Hey Lovely Ladies!
Thought I’d go ahead and review the third shade of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Colour from my self-made palette. I reviewed the highlighter H106 and a warm peachy blush B306 earlier. So, this review is on the sculpt shade S214. Let’s cuss and discuss!
What it is:
A unique pressed powder formula in a refillable palette— providing intense color payoff in highlight, sculpt, and blush shades.
What it does:
Reveal your inner artist and create endless looks with Artist Face Color. Choose your palette size, then customize to your needs by mixing and matching your favorite. Artist Face Color’s unique formula features atomized pigments, which provide intense color payoff while blending and diffusing for a natural, long-lasting finish. The super-fine powder melts into skin while also seamlessly layering for a natural, result. Available in matte, shimmer, and pearl finishes across 34 shades, Artist Face Color provides endless ways to enhance and define your features for your desired result.
$ 23 / THB 850 about INR 1700 for the individual pan of 5 gms of product.
The individual metal pan comes packaged in a plastic tray with cover. The tray has an outer cardboard box. These need to go into a Make Up For Ever magnetised palette, especially designed for these. Considering that it is a disposable packaging, I found the plastic tray quite sturdy and providing better buffer than what is provided by some other brands for their “pop-into-a-pan” refills. I did travel with this in this packaging itself and it remained unscathed. Having said that, I would not advice one to buy these to be used out of this packaging. As you can see in the pics, I have nicked the H106 pan twice in an attempt to open the packaging. Worse, one could end up with it falling to the ground – where it is bound to shatter. So, you will need to pop it into a magnetised palette.
My Experience with Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color- S214 Rosewood:
I did give an overview on this product when reviewing H106. I will repeat this in all shades I review to ensure that any one searching for individual reviews can also benefit from this information.
This is a (fairly) new release from Make Up Forever. The Artist Face Colour is basically MUFE’s new powder formula for face products. So, you have 34 different shades to chose from, which vary in finish apart from colour- giving you options for Highlighting, Blush and Sculpting powders. MUFE continues to work with numbers rather than shade names. The prefix of the number is either H, B or S, corresponding to the respective product type -Highlight, Blush or Sculpt. Having said that, do note that some sculpting shades are open to be used as Blush – which maybe bacause of the skin tone on which they are being used or simply because they have been designed to be used as a “sculpting shade” in the draping technique of application of blushes. If you need more information on draping technique, please comment and I will clarify.
Couple of things to note- all 34 shades are not available in all locations that MUFE is sold. Meaning, depending on the demographics of the location, certain select shades are shared with the Sephora in that country. I will share pictures of the shade options that I had access to, through my Insta- so that this post doesn’t stretch more than is necessary. Unfortunately, the Sephora in India is still working on the products from the previous millenium. So, most of what we have in stock are the products from the long discontinued range on MUFE. 🙁
Last point before I get into the review- you have the choice of buying just one shade and popping it into an individual blush size magnetic palette from MUFE or taking 2 of these to pop into a duo or even 3 to pop into an XL sized palette (will review that soon). Here is my point, when you buy these in US, you are offered discount if you buy 2 or more shades. So much so that, if you buy 3 shades, you will basically pay for 2. However, this option is not available in other Sephoras (which do stock them) across the globe. Which is extremely unfair- but that is the way it is!
Shade: First things first, as I mentioned earlier, the shade range starting with “S” refers to the sculpting shades. However, within the sculpting range, all products are not strictly sculpting shades, as we have come to understand them. Meaning, all sculpting shades aren’t brown with varying degrees of grey, orange, yellow or red in them. On the contrary, sculpting shades in this Make Up For Ever line include a host of pinks, plum and orange-toned shades. This shade keeping with the draping technique of applying blush which is followed by most professional MUAs and made popular by Bobbi Brown herself. In this technique, you use a darker, deeper, matte shade from a particular colour family in place of a traditional contour shade. You apply this shade under your cheek bones, where you would traditionally apply a sculpting powder. And then, you add a pop of a brighter shade from the same colour family on the apples of your cheek and blend it all together. This gives a more natural blushed look to the face.
So, in keeping with the draping technique, this sculpting shade is actually a medium to deep, muted, neutral to cool toned pink with just a hint of purple shade described as “Rosewood Blush”. Strangely, I had no difficulty shortlisting this shade. It was “love at first swipe”. I just knew this would be a easy to carry off and flattering shade. On my light to medium Asian skin, it can be used as a blush or a sculpting shade. For fair to light skin, it could again be used as either as long as one applies it with a light hand and a fluffy brush. On deeper skin tone, this would work well as a blush. This shade is a winner for me. Though it is supposed to be a matte shade, it is not the dry, chalky type. It looks very natural on the skin.
Texture: The texture of this one is stunning. It is even better than the other 2 shades I reviewed. It is so finely milled and smooth. It almost feels as if you are swiping though a cream product, without feeling dense at all. It blends effortlessly and gives a very natural, non-flat-matte look. It is easy to pick up with both natural as well as synthetic brushes.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is excellent true to pan, if you so desire. In reality, you will need very little of the product for each application, as a little truly goes a long way with this one. Do ensure you use a soft, fluffy brush which is able to diffuse the colour on the cheeks. A dense brush may end up picking and applying too much product.
Longevity: The product gave excellent wear. I got about 8-9 hours of wearing this shade, post which it starts fading along with my base makeup.
Pros of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color- S214 Rosewood:
A beautiful neutral to cool toned medium to dark muted pink.
Extremely Finely milled, smooth and creamy in texture.
Excellent wear time- Lasts well on my combination/oily face.
Did not break me out.
There is no chalkiness or powderiness.
Free from parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.
Easy to travel with, once you pop it into the MUFE palette.
Cons of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color- S214 Rosewood:
Nothing at all.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Recommend Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color- S214 Rosewood?
This shade is not only a very pretty colour but top notch quality. I readily recommend this.
A quick Heads Up: Incase you like this shade and the highlighter in H106, they are available as a Limited edition in mini packaging as a duo on Sephora. Priced at $22 ($1 lesser than what an individual shade costs – without the palette), it is an absolute steal. These individual pans are 5gms product each, while the duo consist of 2.5gms of product each. So, half the amount of the regular product. But, trust me, even 2.5gms of this would last you a really long time. I think it is an excellent deal.
Apart from this, MUFE has also launched a Limited edition Blush palette for the Holiday season. You get to try 12 full size shades from this range at $150 (about $290 of product). However, the price tag of $150 and the fact that there are 12 blush shades which you cannot really chose yourself is just too much for a consumer. Maybe the target audience is MUAs.
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