Several weeks ago, I had the chance to test out eyeshadow shades from Make Up For Ever’s new Artist Shadow range. The massive colleciton of 210 shades now comes in matte, satin, metal iridescent and diamond finishes and each shade has over 88 per cent concentrated pigment, which is the highest available in the market. The colours are also organized in a numbering system, following the colour wheel. From nude day looks to bold, colourful shadow for a night out, this collection has every shade you could dream of.
What I loved about the event was that guests could get in touch with their crafty side and pull together mood boards. Mine had lots of peach, gold and reds. I think we were supposed to pick out colours based on our mood boards, but I opted for a neutral set I knew I would be using every day.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Review:
I picked out a light, matte shade in M-530, which is the perfect highlighter. I find that a little goes a long way and for a light colour, it is highly pigmented and does a great job at highlighting just below my brow bone. For my main shade, I chose the metallic ME-728. This shadow is like powdered copper. I sweep my brush once (I’ve fallen in love with the versatile Make Up For Ever #216 Blender Brush) in the shadow and apply it to my whole eyelid, sweeping more product to intensify the look. The metallic shadow has almost a gel-like feel and locks in place like a cream shadow, without all the mess and blending. It also stays put (however, I do recommend using a primer like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) all day, and NEVER flakes or collects. It’s been incredibly humid at the beginning of September (where was this weather in July?), and this eyeshadow has been a go-to! Lastly, I chose a dark metallic ME-930, a beautiful rich eggplant to add some depth and accent my crease and outer corners of my eyes. I don’t usually wear a smokey eye, but I’m thinking of using this deep purple for a dramatic, coloured look that’s less severe than black.
I’ve also recently added D-320 Golden Khaki which is a gorgeous, sparkling khaki green shade. I’m a bit obsessed with it and love the diamond finish for a night out! These shadows are $24 each, or $39 for two, or $50 for three. You also have the option of buying a single, duo or trio compact case for $1 each. I think these shadows are well worth the investment, be it for an everyday nude look or your favourite shade for special occasions. The colour payoff is intense, and the finish of the metallic range is extremely luxurious.
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