What It Is:
Make Up For Ever All Eyes On You Set
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Make Up For Ever always puts out great holiday kits, so I was super excited to try out the 2012 version, All Eyes On You! It features full-sizes of Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua Cream in #16 and two Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in #0L and #21L and a deluxe sample size of their HD Microfinish Powder. I’ve reviewed several of these products individually before, but wanted to give you an idea of the usefulness of this kit and the value you’re getting!
How To Use It:
The kit comes with instructions on the back for 2 distinct looks, so I decided to actually follow one of those (for once). I chose Soft Shimmer:
1. Apply Aqua Cream across the eye lid
2. Using Aqua Eyes #21L, line the upper lash line and smudge to soften
3. Apply Smoky Lash Mascara to the top lashes
4. Finish with HD Microfinish Powder
CC Rating: A
This kit houses some of my favorite makeup products ever, so I knew I would love it! The HD Microfinish Powder is the BEST finishing powder out there and I wear Aqua Eyes #0L almost every single day, so I’m thrilled to see them included. The best part of this set for me is actually the Aqua Eyes in #21L! I’ve never even considered a slate grey eyeliner, but as you can see from the swatches, it’s got a slightly metallic finish and almost a duochrome sheen to it. When applied, it’s softer that black liner and looks amazing with my green eyes – sold! The Aqua Cream in #16 is also a new shade for me and I love it! The light pink-peach is super flattering and looks great on it’s own or as a lid shade for a whole look. Smoky Lash is my favourite mascara for a night out; it’s bold and gives you crazy long lashes, so if you’re into that look, this set may help you find your new fave.
My only gripe is the repetitiveness of these kits. Last year, the “Best of” Kit that MUFE released featured 4 of the same products as this year’s kit, with only one being in a different shade. I understand that they’re trying to help people get the most bang for their buck by including the “classics”, but I wish they would do a kit that featured some shades that even seasoned collectors may not have. Or, special edition shades only included in these kits!
If you’re new to Make Up For Ever or you’re a fan and looking to back up some of your holy grail products (HD Microfinish powder and Aqua Eyes #0L for this girl!), this kit is a great value. Originally priced at $59 USD, it was just reduced on Sephora.com to $45 (down from $65 to $50 on Sephora.ca)! It’s a $98 value, so you’re getting all these goodies for less than half the cost!
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