ThisThatBeautyReviews: Make Up For Ever Eye Shadows

Makeup Forever Eye Shadow

The task of picking an eyeshadow can be absolutely daunting.  With the myriad of brands, colors, textures, and finishes to choose from, I get overwhelmed just thinking about it.  I myself have tested so many that to find one that actually makes me stop mid-makeup application and gawk at the party going
on south of my forehead, is quite rare. But that party was in full swing after I recently tried Make Up For Ever’s Eye Shadows.  If you have seen one shimmer shade, you have seen them all and a matte powder just seems so ho-hum, but these shadows are truly holy-grail worthy.

Makeup Forever Shadow

Upon first look, the packaging is quite minimal as consistent with the brand aesthetic, but what is inside does not need any further pomp and circumstance.  There are three textures available – matte, iridescent and satin, 125 shades and a color payoff that is absolutely amazing.  And a bonus – they double as a blush depending on the color!  Need I go on??!  No, but I will…

 These are the 3 shades (No. 40 Antracite, No. 54 Copper,  No. 98 Brown) that I played with and the accompanying swatches.   They are richly pigmented but blend with incredible ease, achieving any level of intensity that you desire – from a sheer wash to a vibrant jolt.  The length of wear that you get out of these shadows can make you feel confident that what you apply groggily in the morning (if applied pre-coffee) will last you until you decide to take it off.  These three shadows will enhance  blue eyes and will also work well on brown eyes. The only choice now is  – what colors will you buy?  How many can you fit in your makeup bag?  Do you need a bigger closet just to fit them all?!

All shadows are available at Make Up For Ever stores and Sephora, and retail for $20.

Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.

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