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.
I’ve reviewed two other palettes from Make Up For Ever so far, so I think by now we all know that I LOVE their shadow formula! To recap, it’s unlike any other brand – a gel/powder hybrid that glides on smoothly and practically blends itself. The colors are bold, intense, and have beautiful depth.
I also cross referenced the shades from the two artist palettes released in spring, and I think the only shade here that is a repeat is the black (S-102). But really, who can complain about having an extra one of these? The black is one of my all-time favorites, alongside Urban Decay’s Blackout. Both are true, deep blacks that create smoldering smoky eyes and sharp cut creases with ease.
The value here is just crazy too; 15 shadows for $59, compared to one single at $22. The slim packaging is also convenient to keep in a drawer or kit, where as last holiday’s collection was cute, but impractical and not at all portable. I would rather have seen a black cover with the logo than glitter orange, but this odd choice is really nothing to lament with such a versatile palette at hand.
This week, posting has been a struggle. My son has been taken to urgent care for a spider bite, I went to urgent care myself, and I’m in the middle of a career change that means I’ll be starting a new job tomorrow. Talk about crazy! When life throws itself at you all at once, you crave a place of neutral territory. It can be your couch, a garden, the gym, or a man cave – anywhere that lets you unwind and take a break from the world.
For me, it’s my bed or my son’s nursery. They’re familiar settings with soothing colors and comfortable accommodations that allow me to calm and center myself.
Enter Make Up For Ever’s Artist Palette 1 – neutral territory in makeup form! The shades are easy to use, workable, and go with anything, but there’s still something special about them that sets them apart. The cushiony formula is just like your favorite arm chair: soft and low maintenance. A swipe of any of these colors yields brilliant color payoff without requiring much work.
Did I say ANY of these colors? Yes, any! That means even applying the deep black is a breeze, allowing you to cut a crease or smoke out the whole eye area with blendable ease.
Do I even need to talk about how pretty and perfect these shadows are, or can you just stare at the picture and surmise for yourself?
Just kidding, of course 🙂 I could talk about makeup all day!
This collection from Make Up For Ever is a gift from one of the greatest makeup gods, and the creator of the line, Dany Sanz. Her shadows have been renowned by artists for years, but are now being acclaimed at a consumer level as well. I think a lot of that success has to do with the introduction of palettes from the brand. They’re very client-friendly, with generous eyeshadow portions, and sold at a fantastic price point!
The formula is extremely unique. Think of a powder-gel hybrid that applies smooth and buttery, and offers incredible wear time. Something I particularly enjoy about this palette are the beautiful jewel tones. Each color achieves depth and dimension without being a glitter bomb, and can be applied wet or dry to achieved a foiled or soft shimmery finish.
If you love fun colors, but are afraid of not being able to blend them, these are perfect to work with! And for my fellow artists, they fit perfectly in a kit and travel extremely well. You can’t go wrong with Make Up For Ever shadows!