Sneak Peek: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powders Photos & Swatches (2017)

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder
Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a loose powder that can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks.” I’ve reviewed a few shades before but happened to notice new shades on Sephora in the last week–but I went to Make Up For Ever’s site and saw even more, so I’m not sure if these are truly new or just new-to-Sephora. Nevertheless, here’s a peek at swatches of the shades I bought to review:

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

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Liking this bunch quite a bit. Did you notice tha TF Ravish is back, on the big S website? Maybe popular demand means something. Really don’t like futzing with loose powders, but the last two demand a look.

Hi, I wonder if the TF blushes like Ravish are the new formula. Christine did a review and comparison of ones that carry the same names but are different.

I noticed that Bergdorf Goodman has two separate postings for TF blushes: one for the original formula (3 shades listed) and another for the reformulated blushes. I purchased Ravish at my CCO.

The shade range at Sephora:
The warm-toned ladies get to choose from frozen orange, coral, peach, and golden orange.
The cool-toned ladies get ONE CHOICE: golden pink (and it’s a muted warm pink at that).

The shade range at MUFE also includes: Intense Red, Antic Red, Pink and Fuchsia.

WTH, Sephora? Imagine if you only offered peach for the warm-tone girls, but offered all the cool-toned colors in your shade range? Do you not see your bias? (Just another example of a limited color range for cool-toned ladies; I’m so tired of this s**t.)

Anne clear, cool toned people get the gorgeous icy shades! So few companies make true icy shadows or highlighters, so I am really happy to see MUFE releasing not just one more but several.

Yes; I saw the icy shades, and they’re nice, but do not include pinks. The cool-tone girls get to pick among turquoise, silver, green and grey (which, btw, are available to the warm-tone girls as well), but there are no pinks, roses, fuchsias or reds available at Sephora. So, I turned the tables to show the bias that Sephora had for the carrying all the warm-tone shades of peach, orange, etc. at the exclusion of the cool tone shades on the MUFE site. How would the warm-tone girls react if their only choice at Sephora was peach (and the icy colors)? Do you see my point, now?

Hi Anne,

You might note that the missing shades are out of stock on Make Up For Ever’s website, so the lack of stock might have meant that Sephora did not add them to the system since they aren’t available. (Out of stock shades: Intense Red, Antic Red, Yellow, Gold, Green, Jade Green, Violet, Fuchsia, and Pink — all shades you mentioned.)

It’s also possible that Sephora is focusing on shades that can be used on eyes/lips/cheeks as a lot of the fuchsia, red, etc. toned shades would likely be not safe for eyes. That is what I personally noticed – a lot of the shades missing were ones that I suspect are not eye safe, whereas a lot of the ones included are safe for eyes/cheeks. They are missing plenty of warm-toned shades from the full range – like Intense Red (looks warm), Yellow, Gold, possibly the two greens (they appear warmer, but it’s hard to tell just by a promo photo).

Thanks, Christine. Anything is possible. Sephora does carry a lot of MUFE cool color blushes that they sell as eyeshadows, so I couldn’t begin to guess what is going on with the limited range at Sephora for this particular product. With so many companies selling sunrise eyeshadow palettes, including reds, fuchsias, pinks and oranges, it would be very strange if MUFE hadn’t gotten the “safe-for-eyes-” memo, particularly because they’re advertised as products for lips, eyes and cheeks. Let’s hope the Sephora range eventually includes more cool colors. One measly muted pink doesn’t cut it.

I remember there were past formulations by MUFE that had a few shades that weren’t available at Sephora but were in boutiques, so it’s hard to tell. I just noticed that all the ones MIA at Sephora were out of stock on MUFE, so it might just be they aren’t ready to launch them yet. We’ll have to wait and see!

Anne, I totally understand. Everything right now is muted warm/NW, with the occasional muted cool/NC thrown along side. I can’t wear any of that either; I need max clarity in my colors. MUFE Star Powder and Diamond Powder lines have some gorgeous cool and clear icy violets and pinks that you might like if you haven’t tried them already.

From a Munsell perspective, icy colors (ie white with a tiny drop of pure pigment; pastels have more pigment and grey added) are cool or neutral cool by default, so we get to claim them on the cooler, clearer side. <3

Gotcha! The icy pink sounds great, but I’d love to get it in pink as a topper. Maybe I overreacted, but I get so tired of seeing an overabundance of warm colors — at the expense of some cool colors. So I barked loudly, lol.

It’s probable their choices are mostly driven by what sells. As likely, by general color trends. I feel certain its not spite or deliberate neglect of whole swaths of people with wallets.

Having said that, I definitely feel trends have a lot to do with it. I remember a time when I couldn’t find warm colors in quantities enough to bother with shopping for makeup at all. And years in a row where it seemed like **everything** was cool and pastel (I learned to hate makeup in that time). So yes, we warm girls get your pain, because we’ve felt it.

In fact, consider the fact that we’re all noticing NOW about the warm colors; the reason we’re noticing is that cosmetics have been dominated by neutral, beige, and cool for a very long time. With the exception of some years with grungy browns and bizarre brights, the makeup landscape has been historically dedicated to you cool girls.

MUFE is sold out of their cool pinks on line, so they obviously sell notwithstanding trends. I’m hoping that Sephora will offer them once they are available again from MUFE. Otherwise, I’m thinking Sephora may have a buyer who is unaware of her bias toward warm-based colors. So, I might leave a comment at Sephora in a few months if the cool pinks aren’t stocked. What I’ve enjoyed learning from all these comments is that there are many of us who are color savvy, and want to see products that fill the needs of both warm and cool-toned ladies, from fair to dark, whatever the current trend.

I have had my eye on these for some time… but it just looked like glitter to me. A closer look at your photos and they king of look like a cream to me…? Looking forward to these reviews!

Frozen Green, Antic Gold and Golden Gray could be contenders for a spot in my stash! Small, more controlled opening, plus, my darling Sink Beast hasn’t been jumping up on my dresser where I created a makeshift vanity lately. Strange for him, really.

As a highlighter, i’d use a tapered highlighting brush (same as I would for other cheek highlighters). On the eyes, a flat brush, maybe synthetic if I was using it dry. My personal preference is to use them damp for using on the eye, though.

I really like lose powders, pigments, eyeshadows and so on so that is actually a plus for me. The only problem with these would be to chose and not just get them all, though I think Old silver is my absolute favourite.

Pretty! Not 21 dollars worth of pretty unfortunately. 4, 18 and 26 look like they may be dupable with the tarte believe in yourself pallete.

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