Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804, I-648, and M-510.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 and I-648.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 and I-648.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow M-510.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow M-510.

There is no denying how much I adore Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows.  The pigmentation, cream-like texture, long-lasting wear, color choices and blendability are amazing.  So rather than bore you with repetitious accolades, I decided to simply show you how each of my newest additions wear.  I hope you enjoy 🙂

Swatches L-R: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804, I-648 and M-510.

Swatches L-R:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804, I-648 and M-510.

  • ME-728 is a gorgeous copper with a strong red undertone.  Unfortunately, my camera did not capture the beautiful warm tones that were so evident in-person.  This shade was so pigmented, a very light hand was required during application.  Admittedly, the metallic finish was very distinct against my skin tone; definitely not office appropriate.  As with most of these shadows, the more they are blended the creamier the finish.
  • I-804 is a straight-up golden pink color, very reminiscent of Nars Orgasm.  This gorgeous shade can be used in the crease to add warmth, but my purpose for this shade is to use it as a blush.  I prefer to dip my blush brush in the color and then spray my brush lightly with water and apply the color to my cheeks.  The results yield a beautiful luminous pink hue that is natural without the need for a highlighter (I did not just say that).
  • I-648 is a neutral golden shade that can be used all over the lid for the fastest look ever.  This shade pairs beautifully with most colors.  The smooth non-glaring finish would suit all ages and is completely work appropriate.
  • M-510 is a yellow based vanilla matte shade that applies smoothly without looking chalky.  This shade is used for a brow bone highlight, an all over lid color and to tone down stronger colors.  I can foresee hitting pan on this darling very soon.

** All colors were applied over Nars Eyeshadow Primer.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 , I-648 and M-510.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 , I-648 and M-510.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 , I-648 and M-510.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-728, I-804 , I-648 and M-510.

For the above photos, ME-728 was applied all over the lids with my ring finger.  I-804 was applied directly on top with I-648 placed on the inner ¼ of the eye for a gradient effect.  ME-654 (reviewed here) was used lightly on the outer corners and crease.  As a finishing touch, M-510 was used on the brow bone.  A combination of ME-654 and ME-728 was applied to the lower lash line.  I-804 was used with a dampened brush on the cheeks as a blush.

Wearing Make Up Forever Artist Shadows M-510 with M-600.

Wearing Make Up Forever Artist Shadows M-510 with M-600.

Wearing Make Up Forever Artist Shadows M-510 with M-600.

Wearing Make Up Forever Artist Shadows M-510 with M-600.

For the above photos, M-510 was applied all over the lid and brow bone with my Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here), followed by M-600 (reviewed here) added to the crease.  A combination of ME-654 and I-648 was applied to the lower lash line with YSL 3 Noir Bronze (reviewed here) used for the liner.  I-804 was used dry on the cheeks as a blush.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows I-648, M-600, M510 with I-524.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows I-648, M-600, M510 with I-524.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-510, I-648 and M-600.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-510, I-648, M-600 and I-524 in the inner corner.

For the above look, I-648 was used all over the lid with M-600 in the crease and M-510 on the brow bone.  A light dab of I-524 (reviewed here) was applied to the inner corner.  I-804 was used dry on the cheeks as a blush.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-510, I-648 and M-600.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows I-648, M-510 and M-600.

For this final look, I-648 was applied with my ring finger on the lid with M-510 applied directly on top with a little extra applied to the inner corners.  The effect was luminous without appearing overdone.  To define the eye, I used my Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush to apply ME-600 to the crease and M-510 on the brow bone.  For the lower lash line, I used my Meme Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here) to apply ME-654 and I-648.  This look reminded me of something a bride would wear on her wedding day; simple, elegant and polished.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows can be found exclusively at Sephora.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are amazing.  Enough said!  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Sephora.com, Inc.

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Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze review and looks.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze ($30 USD/ 2.8g) has been on my “must-buy” list for the longest time.  This mossy golden shade appeared to be the perfect shadow for my coloring, without being too adolescent or outrageous.  Unlike many colored liners that appear garish, Noir Bronze possess such a versatile appeal, I doubt anyone will be able to resist its beauty.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze swatch as an eyeliner and blended as an eyeshadow.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze swatch as an eyeliner and blended as an eyeshadow.

The Pros to Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze:

  1. Beautiful glistening mossy green shade, which is actually composed of a blackened base with gold and bronze pearl throughout.
  2. Extremely creamy and opaque.
  3. Glides along the lash line without skipping.
  4. Creamy texture is easily blended for use as an eyeshadow.
  5. Setting time is roughly one minute–plenty of time to make any necessary adjustments.
  6. Color is noticeably dark, but not so much so, as to be mistaken for a black liner.
  7. Lasts all day, over a primer for 12 hours+ without any fading or flaking.
  8. Waterproof formula is ideal for hooded eyes and oily lids.
  9. Looks spectacular with all eye colors, especially brown…YAY!!
  10. Can be applied with a variety of tools: angled eyeliner brush, pointed eyeliner brush, shadow brush, natural and synthetic fiber brushes, etc.
  11. Amazing shelf-life; my YSL #7 Gold Star Cream Liner is over two years old and remains as silky smooth as the day it was purchased.
  12. Small amount needed for maximum color impact.
  13. Can be applied on the waterline.
  14. 7 sophisticated shades offered: 1 Deep Black, 2 Ashy Black, 3 Noir Bronze, 4 Sea Black, 5 Cherry Black, 6 Jade Black, 7 Gold Star.
  15. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.

The Cons to Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze:

  1. Small opening hinders the use of fingers (except my pinky finger).
  2. Sephora only carries 4 out of 7 colors offered.  #7 Gold Star can only be purchased from yslbeauty website.
  3. Made in Korea, I suspect the same manufacture as Shu Uemura Gel Liners.
  4. No other cons…smoother and more consistent than Bobbi Brown gel liners.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze.

  • For the above photos, I used my Memebox Meme Angled Eyeliner brush (reviewed here) to apply Noir Bronze to the upper lash line.  When used as an eyeliner, the color morphed into more of a darkened bronze/khaki color.  Whatever the case, the result was simply stunning.
Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze applied thickly alone the lash line.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze applied thickly alone the lash line.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze used as an eyeshadow.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze used as an eyeshadow.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze as an eyeshadow.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze as an eyeshadow (wearing Chantecaille Bronzer).

  • For the next look, I used my Memebox Meme Dual-Ended Shadow Brush (reviewed here) to apply and blend out the color along the lash line, which resulted in a smokey sultry eye look.
Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze over Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I-648.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze over Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I-648.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze over Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I-648.

Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze over Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I-648.

  • For the final look, I applied MUFE Artist Shadow in I-648 on the lid and then used my Dual-Ended Meme Brush to smoke out Noir Bronze along the lash line.

Ingredient List for Yves Saint Laurent 3 Noir Bronze:

Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceresin, Caprylyl Methicone, Talc, Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Tin Oxide. [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77491, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Mica, CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470/Carmine] (F.I.L. B47681/1).

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, and yslbeautyus.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Yves Saint Laurent Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner 3 Noir Bronze is spectacular. These little pots of loveliness are the best gel/cream liners I have ever tried.  Some may find the limited color selection too conservative, but I happen to enjoy the edited sophisticated choices.  What is your favorite gel liner?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.