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Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powders Photos & Swatches (2017)

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a loose powder that can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks.” I’ve reviewed a few shades before but happened to notice new shades on Sephora in the last week–but I went to Make Up For Ever’s site and saw even more, so I’m not sure if these are truly new or just new-to-Sephora. Nevertheless, here’s a peek at swatches of the shades I bought to review:

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

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Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color – Blush

B316

Make Up For Ever B316 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The matte finish never looked flat or dry on the skin and seemed to look natural but not shimmery or shiny on the skin. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the skin and blended out with ease. Worth noting, the denser formula tends to accommodate heavier handed folks or moderately dense blush brushes but feathery brushes (like a fan brush) do not pick up product as well and often applies product unevenly. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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 B316
B316
B316
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Thanks Seraphine to for today's question!

How do you apply your nail polish?

I apply a ridge-filling base coat, two coats of polish, top coat, and then a quick drying top coat. When I apply polish, I usually start from the lower third (not quite the base), pull toward the end of the nail, from the center and then outward.

— Christine

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Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection for Fall 2017

Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection for Fall 2017
Too Faced Peaches & Cream Collection for Fall 2017

The Details

Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection, infused with peach and sweet fig cream. Available exclusively at Sephora on August 31.

August 31st at Sephora

Just Peachy Mattes Palette, $45.00 (TBA)

Just Peachy Mattes is infused with refreshing peach and sweet fig cream in our exclusive modern comfort matte formula for intense color payoff that’s beyond blendable. Create endless looks with 12 matte shades of warm peaches, buttery creams, and rich browns that smell and feel oh so good.

Peach Kiss, $21.00 (New, Permanent)

Achieve a burst of intense matte color, unsurpassed comfort, and hydration with this long-wearing refreshing peach and sweet fig cream infused formula.

  • Doll Face Light beige
  • Sure Thing Pink beige
  • Sunday Funday Peach beige
  • Sex on the Peach Rosy peach
  • Everything is Peachy Peach
  • Peach Beach Pink coral
  • Got Peach Dark, rosy peach
  • Where My Peaches at? Orange
  • Pink with a Wink Pink
  • Make Me Blush Soft pink
  • Makeup Me Happy Mid-tone pink
  • I Think in Pink Fuchsia
  • Breakfast Club Red
  • Muy Caliente Rich red
  • He’s With Me Deep red
  • Stop Traffic Burgundy
  • Butterfly Lavender
  • After School Special Mid-tone lavender
  • Drunk Dial Berry purple
  • Love is a Batterfield Deep berry

Peach My Cheeks Blush, $30.00 (New, Permanent)

Give your cheeks a pinch of color with this first of its kind melting powder blush. The total sensorial experience begins as soon as the formula is touched. The creamy, buttery texture instantly transforms into a lightweight powder once applied. It has a buildable finish that is soft, blendable and leaves your cheeks looking, feeling and smelling like dreamy peaches and cream. Tip: Use your fingers or Kabuki brush for best application!

  • Pinch My Peach Rosy brown
  • So Peachy Peach
  • Peach Berry Berry
  • Peach Dream Pink peach
  • Ginger Peach Dark peach
  • Spiced Peach Peachy brown

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie, China Doll, Pillow Book Lipsticks

01/06

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick

Chinoiserie

Cle de Peau Chinoiserie Lipstick ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, but it was not completely opaque on the lips. The lipstick had a smooth, creamyt exture that was lightweight with some slip, but it did not slide around as much on the lips as I thought it would, possibly as it had a bit of tackiness to it. The color went on very evenly across the lips and there was a touch of color in my deeper lip lines but all my lip lines still were softer and smoother. This shade lasted for four hours and was moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to have “ultra-vibrant, luminous HD color and rich lasting moisture” that has a “silk, semi-matte finish lasting for 8 hours.” Under “Key Benefits,” they repeat that it has a “long-lasting finish for up to 8 hours” and “delivers lasting moisture for up to 4 hours” (I swear, that seems like it’s switched–it would really make more sense for it to last for four hours but keep lips hydrated for longer than the color itself lasted). The consistency was lightweight, creamy with a more emollient feel as it applied that had a lightly tacky feel afterward. Color coverage varied from medium and buildable to mostly opaque with light to moderate shine. Some shades applied more smoothly across the lips and made my lips appear smoother and plumper but not all shades did so. The wear was four to six ours with some of the deeper, richer shades (like reds) wearing longer. I found the formula very hydrating and comfortable to wear. I did not notice any taste but they had a subtle, rosy scent.

Cle de Peau Lipstick Chinoiserie
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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NARS Fall 2017 Color Collection

NARS Fall 2017 Color Collection
NARS Fall 2017 Color Collection

The Details

All eyes on metal.NARS Cosmetics introduces the Fall 2017 Color Collection. Sultry shades step into the spotlight with shimmering new Blush, Kohliners, and Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows in cool metallic tones.

Now online

Blush, $30.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Blissful Shimmering raspberry

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, $29.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Titania Metallic silver
  • Hydra Shimmering deep green

Kohliner, $26.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Naxos Shimmering blue stone
  • Altiplano Shimmering soft bronze
  • Sorrento Rust brown

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