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Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #5, 153, 10, 102, 101 (Oranges & Yellows)


Eyeshadows: #5

Let’s dive into some of Make Up For Ever’s orange and yellow eyeshadows! Personally, I skipped on some of the more intense, straight yellows, just because I tend not to look good in those shades (Chrome Yellow, anyone?), so I need more time to swatch and play with them in person before getting any of those.

  • #5 is a matte orange-coral. Smooth, pigmented, and easy to use, #5 is quickly becoming a favorite. It’s nice on the eyes, but I love it as a blush. Just be careful, because a little goes a long way, and it’s better to build up than buff out.
  • #10 is a shimmery, true golden yellow. This is the equivalent of Goldmine eyeshadow with a little less orange and less frostiness.
  • #153 is a peachy-orange shade with gold shimmer. When I saw it at IMATS, it reminded me of a deeper MAC Say Yeah eyeshadow (which was limited edition, and I also adore it!). It is definitely similar, but it is a bit more intense. I love this to highlight cheeks on top of #5. It just gives it a nice glow and softness. This also works well on the eyes, too.  And if #5 is a new blush favorite, #153 is a new cheek highlighting favorite.
  • #102 is a matte, pale beige-y color (or off-white, if you prefer). They describe it as “eggshell,” and it’s a rather apt description. It makes for a good neutral matte highlighter when you may already have frost overkill on the eyes.
  • #101 is a soft, pale white-gold with pale gold shimmer. Of the shadows I’ve really worked with so far, this is one of the few that has been more disappointing. I find the pay off to be a bit glittery/chunky and not smooth like I’ve come to expect from the brand. It also seems to be the same when used in application, too. I thought I’d use it as a nice highlighter, but it doesn’t work well for that purpose either.

Which of these are your favorites?

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Make Up For Ever #5 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #5 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #153 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #153 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #10 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #10 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #102 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #102 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #101 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #101 Eyeshadow

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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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These colors are super gorgeous. My faves are definitely the first 3. I, too, have been using my Dusty Coral pigment more often lately. I love that it’s matte & it just makes for a nice summer coral. #5 reminds me of it in a way.

That peach is SO pretty! I scored an Elizabeth Arden 6-shadow/1-blush makeup palette from my aunt who never uses it yesterday. I was doing her makeup after we got home (smoky plum eyes, peach cheeks and reddish rose lips) and she let me have it 😀 I LOVE it! Relevancy, you ask? Well, the blush is an exact dupe for MUFE #5 shadow, but with gold sheen.

#153 and #10 seem to be mislabeled? I was a little confused reading descriptions. just giving a heads up! thanks for the posts they’re very helpful I love MUFE!

I went and tried #5 on my cheeks and you are right Christine! It is purdy! I have red cheeks though and this look a bit reddish peach. But still purdy 😀

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