Make Up For Ever “Earthy” Artist Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (x7)

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, buttery yellow with a frosted sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a really soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin and lasted for eight and a half hours. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $16.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #29 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted. Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to use. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Rose (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Da Bling (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I804 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Alien (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Bubblegum (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium brown with warm, pink-orange undertones and a satin finish. It was incredibly pigmented with a buttery, dense, smooth texture that applied beautifully to the skin. On me, the color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. theBalm #39 (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted. Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Bandit (P, $5.00) is darker. MAC Amorous Alloy (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer. NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Right) (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is muted, medium-dark rosy brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a really soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. The product was easily blended on the skin and applied evenly. It wore well for eight hours on me. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is darker, less pigmented, more muted, cooler, lighter. MAC Beautyburst (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Turandot #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is darker. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Too Faced Strapless (P, $16.00) is lighter. Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is more muted. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (P, $5.99) is warmer. Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is medium-dark, forest green with subtle, warm olive undertones and an emerald green sparkle over a metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a blendable consistency, but the sparkly bits make it not quite as smooth as other Artist shades. The color lasted for nine hours with minor fall out. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Kush (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is darker. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #310 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Evergreen (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is darker. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora Collection Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is more muted, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brightened, medium green with warm, yellow undertones that gives it a very summer, grass green vibe paired with a metallic sheen. It wasn’t as sparkly as most of the Diamond shades. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it could have been more intense (though it is buildable in two layers). The texture was very smooth, blendable, and dense. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly. Fyrinnae Bitey Tyrannosaur (P, $8.25) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Appletini (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler. Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing (P, $6.80) is lighter. Illamasqua Possession (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Feeling Fresh (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Guacamole (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted. Urban Decay Kush (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler. MAC Wondergrass (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Sugarpill Tipsy (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Apple Squishee (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Giorgio Armani #17 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. Urban Decay Freak (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow ($19.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed beige with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a very powdery texture that bordered on chalky. Depending on your skin tone, it may be more or less apparent. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #1 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Entomology (P, ) is lighter. Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is warmer. LORAC Undressed (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is darker, lighter. Tarte Free Spirit (LE, ) is darker, less pigmented, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I412 Wheat Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever S604 Teak Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I412, I808, S604, M600, M510 Artist Shadows
Sephora Go For It Eyeliner with Make Up For Ever D334 and
D306 Artist Shadows smudged on top

Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever I412, I808, S604, M600, M510 Artist Shadows
Sephora Go For It Eyeliner with Make Up For Ever D334 and
D306 Artist Shadows smudged on top

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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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Pink brown is my favorite MUFE shadow! I’m a medium dark black woman and it’s pretty pink on me, so I was surprised to see how brown it appeared on Christine’s skin. I wear it a lot, with all kinds of other colors. MUFE shadows are so, so fabulous.

Wow, I don’t know what happened to Vanilla (looks drier than the Sahara) but the rest are pretty. I can see Bottle Green making a nice green smoky eye, and that Apple Green looks like such a fun color to pop on

I totally copied this look when I first saw it and I loved it 🙂

Christine I have an off topic question. I’m building my own palette and wondering what’s the best black to add. Something that’s blendable in the outer corner but also intense and would stay put on the upper lash line. I’m thinking Typographic, MUG Corrupt, or UD Blackout? I have no experience with any of those but I’d need a pan that was the same size as MAC.

If you want a really deep one, Corrupt. I don’t think UD Blackout is significantly better than Corrupt (they’re really comparable, IMO). Typographic is the easiest of those three to blend out, but it’s not quite as rich/deep as either Corrupt or Blackout.

I always put off buying MUFE shadows for other, flashier palettes or LE singles, but I really need to get a collection going! Bottle Green has been on my list for awhile now!

Haha! That is the problem with anything permanent, you know? “Later, later!” They’re also not exactly CHEAP as singles either.

I love English Pink! Just wish it were a bit more pigmented. Don’t know why, I’m always drawn to pink eyeshadows.

Not as often as I would like! I was first inspired by a look done in one of 2NE1 (a Korean girl group band), and I’ve been a fan ever since. I like a soft pink in the middle, with a darker color in the crease.

These look great, as usual – I’m really excited that we -finally- have some MUFE stuff easily available in the UK!
Though I’m a little salty that it arrived just after I splurged on some UD eyeshadow singles I really wanted so I’m broke (one of them was Dive Bar which I picked up partly thanks to your review Christine – I absolutely love it and it’s the very first blue eyeshadow I’ve had the nerve to wear).

lol! It’s workable if you have fairer skin, but it’s such a far cry from most of the line’s quality.

That bottle green shade is lovely. I’ve been searching for great new green shades to add to my arsenal ever since I saw and was then let down by that green Hourglass shadow palette.

Gorgeous eye look! I kinda have delayed my MUFE purchases until I can get more organized and less overwhelmed. I was having such a hard time picking out shades and a couple of times I ordered the same shade and had to return them. I so would provide a service where they would build a palette for you. I would actually pay for it,lol. I love the shadows. But, my eye for picking the coordinating shadows to suit me is lacking. I love all of these and some day, I’ll add them..hopefully once I get my stash organized and my health a little more settled. This is the best shadow by far IMO. I wish they would make a smokey palette.:)

Drooling. If Vanilla were switched out for something better, I would seriously by all of these together in a pre-made “Earthy” artist palette. Now I just to get add to my “to buy” list. I must have Bottle Green at all costs. 🙂

Ok, so I’ve been trying to decide between putting together a MUFE trio consisting of Pink Brown, Peacock and Silver Brown ( still not totally certain about Peacock though) or another MAC quad including Haux. I really obviously love those Pink Brown or Haux types of shades! Bottle Green is much prettier than I imagined, so now I’m thinking, hmmm…what about Pink Brown, Peacock and Bottle Green for a smoky peacock eye? Ever since I got my toes wet with Nudes You Need, I’m drawn to the Artist Shadows!

A decision has been made, tentatively anyway, my 1st trio will be: M600 Pink Brown, ME302 Peacock, and D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (or is is turquoise mauve?) ! I tried that at combo at Sephora yesterday and D200 as an inner corner shade blended over into the edge of Peacock is AMAZING!

A decision has been made, tentatively anyway, my 1st trio will be: M600 Pink Brown, ME302 Peacock, and D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (or is is turquoise mauve?) ! I tried that at combo at Sephora yesterday and D200 as an inner corner shade blended over into the edge of Peacock is AMAZING!
But a 2nd trio will have Bottle Green, Silver Brown and possibly Crystalline Papaya, most likely in Aug. or Sept..

I can hardly wait to put those 2 trios together! Oh, for some reason when I tried to amend my comment, it sent both the amended and the original, I don’t know what I did wrong there? Anyway, sorry I accidentally sent both!

Just butting in to say Haux is one of my top five eyeshadows of all time and is possibly my favorite MAC eyeshadow. It’s lovely and flattering, and so versatile and easy to blend. It can even be a cheek contour. Just a perfect product IMHO. It makes me happy when other people give it some love.

I’m really surprised by Vanilla, the testers I tried out was on the powdery side as well but, I had not used it in practice like you.

But ENGLISH PINK has been on my list! There just so many shades in this range I think I’ll save it for IMATS this year and pick up more of the MUFE artist palette as they come out. 😉

Wheat was also another shadow I kept gravitating towards. lol I know I probably have other pale gold shades, but I’m a sucker for them as well. 😉

No shame — I tried maybe a dozen and had to have them all. And that was a tall task, LOL.

If Vanilla was a little denser, I think it would be quite nice – the color itself is a nice light beige for lighter skin tones to highlight or to mattify most anything, but it falls so short compared to most of the line!

I’ve been hoping someone would release a dupe for L’Oreal’s Golden Emerald and here it is 🙂 On my wish list Bottle Green goes. Not sure why L’O doesn’t make that beautiful shade part of the Infallible range in western Europe.

This is a superb look you’ve put together, Christine!

A bit off-topic but MUFE helped me realize a childhood dream last week: blue eyes! The SA helped me pick the blue colored contacts that would look the most natural on my hazel eyes and the result was every bit as good as I had hoped! ^^

I really like Teak. Gorgeous brown. I hope they have it at “my” Sephora. They sadly have few of the MUFE eyeshadows. It seems like a lot at first look, but they have two or three of all the colours they have, I hope this makes sence.

How funny that the poor performer is the vanilla one! I guess MUFE didn’t put the same effort into the ‘everybody has one’ shades.

Love the pink and Teak, esp together.

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