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we review the Star Collection from MUFE…
Make Up For Ever! Question: a beauty addict’s battle cry or one of the best high end lines on the planet? Answer: Both! As we know very well here at wht, the French sure can deliver some swoon worthy beauty products. Make Up For Ever is no exception. In fact, it might just be the best example.
MUFE was founded in 1984 by Dany Sanz to deliver professional products to those in show business; from cabarets to ballet to Hollywood. Being an artist herself, Sanz knew that she’d need to deliver products in every texture and color imaginable, so that makeup artists could create whatever look their “heart could desire”.
Now I’m not in show business (though my life can be pretty dramatic!) but I can absolutely appreciate the range that MUFE offers. It truly is everything my heart desires. Just look at a few lip products alone; the so-creamy-they’re-dreamy, full coverage lipsticks (Rouge Artist Intense, wildly celebrated as one of the most pigmented lipsticks on the market), the impossibly shiny, gel based lip glosses (Glossy Full Couleur) and the newest addition to the lip family that we are looking at today; Lab Shine, specifically, The Star Collection.
Lab Shine is a lip gloss lovers dream; three collections, 35 shades, all formulated with pearl pigment to deliver light reflecting, shimmering shine like nothing else. Why three collections? Isn’t shimmer, shimmer you might ask? Au contraire, mon frère! Any self respecting lip gloss connoisseur knows that all shimmer is NOT created equal. Especially when the shimmer comes from namesake coordinating MUFE pigments.
The Diamond Collection (made with Diamond Powder) provides sheer pigmentation, and dazzling, glittery shine. The Metal Collection (with Metal Powder) delivers a mirror-like chrome finish. And the beautiful Star Collection (did you guess it has Star Powder?) creates an other-wordly mother of pearl finish.
We got to try the two shades shown above, S22; a cool cotton candy pink with silver shimmer and S24; a coral tinged pink with gold shimmer.
• Very faintly fruit scented, and it dissipates quickly.
• A plush, thick formula that feels very smooth and not at all sticky.
• The shimmer is micro fine, light catching and absolutely gorgeous.
• They come in a range of 14 beautiful, wearable shades
• As beautiful as the shimmer is, I would have loved a bit more pigment.
• I personally don’t like when shades are named with letters and numbers (it seems a lot of European companies do this). I find them impossible to remember, and just not as fun.
• Brush applicator; again it’s a personal thing – but I prefer a doe foot. And both brushes had a few wayward bristles from moment one.
Despite my desire for more color deposit, The Star Collection Lab Shine glosses are a worthy addition to the brand. Make Up For Ever indeed!
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