Review: Make Up For Ever Artist Eyeshadow Palette
I have been eagerly waiting for Sephora to restock this limited edition palette from Make Up For Ever. It's their first palette with the new artist shadows and I lurrrrve them, so I figured it was a can't lose. Boy was I wrong. First, I wasn't crazy about the packaging in photos and in person I think it's even less attractive. However, I didn't buy this palette for the packaging. I bought it for these gems:
Pretttttty. And when I swatched them, I was sure it was going to be a hit. However, after playing with them on my eyes, I find this particular selection of shades kind of disappointing. They are a bit of a mish mash, color-wise. With the exception of the 3 neutrals on the end, I find it hard to put together a complete eye look with this color selection. I just seem to be constantly reaching for another palette to add one thing or another. And those vibrant teal and purple shades? Poor pigmentation when applied with a brush. Indeed, they are the first disappointments in the artist range for me. So, I will be returning this. However, I would still suggest folks try it - it has gotten rave reviews from a lot of other people, so maybe I am just spoiled by the full size MUFE artist shadows I have.
Finger swatches of a few shades: