Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524 and M-600.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, and M-600.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, and M-600.

Lately, my eye makeup application has been simple and fast.  Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, and M-600 ($44 USD/for a three pan compact 3 x 2.5g) have been my go-to colors.  The creamy texture, amazing blendability and phenomenal lasting power allowed me appear put-together in a matter of minutes.  In fact, there were days where fingers were the only “tools” used to apply these babies.

According to Sephora these shadows:

Effortlessly create endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to highly artistic with this unique eye shadow palette. With its breakthrough, gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even result that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. An easily-blendable formula that features diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes, it is an accessible shadow for the professional makeup artist and the everyday woman.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, and M-600.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, and M-600.

  • ME-654 is a warm reddy base bronze color.  This color makes an amazing all over lid color, crease color and outer corner color.  The creamy texture can also be used on the waterline–I simply take my pinky finger and lightly smudge the color on the lower waterline.  The supple texture becomes more evident the more it is blended.
  • I-524 is a beautiful delicate pinky beige color that instantly brightens the eye area.  I can actually wear this color on my lids without looking too ostentatious.  This shade also works very nicely as a facial highlighter; the more it is blended the creamier and smooth the finish.
  • M-600 s a highly pigmented pink-brown color.  The smooth texture glides on the skin without skipping or migrating; the ideal crease and outer “v” color.  I love using my Chikuhodo Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here) with theses matte shades.  For those days when time is of the essence, this shade works nicely as a stand alone color with some liner and mascara.

Due to the unique creamy gel/powder formula, the satin, iridescent, and metallic shades require a dense firm brush for application.  In my experience, a softer brush collects less product, resulting in a diluted application.  That is why fingers work so well with certain colors.  Due to the lighter/airier texture of the matte colors, any brush can be used to obtain beautiful results.  Shades ME-654 and I-524 reminded me of two shades in the Chanel Mystic Eye Quad, but with better color payoff and longevity.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, M-600 and ME-512 in the inner corner.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, M-600 and ME-512 in the inner corner.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, M-600 and ME-512 in the inner corner.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows ME-654, I-524, M-600 and ME-512 in the inner corner with Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Entourage.

For the above photos, I-524 was applied on the lids with my ring finger and ME-654 was placed in the crease using my Memebox Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here).  Utilizing the same brush, M-600 was used to deepen in the outer corner and further define the crease.  I hope you can see how each shade is distinct and blends beautifully into each other, without looking muddy.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-600 in the crease, ME-654 in the outer corner and M-512 on the brow bone and I-648 on the inner corners over Josie Maran Beach Sand Eyeshadow.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-600 in the crease, ME-654 in the outer corner and M-512 on the brow bone and I-648 on the inner corners over Josie Maran Beach Sand Eyeshadow.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-600 in the crease, ME-654 in the outer corner and M-512 on the brow bone and I-648 on the inner corners over Josie Maran Beach Sand Eyeshadow.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows M-600, ME-654, M-510 and I-648 over Josie Maran Beach Sand Eyeshadow.  Lipstick is YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat in 206.

For the above photos, I applied ME-654 on the otter “v” and waterline with M-600 in the crease, on top of Josie Maran Beach Sand Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow (reviewed here).  M-510 was used on the brow bone and I-648 was used on the inner ¼ of the lid (two shade that will be shown next week).  I love how the upper portion of my eye is free from any shimmer, appearing clean and bright.

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette.

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette.

If I have to dish out one criticism, it would pertain to the packaging.  Even though MUFE designed a small hole behind each eyeshadow pan for interchanging shades, I would have preferred a small divot beside each pan (similar to MAC’s design) to remove the shades easily with fingers rather than relying on a pin.

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

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

Makeup would tell you what it told you the last time (reviewed here)..Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are wonderful.  If you love creamy, smooth, long-lasting, and pigmented eyeshadows than these beauties are for you.  With 210 shades to choose from I dare you not to fall in love.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

**BTW, I used Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Encre de Peau Foundation for the second look.  The lightweight coverage was extremely comfortable to wear all day.  The color choices are a bit off and the application was a little tricky.  I will keep you updated, however, worth getting a sample and seeing for yourself.  Definitely, a Sephora F&F contender  🙂

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I loooove these colors. I picked up a few and I prefer to use my fingers too. My favorite color out of these is the ME-654, I have M-608 a little darker than M-600 and it’s great!!

    • Hello CeCe,
      I’m so glad you like these shadows as well. I adore ME-654, the rich color is quite deceptive, it can be worn so many ways without looking overdone. M-608 is now on my radar the next time I visit Sephora, which will probably be tomorrow 🙂
      -Maria

  2. Another gorgeous look, Maria, just stunning!

  3. Hey Maria, ME-654 is my favorite shade out of the three! I don’t think we’ve got these here already. I’m waiting to read more reviews about them before I can make a list of the shades I want to check out. I saw the big 30-shade palette on Temptalia, and there are two I’d love to own! So glad all the shades in that one are permanent anyways 🙂

    • Hello Sunny,
      It would seem you and I are on the same page, I adore ME-654. This beautiful bronze is very rich and creamy and has become a staple in my routine. Thirty shades in one palette is glorious, I just don’t have the room to store such a huge palette. No need to rush, thankfully these colors will not be discontinued like some of my Chanel favorites from the past.
      -Maria

  4. Gorgeous set of colors, I like the pink! I still haven’t taken the plunge. Oh so many things to get! What a quandary!

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