When it comes to multiuse, multifaceted cosmetics, Make Up For Ever pretty much has it in the bag. Where other brands splash out on swanky packaging and gimmicky applicators, Make Up For Ever tends to let the product do the talking. The new Star Lit Powders follow the brand’s legacy by offering super reflective, Mother of Pearl pigments that can be used in a multitude of ways. I was lucky enough to get my hands on 4 of the shades and let’s just say, they definitely lived up to my expectations!
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Now, I’m not normally huge on the use of loose pigments purely due to my clumsy nature and the chance of spilling. Having said that, the Star Lit pots have an inner cap that limits the amount of product that can come out at once. Unlike a traditional sifter style lid, the cap of these ‘plugs’ the hole the product disperses out of so that it just doesn’t just fill up the lid while it’s in your makeup bag. Brilliant, if you ask me!
I was lucky enough to be sent 4 shades of the Star Lit Powders: 2 Frozen Gold, 5 Frozen Purple, 13 Ivory and 12 Copper. Both #2 and #5 have a duo-chromatic finish to them that is very reminiscent of the Star Powders; They both look almost white in the pot by then change in the light and applied to the skin. Both of these shades would be fun to pair with different coloured bases for a unique chameleon effect! I can see #13 being incredibly popular as it could double as a cheek highlighter (and incredibly intense one!).
The pigmentation of all the shades I tried was incredibly impressive. I tested them out with my fingers, with a brush, wet and dry and there was wonderful payoff each time! I also noticed minimal fallout which was a concern of mine; The Star Lit Powders seem to adhere well to the skin even without a shadow base. I was most impressed with the shade #5 Frozen Purple; Purples are notoriously hard for brands to capture and this one has a beautiful white/pink shift to it without being frosty or patchy.
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I’m looking forward to seeing if Make Up For Ever expands the Star Lit colour range (it currently sits at 8 shades) to include some more unique, prismatic finishes. I think they’ve got a hit on their hands with the formula and packaging. Most of the shades are eyes/lip safe which means you could easily mix them into lipgloss, foundation, nail polish etc – I’m looking forward to ‘playing’ more!