November 13, 2017

Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette + Giveaway

If you love Make Up For Ever's Artist Shadows, then you may want to check out their new Lustrous Shadow Palette! This limited-edition palette features a new eyeshadow formula, and contains 12 shades in matte and metallic finishes.

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First, let's talk about the packaging! If you've already read my review on the Lustrous Blush Palette, you may be wondering if I had the same issues with this one. This eyeshadow palette is a lot smaller, so it's not too bulky for my liking and I can open it easily even if I have long nails. Yay!

The eyeshadows have excellent color payoff! The color ME840 is less metallic than the other ME shades, but other than that the pigmentation is consistent across all the shades. I didn't experience any blendability issues either, but Make Up For Ever made it easy for us by including many transition shades!

The matte shades are very silky compared to the original matte Artist Shadows, except two of them (M100 and M847) which felt less soft to the touch. But one of them is a blush (M847) and the shade M100 is intensely pigmented in comparison to the original Artist Shadow M100, so I really don't mind the slightly drier texture. It's a super dark and rich black, even without a primer! I have the color M536 as well, the color payoff is much better and the texture is very silky compared to the original M536.

The metallic colors (ME512, ME728, ME840) are buttery smooth, similar to the original ME shades from the Artist Shadow range. I noticed a small difference between both formulas ; the new formula is a tad less creamy, but I find that it's less dense too so it's easier to apply with a brush. It's hard to compare them though, since there's only three ME shades in this palette!

So overall, I think the new formula is a good improvement! (although I was already in love with the Artist Shadows)

Please note that the shades M847 and M928 are powder blushes, not eyeshadows like the other colors.

These two blushes are extremely pigmented, which was a bit of a problem for me because I like to use big fluffy brushes to apply bright blushes, and the pan is too small for that. I recommend to use a small blush brush and tap off excess on a tissue before applying the blush on your cheeks. This isn't ideal for me, but I can make it work.

I really wish that the two blushes were eyeshadows, because they would look amazing on the eyes!

M100 is a black with a matte finish.

M608 is a reddish brown with a matte finish.

ME512 is a light golden beige with a metallic finish.

M847 is a pinky red with a matte finish.

M322 is a medium olive green with a matte finish.

M536 is a yellow beige with a matte finish.

ME728 is a golden copper with a metallic finish.

M500 is a light ivory with a matte finish.

M619 is a taupe brown with a matte finish.

M928 is a dark plum with a matte finish.

ME840 is a warm plum with a frosty finish.

M549 is a light taupe with a matte finish.

I'm very pleased with the formula, silky mattes and buttery smooth metallic shades? Yes, please! I was already in love with the Artist Shadows, especially the shimmery shades. But now, the matte eyeshadows are just perfect!

The Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette retails for $58 CAD for 18g (12 x 1.5g) and is available at Sephora.

(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


Do you want to try this product? Just follow the steps below and you will get a chance to win this Make Up For Ever Lustrous Shadow Palette!

This contest is open to Canada only and ends Sunday November 26th at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time). The winner will be announced over the week and will have 48 hours to claim his prize.

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  1. I actually like to mix both! Neutral shades and a pop of bright!

  2. Love neutral colours, particularly the warm tones included in this set!

    Stephanie |

  3. I love neutral shadows but i like to play with colors from time to time :) such a beautiful palette!

  4. I prefer neutral colours most times but brights are nice for a special evening.

  5. I love neutrals but I'm a fan of brights/bolds too. If I go neutral on the eyes, I go bold on the lips. It's all about balance 😉

  6. My go-to is usually neutral shades, but I do enjoy an occasional pop of colour.

  7. I love my neutrals and sometimes a touch of colour adds more life to the eyes💗👍

  8. I'm all about neutrals for day-to-day. This palette looks stunning, I've never tried MUFE shadows!! I'm sure they're amazing though, look at those swatches. Swooooooon :) fingers crossed. xoxoxo

  9. I do gravitate towards a neutral eye look.

  10. I'm more of a neutral person overall, but I do love a good bright look!

  11. I prefer neutrals however, every one in a while, a nice pop of colour is in the mix

  12. I prefer neutrals for my everyday look.

  13. i like neutral shades.
    -CL Chin

  14. I'm most definitely a neutral girl, but I like pops of colours like red and plum.

  15. I definitely prefer neutral shades but the burgundy here is a perfect addition!

  16. I love my neutral shadows!


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