Make Up For Ever M405 Straw Yellow is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium yellow with a matte finish. It is a discontinued eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.08 oz.
Make Up For Ever M405 Straw Yellow Artist Color Shadow ($17.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn't too powdery in the pan but wasn't too firmly pressed in there either. The eyeshadow applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin and the powder didn't sheer out too readily (which was what surprised me the most). On me, it stayed on well for nine and a half hours. The new shade has a matte finish (instead of a satin finish), but the colors are actually quite close--but the quality is higher in the new formula (see side-by-side comparison).
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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.