OFRA Star Island Highlighter Review & Swatches

 

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.

 

Urban Decay Now’s the Time (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).MAC Gleam Sheen (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Becca Moonstone (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tarte Daylight (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Double-Gleam (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Milani Pearl (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Morning Star (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

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.

 

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.

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