What I've Been Up To Lately

Sorry for disappearing, friends! There were some big changes over here in Eyeshadow Addict land. I got a new job, I bought a car so I could get to said new job, and my husband and I moved so that the getting there wouldn't take so long! Sound exhausting? It was. So I went on vacation with some of my best girlfriends. This is us at Lake Louise. You should definitely go.

I'll be back to posting on the regular post-haste! Promise. In the meantime, enjoy the guest post I did for Gendots.

What have you been up to lately?

Make Up For Ever Jamie Chung 4 Artist Shadow Palette: Review and Photos

Because everything, including Make Up For Ever, looks better against my Domi.

Make Up For Ever's fall 2015 campaign is called "Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You." It celebrates individuality and self-expression, and features two curated palettes of Artist Shadow—one of my all-time favourite eyeshadow formulas! I have the cool-toned palette, which the actress and blogger Jamie Chung created. She chose four colours:

  • M-532, a matte ivory. It's a bit chalky and a tad drier than the other shades, but it's easy enough to blend.
  • S-642, a satin light brown that makes a great transition shade. It's considerably less pigmented than the other three shades, but if you build and exercise a bit of patience, it works well.
  • D-320, a gorgeous golden-khaki green with a diamond finish. It has silver and gold micro glitter, and it's my favourite shade from the palette. It packs a huge pigment punch and is as soft as butter!
  • ME-108, a metallic sea-foam blue. Like D-320, it's very pigmented and soft. 

Clockwise from the top left: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows in M-532, S-642, ME-108 and D-320.

Left to right: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows from the Janie Chung palette: M-532, S-642, D-320 and ME-108.

The case is made of metal, and Jamie Chung's signature is printed on the top. The shadows and foam insert are removable, meaning you can customize the palette.

Here's a look I came up with:

I'm wearing Make Up For Ever M-532 as a highlight, S-642 in the crease and to blend, D-320 in the inner and outer corners, and ME-108 in the centre of the lid. 

What do you think?

Rating: Three and a half stars out of five. As I suggested above, the ivory shade is average and the brown shade is mildly disappointing, though workable. The blue and green shades are fabulous, though!

The verdict: Make Up for Ever Artist Shadows are generally incredible. I'm disappointed with a couple of the shades only because Make Up For Ever has allowed my standards to rise so high! Overall this palette offers great value. 

Available: I'm not seeing this at Sephora.ca anymore (sorry for my delay!), but you should still be able to track it down in some Sephora stores for $56. You get 0.33 oz. of product. If you can't find it, take heart! All of these shades are available individually in MUFE's permanent range.

Have you tried Jamie Chung's Artist Shadow Palette? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for my consideration.