Over a year ago, I suddenly became very interested in the idea of mixing my own colors for products. After tons of careful research, I decided to purchase the Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case. So colorful, isn't it? :) For some reason, I hesitated to use it after I first bought it. Maybe because it was so expensive (OH this is definitely my most expensive beauty item, as it now retails for $99!) or because it seemed too complicated to decide on a color and then mix it... who knows! I am weird. Haha. Only recently did I finally break this out and use it, and I am definitely enjoying it so far.
Look at all the pretty colors! I swatched these all very sheerly (barely even 1 swipe), so that is why the gold and silver are somewhat sheer and the black isn't 100% true black. All the shades are creamy and quite buildable for any variation of color, so I wouldn't worry about the pigmentation of any of the shades. All of the shades feel quite pigmented and a little goes a long way when it comes to mixing!
While the textures are a bit drying on my lips, it lasted a good while and didn't make my lips peel. I have not yet tested wear time on eyes or cheeks, so I will definitely update you guys when I do! I had previously read that MUFE lists some of these shades as lip or eye only but I don't seem to be able to find that information on official sources now. (US FDA regulations or something of that nature? I don't know) So far, I do not personally find any issues with blending the separate shades or any noticeable reasons why I shouldn't.
I definitely plan to share some looks as well as color mixtures, but in the meantime, what do you think of this palette? I know it is not widely talked about on blogs, so what questions do you have about it? Is this a product you have or are interested in? :)