Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel is a very cool-toned, dark gray with a metallic finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.08 oz.
Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel Artist Color Shadow ($17.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark gray with cooler undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was denser and a bit drier, which resulted in more ragged edges when it came time to diffuse and blend the eyeshadow out on my lid. It had good color payoff but definitely required a heavier hand and flat, synthetic brushes for best results. It wore well for nine and a half hours before fading slightly on me.
The new version is darker and more neutral than blue/cool-toned (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.