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Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H106

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is brilliant, blinding medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a very smooth, almost cream-like texture that was moderately dense but easily blended out on the skin. The powder diffused nicely along the cheeks, and the more I blended it out, the less metallic it became. At full coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture just slightly, though. On me, this highlighter wore well for eight and a half 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 H106
H106
H106
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Fashion Fanatic Palette | Look Details

MAC Fashion Fanatic Palette | Look Details

Fashion Fanatic

MAC Fashion Fanatic MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) contains an assortment of shades that ranged from peachy coral to lavender to raspberry pink to deep purple. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

MAC MAC Girls Personality Palette Fashion Fanatic
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder

9 Coral

Make Up For Ever 9 Coral Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is rich, medium-dark pink-coral with warm, golden shimmer. This particular shade was only listed as safe to wear on the cheeks–presumably as a blush, then–and not permitted for eye or lip use. The powder had a soft, silky texture that was incredibly finely-milled, which made it a lot easier to diffuse and blend out on the cheeks–something necessary for such a rich shade! It had medium, buildable pigmentation when applied dry, and opaque coverage was achieved when applied damp. The shimmer finish became more prominent when applied damp or when buffed more into the skin. This shade stayed on well for nine 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. 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 9 Coral
9 Coral
9 Coral
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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