READY FOR FALL?
I admit that I might just be a tad bit behind this year...and probably not quite ready for fall :o It does however happen around this time of year- when everyone [yes, ALL of us-lol!] in my home go back to school! I did manage to get my hair styled and cut over the past weekend and added in a beautiful deep red in the mix with my highlights to give it a warm, fall touch ;)
The following day, I got the chance to have a nice brunch with a girlfriend...which of course turned into a bit of shopping to score some great beauty items! When we arrived at one of my FAV beauty stores- Sephora, I had it in my mind to scope out some beautiful new fall colors :) The MAKE UP FOR EVER, Artist Palette Volume 2 caught my eye almost immediately, but I didn't decide on it right away.
After all, it's difficult for a girl to decide on these things and there were some other ideas and products I'd had my eyes on and wanted to check out in the store. In the end though, I went back to the display and took another good look at the palette and decided to give it a chance. Check out the verdict below...
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Artist Palette Volume 2
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This eye shadow palette really does have it all and I was very glad that I gave it the chance- I ended up loving it :) It comes nicely boxed and the packaging of the palette itself is super cute and makes it easy to use as well! Although the closure of the product is magnetic, the encasing is well constructed and designed and that prevents damage to the shadows by keeping the case from flipping open inadvertently.
As for the quality of the actual product or shadows, it's top-notch. They are a easy to blend and layer, with the combination formula of a gel-powder! This allows the lids to be ultra-saturated without creasing, but velvety long-lasting color :) One of my fav parts of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 2, is the wonderful and colorful step-by-step how to's for the perfect fall looks. The suggested matched shadow trios are: the Playful Look [colors I-872, ME-910, & S-924], Bold Look [D-552, ME-232, &ME-302], and Sultry Look [ME-512, ME-700, & ME-930].
Each look has its own couple of pages in the included guide that shows you each included color- plus the suggested brush to use with corresponding brush #! The "look pages" also each present 4 steps needed to achieve the cute shadow style and aren't too difficult to achieve. Out of all the proposed styles in the guide, I really like the Bold Look- it includes my FAV color out of the entire palette: ME-302 or "Peacock".
This color is simply beautiful- a cross between an emerald green and a gold with a chromatic intensity that's difficult to even get with a shadow..unless you get something with a quality formula ;) Overall, I'm happy with my decision to give this product a chance and it's now my go-to fall eye shadow palette! I would recommend this for anyone and any age; even if you prefer less intense or non-shimmery shadows, this one has a little bit of something for everyone and makes a wonderful gift too!