MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette Review, Swatches and Photos

New York-based beauty brand MAKE teamed up with British designer Faye Toogood (who has worked with Opening Ceremony, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen) and makeup artist Ayami Nishimura to bring us a gorgeous Medieval Palette from the New Medieval Collection.

MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette

Using art and natural elements as inspiration, the Medieval Palette comes in the most gorgeous packaging with four Matte Finish Eyeshadows and four Matte Lipsticks:

* Darkness – a dark charcoal gray
* Cast Iron – a slate gray
* Woad – a smoky navy blue
* Ultramarine – a bright blue
* Putty – a medium peachy nude
* Rust – a medium brownish orange
* Nude – a yellow nude
* Magma – a bright orange red

The colors complemented each other really well and the looks you could do with them are endless. Despite the matte finish, the shadows applied easily with decent and buildable pigmentation. The matte lipsticks, on the other hand, were slightly drying for me and went on like a lip cream with good color payoff.

Overall, a cute palette with great colors that would work on most skintones.

Make Darkness, Cast Iron, Ultramarine and Woad matte eyeshadows
Clockwise from top left: Darkness, Cast Iron, Ultramarine and Woad

Make Darkness, Cast Iron, Woad and Ultramarine eyeshadow swatches
Darkness, Cast Iron, Woad and Ultramarine

Make Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude matte lipsticks
Clockwise from top left: Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude

Make Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude lipstick swatches
Putty, Rust, Nude and Magma

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MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette is available at for $25. One third of all sales on from MAKE is donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, dedicated to incubate and accelerate women-led, worker owned cooperatives.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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