The Make Up For Ever 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists palette consists of 3 tray palettes, each housing 10 full sized eye shadows from their new Artists Shadow collection. I will be showcasing the Smoky palette in this quick review.
The Smoky palette has 10 sultry shadows:
M 100 – Black (Dany Sanz)
D 104 – Black Diamond (Debbie Zoller)
ME 310 – Fir Tree Green (Ricky Wilson)
D 320 – Golden Khaki (Jackie Gomez)
ME 108 – Steel (Viktorija Bowers)
ME 624 – Black Gold (Ve Neill)
ME 618 – Espresso (Craig Lindberg)
ME 930 – Black Purple (Stephen Sollitto)
ME 654 – Cauldron (Mai Quynh)
I 606 – Pinky Earth (Darcy Gilmore)
The colors all apply smoothly with a lot of pigmentation although the 2 matte colors were the “least” pigmented (this is only in relation to the other colors. They are much more pigmented than many other matte shadows from other brands with just one swipe of the brush). A few other quick notes:
- The Metallic (ME) shades feel the most buttery, seeming to apply like a cream shadow yet blend with ease like a powder.
- The Diamond (D) shades are soft and buttery with no gritty feel despite being packed with shimmer. There is little fallout, which is a pleasant surprise compared to most other glitter shadows. I also notice this is better than previous Diamond shades in the old formula.
- The Matte (M) shades as already mentioned are highly pigmented and feel soft without being too powdery. They are slightly drier than the others but does not sacrifice color or application ease.
- The single Iridescent shade is close to the Metallic shades as far as application and appearance with just a little less shine. I would describe it as a pearl finish.