InTruBeauty: Make Up For Ever Holiday 2013



                                                                                                               

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2013

Make Up For Ever Midnight Glow Palette for Holiday 2013
Contains Press Samples. 
Photos from makeupforever.com, arranged by Intrubeauty

About:
The Midnight Glow Palette is a limited edition, 8 eye shadow palette featuring 6 new shades with a diamond finish to create a magnetic festive look. 6 new shades are made of a new formula of Diamond Eye Shadows to create an extreme shine for a festive eye look: 2 “It Shades” Gun Metal and Gold Pink, 4 soft cool colors made of Midnight Purple, Snow White, Icy blue and Icy pink. 2 shades are existing must-have Matte Black and Metallic Taupe.The color range lets you create a variety of looks from the most natural to dramatic with a highly pigmented, luminous result. The palette includes 2 exclusive mini eye brushes with “new cutting edge synthetic fibers. Retails $42.


 

My thoughts:
  • Overall I really am enjoying this palette.
  • The shades were all pretty creamy and easy to work with. For the amount of shimmer and glitter that are in the shades, I really didn't have much fall out and the lasting power was good all day. This does contain two matte shades as well.
  • I like that this contains some different shades overall than some of the other palettes this holiday season. I'm usually not much of a blue eye shadow fan since they usually don't pair well with my green eyes, but I've actually used the blue shades in this set a fair amount of time. 
  • I love using the two pinkest shades all over the lid with the blues on the outer lid area. The shades compliment each other really well. 
  • The first four shades are the most sheer. The swatches above are about three layers worth of product, swatched with my finger. The color was buildable, however, on the lid the first four shades may not look all that different if you're just applying one layer.
  • This is a super pretty soft and feminine palette for the holiday season, yet with the incorporation of some deeper colors, you can also create a sexy smokey eye.
  • With all the other holiday palettes out there which provide a great value, I would've loved to see something else thrown in with this to make it a set like a mascara or eyeliner, even if just sample sized. Some of the other holiday palettes this year may provide you a better value overall. 
  • However, this is still a great holiday palette. I do think this is unique in that it is super travel friendly and doesn't use unnecessary packing like a lot of the other sets out there that just end up taking up space. If you're traveling for the holidays, this would be all you would need to pack for a complete holiday eye look.

Make Up For Ever Extravagant Glamour Set 
About:
A trio of full-size, must-have products for creating the ultimate holiday look. Create striking eyes and bold lips for the holiday season with this limited-edition essentials kit. Define your eyes with Aqua Eyes, a waterproof, creamy, long-lasting eyeliner for intense non-stop color. Enhance your lashes in 4-D using Smoky Extravagant to create volume, length, curl, and precision. Finish with Rouge Artist Intense, which delivers a rich, highly pigmented glamorous shade of red to the lips.

Contains:
- 0.12 oz Rouge Artist Intense in 43 Moulin Rouge
- 0.04 oz Aqua Eyes in Matte Black 0L
- 0.23 oz Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black
- $38 value, $63 value



My thoughts:
  • This is really one of those holiday sets that you can't go wrong with. This is a great time to stock up on some staples while getting $63 worth of full sized product for only $38! 
  • I have a special place in my heart for the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner in matte black since it was the very first high-end eyeliner I had ever purchased. It was recommended to me by a couple people and it was definitely worth the price. It has been a standard black eyeliner in my collection for years. 
  • I really liked the shape and formulation of the mascara. The shape really helped to reach all my lashes and provide some really great volume and length. There was some clumping, which you can work through with the wider part of the brush. There was a build up of extra product at the very tip of the wand which you have to wipe off the excess of. This provided more length than volume overall. The tip of the wand also worked nicely for my lower lashes.
  • While the mascara and eyeliner are pretty much the standard staples in this and a great way to save and stock up, I think the really allure of this set is the gorgeous bright red classic lipstick. The staying power is fantastic which is what you want when you're wearing a bright red! 
  • The beautiful red lipstick applies really easily to the lips. It is creamy and is not overly drying nor overly moisturizing. This is really the show stopper of the set, but with the three products combined you can really create that gorgeous classic holiday look to wow your friends and family! It is definitely the super star of this set! 
What is your favorite piece from the Make Up For Ever Holiday items? 


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