Since Make Up For Ever launched their new artist shadows I was very curious how these eyeshadows would perform! The price is quite high for a single eyeshadow to simply try these out. That is why I was extremely happy when the brand launched a smaller version of their eyeshadows in a 9-pan eyeshadow palette!
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette 2 ‘Colors You Crave’ ($42.00) – artist Dany Sanz selected in this palette 9 amazing shades – in 3 trios – of new Artist Shadow to create 3 colorful looks. Artist Shadow’s innovative “gel-powder” smooth formula boasts intense color pay-off and high blendability.
There are two palettes to choose from – one limited edition and one permanent. Considering that the permanent palette will be in the line for at least a couple of years, I, obviously, went for a colorful limited edition one cause this one won’t stay around for long.
The Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 2 Artistic in Colors You Crave contains 9 eyeshadows from the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows line that is known for its high quality and high price ($22 dollars for a single refill). Each shadow in this palette weigh 1.8 g or 0.06 oz compared to the full size Artist Shadow of 2.5 g or 0.08 oz – it means that you only get 7 g or 0.2 oz less that in a full size shadow that is pretty good! This palette comes with an instruction on how to use these eyeshadows and has a built-in full size mirror.
There are five finishes that Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows come in – matte, satin, metallic, diamond and iridescent. With this palette you get to try four out of five possible finishes. You get 6 metallic shadows, one diamond shadow, one iridescent shadow and one satin shadow. Note: ME-910 (bright pink one) and S-924 (bright purple one) are not supposed to be used as eyeshadows on the immediate eye area and are stated to be blushes.
The first row of eyeshadows:
I-872 (Pearly Pink) – a light silvery pink shade with metallic finish with slight iridescence to it. A wonderful highlighting shade, very pigmented and easy to work with.
D-552 (Crystalline Gray Beige) – light cool-toned taupe shade with strong metallic finish and specks of silver glitter. Best applied wet, extremely pigmented.
ME-512 (Golden Beige) – light champagne shade with finely milled gold shimmer and strong metallic finish. Quite pigmented and easy to apply.
The second row of eyeshadows:
ME-910 (Electric Magenta) – bright magenta pink shade with satin to iridescent finish, not metallic. It is not supposed to be used on the eyes. Have less color pay-off that other eyeshadows in the palette but goes on mostly even. You have to build this color up for a more opaque coverage, otherwise it goes on more or less sheer.
ME-232 (Turquoise Blue) – bright turquoise blue shade with satin to metallic finish. Has nice color pay-off and is quite easy to work with.
ME-700 (Amber) – bright gold shade with strong orange undertones and a strong metallic finish. Beautiful, pigmented shade. Almost creamy to touch and blends nicely.
S-924 (Purple) – bright purple shade with warm undertones and an almost matte finish. It is not supposed to be used on the eyes. A disappointing shade in this palette. Does not have the best pigmentation (compared to other Artist Shadows) but you can still work with it and build it to almost opaque coverage.
ME-302 (Peacock) – gorgeous dark brown shade with very strong metallic bottle green frost finish. Very creamy and easy to use.
ME-930 (Black Purple) – deep and rich blackened purple with strong metallic finish. Extremely creamy with wonderful color pay-off.
It might actually seem hard to create a complete eye look using this palette only as it contains shimmers and metallics. Nevertheless, I decided do challenge myself and here is the look I managed to do. I used a mix of Purple and Electric Magenta in the crease as both colors swatch almost matte. I applied the Crystalline Grey Beige shade (my absolute favorite from the palette!) to the lid and smoked it out a bit with the Black Purple shade.
I also added a black liner, black mascara and purple liner to the lower lash line to complete the look. This palette does allow you to create more of a cool-toned makeup look with a purple hue to it. You can also use each eyeshadow individually or combine several of them together. You can even use this palette in combination with neutral shadows from other palettes for a splash of color. This palette allows you to create – that is what I love about these eyeshadows.
I recommend getting it if you like bright metallic eyeshadows, if you prefer creative makeup and because it is limited edition. With this palette you get a lot of product for a reasonable price and Make Up For Ever eyeshadows are definitely worth trying. Eight out of nine eyeshadows in this palette preform wonderfully and even the ninth eyeshadows is manageable. I reach for this eyeshadow palette when I want to have more of a creative eye look and it never lets me down. This palette made me try even more Artist shadows (that I absolutely love, by the way!) and I will have them reviewed for you very soon.
This palette is still available – at least you can find it on Sephora official website. It truly is an amazing palette! In case you are not comfortable with such bright shades – there is a permanent Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 1 – Nudes.
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