Having been a makeup junkie since 2010, I have accumulated quite a number of neutral palettes over the years. But one palette that really stood out to me recently would be none other than the Make Up For Ever #1 Artist Palette – Nudes You Need ($72 SGD). The palette has been out for a while now, and honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to get this!
What it is:
A collectible, eye shadow palette with nine must-have Artist Shadow formulas in neutral tones.
This palette contains:
– 9 x 0.06 oz Eye Shadow in I-528 Pearl, S-556 Taupe Gray, S-102 Onyx, I-514 Pink Ivory, D-562 Taupe Platinum, I-544 Pink Granite, ME-512 Golden Beige, ME-644 Iced Brown, D-652 Celestial Earth
– Illustrated step-by-step application tips
Made in Italy.
The quality is amazing, and wears well throughout the day without fading. The only drawback about this palette would be that there are no matte shades. The eyeshadows are iridescent, satin, diamond (aka glitter), and metallic. Shades starting with I are Iridescent, S for Satin, D for Diamond and ME for Metallic.
I swatched the eyeshadows from top to bottom (instead of left to right) as that was how MUFE recommended using them. The colours range from pearly white shades to golds, taupes and browns. There is a nice mix of warm and cool tones shades, making this palette incredibly versatile. I’m bad at explaining colours so I’ll let the swatches speak for themselves.
The two lightest shades, I-528 and I-514 don’t show up well on my fair skin as they are quite close to my skin colour. However, be rest assured that they have great colour payoff and apply nicely on the lids. The shades D-562 Taupe Platinum and D-652 Celestial Earth have strong glitter and are prone to fall out. I’d recommend applying them with a flat eyeshadow brush to ensure minimal fallout. I wouldn’t use them for work though — the last thing you need is your face looking like a disco ball while talking to a client! One shade that took me by surprise would be ME-644 Iced Brown. I could actually get away with using just that shade on my eyelids and look like I spent ages on my makeup!
I’ve also been using S-102 Onyx, a matte black shade, to line my upper lash line as it gives it some definition and is a great alternative to eyeliner.
Here’s a look using I-514 (brow bone to highlight), D-562 (crease) and D-652 (all over the lid and lower lashline). As for liner and mascara, I’m using the MUFE Aqua liquid liner and MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara. Please pardon my brows, they are not quite the correct shade. 😛
There’re so many looks you can create with this palette. One of the looks suggested by MUFE would be a smoky look with D-652 (all over the lids and lower lash line), ME-644 (crease and blend towards brow bone) and ME-512 (blended with crease shade and on brow bone).
Each individual MUFE eyeshadow contains 2g and retails at $27 SGD. Whereas with this palette, each eyeshadow contains 1.8g and since there are 9 eyeshadows, it works out to be just $8 per eyeshadow! Of course you have to buy it!
Bottom Line: Make Up For Ever #1 Artist Palette (Nudes You Need) is a beautiful palette with excellent pigmentation. It’s the perfect palette to take your eyeshadow game from day to night.
Product was purchased from Make Up For Ever. This review contains my honest and true opinions.