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Make Up For Ever Classic 12 Flash Color Case Review, Swatches and Photos

March 24, 2009

Thanks to The Makeup Show LA, I have discovered Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case. This cute palette contains 12 vibrant cream-based colors that can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips and is sworn by all the pros in the industry (Celebrity Makeup Artist Sharon Gault also used this on singer Keri Hilson for her music videos!)

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case

The first thing I noticed is the great selection of colors, which are all very wearable. I also love that primary colors are included, meaning you get to be creative and mix different shades together to create new colors.

• Gold 004 – Metallic gold
• Coral 002 – Vibrant coral
• Turquoise 000 – Light turquoise
• Fuchsia 005 – Bright fuchsia pink
• Yellow 013 – Vibrant yellow
• Brown 023 – Dark brown
• Silver 003 – Metallic silver
• White 010 – Pure white
• Red 017 – Bright red
• Bright Blue 014 – Bright royal blue
• Leaf Green 008 – Bright green
• Black 011 – Pure black

The texture is super creamy and the product glides on and blends effortlessly. I like to apply with my fingers but you can also use a firm brush like MAC 242 Shader Brush to pat it on. The pigmentation is also excellent and a dab is all you need. Plus how can you not love that it is multi-purpose?! You can use the product as a blush, lip color, eyeshadow or even as a base for powder eyeshadow and glitter.

The only downside is the price. This retails $95, which is definitely the most I have spent on a palette but if you do the math, a regular Flash Color retails $18 a pop and you get 12 colors in this one so it actually works out to be a pretty good deal.

Ugh talking about this palette is getting me excited! I need to go back to playing with it now! *lol*

Closeup of Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Palette

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case swatches

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case swatches

Wearing Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Coral 002 with Gold 004 dabbed on the center

Wearing Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Coral 002 with Gold 004 dabbed on the center

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case is now available for $95.

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  • Reply Asa March 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Looks awsum~

  • Reply MEii March 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    the colors look so cute! but it’s too pricey.. 🙁

  • Reply Christina March 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    How is the staying power? And do they crease?
    Also, my local Japanese market only has the Kose Softymo Oil Cleanser WHITE. How does that one compare to the deep cleansing one you like?
    Thanks in advance. Love the site

  • Reply Tina March 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    wow! how would you wear the bolder colors (yellow, blue, green)? It would be great to see what you come up with!

  • Reply jamie March 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    the colors look too bright for me, it looks more like a watercolor palette for painting lol.

    have you heard of the bobbi brown brights eye palette? they’re bright as well, but softer and more colors. i think i might save up for that :).

  • Reply Citrine March 24, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, those are some pretty colors…I wonder does that green turn our lips peachy, neutralize the redness …or you are not supposed to use it as lip color at all (does it make you look like hulk)?

  • Reply Synaesthesia March 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    it’s awesome! the color is vibrant and seems very hydrating.. i love it !

  • Reply Phyllis March 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm


    I have not used the Flash Color alone on the eyes but if you use it as a base for eyeshadow, it is perfect.

  • Reply Phyllis March 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm


    You can do tons even with the brighter colors. I will try to do a look with the palette next week.

  • Reply Phyllis March 24, 2009 at 11:19 pm


    I have not tried the green on the lips but on the back of the palette, it says not to use the silver, white and blue on the lips.

  • Reply Annie March 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Can you mix the colors to create other shades?

  • Reply Phyllis March 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Yes Annie, you can mix the colors.

  • Reply Pinklye March 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Thank you Phyllis for this review !!

    Yesterday, there was a MUFE-sell (on a french website) and a regular Flash Color was sold 5€ (so 7-8$) so I took in Gold, Coral, Leaf Green, Orange, Carmine, Violet and Copper 🙂
    I can’t wait to receive them, they look great !

  • Reply Phyllis March 25, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Awesome Pinklye! You will love them =)

  • Reply Elizabeth April 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Phyllis, the coral looks so pretty on your lips! Can you suggest a possible lipstick dupe for that shade?

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