Make Up For Ever 102 White Gold Star Lit Diamond Powder Review & Swatches

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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
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 PowderMake 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.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Because chunky glitter is my enemy, this is one super easy pass. Too bad it didn’t have far more refined micro-glitter and a stronger adhesion factor, as it could have been a beauty.

Yep NEEEDS Glitter Glue. I have the Naked Cosmetics version of this shade that’s now discontinued but it’s the same powder. Mineral Glitter is what these are and should have been branded separately as such. Still pretty but you need the extra step. 😛

Exactly!!! Stop selling me glitter that should be used with an adhesive – don’t softball and act like it can be used without if it really can’t be! I just feel like there are lots of loose glitters on the market and plenty are happy to use them with something tacky, so when any brand tries to make it seem like that’s an optional step, then you’re giving me the impression that you’ve done something extra special to your product.

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