Make Up Forever has recently extended their eye shadow range, launching 124 brand new colours. At first, this felt excessive considering their existing line is quite massive already but when I really think about it, there are some obvious gaps in the original line that I hoped this new collection would solve.
The pans of the new Artist range have a rectangle shape (as opposed to the circles that MUFE shadows usually come in) and are sold alongside customizable palettes that fit these shadows perfectly (at $2 each across all sizes). Similar to the old range pans are magnetic so if you have an empty palette lying around, you could easily drop these shadows into it. The extra large size pan fits 6 shadows.
The new Artist Color range is less expensive than the original (circle shaped) eye shadow range from MUFE. The original shadows cost $25/each for 2.2g of product whereas the new Artist range costs $22 CAD/ shadow for 2.5g of product. So if you were interested in trying some shades out, the new range may be more worth it for you.
When I opened up my package, I was slightly disappointed that the swatches on Sephora were felt misleading but this is kind of what is to be expected when buying shadows online (which is the main reason why I started this blog!). All pictures are true to colour, enjoy the swatches (I have included the images on sephora.ca for reference). In terms of formula, each shade was very hit or miss for me so you’ll see my thoughts next to each swatch.
Make Up For Ever Artist Colour Eye Shadow
Oat is a light, matte peach shade. Online, this looks warmer and darker than it appears in person. This shade is really dupeable, you probably already have something like this in your collection and I wouldnt have bought it if I saw the true colour. Upon first swatch, this was a bit sheer but builds well (the image below is after 3 swatches). For as sheer and dupeable as it is, this is not beauty swatched approved.
M-536 Milk Tea
Online, this colour appears to be lighter than what it actually is on sephora.ca, but this one is a happy surprise as it’s a beautiful matte crease colour. It is a cool light brown shade that has just enough dimension to it to create a beautiful transition colour and the texture is super soft and silky. This is beauty swatched approved!
Cookie is a matte light brown shade that pulls slight orange/terracotta tones to set the canvas for a beautiful warm tone look. On the Sephora site this looks like it has a sheen to it and is more of a gold shade but in person it’s more of a matte orange-brown. This is beauty swatched approved.
ME-512 Golden Beige
Golden Beige is described as a metallic finish. This shade has a lot of glitter to it and applies sheer upon one application. Good news is that this is highly buildable so you can create your desired intensity. This shade feels drier than I was hoping and wish it had greater intensity upon first application. You can get a nice finish with it but it’s not fun to work with so although nice it’s not for me and is not beauty swatched approved.
Sand is described as a satin shade that online looks a lot more golden than it appears in person. This shade was incredibly sheer and light (as depicted by the swatch below), It does hold true to the claim of having a sheen finish but for how sheer it is, I just dont find this worth $22 CAD so it is not beauty swatched approved.
ME-644 Iced Brown
Iced brown is a metallic shade that looks a lot more gold than in person. It’s a bronze shade with gold pigment to it. This shade is extremely soft, pigmented and blends very easy. This is the type of shade that when blended out into the crease you can see warm reddish brown shades, I love how multi-dimensional this is! Lovely colour, extremely different from the picture online but is beauty swatched approved.
Palette : Extra Laurge
Make Up For Ever used to sell really inexpensive ($12 CAD – $15 CAD) large empty palettes online that would always go out of stock because the value was incredible. Now those palettes have been discontinued and replaced with more expensive MUFE options that look slightly different. This tiny palette feels different than the older empty palettes (i wonder if it’s more similar to the new ones). It has a demi-matte casing that can wipe easily clean. It has a small push button at the front to open it and reveals a magnetic strip that runs across the palette to hold my shades.
This is marketed as an extra large palette, which holds six shades. It’s a very thin and compact palette (no wasted space) and can easily travel with you. I love the concept (although think it’s deceivingly small for an ‘extra large’ claim) and would pick it up if you’re grabbing the shadows. All of the palettes that are offered with the eye shadow range are a standard $2, irrespective of size. The larger palettes (that replaced the discontinued ones) hold upwards of 20 regular sized shadows and are available on the Sephora site.