Make Up For Ever M106 Slate is a slightly cool-toned, dark gray with a matte finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.08 oz.
Make Up For Ever M106 Slate Artist Color Shadow ($17.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep, bluish gray with a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency in the pan that had felt velvety to the touch. It had medium coverage but was buildable, which I think made it easier to work with as it blended out without a lot of effort, but some will want greater pigmentation without the effort. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.
The original version wasn't quite as cool-toned and looked lighter but wasn't particularly pigmented either (see side-by-side comparison).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Reveal your inner artist and create your perfect color mix with Artist Color Eye Shadow. Choose your palette size, and then customize it to your needs by mixing and matching your favorite shades. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s artist-grade atomized formula is loaded with pigment for high-impact color in a single swipe. Its smooth, buttery texture allows for superior blendability, and silicon-coated pigments allow for it to stay put for up to 12 hours of wear*. With a range of 121 shades available in an array of finishes, these ultrafine powders can be layered and mixed to create an infinite number of looks.