Old pros and new fans will love to unwrap this set of MUFE faves
Recently I was honored to attend a luncheon at the W Hotel with some of the most influential and trend setting women in Los Angeles. I sat next to an impeccably made up and stylish lady and after a few pleasantries was thrilled to discover she was an up and coming make up artist. Getting right to it, I asked her what make up line was her very favorite. The instantaneous answer: Make Up For Ever.
As the co-editor of a beauty obsessed website, I was not surprised to hear this brand. Almost every professional make up artist and beauty junkie I’ve met has rated MAKE UP FOR EVER (MUFE) as the best of the best.
If you’re looking to introduce yourself or a friend to this renowned brand, you would do well to pick up this Holiday 2011 limited edition set, Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit.
This $55 set includes six of MUFE’s all time bestselling products (three full-size and three travel-size products) for creating a polished and pretty everyday face.
After getting a chance to test out this gift set, I think it’s the perfect introduction to the line for the non-initiated…or a great beauty arsenal stocker for the MUFE fan. Inside you will find:
• Smoky Lash Mascara in Extra Black (full size)
• Aqua Cream # 13 Warm Beige (full size)
• Lab Shine Lip Gloss in Star Collection #S4 (full size)
• Aqua Eyes Liner in Matte Black (travel size)
• HD Microperfecting Primer (travel size)
• HD Microfinish Powder (travel size)
The most wanted item in this most wanted set may just be the Aqua Cream Shadow in #13 Warm Beige. Released this year to great acclaim, these pots of super pigmented colors mixed with mother of pearl particles were made to survive any condition (on stage, under lights, in water, even family holiday parties). Once applied and set, they are completely waterproof, crease-free and just do not budge.
Warm Beige is a champagne shimmer that is formulated to wear on both the eyes and cheeks (other Aqua Cream shades can be worn on lips as well). This super smooth shadow glides on like a cream and dries to a powder like, satin-y finish that lasts and lasts. This golden, high shimmer pigment worked fab as a highlighter on eyes (just a teeny dab below the brow), cheeks and even the decolletage.
My eyes got an extra bit of ooomph with two coats of Smoky Lash in extra black. This all in one mascara adds volume, curls and lengthens lashes for an extra full look. The formula is on the thick side, so a comb is needed – but it’s totally worth the extra step for lashes with this much depth.
Meanwhile, my lips have been loving the enclosed full size Lab Shine Lip Gloss , S4 from the Star Collection. This gloss has a nice quality brush applicator for precise application and lots of shine. There’s a bright fruity scent I enjoy and the formula has the perfect amount of stickiness so it lasts for hours.
Part of the Star Collection, Lab Shine Gloss S4 is a pearly pink with a slight peachy beige undertone. The color is a semi sheer “your lips but better” peachy-pink with a dab of shimmer.
Finally, to help your skin be the best canvas it can for these gorgeous colors, the Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit includes trial sizes of two skin saviors, HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Microfinish Powder.
The HD Microperfecting Primer is a lightweight and oil-free primer that moisturizes and softens skin in anticipation of make up. While the HD Microfinish Powder (in a translucent shade) sets foundation and slightly mattifies skin which helps to soften blemishes. Together, these products left my skin looking smooth, polished and almost pore-free. Normally, I’m “take it or leave it” with primers, but I’ve been reaching for my HD tube when I want to look my best.
With a face full of pretty, polished products, both the MUFE curious and fanatic will find a few goodies to love in the Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit. Get it while you can, because once the holidays are gone, so will this LE gift set.
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.
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