Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Artist Color Shadows - Diamond Finish Photos & Swatches

Make Up For Ever Artist Color Shadows | Diamond Finish
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Shadows | Diamond Finish

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing swatches of the newly released Make Up For Ever Artist Color ShadowMake Up For Ever Artist Color Shadow ($17.00 for 0.08 oz.) range. Today’s swatches feature shades with a Diamond finish, which tends to have larger shimmer and sparkle to it. A few shades seemed to have finer sparkle or less sparkle compared to same shade in the previous formula, though most of the shades were similar overall in color.

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At first I was excited to see that MUFE put the Artist Shadows into a more reasonable size/price range, but if it’s a totally different formula I’m disappointed! I really hope they don’t discontinue the last formula, it’s one of the absolute best!!

Have been really curious about these! Is there a way to put the old swatch side-by-side with the new swatch to see which one looks better? Or if there are differences in color/sparkle?

Katherine, I did exactly what Christine suggested with regard to the original and new versions of “Reptile”. Even though the new one isn’t reviewed yet, there are swatches for it and in comparing the two side-by-side, I could see the difference. I wasn’t thrilled, especially if this is an indication of what most of them are like.

Wow that’s a lot of work to go through all of the new MUFE eyeshadows!! Thank you Christine 🙂 I’m interested in picking a few of these up when I can get them on sale at the spring VIB sale, excited to see your reviews on them 🙂

Not massively impressed. Esp the lighter shades do not compare favorably to the old versions. I think many of us would love to know how to bring up the old vs. the new, most easily, for a given shade. I’m sure I know, but have brain sludge today, plus you always have new readers, who could use a T User’s Manual. You have truly outdone yourself this year. I think I look forward more to reading here, than the actual products!

Thank you so much! <3 When I visit the Inglot store, the freedom shadows are often on sale so I've been itching for reviews. Some definitely perform better than others.

Pretty good, but some of the shades don’t look the same to me. It could be my imagination. I liked the Lustrous Palette, so I should be good with the new formulation. I just don’t know why MUFE thought they had to fiddle with it.

Iirc, there were some oldies and newbies in the.lustrous palette. I’d be interested in your opinion of the differences. I thought the newbies swatched terribly, and have not jumped yet. Really liked the color array, though. How they swatch does not necessarily mean how they will perform, but it does predict it. Let’s be glad i’m Not getting into false positives and false negatives…..but you know what I mean.

I know what you mean. Lustrous was my first time using MUFE mattes, so I don’t know how they compare. I’ve since picked up Artist Palette Vol. 4 (all mattes, original Artist formula), but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Some people have told me they found the mattes in Lustrous hard to blend out, but I did not experience that.

I use primer, and all the shades have performed really well. The only shade that seemed inferior to the original Artist fromula was ME840 Pink Chrome. It was not super-pigmented, and I find I need to use it wet to get it to show up really well.

Maybe primer makes the difference here.

I don’t usually go for colorful shadows but they are the ones calling out to me in this group: Celestial, Lagoon, Bottle Green, Aquatic and especially Blueberry.

Having compared the “old” Reptile (I628) to the new Reptile (S628), I have to say I am glad I’ve got the original. I hope a few of the shades I wasn’t able to get will be better or at least as good as the originals.

I think the Diamond shades from the old formula definitely have more sparkle to them. I went to my local MUFE store and they were selling 24 of the old shadows for $150. I have a lot of these so I didn’t take that deal but I did pick up a couple of my fave diamond shades.

I saw your swatches online over the weekend, Christine. So helpful in making the decision to pick some old faves – thank you!

Christine, when you post the review and pics of the look you create, would you consider posting a pic of one old formula shadow next to a new one for a size comparison? Thank you for considering my request.

interesting that they are re-releasing the formula or whatever it is they had in mind, but i find it terrible that they’ve totally changed the format so that you’d basically have to repurchase the refillable palettes. they really should have worked with what they already had.

the swatches that you’ve posted are extremely pretty, but i don’t expect any less from this brand.

Not sure why MUFE went and thought they had to tweak such a perfect formula as the Artist Shadows we’ve all known and loved for these past several years, but it was an obvious mistake on their part! Some of these have lost their “Diamond” twinkle, others appear to have lost their color saturation. Needless to say, I’m pretty disappointed with MUFE’s decision.

I’m hoping it’s better than their current formula. I have bought several MUFE shadows, various finishes and I’ve seriously underwhelmed. People say they are so great but they are so average imo!

Hmmm.. deja vu.. but some of the swatches look a bit dicey. I have quite a few shadows from the original formula and certainly I’m seeing familiar territory here. I’m eyeballing aquatic khaki as a possible new addition. Did that shade exist in the old formula? Will def check that out. It looks like a nicely balanced khaki.. not too warm. Black Diamond I never owned, but thinking it looks fantastic.

I’m going to have to do a proper inventory and run comparisons. If the shades are mostly similar, I will take a pass on the new although I have to say squares appeal to me greatly. As others have mentioned, the oversized rounds take up far too much real estate in a Z-palette.

Someone else mentioned this in a previous post: not a fan of numbering system. When it comes to makeup, I tend to associate by name.. That being said, numbers are just that and not tacky/sexualized/offensive. Brain spinning and now thinking perverse associations with numbers. Ugh.

New aquatic khaki is definitely finer/shinier and has more nuance, but running other comparisons makes me happy to have original.

I live for the swatch gallery

Once I see them on your close up view, I’m feeling disappointed. Definitely have to purchase the last of the old at my Sephora before they’re replaced. Thanks for your effort!

Hello Christrine,

SO what is your final verdict? Is the new formula better? Do you love it AS MUCH AS you love the old formula? Is it worth investing in?

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