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Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder

18 Golden Grey

Make Up For Ever 18 Golden Grey Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a medium, bluish gray base with green-to-gold shifting shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry with semi-opaque coverage when applied damp. I felt like this had more potential swatched then applied, as the gray base seemed to blend away rather quickly so it often looked more like a golden sheen than the cooler, gold-green-gray combo of the swatch (or jar). You wouldn’t think that this would be workable on the cheeks for most, but since the base ended up disappearing, it actually was more than workable–it ran cooler in undertone but did not appear nearly as gray after blending it out. Unfortunately, when I tried it on the eyes, the same thing happened–it was mostly shimmer and lacked the base (which made it a more original shade). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 18 Golden Grey
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

3 Frozen Orange

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, white base with pink to golden orange shift. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The finish was shimmery with slightly larger sparkles here and there, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

I was so frustrated trying to take photos of this one applied–I think I have shot over a hundred photos–as I could not get the shift to show up on camera like it appears in person. The shift has delightful movement from pink to gold to orange, as the orange is more of a yellowish orange than a really dark or reddish orange. Straight-on, the color did appear a bit sallow on my complexion, so I have found that for actual wear, it is best paired with another blush to minimize the base color coming through while still enjoying the shift. You can see hints of the pink and orange appearance in the cap, and the color there is very similar to the shift at the other end of the spectrum on the skin!

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 3 Frozen Orange
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

B304

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, which was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with two to three layers. The powder was smooth, moderately dense, and had no powderiness even when used with a heavier hand and denser brush but as a result, very feathery brushes (like a fan brush) did not pick up product as well. I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the color on my cheeks, though, and it sat well without looking dry or flat. The blush stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B304
B304
B304
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H104

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It brightened without looking particularly chalky or ashy on me, but it was still a much starker shade against my skin tone; it would work better paired with blush or contour or on fairer complexions. It had good pigmentation paired with a moderately dense, very smooth texture that blended out nicely on the skin and had a natural finish. I could really see someone who likes very subtle illuminators enjoying this as it definitely reflected light but without using a lot of shimmer. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter H104
H104
H104
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

4 Frozen Green

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, pinkish white base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer. The consistency was incredibly silky and finely-milled with a lot of very fine pearl that reflected light beautifully. The duochrome effect was noticeable more in person than in photos but was absolutely visible in person (and not just by contorting myself). It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and more opaque coverage when applied damp. The highlighter lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. (visually, by volume, they seemed to fill the jars regardless of the weight differences between shades). I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 4 Frozen Green
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Make Up For Ever M103 & M104 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

01/07

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M103

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that had that more matte finish but did not appear flat or chalky on the lips. I felt like the formula was creamier than past mattes–more like a hybrid between the Cream and Matte formulas (see my original overview). It glided on easily but adhered for solid, five-hour wear. The formula felt non-drying while worn.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M103
M103
M103
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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