If you enjoy using loose powder eyeshadows, you would be no stranger to Make Up For Ever Star Powders. I was introduced to these gems by Jojoba the MUFE Star Powder queen. I swear she knows every colour ever made at the tip of her fingers! Useful for me when I am at a loss as to what I should get ;)
Anyway, Make Up For Ever Star Powder fall into the category of loose powder eyeshadows. They come in little tubs with a sifter and a clear cover so you know what the colour is. It is useful, but depending on how you store it, you risk spillage. I store mine on the side – there are too many to stack, so the powder does collect and spill if I’m not careful. So, what I do is tap them on the cover to settle the powder before opening the cover. This way I don’t spill any or spill little.
The texture of the Star Powders are divine. Very smooth and fine milled and the shimmer is outstanding. If you don’t like products with shimmer, perhaps now would be a good time to stop reading because Star Powders are all about shimmer. Not glitter though, just fine shimmer.
Colour wise, Make Up For Ever Star Powders are highly pigmented. See that turquoise blue in the picture? I can only use a tiny tiny touch of it or risk looking like a drag queen! Yet Star Powders can be used on their own or dusted over other eyeshadows to bring out the colour and add shimmer.
When I use it on its own, I usually use it over a cream eyeshadow base. This is to help the eyeshadow “stick” better. However, unlike many loose powder eyeshadows, I find that MUFE Star powders have better “sticking” power so a base isn’t always necessary. They grab onto your lid and don’t let go which is great. Cuts out one step in making up :)
If you are using Star Powders on top of another eyeshadow, you can dust some of the more neutral shades over your eyeshadow to add shimmer and draw attention to the eyes. This is a great tip for night makeup. You can also mix this into gel or Eye Seal to turn them into eyeliners and dust these magical powders elsewhere on your face or décolletage. Or maybe mix it into foundation or loose powder to add a touch of highlight on the skin. Anywhere you wish to add shimmer. Well, except that blue of course… ;) Or mix it into lipgloss and get your own custom made gloss. The possibilities are endless.
I however, stick to using it on the eyes. :P I’m boring that way. There are lots of colours to choose from, although Make Up For Ever counters in Malaysia don’t stock many depending on the stock. Its a shame really. The counters in Hong Kong are outstanding! (Facesss in Harbour City and Seibu in Tsim Tsa Tsui were 2 I went to) I currently have something like 6 with only 1 lime green (surprise surprise!) shade.
But there is one thing I dislike about the Star Powders, and most of Make Up For Ever products. They use numbers for reference instead of names. I can never remember numbers! Also, sometimes the number referred to only has 3 digits when the actual product has 5 digits (they reference it with the last 3 digits). Endless confusions. Otherwise, this is a star product for sure. Oh and one little tub will last you a life time. I’m sure it’ll last me mine!
A tub of Make Up For Ever Star Powder costs RM65 at Make Up For Ever counters in KLCC and 1 Utama and Sunway Pyramid (Malaysia). (It is available at Sephora in the USA and retails for US$18) MUFE needs to start coming up with more counters in Malaysia or lose their marketing edge, which will be a pity because they do have some good products.
Pros: High Shimmer, Good pigment, Lasts a long time, Lots of product, multi-purpose product
Cons: Few counters, labelling by numbers not names