Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-lavender with cool undertones and a soft, satin finish. Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $9.99) is darker, pinker, more matte. MAC Fizzy Rose (LE, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay X-Rated (LE, $18.00) is a touch darker. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is darker. MAC Feather Pink (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Unconventional (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Full of Joy (P, $21.00) is slightly pinker. MAC Lazy Sunday (LE, $20.00) is a cream product, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, this shade has already been discontinued, but Sephora still has it in stock–second to last row, seventh shade from the left–so I figured I better jump on the review for this one! It might be a bummer for anyone who loves a good pastel pink/lavender blush! It is a shade that is listed as an “Artist Blush,” and not as an eyeshadow. I see this shade working better on fairer complexions than mine, though I can get color to show up on me without turning chalky or ashy. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, though I found a flatter, denser blush brush to work better with this than a fluffier one. I love the way the Satin finishes look as blushes, as it has a soft, natural sheen that never emphasizes pores. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading on cheeks.

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Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S900 Marshmallow Artist Shadow

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
On eyes:
  • Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (inner lid)
  • I520 Pinky Sand (middle of lid)
  • I838 Slate Pink (outer lid)
  • I834 Grape (crease)
  • Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Impulsive

About the Reviewer

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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This is beautiful! I love this kind of shade so much, i already own two of the dupes you mentioned- gaiety and full of joy, which i love. I still have a mind to pick this up though! you are welcome to dissaude me haha!

In the U.S., they are listed as blushes, which likely means they aren’t safe for eyes. I don’t know about other countries.

It is weird. Maybe they’re going to come out with an eye-safe version? (May as well be optimistic.) I would think this would be a popular shade among the young and/or fair skinned.

It’s disconcerting that a shade has already been discontinued. Makes me a bit leery of developing my own palette lest I chose color(s) later discontinued.

It’s so pretty and light! Kind of like an illuminating blush in the truest sense of the word, LOL! I think it looks really pretty on you 🙂 I also like that they really nailed the colour-name thing. This is *exactly* the colour of raspberry marshmallows here ^_^. Or the inside of a chocolate fish, if you’re feeling *very* Kiwi.

Love this blush!! I’m very fair and this will work for me! Thanks for the heads up about it being discontinued. Quick question: what are you wearing on your eyes? Looks good with the blush!

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder. On eyes: Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (inner lid), I520 Pinky Sand (middle of lid), I838 Slate Pink (outer lid), I834 Grape (crease), Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner. On lips: Estee Lauder Impulsive.

I work at Sephora. This shade was discontinued because once we put this shade out on display, the lights began to drastically change and warp the color. Once we got the memo from MUFE to take it off the shelves, we could see that there was a clear line of difference where the top half of the blush was exposed to light. The blush went from pretty lavender-pink to an extremely pale, almost see-through pink.

Interesting — any insight as to why that happened OR if it was happening to other shades as well? So weird. Do you think they’ll replace it?

And you know, while we have you, are any other shades discontinued? 😉

Not sure of the reason (maybe a volatile/unstable/photo-sensitive pigment?), but it reminds me of something that happens to Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blushes–some of them fade to a yellow color! If I ever saw one in person I’d probably buy it.

I can attest to this! I saw this review and ran out to my Sephora that had (apparently) S900 in stock. It’s on display, and nearly a pure white color. I thought to myself, “this can’t be right… Christine’s photos are never far off…” I ask a SA to make sure it wasn’t just a random e/s that got moved around. Nope, it was S900! A completely different color than in this review. I have never heard of that, so strange! 🙁 I hope they fix it, because it looked like it was going to be the most beautiful blush on my fair skin.

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