Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost Highlighting Powder in Peach Goddess and King Tut

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

For those who don't know who Jeffree Star is, he's an "American singer-songwriter, makeup artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music," and is known for his "his transgressive, gender-bending appearance and persona." He is now most famous for his online presence, both on YouTube and Instagram (with 3.5 million and 4 million subscribers, respectively), and his successful indie cosmetics line, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last year thanks to social media. He started out with his Velour Liquid Lipstick and Velour Lip Scrub ranges in 2014 (making his one of the first brands to re-popularize liquid lipsticks), but has now expanded into eyeshadows, highlighters, and bullet lipsticks. 

Last May, along with the Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette, Jeffree Star Cosmetics released the first wave of his highlighting powder, Skin Frost. There are now a total of 11 shades in the Skin Frost range. It is described as "an incredibly pigmented highlight ideal for creating an eye-catching luminous finish... The lightweight, super blendable powder glides effortlessly onto the face, body, and eyes for a truly glowing look." It is housed in a huge neon pink round mirrored compact with snap closure; the lid features the Jeffree Star Cosmetics logo, and the powder itself is embossed with the same star logo. Each Skin Frost contains a total of 15 grams of product, and retails for $29 USD. It is available online at Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Beautylish, and Beauty Bay.

Peach Goddess and King Tut

Peach Goddess is a light-medium warm peachy pink in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is darker and warmer than Jeffree Star Princess Cut, darker and more pink than MAC Soft and Gentle, lighter and warmer than Anastasia Beverly Hills Tourmaline, darker and more pink than Anastasia Beverly Hills Crushed Pearl, darker and more pink than Anastasia Beverly Hills Starburst, more pink than Becca Opal, and brighter than Makeup Geek Luster.
King Tut is a light-medium warm peachy gold in a metallic finish. This is a permanent shade. It has a soft, buttery texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It can be layered and blended out easily. It is lighter and more peach than Jeffree Star So Fucking Gold, more gold than MAC Global Glow, more gold than MAC Beaming Blush, darker and more gold than Becca Champagne Pop, more peach than Anastasia Beverly Hills Dripping in Gold, more gold than Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow, and more gold than Makeup Geek Midnight Sun.

There are 11 shades currently available in the Skin Frost formula, and while a lot of shades are unconventional and more editorial (like black, hot pink, and mint green), there are plenty of other very pretty, very wearable shades that flatter all complexions so there's something for everyone. (I picked the two shades that I felt would suit my tastes and my skintone the best.) Like the Beauty Killer palette, the Skin Frosts are hugely oversized; they're about double the size of the average powder highlighter. (The compact is bigger than my palm, and is by far the biggest singular compact I have ever seen. Apparently, Jeffree Star really believes in the saying, "Go big or go home.") A little goes a long way, so it's really unlikely that anyone will actually go through an entire highlighter unless brushed all over the face, body, and eyes (and yes, these are tested for the eye area) every single day for, like, two years. So really, at $29 USD for a whopping 15 grams of product, you are getting a whole lotta bang for your buck. Despite the massive compacts, the wide shade range, and incredibly unique colours, what is truly outstanding here is the formula. It has that soft, dense, buttery texture, incredible pigmentation, and pearlized metallic finish that made Becca's highlighters so famous. It creates the kind of glow that you can see from a mile away — the kind of glow that could stop at least a dozen post-Millennials in their tracks to tell you that your highlight is "on fleek." So, yeah. If you are a fellow highlighter fiend, then you're headed for trouble with these.
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