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Round-up: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquids & Powders

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid
Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

I’m here with a recap of all the shades I reviewed of Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) and Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.). The liquid is fun if you like a lot of glitter–big flecks of sparkly goodness–and the powder is more suitable for a pearly sheen. I think the powder is more versatile, as it worked easily on eyes, cheeks, and lips (though they can get lost with deeper or more emollient formulas).

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Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

28 Anthracite Black

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with cooler, bluish undertones and blue, red, and silver pearl. Of all the shades I tried, this one had the greatest difference between dry and damp application.

Applied dry, it was softer, less intense, and warmer in overall tone, whereas damp application was intensely pigmented, very deep, and more metallic with a stronger, bluish sheen. The texture was soft, not quite as finely milled as other shades but still smooth. I tried to apply it as a cheek highlighter, but it was difficult to blend it out with the color looking patchy/cratered. I tried different brushes, using less product, and so forth, but I could never get it to apply evenly. It worked best as an eyeshadow, and it had the most impact with a damp brush, or else it was more like a soft, pearly black instead of a deep, inky black. On the lips, it was decent but was harder to manipulate for an even finish on light and mid-tone colors as any unevenness was very obvious–it worked well over black, though!

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 28 Anthracite Black
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

5 Silver Dust

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a dirty, grayish taupe with silver, gold, white, and teal glitter. It is more “wearable” than you might expect of a silver/gray as a highlighter, and that had a lot to do with the sheerer formula. It had more of a cooler, silver effect that did highlight on my cheeks/eyes as the base color did not come into play.

5 Silver Dust had sheer to medium coverage, but it was hard to get higher coverage than medium as the layers would create a thicker, more uneven surface that was uncomfortable on the lid and impractical on the cheeks (looked very much like layers of chunky glitter sitting on the skin that had a tendency to flake away if I accidentally touched the area). The texture was thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread across the skin and kept it sheerer for each layer applied.

It wore well for eight hours on the cheeks, but there were a few glitter particles that had migrated on my face over time. When I tried it on the eyes, the product showed a bit of creasing after seven hours of wear and had some fallout over time, though it was not as much fallout as I typically experience with glittery, powder eyeshadows.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 5 Silver Dust
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

15 Golden Pink

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark, rose gold variation on copper with a metallic sheen. It was still warm-toned, but it was one of the “less warm” copper shades due to the stronger pink-red base.

The powder had a soft, finely-milled texture that felt silky to the touch and blended out fairly well both wet and dry, even when used more heavily. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with dry application, and it was mostly opaque (and used less product) applied with a dampened brush. It was more blendable applied dry than wet for me, especially if I was trying to get more of a medium coverage level (like as a cheek color). As an eyeshadow, the color wore well for eight hours, and as a cheek color, it lasted for eight and a half hours. As a lip product, it was visible layered over most lip products but is a little closer to a greater number of lip colors, so when that happened, the impact of this shade layered was mostly the sheen.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 15 Golden Pink
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

4 Golden Peach

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is light-medium gold with warm undertones and flecks of pink, gold, silver, and lighter copper glitter. The pink glitter seemed to be the most noticeable on the skin.

4 Golden Peach had sheer to medium coverage, so the amount and type of coverage was in line with how it was described, though it is hard to get really opaque coverage, as the consistency can get really thick and be harder to work with (and more noticeable in terms of that thickness on the lid). The consistency was very thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread out but also ensured that it was a sheerer product as it would immediately sheer out when I worked with it. It dried down quickly, but I felt I had enough time to blend and spread out the highlighter as long as I worked one area at a time.

As a cheek highlighter, it lasted well for eight hours but had a few particles that had migrated to other areas of the face, so it does “shed” and lose some glitter while worn. As an eye product, it was better as a lid-only product, as it creased after seven hours of wear if I took it above the crease, and there was also some fallout over time–not as bad as a glittery, powder eyeshadow, though, and really not bad at all given just how glittery the formula was.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 4 Golden Peach
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

13 Ivory

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. I noticed some more obvious sparkle/micro-glitter in this shade, but it didn’t look overtly glittery on the skin. It seemed so metallic that it made the cheek area appear smooth rather than emphasizing the skin’s natural texture.

The texture of the loose powder was still incredibly silky and finely-milled, despite some of the larger shimmer/sparkle in it. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage dry, and it was fully opaque with a lightly dampened brush. What I noticed was that opaque coverage was definitely achievable with dry application, it just took more product initially. I did, however, find it more blendable when I used it dry, particularly when I used it as a cheek highlighter. The color lasted for nine hours as a highlighter on my cheeks and eight hours on my lids as an eyeshadow. This shade also showed up well over a few different types of lipstick finishes (not just matte lipsticks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 13 Ivory
13 Ivory
13 Ivory
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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