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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
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NARS Bumpy Ride Blush

01/06

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

Bumpy Ride

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light golden sheen. It’s a very springy shade, and it’s a less shimmery version of their well-known Orgasm. My guess is this will work well for lighter skin tones and medium complexions who want a hint of color, as it is visible but a more subtle blush on my light-medium skin tone.

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was a touch dusty but seemed to sit well on the skin. The finish became more satiny as I blended and buffed the color on my cheeks. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

NARS Powder Blush Bumpy Ride

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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Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

12 Copper

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had one of the strongest finishes out of the ones I’ve tried.

The consistency was soft, silky, and finely-milled but wasn’t quite as blendable as I would have liked when used as an eyeshadow or used with a denser cheek brush; the reddish color had a tendency to stick and turn patchy as I tried to blend out the color, though the golden sheen appeared to be more even. It worked best as a more opaque eyeshadow, as it didn’t require as much blending or diffusion (just around the edges), whereas as a highlighter, it was more obvious where it wasn’t fully blended out. The color wore well for nine hours as a cheek color and eight hours as an eyeshadow. This one was better on the lips, as it was more visible, even with a more emollient lipstick underneath it.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 12 Copper
12 Copper
12 Copper
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

3 Gold Champagne

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warmer undertones paired with copper, gold, pink, and silver glitter. This one read warmer on the skin compared to the first two shades in the range, as it had noticeable copper glitters (and it seemed more dominated by gold glitter overall). This one seemed to have more of the finer particles that made it slightly easier to use as well.

The Star Lit Liquid formula is described as a “lightweight, multi-use, pearlescent formula” that is a “sheer, water-based formula” that is buildable and won’t feel sticky on the skin. If you like a subtle highlighter, this formula is not for you. And if you don’t like glitter, this formula is definitely not for you! If you like glittery highlighters, I think this might be up your alley. The consistency was thin, water-like, and felt cool going on. The applicator is a lot like a nail polish brush, and it’s okay for getting initial color onto an area, but it is not practical to use it as a blending tool or anything like that. I had the best luck using my fingertip to pat and spread the glitter on the skin (cheeks or eyes) as a sheer wash.

3 Gold Champagne was very similar to the other shades that I’ve tested–a thin, water-like consistency that goes on wet and cool to the touch but dries down within five to seven seconds to a non-sticky, fully dry finish. I recommend working one section at a time, and as it is a sheer product, I liked fingertips for spreading for the most control. The formula was somewhat buildable, but we’re talking sheer to medium coverage, at the most, or else it felt really thick and didn’t dry down as evenly (particularly so on the eyes, as it can had a tendency to crease as it was drying).

When I tried it as a highlighter on my cheeks, the product wore decently for eight hours, but there had been some glitter that had migrated through the day to other areas of my face (like above my lip, nose). As an eye product, it creased after seven hours of wear and had minor fallout. If I were to use this on the lids (just normally, not for testing specifically), I’d pat it over another powder eyeshadow and just keep it on the mobile lid.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 3 Gold Champagne
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder

5 Frozen Purple

Make Up For Ever 5 Frozen Purple Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is an iridescent lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had less of a shift as it did a very strong iridescence and sheen, so it could still be used as a transforming powder on top of other products.

It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage applied dry, which was buildable; I didn’t feel like it wasn’t pigmented when I used a blush brush to apply to my cheeks, but it was definitely more intense and took less product to get greater coverage with a damp brush. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and sat well on the skin and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. I noticed that the finish was really quite reflective, but only at an angle; if I looked at my husband straight-on, it was subtle, but as soon as I turned my head, it was like, “Whoa!” On the cheeks, it wore well for eight hours on me, and on the eyes, it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading.

The Star Lit Powder is supposed to be an “ultra-fine” loose powder that can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” either wet or dry to “customize intensity and luminosity.” The powder was finely-milled, smooth, and very soft across all the shades I tried in the range, and the pigmentation was mostly opaque even dry, though damp application made it more concentrated and adhere strongly to wherever it was initially applied. Overall, I felt a little went a long way, so even though there was not much product in the container, it would still take many uses to finish it.

It took a few applications to figure out the best way to apply it as a highlighter on cheeks, as the opening is rather small and the product quite concentrated, so I often found myself with very strong, distinct stripes of highlight across the cheekbones that took some buffing to blend and diffuse out. It was better to lightly tap the brush in the opening, and then dab it in the interior of the lid, which had the effect of diffusing and dispersing the loose powder better throughout the brush. This yielded a glowing effect that still produced higher coverage but took the work out of blending it out. On the eyes, it was easier to get full distribution onto a brush, as eye brushes are smaller, but if you wanted a sheer wash of color, I would recommend the same technique as I used for applying it as a cheek highlighter with a fluffy eye brush.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 5 Frozen Purple
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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