I always love the imagery from the Make Up For Ever releases. Just look at this beautiful promo image for the Make Up For Ever Midnight Glow Holiday 2013 Collection!
While you may be thinking that look is a little too dramatic for you to wear to your holiday party have no fear. The Midnight Glow collection has some very lovely and wearable products, including my new favourite shade of Aqua Rouge!
The packaging is beautiful. The details are not only on the box of the Midnight Glow 8 Eye Shadow Palette ($48 CAD) and Aqua Rouge in Satin Soft Pink ($29 CAD) but also on the compact of the Midnight Glow Palette.
The limited edition Midnight Glow Palette includes two regular line Eye Shadows in 04 Matte Black and 127 Metallic Taupe. The quality of these two eye shadows is exceptional and what I’ve come to expect from Make Up For Ever. They are pigmented and smooth. This is probably one of the most intense matte blacks you will ever come across and is a favourite of mine. The metallic taupe I find is actually more of a satin finish.
The other 6 shades are Diamond Shadows in Snow White, Gun Metal, Icy Blue, Icy Pink, Gold Pink, and Midnight Purple. This is where the palette took a turn to the unexpected for me. These shadows are quite sheer. If you love an ethereal wash of colour you will love these shimmering shades. I am not sure if the regular line Diamond Shadows offer the same level of pigmentation of these limited edition shades as I’ve yet to try them. I personally prefer much more pigmentation in my eyeshadows which is why I adore Make Up For Ever eyeshadows. I did find these Diamond Shades began fading on me after a few hours so I suggest layering them over a good eye shadow primer or a Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream for extended wear.
The limited edition Aqua Rouge in Soft Satin Pink is perfection. It is my new favourite shade of Aqua Rouge and I believe the first Aqua Rouge to come with a shimmering Diamond Gloss rather than the traditional clear top coat. This is such a beautiful mauve pink and the Diamond Gloss adds just the right amount of sparkle and life to the shade. The Aqua Rouge Waterproof Lip Colours wear for hours and hours and hours and I know this shade will be a new go too for evenings out when I don’t want to worry about touch ups. The only thing I did notice is that this one is a little harder to wear without the top coat for a matte finish than most of the regular line shades I have tried because it retains a very small amount of tackiness after setting.
The Midnight Glow Holiday 2013 Collection also includes:
Strass ($26 CAD) in a mix of Gun Metal, Crystal, and Pearls. The trendy jewels can be used as amped-up eyeliner or over any area to create just the right sparkle.
Glitter ($20 CAD) in Gun Metal delivers a shimmering makeup result fit for this Holiday look. These graded round glitter particles are safe for face, body, or hair and work hand-in-hand with Strass to capture and reflect light beautifully.
All products will be available on Sephora.ca and at MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques beginning in November 2013.
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.