Hi, how are ya? Jeffree Star Cosmetics has recently launched their first base products, which are the Magic Star Concealer and Setting Powder. This power duo will help your skin look flawless and airbrushed for the entire day. I’m going to review both the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer and Setting Powder in today’s post.
Magic Star Concealer
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer (€24,00 Euro/3,4 mL) is described as a high coverage liquid concealer that helps to even out skin tone with 20% pigment that can even cover tattoos. The product has anti-aging properties that help to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, and has a self-setting effect that keeps the skin looking flawless for hours. The concealer available in 30 shades.
The sturdy plastic tube of the concealer looks like a faceted, magical wand with a star emblem on top. The doe foot applicator has a thin tip and a pocket that holds a fair amount of product inside.
Magic Star Setting Powder
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Setting Powder (€24,00 Euro/10 gram) is described as having an ultra-fine, soft and luxurious formula, infused with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and a special blend of Silica that helps to control oil and gives an airbrushed and blurring effect. The setting powder is available in 8 shades.
The setting powder is held a sturdy plastic, twistable jar with a closeable sifter.
Here are swatches of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer in C13 and the Magic Star Setting Powder in Topaz. Both shades are described to be suitable for a medium skin type.
Here is a before (foundation applied) and after using the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer in C13 underneath my eyes applied with a beauty sponge. The shade is described as Medium Skin with Neutral Undertones.
I have been tanning the last couple of weeks so as you can see, the shade is WAY too light for my current skin tone. I do have to say that the shade was already on the edge of being too light before tanning. I actually returned the shade C7, which is described as a Light to Medium Skin with Neutral Undertones C18 is too dark before tanning. I feel like the shade range is a bit off, catering to a lot of lighter and darker skin tones, but is missing a middle range. I would definitely not consider C13 as a Medium Skin tone.
The consistency of the concealer is creamy but thin, is unscented and has a buildable medium to full coverage. I like the formula, it looks like skin and doesn’t look cakey or dry, but it does crease on me without setting. I can still see darkness peeking from my undereye area, even after building but it might be because the color is just not as suitable on my current skin tone.
Here is a before (concealer applied) and after using the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Setting Powder in Topaz to set the concealer. The shade is described for Light, Medium Skin Tones with Neutral Undertones.
Thankfully, the setting powder darkens the concealer a lot but is also very confusing to me because of that. I think this shade is way too dark for a light skin tone and perfect for medium however, the concealer is also considered to be medium, which is as you can see, way lighter than the setting powder.
The setting powder feels silky and smells deliciously like baked cotton candy. The product does have a blurring effect but unfortunately, looks cakey on my skin because of the matte finish. This is especially noticeable on the fine lines underneath my eyes when I smile. It does look more natural over time.
Here is the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer and Setting Powder combined with the rest of my make-up. I had to also apply the concealer and setting powder on my forehead, bridge of the nose and chin to balance the bright under eyes.
Here is a before (initial application) and after wearing the make-up for 10 hours in total. As you can see, my under eyes look still very bright so the products are definitely long-lasting and in place. What I did notice is that the concealer wipes away very easily over time, which you can see on the inner corners of the applied area close to my nose, so it is important to not touch the products to make them stay looking flawless.
I like the formula of the Magic Star Concealer. It looks naturally skin-like, doesn’t look dry and gives a good amount of coverage. However, I do feel like the shade descriptions are off and lacking in the medium range department.
I think the Magic Star Setting Powder has a good formula but is more suitable for a normal to oily skin type. I have a dry to combination skin type and would most likely use this product on my T-zone. Again, I feel like the shade description of the shade that I have is off compared to what I usually have to get with other brands.
If you’re considering to get these products, I would highly suggest if possible, to check out and swatch the shades in store. From my experience in the light to medium shade range of products, they’re lighter than expected.
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Magic Star Concealer and Setting Powder are available in selected Ici Paris XL stores. They’re also available online at several online stores such as IciParisXL.nl, TheMakeupSpot.nl and BeautyBay.com.
Are you interested in trying these products or have already purchased them? What is your experience?