I absolutely adored the MUFE brush I tried (see a review of it here) so when I had the chance to test out the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette* I was pretty excited. My venture into eyeshadow is pretty recent, so I knew that this palette would be unique in my collection and the sparkly shades just seemed perfect for a shimmery eye.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette contains 8 eyeshadows, 6 of which are exclusive to this palette which are the more sparkly shades. It is incredibly slim and compact, and would be really easy to carry around in your purse or for travel. Also, as somebody who owns more make up than I probably need to, I appreciate things that don’t take up too much space!
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette comes with two brushes, one which works great for eyeshadow and one which works fantastic if you want to use one of the darker shades as eyeliner. They obviously aren’t the same quality as their artisan full size brushes, but they are definitely useable and much better than I would ever expect in a palette. So glad not to get foam applicators!
The shadows in the MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette are (from left to right):
- Snow White
- Gun Metal
- Icy Blue
- Icy Pink
- Black Matte (P)
- Gold Pink
- Midnight Purple
- Metallic Taupe (P)
There are two shades I adore in this palette because I think they are really stellar quality and basically what I would expect from MUFE, and those are the two from the permanent collection. Midnight Purple is also great, and I have a soft spot for Gold Pink. Unfortunately the other shades in the palette just don’t have the same impact. I swatched all the shades in both shade and sunlight so you can see how well they sparkle. The right side of the palette is really the side with the pigmentation, while the four shades on the left, I had to swipe quite a few times to get them to show up.
In addition to the Matte Black and Metallic Taupe shade in MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette, I also really like the Gold Pink, although it (like all the glittery shades) definitely has fallout, that’s basically what you expect if you want that much shimmer. Midnight Purple is also a really great shade, with a less obvious sparkle in it. Snow White is absolutely packed with glitter, and the other three shades on the left side of the palette are also a bit dry. However, because they aren’t super pigmented they could definitely be blended on top of another shadow to add sparkle or if you just want a bit of shimmer without something that’s overwhelmingly dark or smokey.
Here’s the look I created using the shades in the MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette, as well as the brushes. I used the Matte Black shadow as eyeliner, so this is a 100% MUFE look (except the mascara). It’s quite a bit of sparkle for me for a day look, but would be great for a holiday party or other night out.
This is the first eyeshadow “look” I’ve shared on Writing Whimsy, so I hope that you like it! I’m definitely still learning my way around a palette. Since I first tested out the MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette, I have been using one or two shades from it at a time to add to looks I am doing. However, it is great because you can easily create a whole look with the one palette, and it’s super thin and portable. Even the brushes are fantastic.
Overall, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Midnight Glow Palette is a mixed bag for me. There were some shades I really liked, but 4 of them mostly blended together for me, which isn’t what I want out of an 8 pan palette, especially for the price. I think that if you’re looking to add some sparkle to your eyes this winter, or if you want to be a bit more subtle with your pigmentation, this palette would be a good choice but it wasn’t one I was blown away by. However, based on the better shadows in this palette, I am definitely interested in trying other products by MAKE UP FOR EVER in the future.
What do you think of this palette? Let me know if you have a favourite MUFE product I should check out next!