Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Purchase Review + EOTD--Make Up For Ever Midnight Glow Palette

Today I wanted to do a review of the Make Up For Ever Midnight Glow Palette. I was thinking of doing a different post (my Sephora haul--is anyone interested in it) but decided to post this one instead because I don't find too many reviews out there on this palette.

I saw this palette online and really wanted to see it in person but unfortunately, my local Sephora isn't carrying it. It looked really pretty online so I just had to get it, especially with the VIB sale that happened recently. It arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous in person!

The colors from left to right: Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, 04 Black, Gold Pink, Midnight Purple and 127 Metallic Taupe. Unfortunately, the gorgeousness in the palette, doesn't translate the same when swatched. All of the shadows are quite hard and not highly pigmented. In fact, the first 4 colors are extremely light and need to be heavily applied to get good color. The last 4 colors are the darker colors in the palette and while they do show up with more color than the first 4, it does take applying several layers. The one color that I really like is 04 Black. Usually black eyeshadows apply extremely dark and harsh but because this shadow is hard and not highly pigmented, I liked the way this one applied. It gives me just the right intensity of color without appearing harsh. Overall for me, this palette is a disappointment. If I had been able to swatch it in store, I would not have purchased it. Perhaps it's just because I've been using more pigmented, buttery shadows that I am not too pleased with this. I feel that for the price, one should get a better quality product than this. It really feels like a drugstore brand eyeshadow.

Here's the EOTD look that I did with this palette:

I applied Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion first. Gun Metal was applied over entire lid from lash line to crease. Midnight Purple was applied to the outer 1/3 of eyelid and using my finger tip, I put one dab of Snow White to the center of eyelid and lightly blended everything. K-Palette eyeliner was applied and using Midnight Purple, I lined the lower lash line from outer corner and fading in towards mid eye. 04 Black was applied to outer "V" and I used Midnight Purple to soften Black and blend in the colors.

I think that the colors work well together and it created a nice EOTD but it did take a more heavy application of shadows than I normally do.

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