Wild & Chic Best of MAKE UP FOR EVER Kit

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Old pros and new fans will love to unwrap this set of MUFE faves

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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.

Aqua Cream #13 Warm Beige, Lab Shine Gloss in Star Collection S4

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.

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  • tyna

    Tyna is a former editor of we heart this that 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 organizing her closets and drawers. skin tone: NW 20/25 skin type: combination favorite beauty product: eye shadows and lip balms

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  1. I think this kit is a FAB deal. We reviewed the Aqua Eyes liner, Smoky Lash mascara and Lab Shine glosses this year (all to high praise) and their Aqua creams are one of the best cream shadows around. Honestly, I’m kinda addicted to them…

    Any self respecting makeup lover would be psyched to get this gift!

  2. I l-OOOV-e Makeup Forever’s Aqua Cream eye colors! They are so long wearing and easy to apply in a hurry. I also think their glosses have one of the best formulas around– very multidimensional without being overly glittery or goopy. I love those two enough to want to try this whole set. I’m sure I’d love anything they throw at me!

  3. This was my first experience with the Aqua Cream shadows and they totally lived up to the hype. I love my cream shadows and this one had it all – a smooth and creamy formula to work with, full on color, and a budge proof, powdery finish. I’m looking forward to trying some other colors that are more for the base of the eye as opposed to a highlighter – now the hard part, choosing a color.

    For $55 for this a really nice gift set, with six very useable products – no duds in this bunch!

  4. @tyna –Great rundown of the Make Up For Ever! I have the Lab Shine lipgloss. It is a long lasting and versatile work horse. It looks great alone or on top of lipstick or stain.

  5. Yeah, big fan of this line.. I plan on getting my tuckus over to Sephora this week or next to get me some more of this line too! I’m totally in love with the Warm Beige- man, look at the pretty champagne shimmer there! Wow! I have a gift card just waiting to be used! Yahoo! I have the Smoky Lash in extra black too and like it.. Not heavy looking unless you build on it.. and ya gotta love the pretty eyes you can make with the Aqua Eyes Liner in Matte Black! Great stuff! A girl can get really lost in this amazing line!

    1. So funny, @irene , I was also thinking that this kit would be the perfect purchase for a Sephora gift card I’ve been carrying around!

      @tyna , I love MUFE and this kit looks amazing.

  6. I, too, have heard many glowing reviews about the Aqua Creams. #13 Warm Beige is surely the star of the collection :) Not a huge fan of Smokey Lash mascara but the rest of the products seem to make it an excellent deal!

  7. What a great, wearable kit! This would be a great introductory kit indeed. Sign me up!

  8. I have been wary about Make Up Forever for some reason–all this “high def” talk seemed like a lot of hype, and I assumed it was just a fad. But I recently decided to give the HD powder a try, and WOW. It really does make my skin look better! My pores and icepick scars are much less noticeable. They’ve won me over. :)

  9. I love MUFE’s foundation, I have yet to try out the Aqua Creams though. It’s on my list of things to buy! This set is such a great deal though. Might need to pick this up asap.

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