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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
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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

Coloured Raine Cameo & Foxy Lady Lipsticks

01/06

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Cameo

Coloured Raine Cameo Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that glided on smoothly and yielded even coverage. There was a smidgen of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines but wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The formula is supposed to be “super moisturizing” with “one swipe” coverage. I found it was more lightly hydrating overall, but it was comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted for. The lipstick had a faint, waxy scent to it but no discernible taste.

Coloured Raine Lipstick Cameo
Cameo
Cameo
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

01/09

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder

Mars

Milk Makeup Mars Holographic Highlighting Powder ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a pale, pinky beige with a pink-to-lavender shift. It was more of a duochrome than Supernova but the finish was much more subdued and more like a faint pearl than a true shimmery. The effect of this one was more noticeable when layered with blushes, as it would alter the blush a bit more noticeably than when this was applied on the face by itself. All that being said, subtle doesn’t quite seem to be what the brand had in mind as they call the formula “intense.”

The formula is an “intense highlighting powder” that is supposed to have “full payoff in a single swipe” that can be used on cheeks and eyes. The color payoff was good, but the effect remained subtle, so it might not look much against my skin tone. There was some noticeable shift in person, depending on the angle and lighting. If you prefer a blinding highlight, I would not recommend it, but if you prefer a subtle highlight and like the idea of a duochrome (but often find them too intense), this might be for you. The consistency was soft, smooth, and moderately dense and felt a touch powdery on the skin initially. It was blendable and any powderiness dissipated as I buffed and blended the powder across my cheeks. The highlighter lasted for eight hours on me.

Milk Makeup Holographic Highlighting Powder Mars
Mars
Mars
B

Permanent

7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

Hourglass My Favorite, You Can Find Me, I Always Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

My Favorite

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. The color payoff was fantastic–opaque and even–with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips effortlessly but applied the color well. While it had a light sheen, the formula itself wasn’t slippery, so the color stayed in place well. On me, it lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick My Favorite
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

01/09

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder

Supernova

Milk Makeup Supernova Holographic Highlighting Powder ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, silvery lavender with cool undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had more iridescent shimmer than one that shifted from one shade to another. The finish was moderately shimmery with a strong reflective quality but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture as the consistency was more finely-milled and smoother as I blended and buffed it out onto my cheeks.

The formula is supposed to have “full payoff in a single swipe” that can be used on cheeks and eyes. It had good pigmentation in a single layer–just shy of full coverage–and was easily built up for truly opaque coverage if desired. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too dense nor was it powdery in the pan, so it was easy to use and to blend out. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Milk Makeup Holographic Highlighting Powder Supernova
Supernova
Supernova
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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