Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight
Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight

Stargazer

Melt Cosmetics Stargazer Digital Dust Highlight ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage in less than half of a layer more. The consistency was soft, just a smidgen dry to the touch, but it blended out really beautifully on the skin and never looked dry. The highlighter had a reflective finish that seemed to smooth out my skin’s natural texture instead of potentially accentuating it. It lasted for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$39.00/0.28 oz. - $139.29 Per Ounce

The brand doesn't have a great description of the highlighter formula generally, just descriptions of each shade. The lightest shade--Stargazer--is described as "buildable" but the other two are silent with respect to pigmentation, and the lightest shade was quite pigmented. Since there was no general description, I'm holding the formula to the average powder highlighter's claims--pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable, except Stargazer, which I would expect to have "buildable" pigmentation. The formula has a denser, firmer texture, but it never felt stiff nor was it difficult to blend out on the skin. The coverage was semi-opaque and buildable with a high-shine to metallic finish. All three lasted eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlight swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexlgycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492)

Stargazer
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro Filt'r Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Double Entendre Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brownie Highliner
On lips:
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Send Nudes Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon

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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Wow, I’m rather impressed by how smooth looking the finish and shimmers are, this looks like a very finely milled product, think will look very natural on the skin

I love this highlighter. It’s so hard to find quality silicone-free formulations and this one quickly became my favorite powder highlight. Even with very dry skin it never looks *or feels* dry.

I’ve been eyeing this shade since it launched but it’s about $51CAN for me. I’ll be waiting for their next sale to finally get some of their powder products as I’ve only bought their lipsticks in the past. 😉

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