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Make Up For Ever Rosewood & Cold Pink Artist Liquid Matte

01/06

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Rosewood (105)

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The liquid lipstick felt thin without being watery, so it spread easily across the lips but did not appear streaky. The color stayed on nicely for six and a half hours, and the formula was mostly non-drying.

The Artist Liquid Matte formula is supposed to have “intense color” with an “ultra-matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and leaves lips feeling “soft, nourished.” In general, the formula is quite pigmented with a smooth, thin texture that still had substance to it (but felt looser, like it was almost too easily spread across the lips) as it covered the lips well and didn’t streak. The dry down time was average, and I felt like I could maneuver and perfect the edges without fear of it drying down on me. The formula dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t transfer and did not appear “cracked.” The wear varied from five to eight hours on me, and the formula felt slightly drying to non-drying. There was a heavy, floral scent, though–more detectable than the one in their regular lipstick range. While the tube did not seem unusually small, thin, or short, it contained a lot less product than is standard for liquid lipsticks.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Make Up For Ever Warm Beige & Praline Artist Liquid Matte

01/06

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte

Warm Beige (103)

Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) Artist Liquid Matte ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peachy brown with a hint of rose paired with a matte finish. The consistency was a touch thicker, easier to control than other shades in the same formula, but it took longer to dry down and didn’t fully self-level so there was visible streaking. The color “cracked” slightly when I smiled at my deeper lip lines. It had opaque color coverage that lasted for a solid six hours on me before fading noticeably but was not drying.

The Artist Liquid Matte formula is supposed to have “intense color” with an “ultra-matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and leaves lips feeling “soft, nourished.” In general, the formula is quite pigmented with a smooth, thin texture that still had substance to it (but felt looser, like it was almost too easily spread across the lips) as it covered the lips well and didn’t streak. The dry down time was average, and I felt like I could maneuver and perfect the edges without fear of it drying down on me. The formula dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t transfer and did not appear “cracked.” The wear varied from five to eight hours on me, and the formula felt slightly drying to non-drying. There was a heavy, floral scent, though–more detectable than the one in their regular lipstick range. While the tube did not seem unusually small, thin, or short, it contained a lot less product than is standard for liquid lipsticks.

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Make Up For Ever Cream Beige & Neutral Beige Artist Liquid Matte

01/05

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte

Cream Beige (101)

Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) Artist Liquid Matte ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was thin but very fluid, almost too fluid (seemed to take extra effort to keep the product within the lines!). It dried down to a flat, matte finish that was transfer-proof. I noticed fading after five hours of wear, though it lasted closer to six hours before needing a touch-up or reapplication. The formula was slightly drying over time.

The Artist Liquid Matte formula is supposed to have “intense color” with an “ultra-matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and leaves lips feeling “soft, nourished.” In general, the formula is quite pigmented with a smooth, thin texture that still had substance to it (but felt looser, like it was almost too easily spread across the lips) as it covered the lips well and didn’t streak. The dry down time was average, and I felt like I could maneuver and perfect the edges without fear of it drying down on me. The formula dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t transfer and did not appear “cracked.” The wear varied from five to eight hours on me, and the formula felt slightly drying to non-drying. There was a heavy, floral scent, though–more detectable than the one in their regular lipstick range. While the tube did not seem unusually small, thin, or short, it contained a lot less product than is standard for liquid lipsticks.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Round-up: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquids & Powders

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid
Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

I’m here with a recap of all the shades I reviewed of Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) and Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.). The liquid is fun if you like a lot of glitter–big flecks of sparkly goodness–and the powder is more suitable for a pearly sheen. I think the powder is more versatile, as it worked easily on eyes, cheeks, and lips (though they can get lost with deeper or more emollient formulas).

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

01/05

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder

28 Anthracite Black

Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with cooler, bluish undertones and blue, red, and silver pearl. Of all the shades I tried, this one had the greatest difference between dry and damp application.

Applied dry, it was softer, less intense, and warmer in overall tone, whereas damp application was intensely pigmented, very deep, and more metallic with a stronger, bluish sheen. The texture was soft, not quite as finely milled as other shades but still smooth. I tried to apply it as a cheek highlighter, but it was difficult to blend it out with the color looking patchy/cratered. I tried different brushes, using less product, and so forth, but I could never get it to apply evenly. It worked best as an eyeshadow, and it had the most impact with a damp brush, or else it was more like a soft, pearly black instead of a deep, inky black. On the lips, it was decent but was harder to manipulate for an even finish on light and mid-tone colors as any unevenness was very obvious–it worked well over black, though!

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.06 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

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).

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

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid

5 Silver Dust

Make Up For Ever 5 Silver Dust Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a dirty, grayish taupe with silver, gold, white, and teal glitter. It is more “wearable” than you might expect of a silver/gray as a highlighter, and that had a lot to do with the sheerer formula. It had more of a cooler, silver effect that did highlight on my cheeks/eyes as the base color did not come into play.

5 Silver Dust had sheer to medium coverage, but it was hard to get higher coverage than medium as the layers would create a thicker, more uneven surface that was uncomfortable on the lid and impractical on the cheeks (looked very much like layers of chunky glitter sitting on the skin that had a tendency to flake away if I accidentally touched the area). The texture was thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread across the skin and kept it sheerer for each layer applied.

It wore well for eight hours on the cheeks, but there were a few glitter particles that had migrated on my face over time. When I tried it on the eyes, the product showed a bit of creasing after seven hours of wear and had some fallout over time, though it was not as much fallout as I typically experience with glittery, powder eyeshadows.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total