Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow (Blush) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, coral-pink with a soft, frosted finish. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is brighter. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is pinker. theBalm Crisp is more shimmery. MAC Petal Power (LE, $27.00) is lighter. Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is similar. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is warmer. NARS Orgasm (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some comparison swatches of eyeshadows.)

This is technically classified as a blush (see the label on the back of the compact), though it is lumped in with the Artist Shadow formula and range. The new Artist Shadow formula is described as a “highly-blendable, gel-powder eyeshadow with vivid color payoff” (guess we’ll substitute eyeshadow for blush!). The texture is very interesting on this shade; some of the Artist Shadows feel like a regular powder eyeshadow, but some feel more like a firm cream, which this one does. I can take the back of my brush, stab at the eyeshadow, and it creates a dent but doesn’t chip away any product; similarly, I can press and smooth it back out to an even surface. It’s incredibly pigmented with a smooth texture that blends easily on the skin. As an eyeshadow, it lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly, and as a blush, it lasted for eight hours.

Also, I’ve yet to see the special pricing when you buy more than one eyeshadow on Sephora’s website. I spoke with the Make Up For Ever Boutique at Valley Fair (CA), and she said that the LA and NY boutiques will ship anywhere. If you live near a boutique, they have the special pricing in effect. If you buy two or more shades, plus the duo compact, it’s $34 ($17/each), and if you purchase three shades with the trio palette, it’s $44 ($14.67/each). The boutique said they were charging $14.33/each after 3. There is also an 18x and 10x palette available for those who want to fill a larger palette.

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink Artist Shadow

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powde
On eyes:
  • Makeup Geek Vegas Lights Palette
  • Sephora Sun Tan and Tiramisu Eyeliners
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Twist of Fate Lip Color
  • Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss


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xamyx Avatar

I have a couple of shades that are clearly eyeshadow shades, but they are labeled “blush”. I was told (although I can’t confirm the validity) that some shades are/were labeled as blush to get around FDA regulations.

Christine Avatar

Different – like Troy Surratt’s is a powder for sure, but this isn’t even quite a powder. It really feels like a gel-powder hybrid, because it has a more play-doh like feel to it, though only slightly – like 20% gel, 80% powder.

Unfortunately, buying 200+ eyeshadows isn’t in the budget!

Ammara Avatar

Thank you.

Haha, sorry I just thought maybe they have sent you a lot of shades as press samples, but I guess they must have divided the line and sent it to different bloggers like they did with their brushes? 210 is such a large amount, I can imagine getting overwhelmed and lost in store.

Christine Avatar

I believe I received five shades, and then I was able to get another eight (I think I have 13 in total) after showing them the Swatch Gallery as press. I’m hoping the additional 30 shades from the anniversary palette will help replace some of the shades from MUFE I had before. I was able to do so many before, because I bought them at IMATS as refills so they were ~$8 each (they’re $14.83 each now at the cheapest), so at least with the anniversary palette, it brings the cost down to ~$8 each as well.

Christina Avatar

Pretty color, but I’m thinking the name of the eyeshadow shade is Blush, not that it’s really a blush product. The shade certainly matches up with a “blush” color. Who knows!

I’m definitely going to pick some up to play with!

Christine Avatar

Nope – Make Up For Ever doesn’t really put out names (numbers), but I think Sephora has made them at least attach some color attribute to it – which is Coral Pink.

The eyeshadows have ‘EYE SHADOW’ printed below ‘ARTIST SHADOW’ vs. how this has ‘BLUSH’ printed beneath. Hope that helps! 🙂

Marcela P. Avatar

Christine, was this one sent to you like this?
The ones I got from my store don’t come in the individual packaging like this so they aren’t labeled as shadow or blush.
I wonder how I can tell what’s what without the individual packaging like this.
The ones at Sephora come in a little disposable container and you buy the case separate.

It looks beautiful on you! I can’t get enough of these shadows, got me 6 already 🙂

Christine Avatar

Hi Marcela,

Yes, this was how it was sent to me! I have a few in the refill plastic packaging (the flimsy, as-is packaging) and a few in the actual compact. I haven’t purchased any (I’ve been waiting for the discount to show up on Sephora’s website) yet – will be trying to purchase the 30 palette (cheapest way for me to buy 30 shades to swatch for readers).

Marcela P. Avatar

Oh okay, got u! Well Sephora inside JCP has them at the sale price, if you have access to one of those stores near you!
I work at one, but we got about half the shades, so I wanted to buy some of the ones we don’t have, online.
I noticed the deal wasn’t available online, so I messaged Sephora on facebook, and they told me that this was an exclusive pricing to SiJCP!
I am also waiting for the 30 palette, cannot wait to get it! 🙂

Amanda Finlaw Avatar

I sold one of these as a blush at work today! Someone came in looking for the Smashbox contour palette, which we were out of, so I suggested making her own cheek palette with the MUFE colors and she ended up going with a matte contour and highlight, with this as a blush 🙂 I really want it too, so I was kinda jealous haha

Chrissie Avatar

Hi Christine, how does this compare to MAC’s Ripe for Love. They look similar from my screen, but I might be seeing things weirdly. Thanks in advance!

Cory Avatar

Wow, that look! Blush is gorg., & thnx for the review, but wow, that look! That’s a quadruple-take head spinner of a look! Soooo beautiful & such a perfectly executed ensemble! You look amazing, Christine!

AbigailOD Avatar

You look so gorgeous here, Christine!! 🙂 This makes me miss my Mac Supercontinental that I passed on to my sister (she wanted it so bad!). Is Mac Style much too lighter than this?

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