I love Makeup For Ever!!I'm in Toronto for much of the summer and they have a great Make Up For Ever counter here. I've heard great things about their products and I'm a little bored with MAC, so I booked an appointment to get my face done at thier counter ($40 fee, redeemable in product). I am in love! She gave me "sunset eyes", coral-orange, gold and hot pink. She applied fake eyelashes and gave me a great tip as well:
After applying lashes and letting them dry, take the end of a pointy makeup brush (or pointy tweezers) and apply a thin layer of glue along the "seam", where the lashes meet your lid. Clean off the end of your brush and use it push down on your lid to make it "fold" over the seam of the fake lashes. (If this in unclear, let me know and I will try to explain better.) This trick made the lashes look sooo much more natural!
And for the goodies:
MUFE caters to the pro MUA and offers their blush/shadows in a palette. I purchased a quad with these colors, 58, 75, 111, & 18, 3 pinks and one orange. #75 is the brightest, prettiest, hottest pink e/s I have ever used and so wearable too! All of the colors are super vibrant and very easy to blend as well. The quad was 16.50 Canadian and the pans were 13.00 Canadian. A little more than MAC, but their pans are also 2.5 grams vs. 1.35 grams at MAC. I also purchased a Star Powder (similar to pigments) in #928, which is a pale shimmery blue, for $19.50 Canadian.
My only gripe: She used their Matte Velvet (I think that's what it's called) foundation on me, but after walking around in the city for a few hours, it looked like crap. Granted it was hot, but my Lorac foundation + blot powder holds up way better in the heat.
So I have a new obsession! The only think that sucks is that in most parts of the USA, Makeup For Ever is only available at Sephora, therefore no pans/palettes. I know there is a store in NYC and some theatrical stores in LA carry it. I highly recommend their shadows/blushes to all fans of MAC shadow!
Sorry for the long post, I'm really excited!!!