MAKE UP FOR EVER Fifty Shades of Grey: Desire Me Cheek Set review

MAKE UP FOR EVER Fifty Shades of Grey: Desire Me Cheek Set review

“I had no idea giving pleasure could be such a turn-on, watching him writhe subtly with carnal longing. My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves.”

Yet another excerpt from the book I hate to love and love to hate. Hey, have you heard? Fifty Shades of Grey the movie is on its way! And the best part about that is…. ALL THE AWESOME MAKEUP RELEASES!

Make Up For Ever has put together some stunning sets, my favourite being the Desire Me Cheek Set. This set comes in a drawstring velvet bag with locket and chain accents, inside you’ll find a gorgeous 3-pan Artist Shadow palette (my review of the formula) with three gorgeous shadows that are to be purposed as blush and highlighter. Also included is a travel size blush brush, 150.


Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set

“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.”

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set Artist Shadow Palette
The 3 pans are magnetic and can be easily swapped out for other Artist Shadows. (each pan is $24 CAD, so already this set is a great value at $56 CAD).

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set review s-748 blush

I-526 – Pearl Beige (iridescent)
To be used as a highlighting powder.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set i-808 artist shadow

I
-808 English Pink (iridescent)
A really unique pink shade that shifts to a fuchsia and gold glow under certain lights. Pairs perfectly with the beige highlight.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set i-526 artist shadow

S
-748 Coral (satin) blush
Very bold and bright orange-y coral blush. This doesn’t have a ton of shimmer in it, so it’s great if you want a matte-like blush. This is also the least pigmented of the bunch.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set swatches
Swatched 2x each.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set Travel Precision blush brus

Travel Precision blush brush in 150

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set blush brush
This has the same slanted wooden handle as the Artist Brush line, it’s just in a minature size. The hairs are soft and dense.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set blush brush
For size reference. It looks small but it concentrates blush on my cheeks perfectly.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set i-808 s-748 blush
Wearing the pink shade on my cheeks and the highlight on top of my cheekbones. I am obsessed with this combo! It gives my face a gorgeous glow and doesn’t fade for hours and hours.

 

Make Up For Ever Fifty Shades of Grey Desire Me Cheek Set i-526 shadow blush

The coral shade is super bold, but when paired with a nice neutral eye and light lip, I think I can pull it off! I used the included brush for the blush and highlight, and as you can see it went on nice and smooth.

THOUGHTS: So $128 worth of product for only $56 (Canadian)? That alone makes it worth grabbing this just to try out the MUFE Artist Shadow formula. Of the 3 shades, I can see myself using the pink and beige the most and the coral colour here and there, I may even try an eye look with it! The other cool thing is that the makeup artist on set for Fifty Shades uses MUFE, so you’re actually creating looks right out of the movie.

“I used MAKE UP FOR EVER every day on the Fifty Shades of Grey set. As a professional makeup artist, I try more than 100 products before I find the right one. I consistently go back to MAKE UP FOR EVER products because of the quality, range of colors, and superior blendability. It’s made with the pros in mind so you can expect performance and quality for everyday wear as well.”

—Victoria Down, Head of Makeup Department/Fifty Shades of Grey

Also wearing:
Face Atelier foundation
MAC Brunette Veluxe Brow Liner
MAC Viva Glam Miley lipglass
Clinique All About Shadow 8 Pan Palette in Wear Everywhere Greys

*PR Sample

  • ahh i just love these shadows so much! these shades look stunning.

  • I knowwww this is a review about the cheek stuff, but I’m too busy staring at your eyeshadow!

    • Well I have some good news for you, Clinique eyeshadow review is tomorrow. The trick is the Shadow Shields (I’ll bring you some on Friday for funsies)

  • haha oh those ‘inner goddess’ quotes. i hated those LOL
    i loved this cheek trio though. such a great deal!!! the brush is phenomenal

  • Hate the books, but LOVE the makeup!