Make Up For Ever Jamie Chung 4 Artist Shadow Palette: Review and Photos

Because everything, including Make Up For Ever, looks better against my Domi.

Make Up For Ever's fall 2015 campaign is called "Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You." It celebrates individuality and self-expression, and features two curated palettes of Artist Shadow—one of my all-time favourite eyeshadow formulas! I have the cool-toned palette, which the actress and blogger Jamie Chung created. She chose four colours:

  • M-532, a matte ivory. It's a bit chalky and a tad drier than the other shades, but it's easy enough to blend.
  • S-642, a satin light brown that makes a great transition shade. It's considerably less pigmented than the other three shades, but if you build and exercise a bit of patience, it works well.
  • D-320, a gorgeous golden-khaki green with a diamond finish. It has silver and gold micro glitter, and it's my favourite shade from the palette. It packs a huge pigment punch and is as soft as butter!
  • ME-108, a metallic sea-foam blue. Like D-320, it's very pigmented and soft. 

Clockwise from the top left: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows in M-532, S-642, ME-108 and D-320.

Left to right: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows from the Janie Chung palette: M-532, S-642, D-320 and ME-108.

The case is made of metal, and Jamie Chung's signature is printed on the top. The shadows and foam insert are removable, meaning you can customize the palette.

Here's a look I came up with:

I'm wearing Make Up For Ever M-532 as a highlight, S-642 in the crease and to blend, D-320 in the inner and outer corners, and ME-108 in the centre of the lid. 

What do you think?

Rating: Three and a half stars out of five. As I suggested above, the ivory shade is average and the brown shade is mildly disappointing, though workable. The blue and green shades are fabulous, though!

The verdict: Make Up for Ever Artist Shadows are generally incredible. I'm disappointed with a couple of the shades only because Make Up For Ever has allowed my standards to rise so high! Overall this palette offers great value. 

Available: I'm not seeing this at anymore (sorry for my delay!), but you should still be able to track it down in some Sephora stores for $56. You get 0.33 oz. of product. If you can't find it, take heart! All of these shades are available individually in MUFE's permanent range.

Have you tried Jamie Chung's Artist Shadow Palette? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for my consideration.

Guest Post From Ingrid at Curly Spring Blossom: A Plum Look for the Fall

The gorgeous Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom is guest posting for me this month! Thanks, Ingrid!

Plum Makeup

Canadian Beauty Bloggers' September Theme


I'm really flattered to do this guest post on Amy's super blog. My only problem is that I have no clue on what I can write about plum except that I had one yesterday and it was delicious! Seriously, when fall comes each year, I look at girls with all those "plummy" eyeshadows and lip colors and find it trendy, sexy but totally not for me. I've tried it over and over again, and each September I fail to add some plum products in my makeup mixture (Boo!Boo!). But since from time to time I love a good challenge, I thought I could attempt a nighttime, smokey all over (go big or go home) PLUM look…

Here how it went: it was fun to apply and work with unusual and different products than my normal makeup regimen. Afterward, I took about 30 selfies and 30 minutes later, washed my face. What can I say, I'm working tomorrow so my supposed nighttime event will consist of a rather plaisant evening at home with Beardman, and my traditional early bedtime routine! 😴








Thanks again Amy xxx

The Product that Saved My Hair: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir

I went blonde a few weeks ago, and if anyone had told me how quickly the brass creeps in, I would have run screaming from the salon. What's with the surprise yellow hair, man? It looked SO good when I left the salon! It's a travesty. 

I've been trying an array of purple products to remedy this problem, and while Googling DIY toner ideas, a particularly dangerous trick caught my eye: Mixing purple Manic Panic with lots of conditioner. Just crazy enough to work, right? And look at her photos—so good!

Lovelies, let me be the first to tell you that you should always do a strand test. Suffice it to say that a couple of Fridays ago, I embarked on an afternoon of important interviews with a decidedly purplish tinge to parts of my hair. I prayed no one would notice. (If they did, they were too kind to say anything!)

Throughout the weekend, I searched high and low for a product that might restore some of my hair's honey warmth. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir was the only non-purplish product I could find. I snapped it off the shelf at London Drugs out of desperation.

This oil didn't remove the purple tinge in my hair. (Sigh.) But it did make it feel incredibly soft and shiny—not a small thing for hair that has been bleached twice in the last four months. It also made the highlights light up. They sparkled—which disguised the purple really well! And so, to brighten my blonde tresses and add some much-needed moisture, I add several pumps of this to my wet hair after I wash it. This coconut-oil-based spray is great, but the John Frieda oil is far more moisturizing, which I desperately need right now. (I have a patch of hair that feels like steel wool. *Sob*)

You can pick up John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir at London Drugs for about $10.

What are your favourite products for colour-treated blonde tresses?