Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as “white shimmer.” It’s the first shade of Make Up For Ever’s Diamond Powder range, which is a product line that interwines the finely milled texture of their Star Powders with the shimmering nature of glitter. It can be used for eyes, cheeks, lips, or body. This is the kind of product that’s meant to be mixed with other products. Make Up For Ever recommends using it over a creamy surface for “longer lasting hold.”

I wanted to check out this product for myself, because Nicholas Lujan used it on me when I visited the Make Up For Ever Boutique in Las Vegas. I loved the way it shimmered without being chunky or gritty–and, best of all, it stayed put! #1 is like a white-beige; it sparkles a warmer white when the light catches it and more of dark beige when it doesn’t–looks a bit like sand, I suppose. It’s a fine glitter that feels more like glitter than a powder, but it’s not gritty or chunky.

It works well with mixing mediums/bases/sealers (like their Eye Seal). Just dampen the brush, pick up the product, and pat gently where desired.  You can also pat them over Aqua Creams, while they’re still wet, and then lock them in with Eye Seal.  This is easy enough to work with for consumers, though I mentally categorize it as a more advanced or prosumer product overall.

 

Have you used Diamond Powders before? How do you use them?

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Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder

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36 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #1 Diamond Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love the versatility of this. It makes me feel like the product pays for itself. :)

  2. Becky

    This reminds me of the MAC reflects pearl which I love.

  3. Some of MUFE products are meant for stage or events and this appears to be one of them.

  4. Dayna

    I love makeup forever but I find this product to be such a rip off. Barely any product for $24. It’s a shame the diamond powders are pretty. Great job though Christine! I love your reviews<3

    • If you’re looking for body glitter, then I would agree, but for cosmetic grade glitter that can be worn on the eyes, I think it’s fine and in line with MUFE’s price point. :) I personally couldn’t see myself getting through a single pot of this in my lifetime!

  5. Liz

    Looks pretty run of the mill to me.

  6. I have never used any MUFE Diamond Powders, they all look so pretty so I do want to try one.

  7. Ashley

    That’s a lot of money for glitter. Especially a glitter product that cannot be used on its own without looking totally lame.

    • It’s priced on par with other high-end brands, which makes sense given MUFE’s price point across the brand :) Like all makeup, there are always options at all points of the spectrum.

  8. Courtney

    It looks perfect for the holiday season. I should try it out. Have you been to Taaz.com? I go to the beauty website to try out makeover looks.

  9. Fey

    That’s a really beautiful, delicate shimmer! Diamond Powder is a perfect name.

  10. Alex

    I have these in 11 and 15, which are both perfect for adding sparkle to neutral looks. They are a little spendy, but the nice thing is they don’t really expire (I don’t think, anyway), so they last forever.

  11. nitnot

    For everyone complaining it’s too expensive, you really have to have it on your eyes to appreciate it. I saw this on gossmakeupartist’ tutorial where he used it to highlight the inner corner, and it looked amazing. I went to MUFE counter, where I planned on buying either the Full Cover Concealer of the Duo Mat.

    I left with this. Never regretted it since. You can use it to line the eyes, it looks amazing. Pat on top of eyeshadow for a bit of pop, also amazing. I never regretted it since. It adds a bit of understated fun to a lot of looks.

    • I think if you want to use it as body glitter, you could go a much more affordable route – especially since you don’t need to have eye-safe glitter for the body, which can take larger particle glitter, but if you just use it on eyes/lips/face, I think it goes far!

      • nitnot

        Exactly!

        Also I prefer shimmery bronzer to body glitter, but hey that’s just me. But yes, for face glitter, nothing could be better. I love a good bargain as much as the next girl but as of right now, MUFE diamond powder is still unbeatable for what it is.

  12. kelly

    I have had this for two years and i love it.I also own the one with the purple glitter but this is far better.I wear it on my eyelid using a wet brush to minimize fall out and to achieve more intense shine.It really looks like diamonds.Bytheway the packaging,in loose power form,is not so good,lot of fall out.

  13. Farida

    I almost have all of them and that’s because I have an obsession with glitter, sparkle and shimmer. It may seem expensive but you need so little product that one pot would last you forever. I love it so much and it’s perfect for the holiday season.

  14. Gia

    Christine, I really think you should do a quick look on the eyes to do this product more justice. It really is a very fine glitter texture and I have not found anything similar. I own two diamond powders in bronze #4 and the one you just reviewed. It is completely overlooked beauty product. One fault to the product is the packaging. The tiny particles of glitter seem to crowd the threading on the lid and it’s so hard to get a complete and secure closure. If you are travelling with this product definitely place it in its own zip-loc bag. If your local sephora has this on display test it out.

  15. Avatar of Tabi Tabi

    I love these so much. I have 01 (white with silver), 02 (white with gold), 03 (white with purple), 11 (champagne), and 15 (taupe with blue sparkles).

    I typically use these with a little tiny bit of Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy applied with a finger to the inner 1/3 or 2/3 of the lid. I don’t like placing it on the lower lash line since that seems to lead to more fallout overall. I normally do my entire eye as normal (I do put some eyeshadow underneath), and then apply the Pixie Epoxy, wait 10-15 seconds, then apply the glitter with a flat brush like the 239. The epoxy makes it stick and really reduces fallout. If I do see fallout, and it’s usually not very much, then I use a piece of scotch tape to pick as much of it up as a I can. The Pixie Epoxy makes it stay all day on my lids (10-ish hours easily), which are super oily and make even some MUFE Aqua Creams crease.

    The first three are more transparent in nature, so really just the sparkle shows up. Because the particles are so fine, it actually ends up as being a more subtle effect than you might think. The last two (champagne and smoky, it’s called) are less transparent, and the powder itself has a color, so it’s more like using a glitter pigment.

    They are expensive, and I hear that Kryolan or Graftobian have a very similar very-fine glitter for around $12. I can’t remember the exact name of the product, however.

  16. I loveeeee their powders sooo much :D …. from star to diamond and THE BEST metal powders …..
    I use this with INGLOT Duraline
    take a drop on back of my hand , dip my finger lightly in it and then take some diamond powder from pot lid and pat lightly on lids
    it sticks nicely with no fall out….
    and how i like to use ??
    mostly with matte colors and my best bet for this is MUFE 92 …. a good smokey eyes with all matte colors like 92 all over lids , black in the crease and then this all over lids to add whole lot of drama …

    sorry … have learned everything here and was hesitating to write how i use and all :D :D …..but coudnt stop after seeing this lovely color
    and till date the purple look of your is THE BOMB :D :D …. best ever look with MUFE 92
    but on second thoughts …. it was you , who made the color desirable :D :D