Are you bored with your neutral, winter makeup? Tired of dark, smokey eyes? Then Make Up Forever has something new that will bring some colour into your makeup looks!
Make Up Forever’s Technicolor Palette($50 CAN) was inspired by the 1930s cinematic transition from black-and-white motion picture to colour movies, and it will sure give your boring winter makeup some much needed pops of colour!
The Make Up Forever Technicolor Palette isn’t huge, it’s about 5 inches long. Cute and petite, but sure packs some colour!
Included are 8 eyeshadows and 2 makeup brushes.
The shades in the Make Up Forever Technicolor palette are #04 (matte black), Jaune (yellow), #91 (apple green), #72 (matte bright turquoise), #116 (lilac), #00 (matte white), #17 (matte brown), and #126 shimmery peachy beige). The only shadow that’s not part of the permanent collection is Jaune, the bright yellow.
You also get two little detailing brushes, a flat brush 10P and a tapered bush 16P. I really like these little brushes! They are cute, but actually work!
|MUFE #72, #91, Jaune, #04|
The turquoise and the green stained my arm! Yikes! Promising, right?
|#126, #17, #00, #116|
Swatching these shadows was a little disappointing to tell you the truth. As you can see they are a little chalky and dry, not the usual MUFE high pigment quality of the singles. It took a couple of swipes to get them to show up this well on my arm.
A palette with such bright colours can be intimidating I know! But fear not for Makeup Forever is there to help you out. On the back of the package are instructions to create two unique colorful eyes:
So, for the first test I decided to try out these two suggested looks:
I applied the shadows as directed over top the MUFE eye primer, which I love and reviewed here.
I have good and bad news about the Make Up Forever Technicolor palette. First, the bad news:
The shadows were a little hard to work with. Some shades worked better than others like the bright turquoise, but others like Jaune took a bit of packing on to get the colour to show up. The lilac was horrible to work with. As you can see it hardly showed up in that first look. They were also a little hard to blend.
Now for the good news!
So, I decided to test them differently. I took it all off and this time I used my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk which is a creamy white as a base. What a difference it made!
Using the white creamy base really helped to bring out the vibrancy in these shades. I had no problem in getting these colours to show up this time and no trouble blending them out either. The lilac on my eye has a crease, but that’s my own fault for applying too much white on that eye and not blending it enough before putting shadow over top of it. Ooops! But still, the eyeshadows lasted 8 hours before they started to fade which is pretty decent for matte eyeshadows.
The Make Up Forever Technicolor Palette isn’t without its faults, but it IS possible to get it to work and get some really bright, fun and colourful looks with it. You just gotta use the right base to start off your look and then have some fun with colour!
You can find the Make Up Forever Technicolor Palette at Sephora.
Disclamer: I was sent this product to review by PR/Company. Love it or leave it, but my review and opinions are my own thoughts and words, thank you very much