I’m a bit behind on posting on the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows but they are pretty unique, so I wanted to make sure I got them up before Christmas. They would make the perfect gift for yourself or someone else! I have three of them- M810 Colored Pink (Matte), S522 Pinky Nude (Satin), and ME310 Fir Tree Green (Metallic). I believe these were named by Sephora, and MUFE only gave them numbered names.
First of all, what makes this shadow different from any other formula? There are so many eyeshadows out there, but none that really remind me of this formula. The MUFE Artist Shadows are a highly blendable, gel-powder eye shadow and powder blush with vivid color payoff. Of the probably couple hundred shades in the range, only a handful are meant to be used as a blush. The three here are all eyeshadows, obviously! But the blendability is really insane. They swatch like an eyeshadow, but when you work them around your lid, the color really seems to bloom and come alive.
Of the three shades, I thought I’d love the Pinky Nude Satin the best, but it was kind of chalky and didn’t flatter me that well. I was really surprised that I couldn’t make it work for me that well. I will keep playing with different primers to see if that makes a difference. The Flesh-Colored Pink is what I am wearing on my brow bone below. It’s a matte, and I found that the more I worked it in to my lid, the more it transformed from a pink nude to a peach like shade on the lid. The texture was awesome.
The Fir Tree Green was the shade that surprised me the most. When I applied it at first, it came off as kind of sooty and dark with no real color on my eyelids, and as I worked it in, it slowly turned into this dark green shade. I think you could use this shade alone for a smoky eye, just working it in in varying strokes around your eye area, and you’d get a really neat effect.
Have you tried these? What was your impression?