I am really impressed with the amount of very worthy holiday makeup kits this year. Every brand has released some amazing product sets at a very alluring price. Today I would love to show you one of my favorite holiday sets this year – Make Up For Ever Cult Makeup Set.
Make Up For Ever Cult Makeup Set ($45.00) – a pouch of makeup best-sellers for a perfect daily makeup.
Make Up For Ever Cult Makeup Set is a limited edition set for Holiday 2015 and contains six best-selling Make Up For Ever products – HD Microfinish Powder, Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Aqua Liner, Aqua Eyes, Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil and Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer. The liquid liner in this kit is full-sized, lip liner, eye liner and mascara are deluxe samples whereas powder and primer are just samples. Nevertheless, this kit is worth it because the amount of product you get is quite descent and it will last you for quite some time.
Makeup products come in a beautifully designed orange pouch that is actually quite nice and big enough to house lots of products. I am going to review each product separately so that if you are unable to get the kit itself (it still is available at Sephora and Debenhams) – you can always get a full-sized product if you like it because all items are from the permanent line. You can find the swatches of all six products at the end of the post. I’ll include the price for a full-sized product as well.
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder ($34.00 for 0.3 oz) is an award-winding powder from Make Up For Ever. It is an extremely finely milled white powder that is absolutely translucent on the skin and leaves a very soft matte finish. This powder is extraordinary! It has exceptional abilities at smoothing the skin, it leaves you skin matte and softens any fine lines or pores. It has already become my absolute favorite powder to set my under-eye concealer. With this kit you get 1 g or 0.035 oz of product that will actually last you for quite some time especially if you use it targeted. This is the product I intend to get in a full size soon.
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara ($24.00 for 0.23 oz) in Black is a standard black mascara that is supposed to add volume, length and curl all-together. It is a nice mascara even though it won’t replace my all-time favorite Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. It does add length and curl your lashes but the volume is not that noticeable. It is a nice everyday option but I won’t be using it for special occasions. You get 4 ml or 0.13 fl oz mascara with this kit that is more than a half of a full-sized mascara. It is quite a good deal.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner ($23.00 for 0.058 oz) in 13 Mat Black is a full-sized item in this kit. It is a matte black liquid eyeliner that is also waterproof. I really do enjoy this product a lot! I love liquid eyeliners and this particular liner has a very easy to use felt-tip. This liner allows you to easily draw a thin or a thick line and to maneuver around you lashes and fine lines. I really am glad I got it!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes ($19.00 for 0.04 oz) in 0L Matte Black is a matte black waterproof eye liner. It is a grey-ish black eyeliner (see the swatches below) that actually is quite biuldable and it does stay on my waterline for a couple of hours. You get 0.8 g or 0.028 oz of product with this kit that is almost two thirds of a full-sized liner. It is a good option for a smoky eye look and it does not irritate my eyes at all. I am really looking forward to try this liner in other shades as well.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz) in 8C True Red is a cool-toned bright red lip liner with a complete matte finish. This is another star of the show! This is one of the best lip liners I own in terms of pigmentation and staying power.
It is a gorgeous classic red shade that looks flattering on many different skin tones. This liner is waterproof but it does not dry out my lips and it does not set into lip lines or emphasize them! At all! I’ve never experienced anything like that. It almost blurs the surface of the lips and makes them appear so smooth and even. One of the best products in this kit. I will definitely be getting more shades soon.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer ($36.00 for 1.0 oz) is another popular product by the brand. It is a light beige silicone primer that is supposed to even out the skin texture – mainly to hide pores and prolong the wear time of your makeup. I can definitely see it filling in pores but I do not have that large props for effect to be ‘wow’ and I do not have that many fine lines due to my age. But I am now interested in trying both mattifying and hydrating primers because I have dry to combination skin – I have drier skin on my cheeks and I have very oily skin on my forehead and nose. Maybe these two primers could be a good solution for it. You get 5 ml or 0.16 fl oz with this kit.
So, there is a comparison swatch of all six products. I wish I could show you the effect of the HD powder but it is best seen in person. I really enjoyed using all products from this set and I think is an amazing gift for any makeup lover. And it is an amazing opportunity to get to know the brand and to purchase a full-size product if you happen to fall in love with anything from this kit.
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