Tuesday, November 27

Product Reviews - Make Up For Ever Holodiam Holiday Collection 2012

Sometime back, the lovely people from Make Up For Ever presented me a lovely holiday giftbag, with none other than their new Holodiam Holiday Make-Up Collection for the year. Initially I imagined a christmas make-up collection to have somewhat glittery eye make-up, which was nice but nothing too special, but Holodiam took my breathe away when I saw how the glitter pigments in it had the beautiful 3D effect. It was like having diamonds and crystals on your eyes!

Lovely giftbag from Make Up For Ever: Holodiam Holiday 2012 Collection
MUFE Holodiam Powder in #303: White Based
MUFE Holodiam Powder in #302: Red Based
MUFE Holodiam Powder in #304: Gold Based
Holodiam Powders in #303, 302 and 304; SGD $41 each
When I first got the giftbag, the first thing I did was rip open the boxes for the Holodiam powders and trying them out, I'm a sucker for all things glittery and sparkly! I've tried out tons of glitter eye make-up, and thus far, only Shu Uemura's Color Atelier collection of glitter shadows have managed to retain as one of my ultimate favourites. That was until I saw Holodiam and swatched it, I immediately fell in love.
MUFE Holodiam Powder Swatches in #303, #304, #302
The pigments give off multi-dimensional sparkle, much like what a Swarovski crystal could do if you were to wear it on your eyes. My most favourite would have to be MUFE holodiam in shade #303, a lovely and versatile white-based shade which can be layered over any boring eyeshadow color to give some life, or to be worn on its own. It reflects colors like pink, aquamarine, and peacock blue, so its great for a day look as well. #303 is more of a gold-based pigment, and reflects bronze, copper, and more brown tones, suitable to spruce up brown smokey eyes! #302 is also a very pretty reddish shade reflecting maroon and gold, suitable for an evening look, the color is a perfect match with the colors from MUFE's previous Black Tango Collection! So glamorous!

MUFE Holodiam over a White Aqua Cream Base
I tried layering on the Holodiam powders over the MUFE Aqua Cream in White which came with the gift bag, and the end result was as in the photo above! The white based Holodiam powder (#303) blended in the most, whilst the other two shades (#304, #302) became more silver based, very Christmas-y!
MUFE Limited Edition Aqua Eyes Set; SGD $65
I was also esctatic to receive the limited edition MUFE Aqua Eyes set, filled with amazing, extremely pigmented eyeliner pencils. My most favourite would have to be the black pencil, it gives off an intense matte black color, absolutely perfect for doing upper and underline, and the fact that this product is smudge-proof once dried just makes it even more lovable. To make it completely waterproof, you have to dip the pencil in a little drop of MUFE Eye Seal to get it fixed completely in place, I've used it on a couple of shoots so far, and no touch-ups required! An absolute plus point!
MUFE Costume Lashes: SGD $32
These limited edition gold-embellished lashes are so pretty! Great for a night out, and what I love about it is that its high quality stuff, and the boning of these lashes aren't stiff and hard at all. The Holodiam glitters that come with it just makes it so much more appealing too!
MUFE Aqua Seal; SGD $45
Initially I was a little confused on how to use Aqua Seal which came with the giftbag, but after 2-3 uses, I got the hang of it! The trick is to apply a small amount of the product all over the eyelid BEFORE putting on any loose shadows, to secure it in place and fix it! I used it on a shoot as an eyeshadow base, and amazingly, no creases in the eye make-up. Plus, model was sweating buckets!
MUFE Mist & Fix; SGD $48
This has got to be one of the most convenient products to carry around. Its small and lightweight, and it fixes any make-up in place! I used it on myself a few days back after putting on my usual foundation routine, and I remained fresh even after a good 10 hours of wear!
A guide from the lovely MUFE on how to achieve the perfect evening look using the new Holodiam Glitters:
Last but not least, I finally got to use Holodiam in a recent cover and editorial shoot for URBAN in the Straits Times! Yay!
Subtle, glittery brown smokey eyes using MUFE Holodiam Powder and MUFE Aqua Shadow! :)

The HOLODIAM Collection is available at all Make Up For Ever counters in Sephora Singapore, and the Make Up For Ever Academy from 8th November 2012. :)
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