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.
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.