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Best & Worst of Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powders

01/05

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder  

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powders ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a new, loose formula that can be used on eyes and face that is described as “an ultrafine, sparkling powder.” It’s more sparkly than the original Star Lit Powders, but likely much finer than the Star Lit Glitters (which I don’t have and haven’t tried before… because they look like loose glitter).

The big takeaway from these is that the ratings are lower because they are supposed to be usable alone, and some of them are more usable than others as-is but all of them significantly benefited from being used with a wet brush, tacky base, or adhesive primer/glitter glue. If you anticipate using them with some sort of fixative, I think you’ll enjoy them! Some of them have decent base pigment, so they can be layered as well as used as a more standalone product, too.

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Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder

01/08

Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder

102 White Gold

Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of silver and gold sparkle and glitter. It seemed to read more warm and silvery at times, and then at other angles (or lighting types), it read pale, warm gold. The texture felt chunkier as there didn’t seem to be any pigmentation coming from a finer loose base, but there seemed to be more sparkle that felt flatter and adhered a bit better to bare skin, though an adhesive base would be highly recommended for real-life wear.

As an eyeshadow, I was able to press and pat it onto my inner tearduct and have it wear decently for six to seven hours, but there was moderate fallout that built up over time. As a cheek highlighter, it was a little more forgiving but had a tendency of sheering out too readily, so it applied on a broader area than I had originally intended as a result. There was some glitter/sparkle that traveled over the eight hours it lasted for, though I was able to see some glitter still where I had originally applied it. Due to the sheer/translucent base, I did not find it buildable without packing it on over an adhesive base.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.08 oz. - $325.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable, blendable, [and] light-reflective" and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. The brand says that they can be applied with "brush or fingers," and while they say that "for cleaner application and stronger hold, wet brush with" an adhesive spray, it does imply it can be used without for less clean/less hold. The powders seem as finely-milled as they're going to get, but they have micro-sparkle and sparkle to them so they have a drier, almost loose glittery texture overall. Some shades seemed to have a stronger base color that came through than others, which were more glittery overall with a sheerer or transparent base.

I wore several of them on cheeks as well as eyes with most shades performing decently without an adhesive spray/tacky base, but the wear time was between six and eight hours with light to moderate fallout (depending on the shade) on eyes and eight hours on cheeks with some sparkle migration over time. I definitely would recommend using the product with an adhesive spray for the "cleaner application and stronger hold" the brand says it would result in.

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Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder

01/08

Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder

101 White

Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base and lots of silver and white micro-glitter and glitter. It felt chunkier and more glitter-packed compared to most of the shades in the range (it was most similar in texture to to 102 White Gold). It was only buildable in coverage if applied over a tacky base or used with a glitter adhesive, but it did not naturally build up much and was prone to sheering out when I worked with it dry in any capacity.

Overall, it definitely applied even less impressively on its own whether that was to eyes or cheeks, though it was more inclined to stay put on my cheeks compared to my eyes. I would not bother with this shade unless you anticipated using it with a glitter adhesive, where it will be easier to use (less fallout), have more buildable pigmentation (almost opaque), and actually go longer than a few hours before there was a near-constant drop of glitter into the eyes. Some of the other shades were more usable dry, even if they always did the best with a dampened brush/adhesive product, but I just didn’t find this to work remotely well on its own and should have only been marketed to be used with something to hold it.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.08 oz. - $325.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable, blendable, [and] light-reflective" and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. The brand says that they can be applied with "brush or fingers," and while they say that "for cleaner application and stronger hold, wet brush with" an adhesive spray, it does imply it can be used without for less clean/less hold. The powders seem as finely-milled as they're going to get, but they have micro-sparkle and sparkle to them so they have a drier, almost loose glittery texture overall. Some shades seemed to have a stronger base color that came through than others, which were more glittery overall with a sheerer or transparent base.

I wore several of them on cheeks as well as eyes with most shades performing decently without an adhesive spray/tacky base, but the wear time was between six and eight hours with light to moderate fallout (depending on the shade) on eyes and eight hours on cheeks with some sparkle migration over time. I definitely would recommend using the product with an adhesive spray for the "cleaner application and stronger hold" the brand says it would result in.

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Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powders

01/10

Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder

104 Blue White

Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) has pale, almost silvery-white base with a strong, aqua-to-blue sheen, though it sometimes flashed almost pink but very rarely did I see that except when contorting myself to do so. Most of the time, it looks like a very high-shine, metallic pop of icy blue. It had medium, buildable pigmented with a loose, lightly sparkly texture–I could tell there were lots of sparkles in it but didn’t feel chunky–that was decent on its own, especially on cheeks, but benefited greatly from a tacky base or adhesive spray.

As an eyeshadow, there was some fallout when applied with a dry brush, but when I pressed and patted it into place, then gently buffed the edges, it adhered for the most part (though you’d want to do your eyes first!) and stayed in place well for eight hours with light fallout over time. As a highlighter, it buffed beautifully against my skin and gave it a moderately luminous effect with some sparkle and a definite shift. It stayed on well on my cheeks for eight hours with minimal movement/travel from the sparkles.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.08 oz. - $325.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable, blendable, [and] light-reflective" and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. The brand says that they can be applied with "brush or fingers," and while they say that "for cleaner application and stronger hold, wet brush with" an adhesive spray, it does imply it can be used without for less clean/less hold. The powders seem as finely-milled as they're going to get, but they have micro-sparkle and sparkle to them so they have a drier, almost loose glittery texture overall. Some shades seemed to have a stronger base color that came through than others, which were more glittery overall with a sheerer or transparent base.

I wore several of them on cheeks as well as eyes with most shades performing decently without an adhesive spray/tacky base, but the wear time was between six and eight hours with light to moderate fallout (depending on the shade) on eyes and eight hours on cheeks with some sparkle migration over time. I definitely would recommend using the product with an adhesive spray for the "cleaner application and stronger hold" the brand says it would result in.

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Ingredients

Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powders

01/08

Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder

111 Champagne

Make Up For Ever 111 Champagne Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) has pale peach base with flecks of pink-to-copper shifting sparkle. The texture felt a little more sand-like compared to other shades; it was different than others, as something about the base color didn’t seem as finely-milled. While the others had some ability to be used dry, this was one that I struggled to use without an adhesive spray/tacky base as there was a lot of fallout when I used it. There was a subtle shift at times, more noticeable in person, but it was the least shifting shades in the range that I’ve seen.

As an eyeshadow, it went on unevenly and had to be used with a fixative to keep it in place or else most of it dropped off the lid (very little longevity). As a highlighter, as my skin is more hydrated and has more natural oils on it (compared to my lid or arm), it adhered better and I could buff in the base pigment better, but it didn’t have much of a reflective effect. A lot of shades in the range looked gorgeous on, particularly in person, but this one was underwhelming. At best, the wear on my eyes was a few hours, and on my cheeks, closer to eight with some traveling but little sparkle seemed to adhere on my cheeks to begin with.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.08 oz. - $325.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable, blendable, [and] light-reflective" and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. The brand says that they can be applied with "brush or fingers," and while they say that "for cleaner application and stronger hold, wet brush with" an adhesive spray, it does imply it can be used without for less clean/less hold. The powders seem as finely-milled as they're going to get, but they have micro-sparkle and sparkle to them so they have a drier, almost loose glittery texture overall. Some shades seemed to have a stronger base color that came through than others, which were more glittery overall with a sheerer or transparent base.

I wore several of them on cheeks as well as eyes with most shades performing decently without an adhesive spray/tacky base, but the wear time was between six and eight hours with light to moderate fallout (depending on the shade) on eyes and eight hours on cheeks with some sparkle migration over time. I definitely would recommend using the product with an adhesive spray for the "cleaner application and stronger hold" the brand says it would result in.

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Ingredients

Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powders

01/12

Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions | Look Details
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder

106 Grenny White

Make Up For Ever 106 Grenny White Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) shifts from lavender-pink to flashy, greenish-gold with a sparkling, shiny finish. It looked more gold and green than it did pink or lavender on me most of the time; at certain angles, I could see the pink coming through as more of a base color. It had buildable pigmentation, which was largely in the application method, but it was easy to get sheer coverage or get more semi-opaque to opaque coverage.

When I used it as an eyeshadow, I used a pencil brush to pat and push it onto my lower lash line, and it appeared more green-gold and built up to opaque coverage. The wear was decent with migration and slight fallout over an eight-hour period, though less than anticipated based on the large amount of sparkle in it. I would highly recommend using an adhesive spray or glitter adhesive with it, though, for better coverage and wear.

When I used as a highlighter, it appeared a little more like a aqua-green with a subtle shift to green-gold most of the time, and again that lavender-ish base only came through at certain angles when I went looking for it. The highlighter buffed well onto my cheeks, which are more normal than normal-to-dry in skin type, so I think the natural oils on my skin helped keep the loose highlighter from falling right off my cheeks. It wore well for eight hours with slight sparkle migration over time.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.08 oz. - $325.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "buildable, blendable, [and] light-reflective" and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. The brand says that they can be applied with "brush or fingers," and while they say that "for cleaner application and stronger hold, wet brush with" an adhesive spray, it does imply it can be used without for less clean/less hold. The powders seem as finely-milled as they're going to get, but they have micro-sparkle and sparkle to them so they have a drier, almost loose glittery texture overall. Some shades seemed to have a stronger base color that came through than others, which were more glittery overall with a sheerer or transparent base.

I wore several of them on cheeks as well as eyes with most shades performing decently without an adhesive spray/tacky base, but the wear time was between six and eight hours with light to moderate fallout (depending on the shade) on eyes and eight hours on cheeks with some sparkle migration over time. I definitely would recommend using the product with an adhesive spray for the "cleaner application and stronger hold" the brand says it would result in.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Diamond Powder swatches.

Ingredients