As many of you beauty bloggers/lovers know, IMATS Toronto is coming up in one week! (Yay!)
A few of you have been asking about the Make-up Forever Flash Palette and buying it at IMATS would be the perfect time to get it! Make-up Forever will be offering a discount of 40% off their products — an offer that you cannot pass up!
I mentioned on Twitter that I have the palette and purchased it back during IMATS Toronto 2009 (blog post here). Buying the MUFE Flash Palette was at the top of my IMATS 2009 list as I heard many great things about it and it’s a must have in a make-up artist’s kit!
Prior to purchasing the MUFE Flash Palette, I was considering similar palettes from other brands such as, Ben Nye’s Lumiere palette and Kryolan Supra Colour palette. I walked around IMATS swatching and comparing prices, but the MUFE Flash Palette was the definite winner! It was way more pigmented than the rest.
Take a note book with you so you can record prices, swatch products, and write little notes to compare products. This will help you narrow products down if it’s hard for you to decide!
I mentioned on Twitter that there are certain colours that you cannot use on the eyes and lips. If you look at the back of the palette, it mentions which colours.
As you may notice, it says, “In the USA”. But what about if you purchased it outside of the US? Does that mean they use different ingredients in the US? I was reading blog posts about this and people’s assumptions were that maybe it’s because it dyes the skin. However, rather than assuming, I thought I should just ask the source — I emailed Make-up Forever.
Make-up Forever replied back to me in a timely manner (which I really appreciated) and this is what they have to say:
So what I gather from this is that the palettes sold in Canada, USA, and any other countries have the same ingredients and formulation. It’s just in the US they have regulations that are more strict which means they may have to state in their packaging which colours should not be used on certain parts of the face. It is probably because these colours will most likely temporarily stain your skin. But I guess it’s really up to you and use it at your own discretion.
I have swatched the colours below so you can see how pigmented the product is (left). I tried to wipe off the product with a no-name wipe and you can see that after a few rubs, some of the colours are still visible. But please keep in mind that I used a no-name wipe and not make-up remover to try to remove the product from my arm.