Make Up For Ever B212 Artist Face ColorMake Up For Ever B212 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. There was noticeable shimmer in its finish, but it was fine in size so it did not accentuate the look of pores or the skin’s natural texture. Instead, it yielded a soft, luminous sheen that made the skin look glowing but not metallic. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, though the texture was moderately dense, which made it easy to use a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if desired. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before wearing away faintly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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.
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