Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder

13 Ivory

Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit PowderMake Up For Ever 13 Ivory Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. I noticed some more obvious sparkle/micro-glitter in this shade, but it didn’t look overtly glittery on the skin. It seemed so metallic that it made the cheek area appear smooth rather than emphasizing the skin’s natural texture.

The texture of the loose powder was still incredibly silky and finely-milled, despite some of the larger shimmer/sparkle in it. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage dry, and it was fully opaque with a lightly dampened brush. What I noticed was that opaque coverage was definitely achievable with dry application, it just took more product initially. I did, however, find it more blendable when I used it dry, particularly when I used it as a cheek highlighter. The color lasted for nine hours as a highlighter on my cheeks and eight hours on my lids as an eyeshadow. This shade also showed up well over a few different types of lipstick finishes (not just matte lipsticks).

The Star Lit Powder is supposed to be an “ultra-fine” loose powder that can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” either wet or dry to “customize intensity and luminosity.” The powder was finely-milled, smooth, and very soft across all the shades I tried in the range, and the pigmentation was mostly opaque even dry, though damp application made it more concentrated and adhere strongly to wherever it was initially applied. Overall, I felt a little went a long way, so even though there was not much product in the container, it would still take many uses to finish it.

It took a few applications to figure out the best way to apply it as a highlighter on cheeks, as the opening is rather small and the product quite concentrated, so I often found myself with very strong, distinct stripes of highlight across the cheekbones that took some buffing to blend and diffuse out. It was better to lightly tap the brush in the opening, and then dab it in the interior of the lid, which had the effect of diffusing and dispersing the loose powder better throughout the brush. This yielded a glowing effect that still produced higher coverage but took the work out of blending it out. On the eyes, it was easier to get full distribution onto a brush, as eye brushes are smaller, but if you wanted a sheer wash of color, I would recommend the same technique as I used for applying it as a cheek highlighter with a fluffy eye brush.

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

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.04 oz. - $525.00 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.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Coloured Raine Champagne Life Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Side of Olives Eyesahdow
  • Coloured Raine Unexpected Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Forbidden Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Golden Olive Eyeshadow
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Liner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Honeycomb Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Wow, this is REALLY reflective. Christine, it is SO helpful that you’ve explained the ways you’ve found to use this most effectively. The rest of us – who might be put off by one or two tries and frustrating results – really get to benefit from your “experimentation”. Many thanks for letting us share in what you learn with new products like this one.

I felt like it was one of those products where that initial application makes you go, “Whoa!” but it was easy to correct the second time (less really is more).

Wow! That sure is metallic! I love it and would love this as both an eyeshadow, and as a *very* lightly applied highlight on myself. What’s nice is that this is neutral enough for warm and cool skintones.

Thank you for this in depth review. You sound excited by the product. I love your eye look. Finally. thanks for the brush tip for application.

Hi Christine! I’ve been eyeballing these since they appeared on Sephora’s sight. I really enjoyed your review on it. I am still on the fence regarding this particular color though. In your opinion would it suit MAC NC44 skintones?

I think it could – I feel like it doesn’t have a strong white base, but it is “cooler” in a sense, so it may be more contrasting/noticeable – does that make sense?

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