Make Up For Ever over the past two years has become one of my favorite makeup brands. Their products are created with the professional makeup artist in mind, but everything translates for consumer use as well. You get professional performance and easy access.
Make Up For Ever sells individual eyeshadows, and if you haven’t seen them before they are gigantic! Similar to Inglot, they sell oversized shadows that will last any single person a lifetime. Instead, I like to use their Artist Palettes.
Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes have a mix of nine eyeshadows inside. So far I have two of the four palettes, Volume 3 and Volume 4. The shadows inside are the traditional pan size, which is much more manageable for me.
Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4
The new Artist Palette Vol. 4 features all matte shadows, a perfect fall/winter palette.
- #M-100 Black
- #M-842 Wine
- #M-240 Prussian Blue
- #M-620 Grey Brown
- #M-802 Antique Pink
- #M-536 Milk Tea
- #M-126 Chalk
- #M-546 Dark Purple Taupe
- #M-530 Eggshell
The only thing I don’t love about Make Up For Ever is their numbering system. While each number does have a shade name, it’s not always listed on the product, so I’m constantly referencing their website.
My favorite shadows from the bunch are Wine, Prussian Blue, Grey Brown, Milk Tea and Purple Taupe. These five shadows are the standouts from the palette.
This palette has every level of color you need for a complete eye look: lid, crease, outer corner, highlight. I look for that in a palette because I like to use a single palette for an entire eye look. I don’t have time time pull out multiple palettes every single day.
This color selection was definitely designed for the fair to light complexion. With Milk Tea, Eggshell and Chalk, I can’t imagine this palette working on a dark skin tone. I honestly don’t think Chalk and Eggshell are necessary to have together, one or the other would have worked. When applied I can hardly tell a difference.
- #M-100 Black – matte black, not the blackest black but this is great to smoke out
- #M-842 Wine – a red grape matte wine shade. buildable.
- #M-240 Prussian Blue – a deep matte ocean blue
- #M-620 Grey Brown – matte taupey grey
- #M-802 Antique Pink – matte baby pink
- #M-536 Milk Tea – medium matte beige
- #M-126 Chalk – matte white
- #M-546 Dark Purple Taupe – dusty mauve matte
- #M-530 Eggshell – off-white matte
If you’re interested in trying Make Up For Ever eyeshadows, I recommend checking out their Artist Palettes first. Artist Palette Vol. 1 is the most wearable, neutral of them all, and Vol. 2 is the most bold and wild. Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 are on sale right now on Sephora, so I’m guessing they won’t be around forever.
At $44, I think the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 4 is a steal. Now that I’ve tried their shadow palettes, I finally have my eye on their singles.