5-Camouflage Cream Palette
Last Updated:11.28.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

5-Camouflage Cream Palette comes in a palette with four flesh-toned colors along with a color corrector. You can blend the shades together to create a custom match, but unless you need significant coverage and are willing to put up with this product's difficult texture, this is easy to pass up. The waxes in this concealer are a poor choice for use over blemishes, but do lend an opacity that helps conceal red marks, dark circles, or flat scars. There are a handful of palettes, with No1 and No2 being the best, save for their color-correcting shades. The darkest palette is workable, but they're more work than you should have to put up with from a concealer!

Brand Overview

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 average—certainly 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 brand’s 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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woc rejoice

I would have to disagree about the color correcting shade in the darkest palette. the orange works incredibly well under foundation (or concealer) to hide ashiness and the purple undertones from hyperpigmentation. it can even be mixed with the other shades to make a peach corrector to wear alone.

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Contouring Genius

I totally agree with what you are saying about it being used as a concealer. However, I recently purchased the darker palette for contouring. Let me tell you it works amazingly! It has different variations of browns for different face tones. The lighter palettes are sort of a waste though. But if you are looking for an excellent contouring palette, the darker one will work great!

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Abby R
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