Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color (Blush) Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush
Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color - Blush

B204

Make Up For Ever B204 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The shimmer was quite fine, so it sat well on the skin and never emphasized my natural texture. As I buffed and blended the blush onto my skin, it yielded a soft sheen that looked natural and not shimmery. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a moderately dense, smooth texture, the type that feels like it has silicones in it and will work better with a moderate hand or a denser blush brush. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush).

There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color - Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B204

PPermanent. $23.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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B204 –

94%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine)
On lips:
  • Hourglass I've Kissed Confession Lipstick
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Wow, this sure is PINK!!! The finish of it – glowy but not glittery/frosty – looks really nice too. I will have to check this one out.

Love love love this formula – MUFE always brings out their A game with their launches! The blushes kind of fall in a similar colour spectrum so it would be nice to have more options in the range. Happy with what they have so far though!

Oh I’ll have to check this out for my sister, she likes blushes in this shade. Glad to see it perform well!

Another really pretty shade! I’ve got a feeling that many of these will prove to be, too. This one runs too cool for my skintone, though. Plus the fact that I’ve got UD X-Rated and MAC Pink Swoon, both of which are about as cool of a lighter to medium shade of pink as I dare go.

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