MAKE UP FOR EVER Puttin’ on the Glitz Event + Artisan Brushes Review

MUFE Puttin on the Glitz Event Products Used

A few weeks ago, MAKE UP FOR EVER at Sephora Eaton Centre held a Puttin’ on the Glitz event. The event was a throwback to glamorous decade of the ’20s: makeup, dancers and even body painting!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Puttin on the Glitz Body Painting
Mr. Geeks took the camera for this shot. He said he had fun. I wonder why? ;)

They were also having complimentary makeup lessons with the makeup artists, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to get made over into a ’20s flapper. This confirmed my suspicion that I was born in the wrong era. I freaking love ’20s makeup. My makeup artist was Milena, who was so fun and shared with me some new tricks. You can find her on Instagram.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Puttin on the Glitz Final Look
Milena with me and my finished flapper look

MAKE UP FOR EVER Puttin on the Glitz Before and After
Before and after (wearing a fresh set of Fembotika lash extensions here, too. So feathery!)

Some MUFE products used:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Puttin on the Glitz Final Look
O hai, all ready for The Great Gatsby! All that’s missing is Leo.

New MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes

During my makeup session, Milena used the new line of Artisan Brushes to apply the makeup. These brushes — 76 of them in total — are made with high quality synthetic powders that are similar to natural hair. They are so soft to the touch, but not flimsy. They are all hand-made and have really sturdy handles and ferrules.

The brushes are numbered according to their use: 100s for complexion, 200s for eyes, 300s for lips, and 400s are artistic brushes for professionals. The kind of fibres used in each brush — wavy or straight, or both — dictates the kind of application of the products. Straight fibres apply precisely and heavily, while wavy fibres allows for a lighter application. The brush handles are made out of lightweight beech wood and look/feel so totally pro-fresh.

I received two Artisan Brushes from MUFE: 146 Flat Blush Brush (straight and wavy), and 220 Small Shader Brush (straight).

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush 146
Artisan Brush 146 Flat Blush Brush

I use the 146 brush for powder blush and contour. Because of its shape, it works well to put down a contour colour precisely, and it can also buff it out lightly thanks to the mix of wavy fibres.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush 220
Artisan Brush 220 Small Shader Brush

The 220 brush is great for those who have small eyelid space. It works well to pack on both cream and powder shadows. I also love using its tip along the lash line. It’s packed enough to do a softly smudged liner on the lash lines.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Handles
Artisan Brush Beech Wood Handles

The Puttin’ on the Glitz event also offered free brush engraving on the Artisan brushes, so of course I had to get “GEEK” on mine. I love my new geeky brush! :)

Have you tried the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes? Have you ever had decade makeup done? What is your favourite decade for makeup? Besides the ’20s, I love a good ’60s makeup. You know how much I adore the banana liner. ;)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/donnamariemua Donna Marie

    I only have 1 brush from their line and I love it! I have one of the powder brushes and it’s super soft! BTW holy cow how did your hair get so long??! :)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Hey Donna! I’m going to check out the powder brush. They also have this round, angled flat top brush that’s perfect for contouring. :D

      Haha this hair was post-wedding, pre-haircut. It was such a tangled mess so I cut it off. :P I grew it out for two years for the wedding. Cray cray hair.