Thursday, August 20, 2015

Make Up For Ever: Brand Spotlight, Face of the Day and First Impressions


This month's CBB Featured Brand is Make Up For Ever and that inspired me the other day to try and challenge myself by doing my entire make-up with nothing but products from the brand.



I primed my face with their Step 1 Primer (Radiant- Yellow) and then followed up with the new Ultra HD Foundation which is absolutely amazing. Full review coming soon.


I used the new Andreja Pejic Artist Shadow Palette on the eyes and lined them with the Graphic Liner. I have ranted about the liner in a previous post and my love hate relationship with it, I still like using it and I found if I do wipe the the tip down after each use and press it up against my hand prior to using it and let the tip soak with liquid, it works much better. I finished the eyes with two coats of the Smoky Stretch Mascara. My brows are all Aqua Brow, one of my all times favorite brow products. The formula is lighter than the ABH brow pomade and can look a lot lighter on, it's great if you like filling in your brows as opposed to adding texture.




The Andreja Pejic Artist Shadow Palette features four neutral shades that are creamy and are very pigmented. All shades have a little shimmer to them and a very buttery, creamy formula that packs a punch when it comes to color delivery. The formula works best with a stiff brush as you need to pick up and pack the product onto the lid if you want to have the pigment show. The formula is not the most blendable I have ever worked with due to that creaminess it has, use a stiff brush and take your time with it. Don't use a sticky base and have a powdery blending color handy if you really want to blow out a color. All in all this is a great palette, the MUFE artist shadows are the best on the market right now and it's always a good idea to pick them up in little palettes or kits which can be a great value.








I contoured my face with the Pro Bronze Fusion bronzer in 20M, blushed the cheeks with a mix of two of their HD Blushes  and used the highlighter in the Pro Sculpting Duo to strobe up my face.



On my lips I used a new shade of the Aqua Rouge, which is my first experience with the famous lip product. The shade is a beautiful light peach that can scared me the first time I applied it. The formula can look bizarre once it dries on, the color will emphasize lines on your lips but the gloss part does a great job at smoothing things out and adding life and dimension to the laquer. What I did love about this lip product is the longevity. This stuff is truly long lasting, it won't budge whether you eat, drink, kiss or rub your lips. It doesn't feel drying nor does it wear away as the day goes on and all I keep thinking is that I need to try more shades of this stuff because it's amazing.  You will need a make-up remover or a cleansing oil to get it off.




I locked everything is with a dusting of the HD Pressed Powder and a spritz of the Mist and Fix.
There you have it, an entire look achieved with what it's probably my favorite brand. Make Up For Ever is known for it's amazing products across the brand and this look proves just that. Every product performs and I love how they are constantly working on new technology and improving existing
products.







This is not a sponsored post; the products are all part of my own collection, some PR samples and some purchased with my own money.

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