Wednesday, 10 June 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Plexi-Gloss & Artist Palette

I'll be honest, every time I pass by the Sephora in the Eaton's Centre, I can't help but go into the MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique - it's bright, it's bold, and the sales associates are always quick to offer up some assistance when I walk in.  I experienced that same excited feeling when I heard about the new plexi-glosses & artists palettes.



Meet the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Plexi-Gloss lip lacquers.  This collection has 35, yes you read that right, 35 shades, which includes includes two finishes: pearly and non-pearly and offer shades from natural and subtle to bold and fearless. With its SuperFlex applicator designed for an easy and precise application, the new Artist Plexi-Gloss lip lacquer is a must-have for Summer 2015!

Thanks to a new hold-fast polymer and a silica powder that ensures the pigments are evenly distributed,
Artist Plexi-Gloss lacquers the smile for 5 hours. A steadfast ally that knows how to feel natural thanks to its ultra-comfy texture that glides onto the lips in one go.


Did you know that the inspiration behind the Plex-Gloss lip lacquers goes back to the 80's?  Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER, Dany Sanz has always been drawn to Plexiglas®, a material that was very popular in the 1980s. It’s actually a Plexiglas® vanity case she was using at the time that inspired her to create Artist Plexi-Gloss.  Thanks to Prizmalite® spherical micro-beads, Artist Plexi-Gloss cracks the codes of fabulous shine. Light is boosted for a mirror-like reflection of the lips. Pigments and pearlizers acquire a new dimension, more dazzling than ever.  Thanks to the very high percentage of pigments, Artist Plexi-Gloss offers vibrant, ultra high-performance colors that are able to give the lips a perfect rendition of the colour on the bottle as soon as it is applied.

I've gone into Sephora to swatch these, and the purple shades are calling my name.  The SuperFlex applicator, which is like a flattened, but wider version of the doe-foot applicator, with a split in the middle to hold more more product, makes for a smooth, and clean application.


In addition to the unique applicator, the 35 essential colours come in 2 versions; pearl, for a shine that's peppered with fine pearlizers, and pure, for colour that's more intense than ever.

Next up is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette.  MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces 2 collectable new Artist Palettes, each featuring 9 complimentary shades of its iconic Artist Shadow gel-powder formula. Artist Palette Vol. 1—Nudes You Need delivers a selection of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s most universally flattering neutrals, while Artist Palette Vol. 2— Colours You Crave offers nine colorful Artist Shadows to achieve more vibrant looks.

The unprecedented Artist Shadow formula, which debuted in 2014 with 210 new shades, promises vivid colour and superior blendability, while the curated shade combinations ensure an artist’s results. Each palette contains 9 Artist Shadows in a variety of complementary finishes along with step-by-step tutorials to easily achieve any look, from barely there to bold and beautiful.
 
Artist Palette Vol. 1 — Nudes You Need contains the eyeshadows: I-528 Pearl, S-556 Taupe Gray, S-102 Onyx, I-514 Pink Ivory, D-562 Taupe Platinum, I-544 Pink Granite, ME-512 Golden Beige, ME-644 Iced Brown, D-652 Celestial Earth.

Artist Palette Vol. 2 — Colours You Crave contains the eyeshadows:  I-872 Pearly Pink, ME-910 Electric Magenta, S-924 Purple, D-552 Crystalline Gray Beige, ME-232 Turquoise Blue, ME-302 Peacock, ME-512 Golden Beige, ME-700 Amber, ME-930 Black Purple.

So much to choose from!  You can find these online or in your local Sephora store.  Do you have a favourite MUFE product?  Let me know in the comments below.  Until next time. - Shawna

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