Make Up For Ever 101 White Star Lit Diamond Powder Review & Swatches

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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Ingredients

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Yikes, that one is plain awful. I’ve got enough issues with high grading glittery eyeshadows falling into my eyes (especially during pre-bedtime removal) and irritating them without going and trying something as flaky and with as severe of fallout as this one.

I’d never be remotely interested in this product, but had to click… never having seen a straight up FLUNK!! 😭 tears of pain whilst using this must’ve been running down your face!

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