Available at Sephora
Artist Palette Volume 4 – Review
Retails for $52 (CAD) – Currently on sale for $29 (CAD)
I bought this in my Christmas Sephora order along with two other palettes, I figured I’d like it but I really didn’t, I mean it isn’t completely awful but it isn’t great.
I really wasn’t wow’ed by any means by this palette, the colours aren’t what i expected, there is a few pretty ones but the black/grey/white is meh. They’re pretty powdery, very chalky and lots of fall out from what I’ve experienced so far.
I’m glad I only paid $30 (CAD), you’re better off spending an extra $3 and getting an ABH palette or a tarte palette for an extra $7 at full price.
The packaging isn’t awful, the box it come in and the palette itself is a tad boring as far as looks wise, but the pans are pretty large (9 x 0.04 oz) which is 0.01 oz more than the previous Tarte Tease palette I recently reviewed but smaller than the ColourPop Semi Precious one which was 8 x 2.0g (0.07oz) that I also recently reviewed. The mirror is nice, the packaging is fairly sturdy.. It’s not as nice as the tease one, but very similar to the ColourPop Semi Precious except that one doesn’t have a mirror.
They’re all a matte finish, which I love but again the super chalky formula i’m not a fan of. It is a good colour range though. They seem to blend okay, again not as well as the other two but the pigment is there.
I’d rate it about a 3.4, I’m not wow’ed, I’m not in love but the pigment is nice (minus being chalky, can’t stress that enough). The colours aren’t awful, I like the pink purple hues & the packaging is nice, the mirror is big and nice, but it’s rather boring in my opinion it doesn’t quite catch the eye. The price point on sale is nice but I wouldn’t want to pay full price when there is much much better at a similar price point.
TIPS: Apply with your favorite shadow brushes. Flat and firmer brushes will give the most color payoff. Fluffier brushes are great for blending. Use a small angled brush to line the eyes.
About: 9 Matte shades, A collectible. Its advanced gel-powder formula is blended with ultrafine pigments so that each matte shade leaves a smooth, even finish. Lasting colour & The shades are organized into trios so you can effortlessly create bewitching to romantic looks.
The websites don’t seem to say if it is free of any chemicals (I did notice a strong chemical scent while using so I’m assuming that is why). And I can’t seem to find if they are cruelty free which I’m wishing now I had of looked into before buying..
Rating: On Sephora – 4.5/5 stars with 77 reviews.
The finish is Matte
About The Brand
” For more than 25 years, MAKE UP FOR EVER has been the go-to color brand for beauty professionals and make up enthusiasts around the world. Created by renowned Parisian makeup artist Dany Sanz, who was originally a painter and sculptor, MAKE UP FOR EVER is at the forefront of high-performance, innovative makeup with vibrant shades and truly long-lasting formulas. Sanz sought to develop an all-encompassing make up line for fashion and show-business professionals that contained every kind of product, texture and color needed to achieve any effect a makeup artist could desire. ”
The shades Include :
- Black (M-100)
- Grey Brown (M-620)
- Chalk (M-126)
- Wine (M-842)
- Antique Pink (M-806)
- Dark Purple Taupe (M-546)
- Prussian Blue (M-240)
- Milk Tea (M-536)
- Eggshell (M-530)