MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow: Review & Swatches

I decided to try a few of the new MUFE Artist eyeshadows. They are supposed to have a gel powder formula with high pigmentation. I have I526 Pearl Beige, I542 Pinky Clay, S642 Sahara, S560 Taupe and S556 Taupe Gray. MUFE Artist Shadows come in pans that go into their magnetic cases of singles, duos or trios. They’re a very large eyeshadow pan actually. They come in four finishes: I or Iridescent, M or Matte, S or Satin and D or Diamond. I personally prefer the satin range the most followed by the iridescent. Matte would be next for me, and I would not use diamond just because of the glitter factor.

They’re not the most silky or buttery eyeshadows I have tried. They’re moist enough and not dry or powdery. They apply evenly and are pretty pigmented.

Top to bottom I542, I526.

Pinky Clay is like MAC Vex but in a better formula. It’s a green/gray base with a pink iridescence. Pearl Beige is a pinky beige with pink iridescence. These two are the only Iridescence formula ones I have, I did try a third but it was chunkier glitter so I feel they are not all the same in shimmer.

L MAC Vex, R MUFE I542:

Top to bottom S556, S560 and S642.

The satins are my favorite, a touch of shimmer yet not matte. They’re very flattering. Taupe gray is almost more gray than taupe, it’s like a medium warm gray with a purple hint. Taupe is a medium to light slightly gray neutral brown. Sahara is a light yellow to neutral brown. Sahara is very close to my natural eye lid color, just a touch darker.

The cases are fairly cheap it’s $1 for each case regardless of being a single, double or trio case. If you buy a case with 2-3 eyeshadows you get a discount on Sephora versus buying them individually. So it’s a better deal to buy a case and 2-3 at a time versus one without a case. If I had a Z Palette I would still buy the case because the savings make it worth it even if you don’t use it. The shadows are $21 each, yet if you buy 2 and a duo case you save $9, if you buy 3 and a trio case you save $20. Overall, they’re not my all time favorite eyeshadow textures, but they’re nice. They’re also a decent price for the size. I did notice the two iridescent shades swatch and apply well with a brush. However, the three satins I have swatch well, but with a brush they apply light, I would suggest using a denser brush with the satin shades to get a deeper application if desired.

Top to bottom: Pearl Beige, Pinky Clay, Sahara, Taupe, Taupe Gray.

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