As I'm sure most of you, my fellow beauty junkies, know, earlier this year Make Up For Ever released their new range of 210 'Artist Shadows' (welcome to eyeshadow Heaven!). Made in a variety of finishes (matte, satin, metal, iridescent and diamond), the new gel-to-powder shadows are the work of Make Up For Ever artistic and creative director, Danny Sanz, who worked on the collection for three years to ensure each of the shades had 'superior blendablity and intense even colour payoff'. I was recently sent a couple of the new eyeshadows for review and couldn't wait to dig in. Below is a closer look at two of the new Make Up For Ever 'Artist Shadows':
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in 'S610-Almond' (Satin):
A soft brown with both warm pink and orange undertones, this satin-finish shadow makes for the most beautiful lid and crease colour (it reminds me
a lot of MAC's 'Soft Brown' but has a beautiful sheen). Insanely well pigmented (one swipe and you get a full dose of colour), this creamy and soft shadow is easy to blend, making it a new staple in my collection.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in 'M626- Neutral Brown' (Matte):
A deep smoky brown with cool grey undertones, this matte shadow works beautifully in the crease and 'outer-v', creating both a daytime (blended out) and nighttime (packed on) smoky-eyed look. Extremely well pigmented, this buttery shadow (it's super soft but doesn't have any fallout) is incredibly easy to blend, something I find difficult to do with a lot of the matte shadows on the market.
To say I love the new Artist Shadows would be an understatement (my Mom always told me we love people, not things, but I would have to disagree). Insanely well pigmented (seriously, you need to swatch them), and incredibly easy to blend, they are everything an eyeshadow should be, and I would be lying if I said I didn't want to be a few more (you know, 50 or so) to my collection.
The new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows retail for $29/each, but are a much better deal if you get a duo (2 for $39) or trio (3 for $50), and can be found at Sephora stores and Make Up For Ever boutiques nationwide.
Have you tried any of Make Up For Ever's new Artist Shadows? Do you want to? Any shades you recommend I add to my collection? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.