The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ($21, available here) is a rarity in the beauty world, and I’ve talked about it quite often on the blog. It is one of the brand’s biggest launch of 2015 and rightly so due to its stellar quality, and incredibly range of features which you can find thoroughly listed in previous reviews I’ve done on the blog here, here and here.
To keep costs low, a lot of brands add cheap, unnecessary ingredients or fillers. That means while you may be paying $20 for an eyeshadow, it actually costs only $1 to make. Working in the CPG industry gives me a lot of exposure to working with manufacturers and the pressure on margins companies everywhere face.
When you read that Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadows is made up of an impressive 88% of pure pigments (the actual colour) than other fillers, I was far more willing to part with my money for it. Aside from the impressive ingredients list, you’ll find an equally inspiring, and jaw-dropping variety and colour availability in 5 different finishes. I couldn’t quite comprehend or get it in my head how they managed to pull off a reformulation of over 200+ colours when I struggle with doing far less.
Available in five finishes (matte, satin, metal, iridescent, and diamond) and colours for the less-adventurous to the “I want every colour under the rainbow” this is a range worth checking out if you are building your collection. The “build your own” palette concept ensures that you only buy colours that you want (not because it looks good on someone else therefore it must look good on everyone).
As I am a big fan of the Artist Shadows and it can be somewhat difficult to find good swatches of the product, I figure that I would share with you swatches from my collection of colours. I hope you find this helpful!
Have you tried the Make Up For Ever artist shadow? What colours are your favourites?