Saturday, September 24, 2011

Make Up For Ever Fall 2011 - Smoky Couleur

The fall collections are beginning to draw to an end and we just have a few more left to go over.  Hints of the holiday collections are beginning to come out and I shudder to think about how soon they will be upon us.  But don't worry, we have lots of fall collections and products to go over in the next week or two.  Today we are looking at another strong eye makeup collection for this fall, Make Up For Ever's Smoky Couleur.  This look is focused around a smoky eye and this collection contains one palette that will contain all the eye shadow shades needed to create multiple shades of smoky eyes.  I can't say that I am overwhelmed with need for this palette since all we have been seeing this fall is eye palettes that promise to help create the perfect smoky eye.  But we will see how this palette stacks up to the rest of the products that have been released so far this fall.

From the Make Up For Ever website, "It's back, hitting the catwalks once again and this fall it's in full color.  Inspired by the fall 2011 fashion shows, the Smoky  Eye is a must-have makeup look this season.  More colorful than ever, it's a wonderful Smoky story that contains after the great success of Make Up For Ever's Smoky Lash Mascara.  One concept, 4 Smoky Looks.  Eyes that speak color: Purple, Green, Blue, and Brown.  There is now a Smoky look for each and every one of you."
Let's see how this version of the smoky eye stacks up to the dozen other versions that we have seen so far this season...
Smoky Palette - Smoky flirts with color with this limited edition palette that brings together the most beautiful, intense, and smoky colors of the fall season.  The Smoky Palettes contains a complete color range of 8 eye shadows in smoldering fall shades.  A matte black and 7 iridescent or satiny eye shadows: Deep Plum Shimmer, Metallic Navy Blue, Peacock Green, Metallic Copper, Metallic Taupe, Yellow Beige, and White Shimmer.  Intense and enchanting colors to try on their own or together to create 5 smoky makeup looks.  The Smoky Palette also contains two exclusive brushes with natural bristles, specially designed by Dany Sanz to facilitate smoky eye makeup application.

Smoky Lash - Smoky Lash enhances lashes, for exceptional volume, infinite length, and ultimate curl.  Its formula is rich in ultra-fine mineral pigments to create the perfect smoky look: saturated lashes and smoldering eyes.  Its ultra wide and dense new generation brush holds a maximum amount of product for instant spectacular lashes.
- 03 Brown - deep warm brown
- 01 Black - deep dense rich pure black
- 04 Green - medium forest green
- 05 Blue - bright navy blue
- 06 Plum - medium cool plum

Kohl Pencil - Especially adapted to sensitive and thin skin around and inside the eye, the Kohl Pencil gives depth and intensity to the eyes.  Its particularly gentle formula is tolerated by the most sensitive eyes, its soft and smooth texture blends effortlessly and keeps the skin around the eyes hydrated.
- 2K Matte White - matte pure white
- 4K Intense Pearly Green - forest green pearl
- 3K Pearly Turquoise - bright aqua pearl
- 5K Pearly Night Blue - bright blue purple pearl
- 1K Black - deep true black
- 7K Metallic Gold - bright true metallic gold
- 6K Black With Metal Highlights - deep black with warm copper flecks
- 8K Pearly Deep Blue - deep navy blue pearl
- 9K Matte Mocha Brown - deep matte brown
- 10K Pearly Black Purple - deep purple black pearl

Do I like this palette?  Yes but the better question is do I need this palette?  I would answer that in the negative since none of these shades are all that unique and I could live without it.  I would be more likely to purchase one of the mascaras or the Kohls.  The only mascara shade that I want is the black one since I only wear black mascara to begin with.  From the Kohls, I love the Black With Metal Highlights shade the most since I can still wear black but it will have flecks to brighten up the blue in my eyes.  I also want the Metallic Gold shade too since I have been looking to find a shade to replace my beloved Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in the Honey shade.

I must say that I am officially sick of all the eye makeup heavy collections that came out this fall, they are all blending together and even the most devoted eye shadow junkie only needs so many shades of shadows to create a smoky eye.  I am so hoping that some of the holiday makeup collections are more based toward lip products and not just another group of eye makeup palettes.

photo courtesy of Make Up For Ever

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