OFRA Star Island Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/11

OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter
OFRA Star Island Highlighter

Star Island

OFRA Star Island Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a bright, pale yellow gold with warm undertones (but doesn’t lean orange) paired with a metallic finish. The highlighter was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It picked up easily with a brush but had that “melted” look once applied and blended out on my skin. The highlighter applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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Formula Overview

$29.00/0.35 oz. - $82.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "liquid to baked technology" that has "unparalleled pigment payoff" that can be used as a highlighter as well as an eyeshadow or as a blush topper." It's a very pigmented formula with a high-shine, metallic finish that will be most suitable for someone who wants an intense highlighter. The texture was denser but not dry or difficult to work with, so it seemed to melt onto the skin the more I buffed and blended the highlighter on. They lasted between eight and nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Ingredients

Mica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Ethylene/ Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Ci 77891, Ci 77492,Ci 77491, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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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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That is an especially lovely example of a pale warm gold. I must have a half dozen variations on gold highlighters, but I don’t think any of them quite nail it — this one does. Pale gold is my HG color, since it’s basically a brighter version of my own skin, and I’ve been looking for the Goldilocks version of such a thing. As much as I really don’t need another highlighter, I may have to go for this.

Due to my having UD Now’s The Time, I didn’t get this one, but instead ordered Bali based on a bunch of IG pics. Here’s hoping it will be as lovely as Star Island once I apply it. Something about it having an almost duochrome peachy-bronzey base with a bright yellow gold shift just won me over!

Bali is still a nice one! 😉 It’s big “downside” when I reviewed mine was that it wasn’t as pigmented – but still buildable.

Buildable is good with a darker shade of gold like that! At least for me with my krinkles starting high on my cheekbones of recent years. I now appreciate a more buildable highlighter, whereas only a few years ago, I still loved the “seen from space” ones. Cheek krinkles, though. 🤦‍♀️

I ended up getting the duo with this and Neptune in the Ulta sale…it looks like it could totally work with my cool skin…just hoping it’s light enough!

I think I am going to give this one a try. I usually have trouble with any gold highlight as they all seem to look too dark on my upper cheekbones. This appears to give a really nice lift and I would love to find a gold highlight that looks nice on me.

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