The Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 1 Nudes You Need: Especially if You’re a Beauty Beginner, These ARE Nudes You Need

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Wearing the new Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 1 Nudes You Need ($42) on my eyes

Eyeshadow… It’s what’s for dinner.

LOL! Not really, but my stomach just rumbled, and that’s what popped into my head because I’m looking at this new eyeshadow palette. 🙂


It’s the $42 Artist Palette Vol. 1 Nudes You Need by Make Up For Ever.

But enough about rumbly tummies! — if you frequently forget the difference between a tapered blending brush and a domed eyeshadow brush, read on…

Heck, even if you do know the difference, keep reading, because this palette could end up saving you precious moments, as in time, when you put on le war paint.

So, what are we looking at here? An eye palette with nine neutral MUFE Artist Shadows in what are billed as universally flattering shades, the Artist Palette Vol. 1 is one of two $42 collectible Artist Palettes released this month by Make Up For Ever (the other one has bold shades). They’re available now online and at Make Up For Ever counters and Sephora.

OK, but what can this palette do for you/me? Well, if you consider yourself utterly and completely hopeless when it comes to blending, this eyeshadow palette will help you look like you know what you’re doing. You’ll have to practice, of course, but it’s easy to get the hang of blending with the help of these eyeshadows.

MUFE’s Artist Shadows have a super soft, almost gel-like powder formula packed with ultra-fine pigment particles. Creating gradients and doing layering with them takes very little effort because the powders feather out with just a few flicks of a brush.

In these pics here, I’m wearing a taupe-ish brown daytime eye look incorporating diffused cat liner, and it didn’t take much time to do, thanks to these Urban Decay-caliber blend-able shadows. I didn’t have to spend forever and a day swiping back and forth with my blending brush, and I noticed very little fallout, too.

My kind of look, yo! 🙂

Does anything set this palette apart from the pack of neutral eye palettes on the market? “Another day, another neutral palette…”


What is this, the one hundredth one!? There are a ton of them out there, but this one’s ridonkulously easy to use because of the colors (they’re true neutrals in terms of color temps) and the formula. Basically, it has no learning curve at all, so I think it’s one of the better ones for beginners.

If this is going to be your first neutral palette, I suggest also grabbing a pair of matte single eyeshadows in brown, one lighter than your skin tone, and one slightly darker, since most of the shades in this MUFE palette have some level of shimmer or sheen. You’ll be able to use the other mattes as transition shades, to blend out the edges of your shimmers, and to deepen your crease. It’s those finishing touches that take your eye looks to the next level.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 1 Nudes You Need ($42)

make up for ever artist palette

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Vol. 1 Nudes You Need ($42)

make up for ever artist palette

I-528, I-514 and ME-512

make up for ever artist palette

S-556, D-562 and ME-644

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S-102, I-544 and D-652

make up for ever artist palette

Wearing S-556 and 1-544 on my lids, and S-102 on my upper lash line

PRICE: $42
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Make Up For Ever counters and Sephora
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (although having an entire row of mattes would’ve kicked it up a notch)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rachel says:

    I got this palette and I absolutely love it! I’m not a matte fan so the glitters are right up my alley 🙂

  2. Rachel R. says:

    I bought this and I love it to death. The shades are gorgeous, and like you said, blend effortlessly. I love MUFE’s artist shadows formula. That black shade almost seems like a cream, and works great for a cat’s eye or wing. I agree it would be really good for beginners, but I really recommend it for anyone except hard-core matte lovers/shimmer haters (to whom I’d recommend the Tartelette palette).

  3. Agata says:

    It’s a pretty palette but since I wouldn’t call myself a begunner, I can safely skip it. I do want to try some of these MUFE eyeshadows though.

    where is your top from? Loft again? Sooo pretty!
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  4. Alison M says:

    Every time I see pictures of the inside of this palette I think it is theBalm Shady Lady Special Edition. I guess it just goes to show that theBalm was my gateway drug…erm, makeup brand! I am loving the shade beneath your lower lashes in particular in this look. (How weird would it be to say that someone IRL? Ha!)
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  5. Kwmechelle says:

    If I didn’t already have three neutral palettes, I’d be ALL OVER THIS! I’ve yet to try a shadow from MUFE, though I’ve been waiting (im)patiently for their deepest plum shade that’s actually a blush. It’s been out of stock for FOREVER on the Sephora site & it’s not in any store near me. I’m hoping they come out with a matte palette version. If so, that baby’s coming home to momma 🙂

  6. Allison C says:

    On a different topic, I love your white lace top! Such a lovely feminine look! Pretty palette, but I like your idea of adding a row of matte. A little too much white and too much shimmer for me. But I like the design of the palette itself, very modern.
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  7. Maddie says:

    I really hope that these new palettes are launched in Japan, I definitely want to pick up one (at least…) Also, your lace top is so lovely, perfect for spring/summer!

  8. MizzJ says:

    I’m so tempted by this but as the owner *ahem* of a few UD naked palettes, do you think this is worth purchasing still?
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  9. Yeah, more mattes please! But I agree, it’s a gorgeous palette, GG MUFE.
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  10. Chelsea says:

    I resisted picking this up during the VIB sale! Pretty, and MUFE artist shadows are great, but I have similar colors.

    I picked up two artist shadows in greyish shades and realized I look terrible in grey eyeshadow! Taupes are great, but not straight up grey. I’ll have to pass them on to someone or something.

  11. Lizzie says:

    I bought this and regret it. I wanted to buy this because I’ve heard such rave reviews about the formula of MUFE shadows and this was such a steal and great way to try them out. While the quality and colors are great what bugs me is that some of the shades are so similar mainly the highlighted shades and the bronzey brown shades. I would have preferred a few matte shades to replace the similar ones.

  12. They look pretty on you, but I prefer my nudes single. Does that sound like I am talking about eyeshadow? I really am!
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  13. Amber says:

    Even though I’m not a makeup newbie, I’m pretty sure I need to add this to my collection of neutral palettes. It just seems so effortless, and will be a great addition! Thanks for the pretty swatches. 🙂
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