— February 13, 2015 —

MAKE UP FOR EVER Desire Me Cheek Set | Fifty Shades of Grey Collection


Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set (0.24 oz) retails for $49 USD ($56 CAD) and features three Artistic Shadows (0.08 oz.), a travel sized Precision Blush Brush and an exclusive keepsake pouch. The set is said to "create your look of desire with three shades of cheek color inspired by the movie Fifty Shades of Grey."

I-526 is described as a pearl beige w/ an iridescent finish. [P]
I-808 is described as an english pink w/ an iridescent finish. [P]
S-748 is described as a coral w/ a satin finish. [P]
"Blush, highlight, and glow. This blush-worthy collection features three cheeky shades, plus an Artisan Powder Brush for expert application. With looks that range from a healthy glow of innocence to a highlighted flush of desire, you can experiment and play with the three color intensities, wearing them alone or blending together to create different looks. The Cheek Trio also includes makeup artist Victoria’s Down’s cheeky looks, techniques, and backstage secrets, and is seductively packaged in a velvet keepsake pouch, to hold your own little secrets."
The Artistic Shadows individually retail for $21 USD ($24 CAD), the Empty Trio Palette retails for $1 USD ($1 CAD) and the #150 Precision Blush Brush retails for $40 USD ($46 CAD); plus the velvet pouch thrown into the set. So, with all that said this set is a $104 USD ($119 CAD) value, which is a great deal considering you're paying less than half the price, than if you were to purchase the items separately.

I-526 (Pearl Beige) is a light, pink beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and blended out nicely on the skin. When used as a highlight, this shade leaves a very soft, frosted sheen that lightly emphasized the look of pores, imperfections or in my case, dry patches. It had good color payoff, so I would recommend starting with a light hand and building the finish as desired. Pearl Beige wore well for +9.5 hours. (5/5)
I-808 (English Pink) is a medium pink with hints of pearl, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth and had excellent color payoff. This shade does apply semi-sheer at first, but since it's a blush I appreciate the need to build the color. It was easy to blend out and left a healthy flush to my cheeks. English Pink wore well for +9 hours. (5/5)
S-748 (Coral) is a medium, orange coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth, silky and had good pigmentation. Again, this shade does apply semi-sheer at first, but it is incredibly easy to build the color and blend out evenly on the skin. Coral wore well for +9 hours. (5/5)
150 Precision Blush Brush is described to be a "slanted brush to sculpt the face with precision." This brush is quite dense but excellent for building color. The slanted shape makes it incredibly easy to place and diffuse product. It works great with both loose and compact powders, but should be used with a light hand as it picks up product very easy. This is honestly one of the softest brushes in my collection and it had minimal to no shedding during washing or use. The smaller shape makes contouring extra precise, flawless and foolproof. (5/5)

Overall, the products are great and set at an incredible value. My main appeal to this kit was how the brand sends a message and reminder that the Artistic Shadows can be used for more than just the eyes—blushes, lip color, etc. After all, make up is limitless! The overall performance, quality and wear time of the shadows and brush was outstanding and I highly recommend checking out the Desire Me Cheek Set, especially for the price! (And truth be told, the adorable velvet pouch is possibly my favorite part. The key decoration absolutely stole my heart!)



Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set Booklet

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set
(L-R: I526, I808, S748)

Make Up For Ever Desire Me Cheek Set
(L-R: I526, I808, S748)

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in I-526

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in I-526

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in I-808

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in I-808

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in S-748

Make Up For Ever Artistic Shadow in S-748

Make Up For Ever 150 Precision Blush Brush

Make Up For Ever 150 Precision Blush Brush


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