Pastels and florals for Spring – SO overdone, right!?
Just kidding! Like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” during the holidays, I never get tired of these staple fresh Spring collections. Everything is in bloom, the weather warms up (seriously, our highs are in the 70’s here in Texas this week) and macaron-colored cardigans replace our black peacoats.
Let’s dive right into some core issues; something that is irking a lot of MUFE lovers online is the lack of new shades in this palette. There are 4 or 5 repeats here – depending on who you ask – and the common argument seems to be that if Make Up For Ever has over 200 shadows to choose from in their range, should making palettes with no repeats even be an issue?
I can’t say that I disagree with them, but I’m so in love with the MUFE formula (here are my reviews for the Artist 1, Artist 2, and Holiday palettes) that I really don’t mind having repeats of some of the staple shades, like the pearly white or golden beige. Plus, I’m often going to do a look with only 1 palette at a time (with maybe a matte palette for blending and transition colors), so I don’t want my favorite or more usable shades spread across 4 or 5 palettes.
Others have lamented the lack of matte shades in the Artist series, but I have a feeling they’ll be coming out with a matte palette to compliment their others sometime in the future. We can hold tight for a little while!
In the meantime, if you’re a collector, this is still a worthwhile addition to your collection. The warm coral, sunny yellow, pale lavender, and peacocky blue and teal will help you usher in Spring the right way!
Just something to be aware of before you take the plunge, it looks like there’s another trend on the horizon – downsizing products. Exactly like we noticed with Dior’s Glowing Garden’s highlighter, it appears that pan sizes for this season have gone down within MUFE as well. While the Artist 1 and 2 ($44 and $42) offered .06 oz per shadow, these will only be .05 oz each and still ring in at $44. What a bummer! They’re pigmented enough to last forever, even with regular use, but it’s the principle of the matter.
Hopefully this trend will be confined to these 2 brands! If this floral palette is still calling your name, your best bet is to hunt it down inside a Sephora, as it is currently sold out online. I’ll be back soon to share some more Spring newness with you all!