Sunday, May 11, 2014

Make up forever diamond shadows in 302 diamond turquoise and 311 Diamond Burgundy

Those of you who have been following me for a while, will know that I am a huge Make up for ever fan. Most of what they are offering is really pigmented and long wearing. They also have a lot of fun young colors in the range.  Their eyeshadows are available in matte, shimmer, satin and diamond. Today I will be reviewing two of the shades from the diamond range (metallic finish) 311 diamond burgundy and 302 diamond turquoise. I bought them in a refill for 14,90 euros and the eyeshadow contains 2.5g.

311 Diamond burgundy 

Even though it is called burgundy, this is really more of a plum shade. It's a shimmery dark reddish plum with small silver glitters. The pigmentation is even and applies very smoothly. I usually use this shade as a crease shade, with a pale beige pink on the lid. I actually bought this one in Canada years ago and it used to be a personal favorite, till I bought star violet from MAC, my favorite reddish plum.

Diamond burgundy is not as shimmery as some other diamond shadow, which makes it wearable to add some dept to a look.

I used it as a smoky eye to show the color better. I paired it with a charcoal color. But like I said I prefer this on my crease and outer V.

302 diamond turquoise

This eyeshadow is definitely less work appropriate than the diamond burgundy, but it's so gorgeous! I like to wear it with warms browns or navy (my favorite combo). If you are a turquoise fan this one is for you! It's a medium blue turquoise with small gold glitter. This one applies also very shimmery and metallic. I hesitated between this one and the infamous 168 which is a bit darker, more pigmented and more green, but I already own a lot of greenish aqua shades, I wanted something that leans more blue.

On this look I applied it wet and paired it with a navy demi-matte shade. I'm wearing sephora flashy liner in flashy blue on the lower lash line layer with the two shadows.  I think it's a great eyeshadow for the summer paired with bronzed skin.

Here are the two eyeshadows swatched dry. 

I really like those two eyeshadows from make up for ever.If I had to recommend one I would go for the turquoise. I personally find the plum and burgundy options from MAC to be a bit  more special. (They do however give you much less for a similar price).

Make up for ever also has some gorgeous greens in the diamond finish if you are into those sort of shades.


  1. HarcrazyforcosmeticsMay 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Love the burgundy shade :)

  2. Thank you, I like it a lot!

  3. Diamond Burgundy looks so lovely, the color rrreally suits you!

  4. You should if you have the occasion! The burgundy is one of my most used shades

  5. Thank you! Burgundy is definitely more "green eyes friendly", but sometimes you just want a show stopper type of color.

    I think on fair warm tones a brown with a hint of plum can be pretty and not muddy, it depends of the shade!

  6. It's definitely a bright shade!

  7. Oh that burgundy shade is gorgeous! I've never tried anything from Makeup Forever before, but I really want to xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. Hey Judith, Diamond Burgundy is YOUR shade! It's most probably going to look reddish and muddy on me, but it's so beautiful with your green eyes! Diamond Turquoise looks like fun as well!

  9. Amazing!

  10. Amazing shades, specially the second. It's so vibrant.
    Have an awesome start of week
    The Indian Savage Diary

  11. I agree, they make especially good products for the eyes and foundations. I find the lip products to be good, but a bit too pricey. And thank you.

  12. Thank you! It's a beige gloss from make up for ever as well.

  13. I love Makeup Forever products. It is more pricey but the quality is totally worth the price. Love the looks you created.

  14. We'll stop at the store when we go to Brussels!

    When it comes to eyeshadow, unless it's something really specific, I try to review more than one at the time.

  15. Both colors are absolutely gorgeous and you wear them well. I love that you reviewed two opposing colors in the same post :) and I can't wait to buy more MUFE products myself :D

  16. both these are great shades! and together, they actually make for a similar product to one of the Nars duo shadows (ugh..can't remember the name of it right now but i'm sure i've seen this pairing from them).

    A Beautiful Zen