Make Up For Ever S112 Artist Face Color (Sculpting) Review, Photos, Swatches
Make Up For Ever S112 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, golden brown with a semi-matte finish. This would be a contouring shade on lighter skin than mine, as it just barely shows up on me with a heavy application. I did not feel like it ran too warm for a contour, but it would likely work best on fairer and warmer skin tones than someone who was very cool-toned. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or too firmly packed into the pan. The shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Zoeva Heavy Crown (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Too Faced Medium Cocoa (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
- YSL Golden Contouring Contour (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
- LORAC Light Contour (P, ) is darker (85% similar).
- Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Light (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
- Viseart Sculpting #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar).
$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.
Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color - Sculpting swatches.
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Looking at this in the pan, my first thought was how nicely “unwarm” it was, making it a great contour for someone like me (NW15-20). The thing is that I rarely contour but this would be nice to have for those rare occasions. Mind you, I find MAC Wedge or Omega or Sephora’s discontinued grey-ish contour Tranquil more than meet my limited contouring needs. Still, this is a really nice one.
Haha, “unwarm” 😉 I definitely think they could have gone cooler/grayer in the Sculpt range.
Thank you for writing: “I did not feel like it ran too warm for a contour, but it would likely work best on fairer and warmer skin tones than someone who was very cool-toned.” This is a such a helpful comment. Thanks!
I’m glad I could help, Anne! 🙂
This is perfect! Exactly the kind of colour I’m looking for! I love the barely there effect and it makes such a difference!
I definitely agree with your assessment; this would be a very good contour shade for fair to light folks that are also warm-toned.
Hmmmm I was hoping a better match between this sculpt powder and kevyn aucoin light sculpting powder which seems rosier and would suits me better (I assume!)
Kevyn Aucoin runs a bit cooler!
Hmm, I agree it’s probably best for very fair and warm people.
Please help, Christine: having trouble with typing in specific mufe artist face colors in the “compare any two swatches.” I can get swatches of the entire line-up but not specific individual swatches to compare to another brand of swatch.
It works for me, Maggie! What device are you on?
This color wouldn’t show up on me. But so far these sculpting powders are rating well. Might be ideal for someone with a very fair complexion.
I hope there’s a darker one that may work for you!
I don’t know whether lots of customers are still into sculpturing or bronzing now. It is a very subtle shade though.
My guess is that since this is a core product, they wanted the options there!
I was hoping this would make a good contour shade but it seems that it would be too warm for my pale skin.
Yeah, I could see it not being cool enough for some skin tones!
Definitely a pale bronzer on my skin tone when I tested it. Not too orange but too warm for me as a contour. 😉