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The Make Up For Ever Studio Case is a Limited Edition Holiday 2014 release exclusive to Sephora. While they were having their 20% off sale, I picked this up due to some really great reviews on their website and on some beauty blogs.
The set has 12 mini eyeshadows and a full size eyeliner. The eyeshadows can also be removed from the case and there is a large area underneath to store other makeup items such as brushes, mascara, powder, etc. Really good for travel!
The quality of these eyeshadows is really good, very creamy when I swatched them, and virtually no fall out apart from the black matte shade, M-100. The shadows are divided into 4 different “looks”. From left to right, Natural, Smoky, Bold, and Chic. I decided to follow their lead and do the 4 different looks. Some look good, some don’t, but on the whole I was pleased with the quality of the eyeshadows and the pigmentation.
Look 1: Natural (M-530, S-516 & I-544)
This is my favorite of the 4 looks, entirely because I love natural looks. My fair skin doesn’t lend itself to garishly bright colors sometimes. So this one was right up my alley. I used M-530 to prime my lids, then S-516 on the lids, then I-544 in the crease and outer corner. The eyeliner is MAC Bountiful Brown from the Sharon Osborne Collection.
This look was my least favorite, I found the matte shade M-100 to be very patchy. I used the eyeliner that came with the set, M-10, blended out on the upper and lower lashline. I also used it on the upper and lower waterlines. Then I used M-100 (matte black) all over my lid and lower lashline, then ME-108 (silver) above the crease, and ME-122 (white) in the inner corner. Unfortunately, the inner corner highlight ruined the look in my opinion. Since my eyes are slightly hooded, reflective metallic shades like ME-122 and ME-108 just do not work on my eye shape or my skintone. This look is very out of my comfort zone!
Look 3: Bold
This was my second favorite out of the 4 looks. I really love these colors and the finish is really beautiful. I didn’t experience any fall-out either which is pretty rare for eyeshadows with so many shimmer particles. I used I-218 all over the lid, D-236 all along the lower lashline and D-926 in the inner corner.
Last but not least, the “Chic” look. I do giggle at these names sometimes. I still had on eyeliner from the Smoky look and I didn’t feel like taking it off my waterline so it looks a bit more intense than I would normally wear. I think these colors would look great when toned down a bit. For this look I used ME-828 all over the lid, D-826 in the crease and I-524 in the inner corner.
And the eyeliner, M-10 Black:
So there you have the 4 looks in the Make Up For Ever Studio Case! To recap, my favorites are the Natural and Bold looks. My favorite individual colors are S-516, I-544, I-218 and D-826. I also did not use any primer whatsoever in these looks, apart from using M-530 in the Natural look to prime my eyes. I find that these shadows, although of wonderful quality, need a primer. My eyelids aren’t particularly oily but the colors would pop a lot more and be less patchy if I used a primer.
In creating these 4 looks, I followed the directions in the booklet that accompanied this set. I don’t know why I insist upon doing this, because they always turn out kinda crappy, hence the Smoky and Chic looks. Next time I will go with what works for my eye shape!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Its snowing here in Texas, which is a very odd thing. I think I will go make some hot chocolate. Yum! 🙂