Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows

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Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are a new line of eyeshadows and blushes that are permanent to Make Up For Ever’s existing line. The Artist Shadows come in a mind blowing 210 shades with varying finishes. They are also the stars of two different Arists’ palettes:  the smaller Artist Palette (a Sephora Exclusive $42.00) and the MASSIVE 30 pan palette 30 YEARS, 30 COLORS, 30 ARTISTS (pretty much sold out now $250). Each individual pan retails for $21 and contains .07 oz of product. All 210 shades are available at Sephora and Make Up For Ever boutiques nationwide.

It’s not every day that a major cosmetics brand reformulates and relaunches their ENTIRE powder shadow line and when it does happen a relaunch can often miss its mark (>cough< Urban Decay!). Fortunately for Make Up For Ever they did an excellent job reformulating their shadows. I don’t think I have been this excited about eyeshadows in a very, very long time. The line consists of 210 shades in  an amazing and sometimes head scratching variety of shades and finishes. It was not until recently that I found out that these were meant to be shadows and blushes, which makes sense to me now as a large portion of this line are reds, oranges, corals and other traditional blush shades.

Some of you may be thinking, “$21 a pop are they nuts?!?!”. Make Up For Ever has launched a purchase incentive program with their new line of Artist Shadows : When you add 2 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows and a Duo Palette to your basket, a $9 discount will be applied automatically at checkout ($34 for a duo). When you add 3 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows and a Trio Palette to your basket, a $20 discount will be applied automatically at checkout ($44 for a trio).

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There shadow singles and a three pan palette with discount $44.00

If you’re interested in sampling a wider variety of the Artists Shadows for under $45 you can do what I did and purchase the Sephora Exclusive Artist Palette which retails for $42 and contains eight of the shadows that are available in the permanent line as well. I also took advantage of their pricing incentive and built my own three shade palette.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette $42 exclusively at Sephora.

Th shades I have sampled are fantastic and definitely worth the price of admission. The new gel-powder formula feels a bit odd to the touch but when applied/swatched the Artist Shadows I purchased are phenomenal. They apply smoothly, blend together well and are true to pan color even without a primer. I got 7-8 hours of wear time with minor fading and creasing without primer (I have oily, hooded lids) but with primer I was able to sleep in the Artist Shadows (DON’T do this!) and they looked amazing the next day.  I experienced no fallout when applying the Artist Shadows and that includes the glittery shades. And can I just say that these glitter pressed shadows are just phenomenal at adding dimension and bringing in light to a look.


Custom Three Shade Palette L to R: 1872 (Peachy Pink, I340 (Lime Green) and M408 (Mustard)


Artists Palette L to R: M536 (Milk Tea), I524 Pinky Beige, I550 (Olive Grey) and D652 (Celestial Earth)

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Artist Palette L to R: ME 728 (Copper Red), ME230 (Peacock Blue), D926 (Blueberry) and ME930 (Black Purple)

Now there are some duds in the bunch (none that I bought but reviewing the ENTIRE line is not a possibility for me) and the variety of shades can be a bit daunting so my suggestion is to go in store to purchase the Artist Shadows as opposed to ordering online/over the phone. I’m really not a fan of the fact that I have to spend an extra $1 to get better packaging as they come in just a tiny plastic case and the actual pan is loose. You have to purchase the one, two or three shade palette for an extra $1 just to get sturdier packaging. The pans are not magnetic so if you have a ZPalette (or a similar product) you will need to use the magnetic strips provided when you buy a ZPalette.

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The Make Up For Ever Artists Shadows are a definite beauty splurge. At $21 a pop the Artist Shadows can get quite pricey BUT they are really worth it if you’re looking for high quality shadows  that are easy to work with, intensely pigmented and available in a wide variety of shades/finishes. Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows yet? Let me know in the comments below.



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  1. Oh that lime green looks AMAZING

  2. Stunning shades from MUFE! And I love the beautiful soft look you created :)

  3. I have the eight pan palette in my Sephora wishlist. I have never tried MUFE and I thought that may be a nice intro to the line.

  4. wait… idt I have mustard… and you know I don’t need another shadow but I think my collection won’t be complete until I get that color!

  5. Love that you slept in them just to give us a full and comprehensive review! lol

  6. The mustard and lime green look AWESOME! Makes me want to try something other than my usual neutrals!

  7. Great shades! I wish I had enough guts to wear the lime! haha

  8. If they were CF I would buy that Lime Green. LOVE IT!

  9. I haven’t tried these, but I did swatch them. I like the little artists palette. Great shades!

  10. That palette looks wonderful!

  11. Thanks for the in depth review. I only have a few MUFE products but now I must add some of these to my collection. I wear a lot of UD eyeshadows but the fallout is terrible and I’m always doing so much cleanup, so the fact that there’s no fallout is a MAJOR bonus. I think the challenge will be to find the right shades out of all the selection.

    • It can also be finding and using the right brushes to apply your shadows but I agree the new UD shadows are fall out prone. Go with a friend and pick through the MUFE artist shadows. I had SO much fun doing it.

  12. Need this palette, your look is great!

  13. That lime green is awesome!!!! I need these!!!


  15. wow! great review of the shadows. That black purple looks soooo rich and gorgeous. :)
    also – love your eyeshadow in the last photo. :) xoxo

  16. This is actually on my shopping list for October!

  17. That lime green is swoon-worthy!

  18. Oh lord, that 30 palette is insane. I think you made a smart choice with the smaller options but woweee, that was a mega palette.

  19. I haven’t tried this but man, these look so pretty. :)

  20. Oh these shades look realy pretty!

  21. Very pretty shades!

  22. I want to try these. I’ve heard such great things about their line redesign! I’m an eyeshadow junkie now.

  23. I almost bought that palette! So pretty!

  24. They are all so pigmented

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