Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes - Repeats

One question I get asked when there’s a new Artist Palette is what the overlap is, which is definitely not something I can keep in my head any longer (too many releases!). I’ve created a spreadsheet that you can access below that shows the entire shade range along with palette releases to-date and what shades are where, along with how often certain shades have appeared. I have also included the year the palette was released. Β For your reference, I’ve also included all shades that have appeared three times or more (at the time of publishing this post):

  1. I544 Pink Granite x5
  2. ME230 Peacock Blue x5
  3. ME512 Golden Beige x5
  4. D236 Lagoon Blue x4
  5. D652 Celestial Earth x4
  6. ME930 Black Purple x4
  7. D826 Fig x3
  8. D926 Blueberry x3
  9. I524 Pinky Beige x3
  10. I528 Pearl x3
  11. I550 Olive Gray x3
  12. I662 Amber Brown x3
  13. M100 Black x3
  14. M536 Milk Tea x3
  15. ME108 Steel x3
  16. ME122 Snow x3



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WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

It’s even more surprising that they offered them in both the Mini and Full size pans as well muiltiple times.

I excpct some over lap on the size of pan front but….Golden Beige is also like beating a dead horse. >_<

What I find interesting is that M536 Milk Tea has not shown up in any of the round mini pans…. We need a matte/Satin palette from MUFE. lol

Katherine T. Avatar

Thanks for doing this!! Very helpful! I haven’t bought any of the pre-made MUFE kits yet, but hoping to someday, as they are a great value

VeraLynn Avatar

I have to think that this has to be a (albeit, pretty clever) marketing strategy–if people were able to get a bigger variety of shades at lower prices by getting different palettes, then there wouldn’t be any reason to shell out for the much pricier singles. Sigh :-/

Bonnie Avatar

That’s a good point and it’s probably the case! Long time MUFE fans will definitely end up just buying the singles they want that never get put out in palettes. I’m not there yet (the 15 pan artist was my first MUFE purchase) can I can definitely see doing that in the future. Already, I wanted the spring palette but am frustrated with the repeats just from the ONE I own now! πŸ˜‰

Nicole Avatar

Nice work! I pulled out the mufe palletes I had last week and realized that there would be a lot of overlap if I got the new palette,Vol 3. I would only be getting 3 new shades. But, 3 shades are around $40 and I really like the 3 shades. Plus, soon my daughter will be into makeup. So,extra makeup,if it doesn’t go bad, is not a bad thing for me right now. So, after 3 days of thinking, I had to get it!

VeraLynn Avatar

This is awesome!!! I love that there’s someone out there (aside from me, that is) who would take the time to make a spreadsheet like this for eyeshadows!! I made a spreadsheet for my job as a psychologist today and it just wasn’t as fun….:-P

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I don’t have any MUFE shadows. This palette has some pretty blue family colors. I’m trying not to buy this as I have so many other shadows, just not MUFE.

Fran Avatar

This is so helpful, Christine — thank you! Whenever they come out with a new palette, I have to pull out my list of all the shades I own to see how many dupes there are. It looks like they repeat a lot of popular shades trying to attract new customers, maybe? Here’s hoping that, each season, they’ll start putting out one palette like that, and another one with shades they haven’t released in any of the palettes before (or not in any except the hugest, most expensive ones), for their loyal followers to try some new shades! I mean, it’s not like you can walk into the average Sephora and swatch all 200 shades, so you have to grit your teeth and order blind if you want to try many of them…

Lacey Avatar

Bless you! I’ve been circling MUFE shadows for awhile, but I always have trouble trying to determine whether their pallettes are a better value to start my collection, based on the single shades I want. This is going to make my search so much easier!

KJH Avatar

Great job; painstaking work. I prob would be more excited, if I hadn’t already done it for the far fewer I have! But what a thing, going forward. Hope it prints well, so it can live in the bottom of the studio case. Yay discount on that one! Since this will likely be updated, make sure it’s on the Temptalia Google. Agree with all the other readers, who feel that there are too many repeats. Only with the help of your artist shadow swatches can we put together our trios, etc. Seriously, the Sephora online colors are pretty useless, and so many are online only. And I don’t get ultra excited by the displays, which seem to vary, store to store. So many close gradations make it look sort of like a paint chip display, and does not convey how totally excellent these are. And the online only ones are often the very most unique. I could not do MUFE without you. My wallet may be cursing, but I am thrilled by your tools to make the most informed makeup decisions.

K. Avatar

Hi there,

This is amazing, thank you for taking the time out to create this. I just purchased my first MUFE pallette, the 2015 holiday edition so I don’t have to worry about repeats. But while doing my research, I found there were some repeats in the holiday edition from Vol 1, 2, and 3! I think I made a great decision.

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