Today Krasey Beauty of KraseyBeauty.com gives us some essentials to look for when getting started with the Make Up For Ever line.
Divas, listen up cause I’ve got something to say
I have some hot little numbers heading your way
Pigment like whoa
Makeup lovahs say HO!
Colors so smooth they will blow you away
MUFE, what, what?!
OK, so I may not have a future career in rapping, but this freelance artist and beauty blogger is here to spread the word about a little brand called Make Up For Ever.
The beauty of the brand is that it isn’t about fancy packaging or limited editions but rather quality and versatility. All Make Up For Ever products are suitable for applications from everyday to runway. No fillers and synthetic fragrances are used, so all you get are pure pigments and high performance.
What started for me as a cosmetic one night stand quickly turned into a full-on hot and heavy relationship. My humble collection of just one eyeshadow soon morphed into a dozen lipsticks, 48 eyeshadows, foundation, sculpting powder, star powders, and everything else under the sun.
So what are the essentials?
Well, here we go! — and I promise; no more rapping 😉
Without a doubt, one of the brightest stars of the Make Up For Ever line has to be the eyeshadows. Providing a full spectrum of colors, these eyeshadows are hella pigmented and smoother than David Beckham on the soccer field.
What are the color must-haves? Well, I thought you would never ask.
If you can only get one color, without a doubt it should be number 92; a matte vibrant purple.
Have a little more room in your budget? Go for 5 (orangey coral matte), 168 (shimmery turquoise blue), and 10 (a shimmery gold).
My list of must-have shades goes on and on, but I recognize that not everybody’s last name is Rockefeller or Hilton. That being said, you can definitely save some green by purchasing the shadows in refill pan form (available in the studio story only). A shadow pan sans compact is only $13, NICE!
Released in 2008, Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation caters to the HD TV generation. Offering buildable coverage, this foundation conceals imperfections, and mimics skin’s natural texture. The end result is neither dewy nor matte; but somewhere in between. It literally makes you look like you have flawless skin! With a range of 25 shades to choose from, you should definitely be able to find a match!
If you’re a fan of MAC pigments, then you will LOVE the Star Powders. These multipurpose loose powders come in an array of gorgeous shimmering shades.
TIP: Sephora carries the Make Up For Ever line. You can shop their store here.
The Star Powders are super smooth, with kicked up microshimmers, and I’m especially fond of 920 (golden sunny yellow), 955 ( a plum with heavy blue duochrome) and 910 (a shimmery lime).
These might just be the sleeper hits of the collection. Not as well known as the Aqua Eyes pencils but just a bit more fabulous.
For an eyeliner that won’t budge for love or money, look no further than the Aqua Creamliners. Available in 6 matte shades, these cream liners go on smooth without skipping and will last through pretty much anything. I find that MAC Fluidlines tend to be a bit too creamy and thus tend to skip.
These Creamliners, however, are definitely dryer and therefore aren’t as prone to skip. I love that they’re matte, too, as shimmery liners can sometimes appear uneven.
Want the full color spectrum? Definitely go for 4 (a brilliant turquoise), 5 (deep plum), and 6 (vibrant hunter green).
Well, there you have it — some of my favorite MUFE morsels! 😉
It took every ounce of strength I had not to reach for the soapbox and wax poetic about my love for this brand.
This post was written by the lovely Krasey Beauty of KraseyBeauty.com. Born and raised in New York City, she blogs about the best in beauty from her hometown.