Make Up For Ever Give in to Me Alluring Color for Eyes & Lips is a new makeup set inspired by the Fifty Shades of Grey movie that’s available for a limited time this Spring. This is actually one of four different limited edition sets that launched to celebrate Fifty Shades of Grey the Movie that Make Up For Ever introduced for Spring 2015.
Whether you’re a lover or hater of Fifty Shades of Grey you likely won’t be able to deny that this set is visually stunning (it comes housed in a gorgeous keepsake box!) and contains some very practical, wearable shades of gorgeous makeup!
Take a look!
The Make Up For Ever Give in to Me Alluring Color for Eyes & Lips is $79 with a value of $179 by Make Up For Ever and it includes:
- 4 Full Size Artist Shadows housed in a Palette (Shades: I-514, ME-612, S-556, I-625)
- Full Size Make Up For Ever Graphic eyeliner
- Full Size Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara
- Full Size Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N4
- Full Size Make Up For Ever Lab Shine lip gloss in D14
- Keepsake Box
All of the above sans the keepsake box and the eyeshadow case comes out to $176 so add on $3 more for the case and the four pan palette. Needless to say purchasing the set is a great value!
The faux leather case is black with a pink border that surrounds it. Inside you’ll find the makeup embedded into a removable tray as well as a generously sized mirror. The case is split into one larger compartment as well as a smaller compartment that has a small door which opens with a silver heart key. The inside of this compartment has the same pale peachy pink lining as the border that surrounds the outer case. You can use the box to store makeup, jewelry, and other trinkets. Depending on if you’re a fan or not you’ll either hate or love the box. It does have sayings from the book on it such as “Obey, Sir, Laters Baby, Mr Grey will see you now” etc…either you’re completely revolted by this or your fandom loving heart is loving it. I read the books, I think Jamie Dornan is incredible (the Fall AHHH love!), and I appreciate the FSoG fandom as much as the next girl or guy. However, I appreciate that some folks aren’t into it and that’s fine but I think the box is likely going to make or break you on the selling point or perhaps anything having to do with the franchise might turn you off. It might have been better if they kept the sayings off the box as that would like garner interest in the set as it wouldn’t really have the “Fifty vibe” about it. Personally, as a fan girl that belongs to numerous fandoms (Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Bleach, SAMCRO need I go on?) I appreciate the nod to Fifty Shades. I’m actually disappointed that the makeup compacts didn’t also have some nod to the books and film.
That last sentence actually brings me to the makeup part of this set. So if you’re averse to Fifty Shades and can get past the keepsake box you’ll be happy to know none of the makeup has any reference to the books or films. Everything comes in the regular solid black Make Up For Ever packaging.
My favorite part of the set is the Artist Shadows Palette but the formula is a little weird for me. The Artist Shadow line puzzles me (as does the blushes) as they are awful dense yet the formula somehow really looks amazing once you apply it. It’s truly a mystery to me! This palette actually offers three different looks and there is a step by step guide for getting the looks. The guide includes instructions for a natural, sultry, and an empowered look. The shades kinda threw me off a little bit as they don’t really jive well together and I feel like used together they ended up blending out muddy. However, with a little passion you can really create some beautiful looks. I’m not a big fan of taupe but the taupes in this palette really do something special for brown eyes! The shadow pans are removable so once you finish these shades you can refill the compact with other eyeshadows from the Artist Shadow range.
(S-556, I-514, ME-612, I-628)
Also included in the set is really great shade of natural peachy beige lip color paired up with a golden pink shade of Lab Shine Gloss. Together these make for a perfect nude lip look that pairs up wonderfully with the palette. The lipstick has a soft, easy glide formula with a moist finish and a slight shine. The texture has a light balmy consistency with a sheer yet buildable color pay off that looks incredible paired up with the Lab Shine Gloss in D14. The Lab Shine Gloss formula is sheer on its own with a slightly tacky thinner consistency that adds beautiful shine and a hint of shimmer and tint to lips. Personally as a duo these two shades are a power house for creating a very natural lip color.
Make Up For Ever Give in to Me Alluring Color for Eyes & Lips Swatches (Liner, Lab Shine Lipgloss, Rouge Artist Lipstick)
Also in the set is a Graphic liquid Eyeliner which has a fine precise point. If you’re an expert at lining eyes you’ll love this formula as it doesn’t drag and has a blacker than black finish. The one thing I disliked in this set was Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Mascara (review). I dunno…Make Up For Ever’s smoky range of mascaras have never done much for my lashes! No length, no real volume, it’s just a meh formula for me.
Although there’s a Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio already, I really wish this set had a cheek color included as that would make it a complete set for eyes, lips, and cheeks. Heck I’d even pay a little more if they had given me at least one blush color!
All in all it’s a gorgeous set. Really beautifully packaged and at such a great value price too! If you’re either a fan of Make Up For Ever or Fifty Shades this is truly a set worth indulging in! Beautiful presentation and gorgeous makeup, what’s not to live?
The Make Up For Ever Give in to Me Alluring Color for Eyes & Lips Fifty Shades of Grey Set is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com