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I was really super spoiled for Christmas…
My husband, who is my first fan/supporter, offered me some makeup products from the brand Make Up For Ever. I had already come across a few (mainly base products), but I was very curious to try the Artist Shadow eyeshadows which have been reformulated recently. And I promise you, I did not whisper him the idea during his sleep, he found the idea all on his own!
So on Christmas Day, three eyeshadows in a palette, a blusher, two makeup brushes and a foundation sponge were waiting for me under the Christmas tree. Yes, Santa was very generous with me! wink
Artist Shadow Satiny Finish by Make Up For Ever, introduction:
Here is what the brand has to say about them:
“The range of eyeshadow ARTIST SHADOW renovates and completely replaces the legendary range of eyeshadows initiated in 1984 for the brand launch. MAKE UP FOR EVER celebrates with them the wealth and the creativity, with an exceptional range of 210 new generation eyeshadows.
Pearly textures (satin, metal, iridescent and diamond):
A sublime pearl thanks to these two innovative technologies:
– the atomization of the pigments brings purity, homogeneity and color intensity.
– Water-Blend technology allows a soft, creamy texture for an easier blending and bright colors.”
Sounds promising, doesn’t it?
Basically, MUFE (yes, it’s faster like that) promises a new texture with these eyeshadows, a kind of “powder-gel” with a very high pigmentation (up to 88% of pigments for matte finishes in particular) which applies and blends easily and doesn’t have any ‘fall out’.
Artist Shadow Satiny Finish by Make Up For Ever, my review:
Indeed, the choice of colors is incredible with 210 references. It’s a professional makeup brand, so makeup artists need some choice!
My husband didn’t choose the colors on his own, he showed my blog (with pictures of me in particular) to the MUFE sales assistant (who looked adorable by the way) and she made a rather safe selection, I would say. Honestly, having been a salesperson for many years, it’s definitely what you have to do in this case. Advising ultra colorful makeup for a gift, it’s a bit of a sale’s suicide! wink
So here, it’s rather neutral shades, always a pretty option and which go with everything!
So she selected three eyeshadows in shades of beige/sand/brown and a bright coral blush. I also think that she believed I had a fairer skin than I actually have, as the coraly blush is very light for me. However, my husband told me that she had advised him it could also be used as an eyeshadow.
Indeed, MUFE eyeshadows can be used on eyes and cheek in some cases (not the green or the bright yellow of course!).
The shadows were chosen all in satiny finish and the shades are the S-516 (Sand), the S-642 (Sahara), the S-616 (Chocolate) and the S-718 (salmon).
– The S-516 is a flesh almost beige shade. It’s very discreet but luminous. Usually I apply it on my entire eyelid and also in the inner corner.
– The S-642 is a antique gold/sand shade that makes me think of Soba by MAC. I usually it apply on my eyelid but also along my lower lashes.
– The S-616 is a warm brown, which is well named (its name is Chocolate). I applied it in the crease, the outer V, along the lash line and why not on the eyelid for a very smoky effect.
– The S-718 is a light orangy coral shade, almost nude. I tried it as a blush on my cheeks but the color is too light for me. I also tried to apply it on my eyelids, usually as a transition color to blend a darker eyeshadow.
All four have a satiny finish that has a sheen but is not at all iridescent or glittery. It’s really easy to wear this satiny finish every day. It doesn’t need the addition of matte eyeshadows to give some depth, these satin shades already had some definition by themselves.
Texture wise, they are not powdery at all. I don’t feel the “powder gel” texture too much when I’m applying it, but what’s great about them is that they really don’t make any fall out during the application. Not one.
When I was preparing this post, I’d heard of a specific technique to use these eyeshadows.
So basically, instead of gently placing the brush on the eyeshadow, you have to press the eyeshadow and make back and forth trips to get eyeshadow on both faces of the flat brush.
I tried it and actually, this technique allows to “out” the pigments, the color shows up more on the skin. If the brush is just placed onto the eyeshadow, it tends to harden its surface and it is not possible to “catch” the pigments correctly. So a fingertip application seems to be excluded with these shadows (or with a sponge applicator) (but I hope it never even crossed your mind;) ).
It’s a little bit technical, I know, but trust me, it’s worth it!
Otherwise, the big plus of these eyeshadows is that they almost blend by themselves on the skin, no risk of making any mistakes when you apply them! I think they are absolutely perfect for someone who is not necessarily used to use pro makeup and who fears of not knowing how to apply them.
About the lasting power on my eyelids, I have to apply a base before to avoid them for creasing, like every other eyeshadow I’m using, really. With the base, they last 8 to 10 hours on my eyelids without any issue.
It’s a gift but I still inquired about the price and they are not cheap, let me tell you that! The price for one refill is $21. However, these eyeshadows are very generous in size (2g), they are bigger than most other shadows from brands with similar quality.
So, in summary:
- the huge choice of colors
- the big size of these eyeshadows (2g, it's a lot)
- the super natural effect on the skin
- the fact that it's so easy to apply and to blend, it's totally foolproof
- the luminous effect without any excess of glitter
- the good lasting power, no creasing on the eyelids
- they're a little sheer at first, you have to pack them on, especially the blush (which is really too light to me, I think)
- the price, these eyeshadows are probably one of the most expensive in the market
- the names of the eyeshadows, very informative but not sexy at all...
I would say these MUFE Satin Artist Shadow will probably be more for people who want a very natural makeup. For a makeup junkie like me, I was not totally blown away by the pigmentation… (my husband will love to know that)(oops wink ) However, I love the fact that they’re so easy to blend, it’s such a time saver!
Of course, it was a gift here and the reason I got these eyeshadows was more to please me than to give me some makeup to crash-test lol!
But in fact, as I am incorrigible, it made me want to discover the metal and matte finishes from this range of Artist Shadow by MUFE. They’re supposed to have an insane pigmentation! ;P
Finally, here are the swatches:
As you can see (or not see) in the photo above, Salmon S-718 used as a blush is almost invisible on my cheeks despite the huge amount of product used!
I tried it as an eyeshadow, it was much better! smile
I added a pencil liner along my lashline (Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof in the shade Up and Brown) and about my mascara, it’s the new one by Bourjois: the Volume Mascara 1 seconde Ultra Black (which would be great if only it didn’t smudge as much)(ultra pigmented black mascaras always smudge like crazy on me, it’s so annoying! Is it only on me? Tell me in the comments! smile ).
The Artist Shadows by MUFE are available on Sephora website.
And you, have you tried these Shadows Artist by MUFE yet? What are your thoughts?
Photos credits: bonnie-garner.com
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