Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powders Reviews & Swatches

01/11

Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
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Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder
Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder

109 Golden

Make Up For Ever 109 Golden Star Lit Diamond Powder ($26.00 for 0.08 oz.) has a medium-dark, coppery-brown base with gold-to-green shifting sparkle and shimmer. It had a stronger, more pigmented base to it, and it seemed to melt a bit more on more normal-to-oily skin (rather than dry, like my arm) and didn’t sheer out too readily but would be best applied with a dampened brush or used with a tacky base/adhesive spray for maximum coverage and minimal fallout. The texture felt as finely-milled as expected, given it had a lot of sparkles in it.

There was a definite shift that was noticeable, though it tended too look a bit brighter and lighter (almost in-between shift and no-shift) overall. For example, I wore it on my lower lash line (shown above) and it has a greener look (with neither copper nor gold dominating), whereas it was more gold-green shift on my cheeks (and I enhanced the gold tones by using it with a yellowish highlighter for the look in the slideshow). On its own, it lasted for eight hours with moderate fallout on my lid but closer to eight hours with some traveling/migration on cheeks.

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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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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This one is quite the chameleon, eh? Believe it or not, this is one I would enjoy wearing during summer with a red-based bronzer. I think it would be a head turner used in that capacity! Or perhaps a little too much for our region….? 🤔

Incredible shift of color, and what great quality pictures you take, Christine. This powder reminds me of MAC I like 2 watch. Its sparkles have a striking effect on the lid when moving.

I really love the shade, but like many, not the sparkly glitter. It’s a stunning colour and MUFE have done a pretty good job on this one.
Beautiful eye look Christine.

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