Sunday, March 19, 2017

MAKE UP FOR EVER'S Star Lit Powder ~ Review

If you want your highlight to shine to the heavens, look no further than MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit Powder. Available in 8 show stopping shades ranging from neutral to bold, this multi-tasking, loose pigment is literally what dreams are made of!

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit Powders are essentially ultra-fine, shimmering powders that can be used as eyeshadow, to highlight your face or add a little oomph to your lips. This multi-faceted formula includes Mother Of Pearl to add light-catching colour and shine. Micronized ingredient technology allows for easy application of the Star Lit Powder wet or dry, to customize coverage intensity.

In my humble opinion, MAKE UP FOR EVER makes some of the best highlighters on the market. I constantly reach for their Pro-Light Fusion (read review here) so when I heard that they had introduced the Star Lit line, I just had to try them!

I have the Star Lit Powder in shade 02 Frozen Gold and 05 Frozen Purple which I will be fan-girling over in this post. Believe me when I say the hype is real.

First up, 02 Frozen Gold. As the name suggests, this is a warm, golden shade. The possibilities with this shade are truly endless. I have used it as an eye shadow, brow bone highlight, face highlight, lip highlight as well as a lipstick topper. I can see myself using it on my decollete come Summer time as well.

05 Frozen Purple is a beautiful, iridescent lavender shade with cool undertones that looks gorgeous as an eyeshadow but even better as a highlighter. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be so in love with a purple highlighter, but here we are..

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit Powders are incredibly pigmented. Most highlighters need to be built up to achieve greatness, but not these ones; they're pigment-packed and ready to shine (to the Gods). If you want a subtle glow, you will need a very light hand and be prepared to blend, blend, blend. Surprisingly enough, there's little to no fallout (unless you over-load your brush). I was prepared for some fallout, but didn't experience any at all. The application is smooth and easy.

Best of all? The Star Lit Powder is really long wearing! When applied on top of primer (eyes) and foundation (face) they last the whole day with no need to touch up. I really, really can't be bothered to touch up my makeup during the day so naturally this makes me incredibly happy.

Peep that highlight in natural sunlight! (Star Lit Powder blended out for a subtle highlight)
Star Lit Powder in 05 on eyelids and used as a highlight

The one and only thing I don't love about MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit Powder is the container that it comes in. First of all, it's small. It's not the amount of product that's the issue (a little goes a looong way) It's the tiny hole where the powder comes out from that bothers me. It is quite small and difficult to get a brush into. I have to use a small eye shadow brush to pull product out and it's a bit time consuming. That is literally the only complaint I have.

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit Powders are available exclusively at Sephora, both in-store and online for $25 CAD

Have you tried anything from the Star Lit line? Would you like to? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

*PR samples sent for editorial consideration but all opinions are my own!


  1. You look gorgeous Christine and these highlighters sound divine!!!

    1. Thank you so much Liz 😊 and yes, they truly are divine!!!

  2. This is wonderful. This makeup looks and sounds lovely.