Fifty Shades Of Grey (the hugely popular book series-turned-movie) was released in theatres on February 14th. Mr. Grey, the dreamy lead character, had women all over the world swarming to theaters contributing to the almost $500 million dollars made at the Box Office so far!
To celebrate the Fifty Shades of Grey movie release, MAKE UP FOR EVER created 4 limited edition makeup sets containing products and colours inspired by the movie. This is the first movie collaboration that the French cosmetics brand has ever released so you know it’s going to be extra special.
The GIVE IN TO ME Makeup Kit contains 5 neutral eye & lip products in an exclusive keepsake box. The products were inspired by Ana’s makeup looks in the movie – natural, sultry & sophisticated. With this kit, you too can transform from soft & innocent to daring & alluring, just like Ana!
Retailing at $79, this set is well worth the money. You get 8 (including the 4 shadows) full-sized Make Up For Ever products at a $204 Cdn value! Like most all of Make Up For Ever’s products, each item in this set is high-quality. Even if you are not a huge fan of the series, we would still recommend picking this set up for the amazing products. It’s a classic neutral set and perfect addition to any makeup collection. Besides the black and pink case with quotes from the movie on it, there is no mention of Fifty Shades of Grey on the actual products.
The luxurious keepsake box features various quotes & phrases from the Fifty Shades of Grey books.
4 Artist Shadow Palette in shades I-514, S-556, ME-612, I-628 – 0.03 oz
Graphic Liner (NEW) – 0.16 oz
Smoky Extravagant Mascara – 0.12oz
Rouge Artist Natural N4 Lipstick – 0.09 oz
Lab Shine Lip Gloss D-14
A tiny silver key opens up the door to the hidden compartment…
4 Artist Shadow Palette – This palette contains 4 cult-favourite Artist Shadows. The shadows are all neutral earthy shades that are flattering on any skin tone. They are perfect for everyday wear but can easily transition into a darker, night-out look.
Make Up For Ever’s shadows contain a breakthrough gel-powder formula to deliver vivid colour & superior blendability. They are extremely pigmented and apply smoothly.
I adore this eyeshadow palette as these are the kind of colours I wear daily. The bottom right shadow in this palette is my favourite. It’s a beautiful rich browny/green that really makes light eyes pop.
We have never actually tried any of Make Up For Ever’s lip products before so we were excited to try this Lab Shine Diamond Collection Lip Gloss in shade D-14. We both really loved it! It smells so good & is not sticky at all which is the most important thing to us when it comes to glosses. Nothing’s worse than a super sticky gloss…
The colour itself is a really pretty sheer, light pink with gold shimmer. It’s a natural, universally-appealing colour that everyone can wear. The gloss paired on top of the lipstick in this set is such a beautiful combo.
We were so impressed with Make Up For Ever’s gloss & lipstick that we will definitely be purchasing more colours in the future.
Graphic Eyeliner – The extremely fine felt tip gives you precision to create the perfect cat-eye. It creates a super clean line and is very easy to apply. I’ve been using this liner daily since we got it. Long-lasting, no mess, no smudging. Love it.
Smoky Extravagant Mascara – I tried this mascara last year when I received a sample from Sephora’s annual Birthday gift and really like it. The formula is light and doesn’t clump at all even after applying multiple coats. I also like that the brush is nice and large which makes it easy to reach all of your lashes.
Swatches (from left to right):
Graphic Eyeliner, Lab Shine Lip Gloss D-14, Rouge Artist Natural N4 Lipstick
4 Artist Shadow Palette Swatches
The Make Up For Ever x Fifty Shades of Grey collaboration was released on December 26, 2014. All the sets are limited edition and won’t be in stores much longer. Be sure to pick up the collection while you still can!
Available only at Sephora stores & Sephora.com.
What’s your favourite Make Up For Ever x Fifty Shades Of Grey set? Let us know!
Laters, Beauties… 😉
Natasha & Laura xo (written by & photos by Natasha)