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Hi my beauties!

So I have been asked quite a bit on my Instagram (@juliasallure) to do a blog post swatching all of my current MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows. I received a lot of them from my beautiful sister (@ladolcelisa) as part of Christmas/Birthday gifts and now I have a collection of 12 of them all together. These shadows are quite pricey, going at CAD$24.00//USD$21.00 per eye shadow. Pretty crazy but luckily at Sephora or on their website they have bundle deals. If you buy two of them with their $1.00 palette it will cost USD$34.00 (Instead of USD$43.00) & if you buy three of them in their trio palette it will cost USD$44.00 (Instead of USD$64.00) Therefore, it’s a much better deal to buy more than one shadow and pay the $1.00 for their palette to get the better deal. I ended up receiving and buying all of the trio palette’s as that seems to be the best deal!

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These shadows are about twice the size of a typical eye shadow (think a M.A.C shadow or Makeup Geek) which is awesome as you get so much product which does make the higher price range more worth it. There are a variety of finishes ranging from matte, metallic, satin, iridescent & diamond. These shadows are also marketed that they can be used as blushes as well which is awesome because it makes it a multi-use product.

At the moment, my 12 shades are all pretty warm colours. I have mostly matte shadows with a few metallic, diamond and iridescent ones. The collection of shadows is huge, you truly have every color option imaginable in many different finishes. What blew me away about these shadows was the texture and pigmentation. They are said to be a “gel-powder” formulation which makes them unbelievably buttery and pigmented; all of the shades I have are truly that. I usually find it hard to justify paying that amount of money for an eye shadow but once I tried them I was seriously hooked and I know my collection will expand.

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Now for the good part, the swatches. I did not use any primer for these.

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From left to right:

M534 Oat (Matte), M816 Rosewood (Matte), I722 Mandarin (Iridescent), ME700 Amber (Metallic), M664 Fawn (Matte), D416 Crystalline Yellow (Diamond)

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From left to right:

M618 Espresso (Matte), M846 Morello Cherry (Matte), M738 Auburn (Matte), ME728 Copper Red (Metallic), M532 Sugar Coated Candy (Matte), ME740 Magma (Metallic)

As you can see, they are extremely pigmented! Seriously, a little goes a long way with these shadows. They are honestly my favorite shadows on the market; you can’t beat the pigmentation and quality of these. They’re very blendable also considering how pigmented they are. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any yourself or which ones you would want to get! I am dying to get the M720 Apricot (Matte) one but it’s always sold out! Here is a look I did using the eye shadows ❤


Brow bone: M532 Sugar Coated Candy. Crease: M664 Fawn, M738 Auburn, M618 Espresso. Lid: I722 Mandarin. ❤

(For the rest of the makeup details, you can find them on my Instagram (@juliasallure)

7 thoughts on “MAKE UP FOR EVER: ARTIST SHADOWS (Review & Swatches)

  1. Would any of these compare to the new eyeshadows from the Melt cosmetics stack? I’m looking for a dupe for the Lovesick stack and the color “lovesick” in that stack!

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