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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Taupey Twosome | Make Up For Ever Artist Colour Shadow

make up for ever artist colour shadow (1) ::: press sample // affiliate links :::

Everyone has 'their' colours. The shades you are always drawn to, no matter how many similar hues may already call your collection home. Taupe is one of those colours for just about everyone. I mean, how can you not submit to the call of a great taupe? There are almost limitless ways to do taupe (more grey, more brown, cool, warm....) so you really can't deny yourself just one, or two, more options, right?

"Make Up For Ever's artist-grade atomized formula is loaded with pigment for high-impact colour in a single swipe. Its smooth, buttery texture allows for superior blendability , and silicone-coated pigments allow for it to stay put for up to twelve hours of wear." - Make Up For Ever

As you may know, Make Up For Ever has recently changed up their shadow game. The new Artist Colour Shadow range making its entrance with a whopping 121 shades in five finishes (matte, glitter, metallic, satin, and shimmer.) I'll level with you, I'm not exactly sure what the changes are with this new formula compared to their previous... The newbies are no longer round, and the formula does have a different feel (we'll circle back to that) but in terms of pigmentation, blendability, and wear, these seem to be just as great as before.

As mentioned, this range is huge, meaning you've got endless options and the ability to create your own palettes as these are sold single serve. MUFE offers a range of palette sizes (from singles through to six pans) for a mere $2 with shadow purchase. It's kind of insane, since the palettes are quite nice. Better yet, MUFE offers really decent discounts when you buy multiple shadows. Sephora has all the info should you be feeling a haul coming on.

As for the actual shadows (aka what you really care about) they're great! I oped for two taupe shades in differing finishes. M546 Dark Purple Taupe is a matte medium-dark, cool leaning taupe. I don't see purple in this shade, but it works nicely as a crease and transitional shade. The matte formula is silky feeling, perfectly pigmented and most importantly, very easy to blend. D562 Taupe Platinum a coppery taupe, is a great partner shade, as the glitter finish gives some pop for a really easy look. The shade has a nice deal of shimmer without the need for an added glitter primer, since it is ultra-fine and stays within the shadow base (aka barely any fall-out.)

Overall, I love these shades, and am very please with the formula. I find it to be a truer powder feel than the previous formula, which has a sort of cream feel. Otherwise, this formula still brings what you expect of MUFE. What do you think? Have you tried any of these shadows? Are you a taupe fan?

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