Amalia (from Dear Makeup Diary, who's sadly decided to stop blogging) had a blog sale I think last week and I was super excited when I saw that she was selling the famous Makeup Forever (or MUFE) 92 eyeshadow and also Benefit's "Coralista" blush so I contacted her and now they're mine! They came in the most beautifully decorated, sticker-covered (compliments of her son) package.
The MUFE eyeshadows retail in Sephora for $19 (they contain 2.5g of product, the same as an Inglot square shadow). I'd heard such great things about this shadow and I'd swatched it when I had been to Sephora but I had a hard time justifying spending $19 on one eyeshadow. Let me tell you, this color is sooo beautiful. It's the most gorgeous blue-based purple ever. I just love it.
I swiped my finger around the pan one time
Benefit's Coralista blush retails in Sephora for $28 (contains 8g of product, a NYX blush has 6.4g). I'd looked into getting it before but, again, had a hard time justifying spending that much on one blush. The color is really pretty and I'd read reviews where people loved the "glow" that it gave them. I, however, am not a super big fan of colors that have this frosty-ness to them. If they have a sheen/highlight quality to them, I can't really apply them on my cheeks where I usually apply blush because I feel like it screams "look at my pores!" Luckily this color is light enough where I can use it on top of my cheekbones and slightly onto my cheeks. I love the color but the frosty effect it has made me glad I didn't spend $28 on it.
I swiped my finger once around the pan on this guy as well
Here's a look I did using both of these products (and some more too)
I'm gonna be honest here, the MUFE shadow was a little harder than I thought it would be to get an even wash of on my lid. I had to go back quite a few times with more shadow to get it so the color wasn't splotchy. But if I do say so myself, it's most definitely a color worth fighting for. It did stain my eyelids a little bit, and that's with me using TFSI and NYX "Milk" JEP. But again, I think it's worth it. I've worn it 3 out of the past 4 days (because I already had makeup on the day it came) if that's any indication as to how much I like this color.
So thank you Amalia for your awesome blog sale but I'm sad you won't be blogging anymore! I hope you guys are all having a great week! Thanks so much everyone!!!