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 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.

Review and Photos: MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad, part of the Temperature Rising collection (summer 2013). 

MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad, part of the Temperature Rising collection (summer 2013). 

Aren't MAC limited edition collections are getting tiresome? Isn't there a new one every week? If you have an unlimited budget, I suppose it's exciting. For me, it's exhausting. Punishing. Gruelling. How dare MAC make me need that 60th pan of eyeshadow? They're going to break me.

To the detriment of my bank account, the Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad fell into the need category. As soon as I laid eyes on it online, I thought, "You must be mine." I love warm, earthy colours. As a green-eyed gal, this mix of browns, gold, and a unique green is pretty much perfect. (The heart wants what the heart wants.) 

Starting from the top left in the photo above, we have Friendly, a warm, dark brown with golden shimmer. It has a Veluxe Pearl finish. It reminds me a little of Mulch, but I'd say Mulch is much more coppery. It's also lighter. 

To the right of Friendly, we have Romantico, which is probably my favourite colour in the palette. I'd describe it as a brownish champagne colour, with a touch of pink. It has a Veluxe Pearl finish.

Right underneath that is Bare My Soul, which is a perfect, muted gold colour. It reminds me of brass, and it has a Lustre finish. 

Finally, we have When in Rio, a unique forest-green/brown duo-chrome. It has a Frost finish. 

Some of MAC's limited-edition releases have been hit or miss lately. This one is a definite hit. The texture of everything except When In Rio is excellent—and even then, it's nothing a bit of extra work with the 217 can't fix. All shadows wear beautifully over Painterly Paint Pot. They don't budge, and there's almost no fallout. Good one, MAC! 

Ready for a look? 

 

MAC's Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad comes in a shimmery brown box. 

MAC's Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad comes in a shimmery brown box. 

MAC Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Please excuse the dust spot on the lid. 

MAC Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Please excuse the dust spot on the lid. 

MAC Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Don't you love the look of a fresh pan of eyeshadow?

MAC Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Don't you love the look of a fresh pan of eyeshadow?

Swatches of MAC"s Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Left to right: Romantico, Bare My Soul, Friendly, and When in Rio. I found everything swatched true to pan except When in Rio. I had to layer quite a bit for it to look more green than brown. 

Swatches of MAC"s Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad. Left to right: Romantico, Bare My Soul, Friendly, and When in Rio. I found everything swatched true to pan except When in Rio. I had to layer quite a bit for it to look more green than brown. 

MAC's Bare My Soul eyeshadow quad, applied. I put Romantico all over the lid, then tapped Bare My Soul over the middle of the lid to brighten it up a bit. Then I blended Friendly into my crease and added When in Rio to the outer corner.  

MAC Bare My Soul quad, applied. Same look, different angle. What do you think? 

Would I repurchase? If I could. I definitely see myself hitting pan on everything except When in Rio. Alas, this quad is limited edition. But MAC seems to have a habit of re-promoting certain shades every few years. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Rating: Four stars out of five. Everything except When in Rio is a home-run. 

Available: It's sold out on Maccosmetics.com, but you can try your local MAC store. There are also several floating around on eBay—but shop carefully and be prepared to pay above the retail price of $52 Canadian.

Have you tried this quad or anything else from MAC's Temperature Rising collection? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

 

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