If you’re not acquainted with Make Up For Ever’s new Artist Shadows, you are missing out on some amazing makeup. I’ve never seen a shadow with this kind of texture – it’s a gel-powder, according to the brand. I don’t know exactly what that is, but I can tell you that the color payoff is amazeballs, and I haven’t even worked with it very long. Blended with super-fine pigments, these are shadows that are intense but still very wearable.
I discovered the shadows in the limited edition Artist Palette, which contains beautiful and fall-like colors that can be used interchangeably with each other. It includes one matte shadow, for a base, and the rest are jewel tones that are super blendable.
Watch out for fallout, as it can be a problem with many thick, pigmented shadows – I like to put a dusting of powder under my eyes that I can whisk away when I’m done, or be really smart and do your eyes first, although I’ve never been able to do that. I’m such a creature of habit. Also, use a flat shader brush and press the shadow on, versus giving it a good swipe. This makes the color stand out even more. Of course, using a white base (like NYX) will help even more. If you have one of Make Up For Ever’s foam brushes, it will work perfectly with these shadows.
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