) is more muted. Urban Decay Baked (P, $18.00) is similar. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter. bareMinerals Truffle (LE) is similar. Inglot #405 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff is fantastic with a really rich, buttery texture that goes on so smoothly. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. This shade was featured in the Artist Palette as well, so I’m able to confirm that the two are equal in quality, which is excellent. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a pink-tinged white with iridescent pink and silver flecks of sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a fairly creamy, dense texture. The “Crystalline” shades seem to be more layering ones (think Make Up For Ever’s Star Powders) that transform colors underneath, though they’re brightening on their own, as they’re very sparkly. The sparkle adheres with the base color, but there was some fall out over the eight-hour wear time. Stila Pink Diamond (P) is warmer. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P) is similar. Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more metallic. Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is less sparkly. MAC Pastelluxe #3 (P) is pinker. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is pinker. NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is less sparkly. Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever ME930 Black Purple Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D868 Crystalline Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow
I606 (inner lid), I662 (middle of lid), ME930 (outer lid), M636 (outer lid/crease),
D868 (outer lid), Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth Artist Shadow
I606 (inner lid), I662 (middle of lid), ME930 (outer lid), M636 (outer lid/crease),
D868 (outer lid), Marc Jacobs Plum(age) Eyeliner

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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A few look exceptional with pigmentation! I’m glad to see the white duochrome shifts in iridescence coming back!!!!!! 😀 Essence has a little palette of 4, I think. I can’t comment on it because I’ve not tried it and can make my own with jests out there if I wanted. I love those colors! You did beautifully on your eyes with a prior batch as well. 🙂

My 30 Years kit came yesterday! Oh, it is so gorgeous. I adore it. Definitely one of the prized pieces of my collection. I’m testing out the wear in rehearsal but they are just so blendable, so buildable, so lovely.

I received my 30 years palette on Monday and I am so excited to try them. Just running a finger through a shadow is awesome. It feels different. Almost wet or damp like, but so pigmented (maybe I’m not describing it right :))

I do wish they had names on them. I have to learn what the letters represent, like I, ME, M, D. The colors are very very nice and I like that they range from neutrals to smokey to the brights. I do however see myself taking the shadows out and inserting them into a separate palette for travel but I’ll enjoy it now.

YAYYYY! 🙂 The texture is weird, right? Not in a bad way, but they’re different. I agree — they feel almost wet, and some of them, if you push on them, they will move like play-doh a bit.

I wish they had real names, too. Sephora gives them names, but they’re not officially their names. The I, ME, M, D all stand for the finish – I = Iridescent, ME = Metallic, M = Matte, D = Diamond, S = Satin.

If you go to the MUFE site and look at the individual colors you’ll see that they have names. So I assume these new shadows do have “official names” now…even though the numbering system still seems to be the main way as always (if that makes sense). It would be nice if the names came on the packaging or was on the bottom of the shadows though. I’m a label maker addict though so I’m already planning on labeling the colors in this palette with the names lol

I would say the major difference is in the finish – Star Powders are WAY finer overall, whereas the Crystalline eyeshadows are more sparkly. Probably better value with the eyeshadow since I recall MUFE’s pigments/Star Powders being $$ per ounce.

I’ll take them all please! 😀 OK, well, Chanel Fantasme probably has me covered for ‘sparkles in white base’, so I might not need Crystalline Pink, but…

DAT PURPLE!

Also, I can’t be the only one that has a bit of an obsession with rich, thick, intensely pigmented golden eyeshadows, right? Amber Brown has such a glorious, deep, burnished Byzantine gold toneto it.. *drools*

I like the look of Pinky Earth but don’t think it would be wearable for me. I do like the look of Black Purple! I think that one might work.

Christine, you’re making it harder and harder for me to stay on my Sephora no-buy! These eyeshadows are gorgeous – I always look forward to your review on these – they help me so much putting together my palette!

I love Black Purple, but I have Drama Queen, and it’s not a bad one 🙂 Pinky Earth is really a versatile shadow. I actually like all of these. I’m contemplating getting the palette, unless it’s sold out when I get to Sephora next time. It depends a bit on how much it’ll cost here.

Hi Christine,
I don’t know what’s wrong with the shadows I got, but I could not get the 3 to work for me!! They were some of the most disappointing textures to work with. I got 742 and a couple of others. The textures were somewhat gel-like and did not apply well at ALL! I had to return all 3, was SO disappointed.
What do you think it could be? maybe the brush I used or the method of application? Any advice you can give me? I really wanted to love these!

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