Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 2 | Swatches + Review | SwordBeauty

Make Up For Ever's reformulated artist shadows are amazing. Buttery, pigmented but unfortunately, very expensive. $21 per pan can really put a dent in the amount of shadows you can buy. In their defense, the artist shadows are huge and they do provide a discount if you purchase 2 or 3 pans with their cases. I was so excited when MUFE released two artist palettes at $42 each. I only picked up volume 2, the artistic palette, because I already owned a couple shades from the nude volume.

The palette is a heavy cardboard with a small mirror inside. The nine shades included are quarter sized (0.06 oz each), smaller than the average artist shadow (0.08 oz each). Sephora values the palette at $136, and you get nine amazing colors for the price of two full size artist shadows, you can't really go wrong with the pricing on this bad boy. Seven of the colors are eyeshadows while two are blushes (ME910 and S924). There is an FDA rule that restricts products with bright pigments to be sold for use in the eye area but I used them as eyeshadow because bright pigments have never bothered me before [Only use those two shades near your own eyes at your own risk]. All nine shades are glittery, but there is a nice range between bright and dark shades. As much as I love it, I only wish there was a matte shade in this palette.

Almost all the artist shadows I own and have tested throughly, have lasted around nine hours on me, the shades in the palette are no exception. All the shades are creamy and easy to work with, a little goes a long way on pigmentation and you can create so many looks with just one palette. If you want to try the MUFE artist shadows and haven't been able to take the plunge with the price tag, I would go for one of the artist palettes. 

My favorite shades from the palette have to be ME302 and ME232. I will have looks using this palette on Instagram (@sword_beauty) this week, so look out for those!