Eyeshadow Palette Review
Day two of the beauty brawl is my most favourite makeup product of them all – the glorious eyeshadow palette! I really wanted to review a palette that nobody else would be reviewing but would still be easy to get your hands on should you want to. So with that in mind I picked the Make Up For Ever 9 Artist Shadow Palette in number 2. The number 2 palette contains some very bright colours but they also have a neutral version so if you like the idea of the palette but aren’t sure if you’d use it then you always have the option of going for the more wearable variation.
So let’s get down to the review! Make Up For Ever shadows are a staple in many makeup artists kits for a reason – because they’re flipping fantastic! You can tell at first swipe that they’re great quality. I feel like I have quite a lot to say here so to prevent me from waffling I’m going to break it down into a good old pros and cons list for you!
- Great colour payoff
- Very pigmented
- So, so easy to blend
- The shades in the palette are all extremely beautiful
- There is a good balance between brights and neutrals in the palette
- The colours are designed to be used in sets of 3 going vertically down, so pale pink + bright pink + purple and so on, and it comes with a little booklet with ideas of how to use them.
- There are no matte shades
- There are no transition colours so to create a flawless look you would need to use other shadows
- The bright purple shade at the bottom left doesn’t have as good colour payoff as the rest of the palette (I’ve heard this is a common problem with purple shadows)
- The names of the shades aren’t particularly memorable (ME-910 for example)
For me the pros far out weigh the cons, I think this is a fantastic product and I’ll definitely be picking up some more of the colour variations for my kit.
As with yesterday, I don’t have a whole load to say about the packaging. It’s small and lightweight so it’s great for travelling or for squeezing into my ever growing professional kit. The design on the front is quite sleek and eye catching and very in keeping with the Make Up For Ever brand, so I like that. It would be nice if it was a bit more luxurious and expensive looking but then Make Up For Ever is aimed at the professional and that just wouldn’t be particularly useful in one’s kit. One thing I would change about the packaging however is that I would like to see the name of the palette somewhere more noticable so that it is easy to identify.
Well I can’t for the life of me remember how much I paid for this palette. I’ve had a look on the US website and depending on the colour variation the prices seem to range from $25 to $44. It is 175dhs in Sephora in Dubai so I would imagine it is somewhere around the 40 pounds mark in the UK. I think this is a pretty reasonable price considering how expensive the single MUFE eyeshadow pans are. The shadows in the palette aren’t quite as big as the single pans but they’re more than big enough, the same size as standard MAC shadows so by no means small. Of course this is by no means a cheap palette but I think this is a case of “you get what you pay for” and I certainly wouldn’t grumble about the price.
I can’t wait to see which palettes the other girls have reviewed! Don’t forget to check them all out:
Beth – La Blog Beauté
Victoria – Victoria Life On Camera
Elaine – Early Retirement Rocks
Kimberley Jessica – Kimberley Jessica
Tori – Powdered and Polished
Laura Faye – Forever Faye
Karen – The Mad House of Cats and Babies
Gemma – An Ocean Glimmer
Ellysia – Miss Dainty K
Andreia – Andreia Prieto x
Natalie – Beauty Box Obsessed
Rabia – Rabia Qureshi
Bethany – The Beth Blog
Becky – Hideaway Blogging
Lynn – Lemons Cake
Sarah – The Passion Ease Queen.
Taylor – Reese’s Hardwear
Cheryl – Cheryl Gemma
Daisy – Daisy Says
Phillippa – Phillippa Beauty
Kimberley – Happiness Is Madness
Charli – High Street Beauty Junkie
Natasha – Beauty By Natasha 16
Emma – Running In Couture
I’ll be back tomorrow with highlighter review!