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Make Up For Ever Limited Edition Spring 2014 Arty Blossom Palette and New HD Blush 410 - Review and Tutorial

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make up for ever arty blossom palette limited edition spring 2014 review

Make Up For Ever Profile

Make Up For Ever is known around the globe for its extensive line of pro and consumer beauty products. This spring, Make Up For Ever has released a new line of HD blushes replacing the old line of HD blushes (the ones in the pump) along with a gorgeous limited edition spring palette named the Arty Blossom palette. 

I'm excited to share my thoughts on both along with swatches of MUFE HD Blush #410 and a tutorial for the new Arty Blossom palette!

Where to Buy

The Arty Blossom palette is available at Make Up For Ever Boutiques in February 2014 - to order call 877-757-5175

The HD Blushes are available at Sephora.com and Make Up For Ever Boutiques in February 2014 - to order call 877-757-5175

Price

The Arty Blossom palette retails for $42 (8 x 1g)

The HD Blushes retail for $26 (.09 oz)


Limited Edition Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom Palette Spring 2014


make up for ever arty blossom palette limited edition spring 2014 swatches
MUFE Arty Blossom Palette L to R - Gold Plum, Metallic Copper, Gold Beige, Fresh Peach, Fresh Pink, Turquoise Blue, Gold Green, Pearly White

Product Type

This is a limited edition spring palette that consists of 2 permanent shades and 6 limited edition shades. The colors were chosen to be worn either independently or together. The palette has a mirror inside along with a mini $226 shader brush and mini #214 precision crease brush. As you guys know I never review the brushes within the palettes as I personally prefer my usual brushes, but if you need these on-the-go they're not bad. 

Shades

As you can see above the shades range from deep plum to bright white. All of the shades have shimmer, though Gold Plum has a more satin base with shimmer over it. The brighter shades are super pretty and offer more of a decent wash of color than complete opacity when jut used over primer. Rather than swipe these I thought it would be more fun for you to see them in action so please refer to the tutorial below to see how they translate on the lid.

Here's my interpretation of each color (ordered from left to right in the palette):
  • Gold Plum - satin plum with gold shimmer
  • Metallic Copper - metallic penny
  • Gold Beige - slightly peachy metallic golden beige
  • Fresh Peach - sheer tangerine
  • Fresh Pink - satin medium pink-magenta (reminds me of radiant orchid) with tiny flecks
  • Turquoise Blue - shimmery light sky blue
  • Gold Green - olive green with gold shimmer
  • Pearly White - bright pearly white

My Thoughts

I have always been a MUFE palette fan. I think they do a fantastic job assembling a group of complementary colors that have plenty to offer individually as well. This is a perfect example of a fantastic spring palette for those that want some fun colors, but aren't super comfortable with incredibly opaque brights. I highly recommend grabbing this before it's sold out!


New Make Up For Ever HD Blush #410 Coral Swatch and Review


new make up for ever hd blush 410 coral swatch and review
MUFE HD Blush 410 coral

Product Type

MUFE has released a new line of HD blushes to replace the old line. These are super pigmented cream blushes that offer a natural finish--developed specifically to work well with HD technology. 

Shade

The range is pretty extensive (I have a list of 3 or 4 more I need to grab). I have #410 coral for you today which is a pretty guava-coral. I've swatched it fairly heavily below so you can really see the color. 

new make up for ever hd blush 410 coral swatch and review
MUFE HD Blush 410 heavily swatched on bare skin

On the Cheek

I found this incredibly easy to work with. With a light hand it was easy to achieve a light wash of color, but I found it just as easy to build it up in color and blend out. The finish was lovely--not flat but not waxy looking. This also offered great wear throughout the day. 

My Thoughts

I was a big fan of the original HD blushes (in the pump), but I have to say I may like this new formula even more! It's convenient (I'm a big cream fan) and so easy to work with. The pigmentation is outstanding and it looks absolutely lovely on the cheek. I often find with my complexion that blushes can be frustratingly lacking in pigment, but that was not the case with this at all. I'd love to try some of the lighter shades to see how they work on my complexion. This blush is a must in my book and I have 3 or 4 more on my list of must-haves, though I think with the broad spectrum MUFE has rolled out there are plenty of shades to appeal to everyone!


Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom Palette & HD Blush Tutorial 


I absolutely fell in love with this palette the moment I saw it, so I wanted to make sure I created a tutorial for those interested to see how well the shadows played together. Obviously you can either use the shadows together or separately, but I personally think they're very complementary. Even those who typically prefer more subdued looks may find this palette irresistible given its mix of soft, spring-appropriate colors.

While I typically only use matte colors in my crease by preference, I did find that Gold Plum worked well as you'll see below.

What you'll need...

Eyes
  • NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom Palette (you can try using the blushes in the palette--I always prefer to use my regular favorite brushes)
  • Make Up For Ever HD Blush #410
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L liner
  • Inglot brow powder in #565
  • Inglot shadow in #351
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash
  • Red Cherry Lashes #1

Face

  • Whip Hand Cosmetics Set the Stage Primer
  • Graftobian HD Creme Palette Cool #2
  • Make UP For Ever HD Blush #410
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette 
  • MAC Contour Powder in Sculpt

Lips
  • EOS lip balm (I wanted my lips to remain fresh and light looking)

Here we go...

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 1 - map out your crease using Gold Plum -doesn't have to be perfect, this is just a guideline

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 2 - pat Turquoise Blue into the outer 2/3 of your upper lid

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 3 - pat Fresh Pink into the inner 1/3 of the upper lid and blend into Turquoise Blue

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 4 - blend Gold Plum into crease to deepen it and sweep under lower lash line.
Gold Plum was actually blended into my entire crease growing more gradual as I approached my inner corner, but because of the shimmer the light makes it look lighter in the center than it was in person.

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 5 - pat Gold Green under lower lash line on top of Gold Plum and lightly blend Pearly White into inner corner. Tightline upper lash line and liner lower waterline with Aqua Eyes 0L. 

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
Step 6 - blend Inglot #351 under brow and pull down, blending into edge of Gold Plum in crease. Curl lashes and apply Aqua Smoky Lash. Apply Red Cherry #1 false lashes. 

make up for ever limited edition arty blossom palette and hd blush tutorial
The final eye look! This is in artificial light.

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In natural (snowy wintry) light

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In natural (snowy wintry) light


To complete the look, apply your face products (primer, foundation, highlight, contour, etc.) as you normally would. 

If using the MUFE HD Blush I recommend using the same brush you used to apply your foundation to blend your cream product into your cheeks (using a small spatula to scoop some out so that you aren't mixing the foundation left on your brush with your blush in the compact). Kevin James Bennett (who has an incredible wealth of makeup knowledge which he kindly shares) gave me this tip and it works beautifully to assist your blush in adjusting to your skin tone!

Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom Palette & HD Blush Tutorial Final Look

Our light has been so off because of all the storms (3 giant snowstorms in 2 weeks - help!) so all of my face shots are a few shades lighter than my actual skin tone, but there isn't too much I can do about our natural light at the moment and I don't like to photoshop the heck out of my pictures :) You can still see below that that it was easy to create a natural looking flush with the MUFE HD Blush in #410. 

And excuse my wet hair! We had to rush out the door after I was done to meet up with family from out of state before the storm pounded us with its craziness. Nutty weather!

make up for ever arty blossom palette and hd blush makeup tutorial
Natural (snowy wintry) light

make up for ever arty blossom palette and hd blush makeup tutorial
Natural (snowy wintry) light

make up for ever arty blossom palette and hd blush makeup tutorial
Natural (snowy wintry) lighting

Final Re-Cap



Where to Buy

The Arty Blossom palette is available at Make Up For Ever Boutiques in February 2014 - to order call 877-757-5175

The HD Blushes are available at Sephora.com and Make Up For Ever Boutiques in February 2014 - to order call 877-757-5175

Price

The Arty Blossom palette retails for $42 (8 x 1g)

The HD Blushes retail for $26 (.09 oz)

Final Thoughts

I honestly love both! While I'm a big fan of super vibrant, bright shadows, it's nice to have a happy medium like this palette where the colors are fairly bright yet soft and subdued once applied. I think the palette will appeal to a wide variety of people and I highly recommend scooping it up before it's gone since it's limited edition!

The HD Blush is amazing! The new formula exceeded my expectations and I absolutely need a few more shades ( #210 cool pink, #215 flamingo pink, #320 english rose and maybe #225 peachy pink). The finish is beautiful and natural looking and #410 was extremely well-pigmented. Definitely give these a try if you can!


What do you think? Did either the MUFE Arty Blossom palette or HD Blush #410 catch your eye?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.

18 comments :

  1. The colors in that eyeshade palette are amazing! And I love the look you created with it :D

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    1. Thanks! Aren't they gorgeous?!

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  2. You are killing my wallet! OMG!

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    1. Amazing right?! Sorry ... almost ;)

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  3. Pretty colors. stunning lady. love your creation.

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  4. Beautiful palette and I love your look too!

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  5. i love the color range in that palette

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  6. That palette is amazing!

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  7. I would be afraid to try those colors, but they look great as a finished look!

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    1. These are extremely soft in nature and finish--not at all insanely opaque and in your face--so actually really great for someone a bit dubious of using brights :)

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  8. You always make it look so easy. Come do my makeup!

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  9. Pretty! I wish I was braver with my shadows.

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