make up for ever morello cherry

make up for ever morello cherryWhen the Makeup Geek x Manny palette came out a couple months ago I, like many others, fell in love with the shade Mars – a deep cherry red with a matte finish… I was not lucky enough to get my hands on it, so I instantly started looking for dupes. The easiest one to get was Make Up For Ever’s M846 Morello Cherry ($25.00 CAD | 2g / 0.07oz).

Effortlessly create endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to highly artistic with this unique eyeshadow palette. With its breakthrough, gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even result that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. An easily-blendable formula that features diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes, it is an accessible shadow for the professional makeup artist and the everyday woman.

I have never spent $25.00 on an individual shadow before, but I am so extremely happy that I allowed myself to splurge on this. It is unlike anything else I own. It swatches red but once I start blending it on my lids it transforms into this amazing raspberry colour… and to say it’s insanely pigmented would be an understatement. As I don’t have the Manny palette I can’t confirm that it is a dupe, the swatches look similar but I think it’s a bit more pink than Mars once it’s blended.

Ingredients:
Mica,Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Dimethicone, Koolin, Zinc Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitain Sesquioleate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, [+/-CI77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI77499 (Iron Oxide), CI1140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI77007 (Ultramarines), CI77491 (Iron Oxides), CI77492 (Iron Oxides), CI77288 (Chromium Oxide Green), CI75470 (Carmine), CI42090 (Blue 1 Lake), AI5402/01

For the look below I’ve paired it with the pink shades from the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette. ♥

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make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 301p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss 301P Swatches and ReviewHappy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend, and a wonderful Mother’s day for any mommy’s out there. Cordelia has been sick since last week, it hit her hard over the weekend with a fever and more phlegm than I thought was possible for her little body… her fever went away last night and then was back with a vengeance this morning – so we are spending this Monday in our jammies.

I said I’d be back with some lighter content and thought this new lipgloss from Make Up For Ever would be a great start. The Artist Plexi-Gloss line is available in 35 shades, and I played it safe – going with the sheer 301P – a Pearly Nude Coral.

The applicator is very soft, but a little too flexible for my liking. I don’t dislike it so much that I’ll never use it, but I do wish it was a bit firmer. The gloss itself is exactly what I was expecting, sheer – a touch of colour, and a beautiful shimmer. It did get a bit sticky once I had been wearing it for a bit, but nothing too bad.

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