Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (x9)

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, pastel pink with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is warmer. Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is lighter. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #5 (P, ) is warmer. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Seedy Pearl (DC, $16.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted. Too Faced Strawberry Ice (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a sprinkling of iridescent white and violet shimmer that gives it a more pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that applies really evenly to the lid. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading slightly. Make Up For Ever I858 Flamingo (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I864 Baby Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Coax (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) (P, $4.49) is lighter. Dior House of Pinks #3 (LE, ) is brighter, better quality. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a pale lavender with cool undertones and icy white shimmer. It had a soft frosted finish. The texture was soft but a little drier in the pan, even though it doesn’t feel dry or powdery, but it was a little harder to dislodge the product from the pan. It had semi-opaque coverage and lasted for eight hours me. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is more shimmery, glossier. MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Great Beyond #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Skinny Dip (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is darker. MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Aura #2 (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Inglot #440 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Tonic (P, $18.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is . Kat Von D Gravitron (LE, ) is brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, mint green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was a little more challenging to apply as opaque on the lid as it appeared in the swatch. I had the best results when applying it with a flat, synthetic brush. It started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Makeup Geek Shore Thing (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Blue Ocean (LE, $32.00) is cooler. theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Chipper (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Disney by Sephora Cinderelly (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. Disney by Sephora Atlantica (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is light-medium, brightened sky blue with a soft, pearly shimmer. It had good pigmentation, but like S314, it was a challenge to apply and blend–it had an uneven, almost dry look on the skin that seemed to emphasize the skin’s natural texture. While it lasted for eight hours before fading, it never looked good. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Swimming Pool Turquoise (LE, ) is darker, more muted. Colour Pop Beauty Call (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter, less pigmented, more muted, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is softened, light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a satiny finish. It had nice color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for nine hours. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up #1 (LE, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Banana Mochi (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter. Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bold, brightened chartreuse green with a metallic finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, buttery consistency that was dense but blendable. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly. NARS Tropical Princess #1 (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #171 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever #304 (DC, $20.00) is lighter, more muted. Colour Pop Sour (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Sugarpill Mint Soda (P, $13.00) is brighter. Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that adhered well to the skin and showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Mad Mad World #2 (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Kelly (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Shore Thing (P, $5.99) is darker. YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Chipper (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, murky dark blue with subtle, cooler undertones and a satin finish. The texture was firmer and resulted in less intense color payoff than most of the Artist Shadow range, which also made it harder to blend on the skin. It lasted for nine hours before fading. Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter. Dior Jardin #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Prussian (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #4 (P, ) is darker. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Private Isle (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Indigogo (LE, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow
I902 (inner lid), I904 (middle of lid), S920 (outer lid), I838 (crease), Stila Mint Julep Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy Artist Shadow
I902 (inner lid), I904 (middle of lid), S920 (outer lid), I838 (crease), Stila Mint Julep Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S208 Baby Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow
I916 (inner lid), I318 (middle of lid), S314 (outer lid), S208 (crease), Stila Mint Julep (water line),
Sephora Summer Cruise (lash line)

Make Up For Ever I916 Frosted Mauve Artist Shadow
I916 (inner lid), I318 (middle of lid), S314 (outer lid), S208 (crease), Stila Mint Julep (water line),
Sephora Summer Cruise (lash line)

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S404 Straw Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S226 Abyssal Blue Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow
I340 (inner lid), ME338 (middle of lid), S312 (outer lid), S226 (crease),
S404 (brow bone), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever ME338 Artist Shadow
I340 (inner lid), ME338 (middle of lid), S312 (outer lid), S226 (crease),
S404 (brow bone), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

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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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It’s possible! I didn’t check (totally blanked), but I know they discontinued a few and they all seemed to be the pastel variety… something about them fading on Sephora displays?

Sonia, if you type it in by the number code, it should show up! Sometimes there are gaps at sephora.. I don’t know why.. But then I’ve gone back, and ithe gaps are filled.. I hope you find it! It looks so beautiful!

Oh my! I just got the Hello Kitty Mon Amour shadow palette, and it included some pastel shadows which are horrible of course (dry, sheer, chalky, no pigment) but after using some primer and NYX Milk pencil, they showed up on my lids, still not great, but at least it works. I bought it only because I’m a big Hello Kitty fan, it’s so ridiculously cute, and Ebates was offering 16% cash back. But if you’re a lover of pastel shadows, these MUFE ones are worth investing in, because it’s so hard to find decent pastels. I swatched Blue Artist in store and was kind of heartbroken because it’s so stunning in the pan, got Petrol Blue instead

That pink eye look alone makes me want to buy the shadows!

Would you say S312 Mint Green could be a (matte) dupe for Urban Decay’s old Absinthe shade? I saw a swatch of it once and I’ve been longing to get my hands on a similar color ever since, haha.

I am so envious! I want all of these! I actually think I want all of the shadows in the line! lol! I need to get back on task with buying these. I started getting palettes again because I just have trouble putting the colors together. This reminds me a lot of the Too Faced Sugar Pop or the Lorac Dream girl Palette. But, with my most loved shadow formula. I would so love to see you dupe out the UD Smokey palette with MUFE artist shadows. I know it’s a big task and it is a no go, I understand completely. I also know it would probably be 5x the cost. But, I would rather take a few months to get a quality palette which I will adore than one I have to struggle with. 🙂 PS- gorgeous looks!

Quick question: I went back to the Naked Smoky Palette and I couldn’t fine these MUFE shadows listed as dupes. Are these MUFE dupes for a different smoky palette or are these for the Naked Smoky Palette for summer of 2015?

Hi Tammy,

Nicole was asking for MUFE shades, so I listed the closest shades to get the palette, but they are not going to be exact dupes 🙂 Several of the ones are listed in the review post, and there may be a few you won’t see listed out specifically – you’d have to click on the links for dupes as only the first 15 dupes are written out in full.

That yellow and green eye at the end is to die for! I’m glad there has been a little bit of a lull in the LEs so you could post a few more of these! This really is my favorite line of eye shadows on the market right now!

Oh, SO PRETTY! Christine! Your eyes look SO beautiful! This post is just insane! I am in love with these colors! Admiring from afar.. Ugh, but those looks! Now that’s a good formula that seems to love your eyes! Wowowowow.. STUNNING!! I bet you had fun! Congrats on nabbing the MUFE storage! That will be a fun project! If love to see the result! 😀

10-15 min.. You ACE it! And now you’re almost selling me to join Instagram! My my.. And to think long ago.. This blog was just a thought of yours.. Congratulations! You are very loved & well respected. I’m happy for you! 🙂

Christine, I like your new organization of putting the eye looks right after the swatches of the eyeshadows you used. Thanks!

I must say that I eye these with drool but I recently rediscovered my MAC eyeshadow and I’ve been playing with great success! Finally! Omg those eyes.. Had to say it again. About how long does it take you? Blown away!

Love love love: the looks, the quality, want ’em all, but I think I’ll do the artist palettes first. First rate looks as usual, C.

These look like the nicest pastels you have reviewed lately! Pastels aren’t my personal cup of tea, but they look like overall good quality.

For me the last look was like your signature look when I first started reading your blog (years ago). Glad to see it’s back!

That green and yellow eye look is AMAZING! The only one I have out of these is Abyssal blue. I love all the bright pastels you chose, and that acid green is to die for. Again, I’d take these all together in a “Candy” palette. (MUFE, are you listening? Let Christine put together your future palettes! ; ) )

I love ME 338, I actually just bought it. Sucha happy colour!
I really like the pinks in this post,and the yellow one is also so pretty.
Love the looks!

These eye looks are phenomenal, Christine! I especially love the pinky-purple one and the green look just blows my socks off! And I don’t even have socks on either, because well, it’s June and I’m stuck in Phoenix….

Christine, I won’t be the first person here who said it but the look you did with the greens not only looks phenomenal but is absolutely gorgeous on you. It is by far my favorite eye look I have seen on you. Ultra Flattering.

Christine, for S314 you recommended a flat synthetic brush. Is that true of all of the finishes? Would a different brush work best for different finishes? I’m asking because I have a lot of these shadows and while they swatch nicely with my finger, I can’t get my brushes (even MAC) to pick them up! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I do know that I am not the only person to complain of this. I thought they would perform well with any type of brush, be it the materials it is made with or the shape of the brush. I am sad over this because they are beautiful and I very much want to use them, but I can’t seem to get the pigment onto the brush! Any thoughts on what I might be doing incorrectly? What brushes are you using with your looks? Any help would be appreciated!

Hey Krista!

I use MAC’s 239 for most of MUFE’s eyeshadows – there are only a few that are more troublesome as they are more densely packed into the pan!

Thanks Christine. That’s the brush I primarily use as well, so I’m not sure why it’s not picking up color. 🙁 Should I dab, swipe, stab, tap or what onto the eyeshadow with the brush? I’ve never had trouble getting eyeshadow onto a brush before. Usually I just touch my brush onto an eyeshadow and tap off any excess. I can’t seem to do that with these eyeshadows.

I haven’t had issues with most of them with my regular routine, BUT a reader did mention she had troubles until she started to push at the eyeshadow, rather than pull it towards her? or something like that. After she noted that, I noticed that I tend to go back and forth and do more of a patting motion.

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