Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER X 50 SHADES OF GREY . DESIRE ME CHEEK KIT

By now I'm sure we've all seen Fifty Shades of Grey – hell, even some of my guy friends have gone. I was lucky enough to catch a pre-screening held by Make Up For Ever last Wednesday, and even got my hands on their Desire Me Cheek Kit[*]($56), curated with Victoria Dawn, head of makeup for the movie. I didn't find the movie all that amazing – truly there was no story, however Jamie Dornan looked all kids of great, and I did appreciate the makeup. I have since fallen madly in love with the Make Up For Ever x Fifty Shades of Grey Collection. Swoon. Each time I test out a new kit from this collection I am surprised by how stunning, pigmented, and versatile it is.

This is especially true of the Desire Me Cheek Kit, a two piece set featuring three Artist Shadow Blushes and a travel-sized Precision Blush Brush 150, all held within a velvet pouch. The blushes include shades:
  • I-526 – a pearl beige with slight pink undertones and an iridescent finish.
  • I-808 – described as an english pink with an iridescent finish.
  • S-748 – a bright coral with a satin finish. 
Each shade is intensely pigmented, and therefore requires a light hand for application – just look at the swatches below!! This is where the travel-sized Precision Blush Brush 150 proves to be the hidden star of this kit, as it delivers the perfect amount of colour every time. I've owned quite a few of the Artisan Brushes by Make Up For Ever and have truly enjoyed every one of them. I'm sure that when I update my brush kit later this year I'll be purchasing quite a few of them. That said, having these smaller versions in my collection is great, especially for traveling.

I'm hopeful that I can finally track down one of the larger pro pans that Make Up For Ever sells so that I can condense my collection into one palette. Although this kit was created for the cheeks, I will definitely be using the bright coral shade, S-748, to jump on the bright eyeshadow bandwagon come spring. Just another reason this palette is so incredible. If you haven't check out the Make Up For Ever x Fifty Shades of Grey Collection yet I highly suggest you do, and the Desire Me Cheek Kit is the perfect place to start. Especially for those who already love the Artist Shadows.
THE SWATCHES
Swatched L-R . I-526, I-808, and S-748
Did you hit the theatre for Fifty Shades Of Grey this weekend?



AM¥      XO

[*]The item in this post has been sent to THE PRETT¥ VAIN for purpose of review. All views expressed reflect my own opinion on the product. For additional information please see the Disclaimer.

8 comments:

  1. those colours are absolutely gorgeous!
    I especially love I-526
    xx

    www.ohheyangie.blogspot.ca

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    1. I love that shade as well! It works beautifully as a highlighter on the cheekbone, or as a eyeshadow!!
      It gives off ice princess vibes slightly :)

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  2. I thought this was an eyeshadow palette when I first saw it! Although I'm sure its lovely for the cheeks, I too, would use that coral colour for my eyes. It is stunning! I've used a few cheek colours as eyeshadow and they work fine for me. I've never tried Make Up Forever products but I have been eyeing them at Sephora..I will definitely check out their display next time I'm there. Thanks for the post!

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    1. That's the best part about the Artist Shadows, they can be used as eyeshadows or blushes! I just need to find a larger pro palette to hold them all within!!

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  3. This are all such stunning shades! I can't get over how pigmented they are, as well. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, so pigmented! It's crazy!

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  4. It's a pretty palette. I haven't seen the movie yet x

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    1. The movie is quite riskayyyy! All women will enjoy hehe :)

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