Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder ($19.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a loose powder that shifts color at different angles and lighting situations. It moves from a cooler-toned beige-white to a coppery pink shimmer-sheen. It seems like it is similar to MAC’s Vanilla pigment but perhaps with a less pronounced sheen–more yellow in it than copper.

This is actually the shade that Nick Lujan patted onto the center of the lid in this look. The texture is very, very finely milled; it practically melts against the skin because of how silky smooth it is. #940 is particularly useful for layering over other eyeshadows to add more dimension to the shade, though it can be used alone just as easily.  It can be applied dry or damp, and the metallic sheen will be more pronounced if it applied damp.

The Glossover


#940 Star Powder

Surprisingly, the silkiness of the loose powder doesn't give way to chalkiness or even lots of dusty flare-ups when you open the container. It settles just enough to be easy to use while still having a really soft feel.











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Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (Dry/Wet)

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (Dry/Wet)

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $19.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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19 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. ashley seme

    Seems sort of similar to MAC Helium pigment in the way it reflects colors and what is reflected in the light, but this reflects more gold and pink while Helium reflects more pinkish purplish than gold. This is pretty though!!

  2. Sarah

    this actually looks like it would be a good cheeck highlighter!

  3. divinem (Melissa)

    I know they’re popular, but I just don’t like duochromes as a whole.

  4. Dana

    While it is gorgeous, I’m sure you could find a much cheaper dupe. I can’t think of any off hand but I see colors like this all the time on indie mineral sites and places like TKB. The only difference I could think would be how she said it melts into the skin and applies nicely.

    • TKB Trading has all the Aura Micas that are used in the Start Powders.
      Naked Cosmetics Ivory stack are colour dupes to MUFE White/Orange 940, White/Mauve 942, White/Pink 943.
      e.l.f. Studio Eye Transformer palette is a colour dupe but It’s not as richly pigmented as the rest I’ve mentioned.

      The selling feature of the Star Powder’s is the silk base formula. they use.

    • Victoria

      Star powder colours aren’t super unique (though I find some of them to have really beautiful unique shimmering effects, almost like your eyelids are wet) but their selling part to me is their formula. They hold together really well and I get zero to no fall out.

    • amanda

      it reminds be of beauty from the earth’s whisper.

  5. I would invest in this, because there’s so much I can do with it.

  6. Nik

    Is this the orange one! I just used it a few days ago on my cheeks as a highlight and thought it was so cool, that Christine from Temptalia would like it! The shimmer is so beautiful and you can see how fine the particles are in the sunshine! The turquoise/white one is also another good one, they are neato over dark liner!

  7. how long does this thing last?

  8. dom

    i’d better run to sephora and check this out ASAP. dumb question – reckon i could use this as a setting powder? provided i don’t get too heavy-handed with the brush.

  9. Stephanie

    It looks like pink opal pigmente by MAC

  10. Christine,

    Does this contain silicone (or any ingredient with “-cone”)?
    As much as I really want to give this product a try after reading your review, I am extremely wary of silicone ingredients. They make me horribly break out! =(

  11. Ashley D.