Make Up For Ever Diamond Artist Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a blackened brown with warm, olive undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that adhered well to bare skin and wore for nine hours before creasing slightly. Make Up For Ever ME624 Black Gold (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #7 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Dior Capital of Light #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #12 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sushi Green (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had mostly opaque coverage with a blendable texture that applied fairly evenly, but this shade had a more noticeable sparkle to it, which made it harder to apply smoothly as well as resulted in some fall out while worn (though the color lasted for eight and a half hours). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Cream (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop The Lion (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Persona Unique (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Soleil (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Celebrate in Gold #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Sixth Sense (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Photosynthesex #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (DC, $14.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Tropical Express #2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, white gold with warm, buttery yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very dense, smooth texture, but it was a little harder to get product off the surface compared to other shades (harder but not actually hard, if that makes sense!). It wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bad Habit Eternal (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). ColourPop High Tide (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Famous (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Harsh Stone White (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Fringe (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Champagne (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Unbothered (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light, slightly muted, light gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to bare skin and was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Unbothered (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Like a Shot (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Paradise Found (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Famous (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Salt (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Fringe (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (DC, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm, golden tones and a pearly sheen. It was incredibly pigmented with creamy, smooth coverage that applied easily and wore for nine hours on me. Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Reef (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Subtle Blend (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Conquer (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Oxydus (DC, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Martini (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Blaze (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Museum Bronze (PiP, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Miracle of Light (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dangerously Elegant (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen paired with pink micro-glitter. It had great color payoff with a cream-like, smooth, and dense consistency. The color applied well to bare skin, and it wore well for eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Sundance (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Melonie (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Chase the Light (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). UOMA Beauty Tenerife (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC PatrickStarrr (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS On Fire (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop La-La (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Foxy (LE, )(90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Don't Be Koi! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Brown Sugar #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop The Vibez (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Pushup Bronze (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup by Mario Master Metallics #10 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a powder eyeshadow available in five distinct finishes: Diamond, Iridescent, Matte, Metallic, and Satin. The texture of all finishes, except the Matte finish, are much denser and more like a cream-powder hybrid. I’ve used traditional eyeshadow brushes (like MAC’s 239, a go-to for me) with these and have hadn’t any issues, but for those who have, I would recommend a firmer, flatter synthetic brush (like MAC 242) to maximize payoff and application. The Diamond and Iridescent finishes have sparkle or micro-glitter, and I have found that the majority of shades have little to no fall out over time for me. The Metallic is the richest, smoothest formula out of the five finishes. The Mattes are soft and silky–much smoother and more finely-milled than the brand’s last formula–but these are sometimes sheerer, though buildable, and can be a little dusty or powdery to work with. The Mattes typically apply well and blend out without issue. The Satin finish feels the firmest of the five finishes but is the most blendable and pigmented; some are closer to metallic and others are more like a natural matte on. I get seven to ten hour wear, depending on the shade, across the range. The eyeshadows are larger than standard (0.08 oz. per the packaging). For the most bang for your buck, consider purchasing two ($32.00) or three at once ($46.00) or watch for seasonal releases of palettes (just be careful if you’ve already bought a few–the brand repeats very often).

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D410, D708, I544, I328, D416, Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D410, D708, I544, I328, D416, Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D504, ME700, ME740, I412, M510, M738, I702, Lancome Paradis Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: D504, ME700, ME740, I412, M510, M738, I702, Lancome Paradis Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: S642, S638, M558, S556, S662, M518, D504, Urban Decay Tornado Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Look
Make Up For Ever Artist Look: S642, S638, M558, S556, S662, M518, D504, Urban Decay Tornado Eyeliner

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Katherine T. Avatar

I think I have Black Bronze already or another MUFE Artist shade that’s close, but I’m glad you are reviewing the rest of the MUFE shadows. Overall, it’s a great formula, and I might pick up a few more unique colors during next Sephora sale (hopefully April) to round out my stash.

Nancy T Avatar

D708 Pinky Copper is definitely my kind of color! I love a great rose-gold copper type shade to bring out the bluer aspects of my teal toned outer part of my iris! Can make my eyes appear very blue-green.

Fran Avatar

You know I love MUFE shadows, but warm browns and yellows are not really my shades — these are the kinds of shadows I want for my future pro kit. I have D504 Celestial Beige from a palette and love it. D640 Golden Snake is just a seriously beautiful eyeshadow. I may have to add it to my personal collection at some point.

Cassandra Avatar

I noticed that you said gold nugget is a dupe for loracs “Unlimited” shade. I know you said for the super metallic shades in Lorac pro palette some of them bunched up on each other when applied wet, specifically the deeper bronze shade. But did you have any problems with Unlimited when applied damp? Or did it go on completely smooth? I noticed that Unlimited has a higher rating than Gold nugget, so just curious.

Cassandra Avatar

Ah, makes sense. I usually think more shimmery shades go on better wet. But by it being a soft crumbly texture what do you exactly mean by that? Like even though it was baked it almost seemed more loose? Was it difficult to work with? I really want to find a true yellow gold shade that goes on really smoothly without it looking uneven or choppy :/

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