Uplight Face Luminizer Gel
This facial illuminator is packaged in a bottle with a pump applicator, so you need to be careful about how much you dispense so as not to waste product. Only a small amount of this lightweight cream is needed to highlight skin.
Three different finishes are available from the selection of eight shades; those with a dewy or pearlized finish are best. The sparkling shades are more suitable for evening makeup unless you want glitter on your face during the day. All of the colors go on softly and offer attractive options for highlighting, whether you want soft ivory, pink, gold, and peach.
This product contains fragrance and is suitable for all skin types except sensitive. It works well whether applied over or under foundation.
- Concentrated liquid produces a soft shine effect from a variety of finishes.
- May be used under or over foundation.
- Works well to highlight key areas of skin or for an allover glow.
- Some of the shades have a glittery finish which is harder to work with and not conducive to a natural-looking glow.
- Pump applicator takes some getting used to ensure you’re not wasting product.
Make Up For Ever At-A-Glance
Strengths: Wonderful foundations; impressive options (and shade ranges) for powders, powder blush, and powder eyeshadow; some extraordinary lip glosses and lipstick/lip color options (and again, the shade ranges are remarkable); a few formidable mascaras; good shimmer options.
Weaknesses:Can be expensive; a few formulas contain needlessly high amounts of fragrance.
This Paris-based makeup collection traces its roots to theatrical and fashion makeup, building on the concept that a professional makeup artist not only desires, but also needs, every conceivable color and texture to create the broadest range of looks. Since 1984, Make Up For Ever creators Dany Sanz and Jacques Waneph have been doing their best to meet these criteria. Through the years, this line has gone from offering a tremendous array of colors in their own European boutiques to a more streamlined, "everyday" collection of products in select department stores and (primarily) Sephora, whose parent company, LVMH, has owned Make Up For Ever since 1999.
The color line presents an intriguing blend of classic, workable shades positioned next to some truly unique hues and finishes that only those involved with theater or the most flamboyant "anything goes" makeup artist (or diva) would covet. A major plus for this line is that many of the colors are densely pigmented, working beautifully on medium to deep skin tones. The drawback is that fair and lighter skin tones may find their choices more limited in a few areas of the brands ranges. However, for those who want it all when it comes to possible shades, this line more than delivers what it takes to please.
An interesting aspect of this line is that, category to category, there are mostly exceptional choices, with products that we found to be averagecertainly falling short of what we know Make Up For Ever to be capable of. However, if you are cautious of those few pitfalls (fortunately, there are an abundance of testers to experiment with at Sephora or the brands standalone boutiques) you will undoubtedly be pleased with those products that Make Up For Ever does best.
For more information on Make Up For Ever, call (877) 757-5175 or visit www.makeupforever.com.
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