Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color (Highlighter) Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter
Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H106

Make Up For Ever H106 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is brilliant, blinding medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a very smooth, almost cream-like texture that was moderately dense but easily blended out on the skin. The powder diffused nicely along the cheeks, and the more I blended it out, the less metallic it became. At full coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture just slightly, though. On me, this highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours.

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.

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.

Ingredients

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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

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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My biggest complaint about all of these (the blushes, highlighters, etc.) is that at least here in Canada, they’re “online only” at Sephora. For the most part, I need to see stuff like this on me, on my skin and with my own eyes, to be able to choose from the myriad of colours. With all the other choices that are available in-store (at Sephora, MAC or the department store counters), where I can test them out, I will be passing on these.

Iv been the most curious about this one! I wasn’t sure if it would be too deep, but since you and I are the same skin tone/depth (I’m just more yellow aha!) And it works on you, and looks stunning. It should work for me! 😀

Even though I have MAC Whisper Of Gilt and Estee Edit 14k, I love the sunstruck brilliance of this one! Yeah, I’m a sucker for true gold highlighters, so H106 just made it onto the WL. I may have put my 1st trio together! LOL

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