15 Golden Pink
Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit PowderMake Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark, rose gold variation on copper with a metallic sheen. It was still warm-toned, but it was one of the “less warm” copper shades due to the stronger pink-red base.
The powder had a soft, finely-milled texture that felt silky to the touch and blended out fairly well both wet and dry, even when used more heavily. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with dry application, and it was mostly opaque (and used less product) applied with a dampened brush. It was more blendable applied dry than wet for me, especially if I was trying to get more of a medium coverage level (like as a cheek color). As an eyeshadow, the color wore well for eight hours, and as a cheek color, it lasted for eight and a half hours. As a lip product, it was visible layered over most lip products but is a little closer to a greater number of lip colors, so when that happened, the impact of this shade layered was mostly the sheen.
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).
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$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).
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