Sorry for the long absence, lovelies! Work took over my life for a while there, and all I could do after a long day was sit on the couch like a zombie and maybe online shop. ;) I filmed this video a few weeks ago, and I've been excited to show you Make Up For Ever's new Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer. Enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comments!
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.
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:
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 Sephora.ca 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.
I'm not usually a lip gloss person. Too sticky. Too fussy. Too reminiscent of the way over-lacquered lips that were so popular in high school. But you know what? I really, really like Make Up For Ever's Artist Plexi-Gloss. Three different shades have been hanging around in my purse (and on my lips) for weeks! In fact, I'm wearing one as I type...
Unlike the infamous MAC Lipglass, MUFE's new gloss isn't too sticky. I love how it feels. I wouldn't call it long-wearing, but the texture—a little thicker and firmer than the average drugstore gloss, but not too thick—lends itself to lasting longer than average on me. Depending on the shade, it also packs enough pigment to replace lipstick, and I don't need a mirror to apply. Plus, the fancy applicator really is easier to use than a typical doe-foot wand!
I received these colours to try:
- 201, a sheer baby-pink
- 208P, a cool-toned bubblegum pink with silver glitter
- 405P, a purplish berry-red with multi-coloured glitter
Here's what they look like:
Rating: Four and a half stars out of five. Lovely, but a bit pricey.
The verdict: This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Available: Sephora stores and Sephora.com for $23. You get 0.23 oz. of product.
What's your favourite lip gloss? Have you tried Make Up For Ever's Artist Plexi-Gloss? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: These products were provided by PR for my consideration.