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). 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). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Sushi Green (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (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). 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). Colour Pop The Lion (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Unlimited (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Waking Dawn (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Desert Mist (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cursed (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Oro (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Triton (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Incandescent Gold 003 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Egypt (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is 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. Bad Habit Eternal (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Seashell (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Harsh Stone White (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $17.00) 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). Dior Mirror (621) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #5 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Eternal Gold #3 (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Dior Shimmer Beige (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (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. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop 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). MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Like a Shot (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Salt (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Paradise Found (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (PiP, ) 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 Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% 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 (P, $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). 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). Colour Pop Blaze (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Elegant (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Chains of Love (LE, $17.00) is lighter (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. Viseart Melonie (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Chase the Light (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC PatrickStarrr (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Sundance (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Pushup Bronze (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC She-nanigans (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I702 Mahogany (DC, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop In Axis (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Inglot J339 Copper (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Red Keep (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #11 (PiP, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Volcanic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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).

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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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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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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.

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.

I picked up D416 CRYSTALLINE YELLOW and D504 CELESTIAL BEIGE at IMATS Toronto last year because the shades were so pretty and nude. But the biggest surprise was that they were very different on my pale skin tone. 😉

D504 CELESTIAL BEIGE read like a light but still allover lid colour because of how pale I am, while D416 CRYSTALLINE YELLOW is still that inner highlight colour. Both shades I feel on other skin tones would read much lighter overall as a inner corner highlight. lol

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.

beautiful..beautiful shadows… I swear you’ve converted me into a full-time fan of MUFE eye-shadows. Honestly not satisfied with any other brand at the moment!! This is terrible for my wallet :O

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.

I don’t think I used Unlimited damp? I don’t specifically recall, since that was awhile ago, but unless it is a wet/dry formula, I don’t try dry formulas wet.

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 :/

LORAC has a softer press – so when you take your brush to it, more product loosens and it doesn’t bind together as well as MUFE! Neither are hard to use, but they’re very different textures! 🙂

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