Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4 (C$52) is new and features nine matte shades out of the Artist Shadow collection. The shades are #M-100 Black, #M-620 Grey Brown, #M-126 Chalk, #M-842 Wine, #M-802 Antique Pink, #M-546 Dark Purple Taupe, #M-240 Prussian Blue, #M-536 Milk Tea, and #M-530 Eggshell. This is the first and only all-matte palette by Make Up For Ever available for purchase by consumers, and it’s also the first of the Artist Palettes that I’ve tried from the brand. I have several other shades of the Artist Shadows in shimmery and metallic finishes, but these are also my first mattes.
I LOVE the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. They are intensely pigmented, smooth, very blendable, and so gorgeous. The shades in this palette are so up my alley – I love the plums, pinks, and mauves, accented with that beautiful jewel tone teal. These matte shades are also some of the best I’ve ever tried in terms of texture, colour payoff, and consistency in quality. Unlike most matte shades, I actually got barely any fallout during application, with the exception of the darkest shades. You also get very good pigmentation consistently across the board with no chalkiness. It almost feels creamy in some ways due to how smooth the powders are. Usually in every palette, there are one or more duds, but this palette wears just beautifully. The shades can also be worn as neutrals, or smoked out for a more exciting look. I seriously love this palette.
Pro Light Fusion Highlighter (C$48) features a “gel formula that provides superior blendability to beautifully sculpt, highlight or simply give the skin a natural radiance.” This formula contains a high percentage of emoillients which results in a beautiful, creamy powder with a gel-like texture. They are the same formula as the previously released Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzers and the Pro Sculpting Duo contour kits. It also reminds me of the Estee Lauder highlighter in Modern Mercury in terms of formula and texture.
The shade I have is Rose Gold (or Golden Pink on Sephora). I’m not sure how I feel about this shade, it is too cool-toned for me, and is so pale it almost looks white, with a bit of a duo-chrome sheen. It is also very pigmented, so I can see the whiteness translating onto the skin. You would have to use a very light hand, but with the gel-ish formula, I found it difficult to just pick up a bit of product. Because it is so pale, I would recommend this more for those with very fair to light skin. I love the concept of this, but the execution could use a bit more tweaking.
I highly recommend that you check out the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4 palette, it’s one of the best all-matte palettes I’ve tried, and is definitely worth trying out. Both products are available at Sephora now.
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4
Pro Light Fusion Highlighter in Rose Gold
Wearing M-530 as a base on the inner 1/3 of the eyelid, M-536 as a base on the outer 2/3 of the eyelid, M-546 in my crease, and M-100 and M-842 to smoke out the look on the top and bottom lash line, all from the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4 palette.