11.28.2014
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5-Camouflage Cream Palette
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$38
Category:Makeup > Concealers & Highlighters > Cream Concealer
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!

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Make Up For Ever At-A-Glance

Strengths: The newer foundations have many wonderful qualities; 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; huge selection of praiseworthy makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Expensive; a few products suffer from needlessly irritating ingredients; average toner; the foundations and concealers that have been in this line longest are behind the times; mostly average eye and lip pencils; mostly lackluster specialty products.

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 selected 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 the majority of colors are densely pigmented and work beautifully on medium to deep skin tones. The drawback is that fair and lighter skin tones may be left feeling that most of the color choices are too intense for them, especially if their goal is a soft, natural makeup application—though the choices in that regard are becoming more plentiful. For those who literally 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's often a similar pattern: one or two extraordinary to very good products, followed by mediocrity. It is the average products (and a correspondingly fewer number of poor ones) that tarnish this line and make its prices seem too inflated. However, if you pay attention (and purchase) the products Make Up For Ever does best, you will undoubtedly be pleased.

For more information on Make Up For Ever, call (877) 757-5175 or visit www.makeupforever.com.

Note: The product assortment below is typical of what you will find at Sephora boutiques across the country. If you wish to view the complete collection of Make Up For Ever, the only place to do that is at their freestanding stores in New York City or Los Angeles (or their European stores).

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06.12.2014
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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