Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color (Highlighter) Review, Photos, Swatches

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Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color - Highlighter

H102

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face ColorMake Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is very pale, pinkish white with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter was quite opaque from the get-go and had a fairly metallic finish as a result. It was blendable, so it could be sheered out and the finish was more moderate and luminous, but at fuller coverage, it was more metallic. The texture was smooth, soft to the touch, and moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to pickup. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

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

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color - Highlighter swatches.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine)
On lips:
  • Hourglass I've Kissed Confession Lipstick
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Despite your (typical) insightful reviews and the fact that S has the usual small selection instore now, I find these very difficult to choose. Not sure why. Maybe because I really don’t need them! Of course, when I look at the swatch page, that attitude will change.

This *may* just be a pale highlighter that I could actually wear, as it does appear to blend out very seamlessly. I do sometimes love something like this when I want to seriously emphasize my already ridiculously high cheekbones.😉

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