Make Up Forever

What it is: A collection of professional-quality gel-powder eye shadows that are blendable and customizable into create-your-own-colour-story palettes. 

Beauty bonus: The pressed powder eye colours, which come in an amazing array of shades,  can go on as light — or as heavy — as you dare.

Beauty bummer: With a light hand, the softer shades go on, well, really light — Making multiple coats a must.

Overall: I was thoroughly impressed with these buildable shadows. 

With day-to-night beauty solutions becoming an increasing makeup "must" in my work-to-weekend schedule, I like the idea of building my own palette of transitional shades that can take me from the office to cocktail hour, with just a few extra sweeps. 

I was especially enamoured with the lovely off-white shade, D416 Crystalline Yellow, a long-wearing highlighter that added dimension and just a hint of sparkle to my eyes. 

Would I recommend: Yes!
Price: $24 each
Where to buy: Sephora