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Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush) ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bold, brightened, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a golden copper, frosted sheen. Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (P, $21.00) is brighter, more orange. LORAC Nude #5 (LE) is browner. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is browner. Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, slightly browner. MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is more muted, browner. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is darker. NARS Taj Mahal (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever #10 (P, $23.00) is more orange, cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It is intensely pigmented, and it’s a blush where a little goes a long way. The creamier, denser texture makes it easier to apply, blend, and diffuse for a softer application if so desired. It can also just as easily be applied at full color coverage for a more dramatic, richer look. Your choice in tools will make a world of difference with a blush as pigmented as this one; I highly recommend a less dense, stippling-type brush (I like MAC’s 159) for applying color, and if you feel like it’s still too bold, you can use a buffing brush to soften further or take a colored setting powder to tone it down (alternatively, I often use my foundation brush to diffuse edges). The finish has more shimmer in it than some of the other blushes in the range, but it didn’t emphasize pores and appears more pearly than shimmery on. As a blush, the color lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red Artist Shadow (Blush)

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On lips:
  • Giorgio Armani #100 Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick


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kjh Avatar

There’s no Goddess under the current selections of MUG blushes. (?) Care to explain? Or, don’t bother, bec. it might take some digging + too much time to figure it out. given your increasing time crunch. It’s not an e/s in Vegas Lights, is it? Never mind, I’ll look. This one is DDG (drop dead gorgeous), but cheap dupe, when it’s MUG, + fab, + is that close, would be card-friendly.

May Avatar

I would have never thought to use this as a blush. I have NARS Taj Mahal and even though it looks scary in pan, when applied lightly, it’s the perfect summer glow. I can’t imagine how beautifully this must apply. Almost half the shadows from the range are sold out on Sephora so these things must be good. You’ve given me another lemming hahah.

Thanks for the post!

CeliaV Avatar

So this is slightly OT but Christine, I am still in love with the MUFE 30 Years Palette. I used a lot of the brights and smokes in my rehearsal test look and it lasted through the day. Can’t wait to play with it more. Except now I want all remaining 180 shades 😛

Reka Avatar

I know it is a bit off topic and the palette is currently sold out at Sephora, but is there any chance for a full review of the 30th anniversary palette before it sells out a second time? You’ve reviewed a lot of the colors and they mostly get good grades, but what about the palette as a whole?

Reka Avatar

I swear I’m not usually so much of a jerk, just this palette has been haunting my dreams. Someone on Sephora said it wasn’t worth it if you were cool or neutral toned as most of the Neutrals palette is quite warm. Would you say that was true?

Christine Avatar

I would say that just depends on what kind of colors you wear – because you don’t have to only wear cool-tones or neutral-tones if you are cool/neutral, you know? I would look at the kit and think about what color combos come to mind, which shades do you think you’d use a lot? I think it’s a great palette, and there are more warm shades than cool ones, but some of the warmer ones are also darker, smokier shades that aren’t orange-based.

Helene Avatar

This is so vibrant! I love it as a blush, and would probably use it as a blush and as an eyeshadow, as I suppose it’s safe for European eyes 🙂 I would probably not use it as blush and eyeshadow at the samt time though. But, you never know 😀

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