Wearing a little bit of makeup definitely helps me look more awake and alive on a daily basis, but I’m a firm believer that makeup should also be fun. Fun AND functional if possible. I like to cover those under eye bags but I want to feel as pretty on the outside as I feel on the inside and experimenting with color, new products, and new techniques is always sure to boost my mood.
I’ve had a low couple of weeks recently with some random life stuff and just being in a funk. Instead of turtling up and feeling more crummy I decided to do my hair and makeup every day and boy has it made a difference in my mood. When I play with color at home it’s fun to go all in and sometimes I like to experiment right before bed time because anything I don’t like can be washed off. One of my favorite things about having a beauty blog is that I’m constantly on the lookout for fun new products to check out, and I am constantly inspired by other bloggers, pretty photography I see on Instagram, and the colors and textures of the different products I try. My latest inspiration has been the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3- Florals.
Make Up For Ever always nails it in the eyeshadow category. I own both the Artist Palette Volume 1- Nudes and the Artist Palette Volume 2- Artistic as well as many of their eyeshadow singles over the years. This Floral palette contains eight of the Artist Shadow formulas and one shade that was technically formulated for cheeks, and the result is a pairing of neutrals and brights that are absolutely lovely. I’ve reviewed the singles before (read review) and I’ve always been impressed with the gel-powder formula and saturated colors and the beautiful selections in this palette are no different. If you look at the palette in terms of rows of trios going up and down you can get a good idea of where to start. Of course I don’t always play by the rules and wanted to try the lavender and the teal in the same look. I absolutely love this palette and have been getting a ton of mileage out of it. I brought it to Vegas along with the Jane Iredale Naturally Matte palette (review) and really enjoyed using both! If you are looking to have fun with makeup and experiment I highly recommend this palette.
The Artist Shadow shades found in the palette are ME-230 Peacock Blue, D-236 Lagoon Blue, S-404 Straw Yellow, I-511 Pink Granite, ME-512 Golden Beige, ME-930 Black Purple, I-918 Lavender, I-528 Pearl, and I-804 Golden Pink.
Another MUFE thing I’m getting a lot of mileage out of at the moment is their Pro Sculpting Brow. It’s a 3-in-1 pencil that has a pencil, a spoolie brush, and a highlight. The highlight is more of a subtle matte white powder that you can apply with a pointed sponge tip underneath your arches. The tip on these is thicker and longer than the pencils I’m used to and it reminds me exactly of the Anastasia Brow Definer that came out a while back.
The colors of these that I was sent were 10 Blonde and 20 Dark Blonde. Obviously I have brown hair but I think the 20 Dark Blonde has been doing a great job for me lately. I go back and forth between what I am wanting my brows to look like. Sometimes I like a warmer color, sometimes I like a cooler color. Sometimes I like to go darker and more defined, other times I am happy with a tiny bit of color to fill them in in a lighter shade that is not so harsh. In the summer, I tend to prefer something that’s not so intense.
I loved experimenting with the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3- Florals. I am wearing it in the picture above along with the blush from the Pro Sculpting Face Palette 30 for Medium Skin Tones, the Pro Sculpting Brow in 20 Dark Blonde, and Clinique Superbalm in Currant. I am also wearing the new Super City Block BB Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Fair that I reviewed yesterday (read review).
If you need to lift your spirits, check out the Floral palette. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I am having so much fun with mine!
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