Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever ME912 Artist Shadow (Blush) ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia-magenta with a frosted, violet sheen. Ardency Inn Orchid (P, $21.00) is slightly more shimmery. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Orchid (LE) is more muted. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is more muted. Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter. Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.80) is more fuchsia. Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Infamous (LE, $18.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Power Boosted (LE, $15.00) bareMinerals Boudoir (P) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had good color payoff, though it was not quite as intense as other blush shades thus far, but it’s probably sufficient for most looking to use this as a cheek color. This shade is part of the Metallic line-up, so the finish is more shimmery and reflective applied. Surprisingly, it didn’t emphasize pores or look full-on, metallic when I tried it as a blush. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and buttery, which helped it apply and blend out more readily so even though it is a bolder, bright shade, it wasn’t fussy to work with. ME912 Orchid wore well for eight hours before showing signs of minor fading.

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Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid Artist Shadow (Blush)

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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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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Beautiful color! However, is it just me or is the size of the pan/product pretty small for the price? This is just slightly bigger than a typical eyeshadow.

Hi Brian!

Well, this range is really set-up to be primarily eyeshadow “Artist Shadow,” so that’s probably why they’re the size that they are. I imagine if this was a larger or more normal-sized blush, the price would also be 30-40.

I’m loving the subtle highlight it gives you. And I was thinking there was no way that would work as a blush on my warm-toned skin but you make it work, so maybe i should give it a try hmmm….

Why do you always leave a different color on your left check? For me personally I would get a better sense of how the shade affects the overall complexion/face look if it was on both sides. But maybe other people like to see a comparison which makes sense too.

Hi Jessica,

I can only swatch two shades of cheek color per day per cheek, and I only take photos a few days a week because I am testing products otherwise (as in, I have two different sets of eye makeup on – each eye is different, lips do not coordinate, because it’s whatever I’m testing at the moment so if I’m photographing, I have to make sure it’s “clean”). I try to start testing as of 8AM. If I take photos, it means I am limited to testing to later in the day and can’t test as many products. I wish that I could make you happy! Sorry!

Gorgeous color! I totally made an impulse buy of I922 after seeing you review it and I’m so glad I got it. This one also looks great for balancing out warm eye or lip colors. 🙂

SOOOO PRETTY. You really look lit from with in! In a purple way, obviously, but you won’t ever hear me complain about more purple. LOL! 😀 It’s really impressive actually that it doesn’t look over the top disco ball glitter metallic as a blush – very smooth indeed!

Sooo what happens when you try to apply the “blush” colors as eyeshadow? When I went to my local Sephora MUFE event, none of the makeup artist mentioned they were blushes. I saw one of them wear the neon pink as a shadow. Is that…safe??

I don’t know why they have the restriction, just that on the packaging, they’re listed as blushes and not for eyes. Based on issues of similar warnings/restrictions from other brands and even some MUFE products, it’s usually related to certain dyes. Some people experience no problems that they can note, but some get irritated with some of the dyes used in purples/reds (even if they are safe as well).

Hi Mandy,

For awhile, they weren’t, but on Sephora, they are now showing which shades are blushes under the “how to use” tab! When you purchase, the box packaging will say Artist Blush instead of Artist Shadow.

I love this! A fantastic colour!
It’s going to be exciting visiting Sephora to see what we’re getting here. I so hope this is available or I’ll have to order it. Yes, it’s that pretty!

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