Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA Eclipse Skin Frost

I really wanted to take my time to test out the products I got from this AMAZING collaboration, so that’s why it’s taken me some time to get this post up but trust me, it’s worth the wait! Because I took so many photos of the products in this collab, this particular post will be over the Skin Frost only but I’ll also be making posts for the Velour Liquid Lipsticks and another as a summary of the bundle… Cool with you? Okay! Now let’s get down to business…

This is a limited edition Skin Frost that I reeeeally wish would become permanent because it’s unlike any of the other colors from Jeffree Star Cosmetics and it’s flattering on literally everyone. You can purchase this from www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com for $29. Eclipse contains 15 g / 0.53 oz of product, just like the other Skin Frosts. As I’ve mentioned in other Skin Frost posts, this is a great buy, considering that Becca’s Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector costs $38 and only contains 8 g / 0.28 oz, and MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish costs $33 and contains 10 g / 0.35 oz of product. There are other highlighters on the market that cost even more, but those are two well know ones that I randomly chose for comparison purposes. This Skin Frost does not contain any paraben or gluten, is vegan and most importantly, it’s cruelty-free! ❤

If you use the code MANNYMUA it will take 10% off of the products that are part of this collection! Keep in mind that code only works on the these products individually but does not work on the bundle since it’s already offered at a discounted price… What this means is that if you add I’m Shook and Eclipse to your cart either by themselves or along with other JSC products, the 10% will be deducted from those two products.

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First off, let’s talk about how gorgeous this packaging is! It’s made the same way the other Skin Frost compacts are, including the awesomely huge mirror inside the lid. Instead of being Jeffree’s signature pink color, it’s an elegant but still edgy matte black with silver, holographic accents featuring the JSC logo on the lid. On the back, the label is black with bright pink text. I love this whole design because it’s the perfect mixture what you think of when Jeffree and Manny come to mind, which is exactly what a collaboration should be! Even the box it comes in is unique and has this really different, eye-catching, multidimensional design/texture that is SO pretty! On the front of the box is Manny’s crescent moon and Jeffree’s star, just like the ones stamped onto the highlighter itself. When you receive this in the bundle, all three products come in a special box too, which I’ll show you photos of in the post that summarizes the bundle as a whole. That post will be up as soon as I’m done with the Velour Liquid Lipstick post and I’ll link it here once I get it finished!

This post is going to be pretty photo-heavy because I had a blast photographing this, so just keep scrolling if you want to learn more about the highlighter itself as well as some of my favorite application tips and tricks!

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As for the Skin Frost itself, the formula for Eclipse is fantastic and is pretty much everything your little heart could desire in a highlighter! Even though this is a powder, it’s so smooth that it almost feels creamy. To me, the texture is very similar to Becca’s Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ highlighters that come in the Glow Kits. I feel like Eclipse in particular is smoother than some of the other Skin Frosts I have… It’s a lot like Peach Goddess or Princess Cut, rather that ones like Siberian Gold or King Tut. I think this is because it has more sheen and less micro-glitter particles. I mean even the Skin Frosts that have more little shimmery bits are still very smooth, but Eclipse almost gives the skin more of a wet-like glow than a glittery reflects. It’s SUPER pigmented too, so you don’t have to apply much product to get a stunning highlight that can be seen from the heavens!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but occasionally I’ll get a highlighter that contains some kind of micro-shimmery bits that give me an allergic reaction and tons of little red bumps on my face but NONE of Jeffree’s products have ever done that to me, so I just want to add that Eclipse is sensitive skin friendly! It’s also a versatile product that’s safe to use on the face, eye, lips, and body, so that’s a major plus, especially since Eclipse contains enough highlighter to last you a lifetime!

For swatches, dupes, an overall rating and brief summary of the product including color description, finish, wear time, etc, keep scrolling past all of the photos! Application tips will also be listed below!

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Photo taken indoors using lighting made for photography.

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Photo taken indoors using lighting made for photography.

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Photo taken indoors using lighting made for photography.

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Photo taken indoors using diffused natural sunlight.

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Photo taken indoors using diffused natural sunlight.

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Photo taken indoors using diffused natural sunlight.

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Photo taken indoors using diffused natural sunlight.

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Photo taken indoors using diffused natural sunlight.

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Photo taken indoors using lighting made for photography. Eclipse swatched on NC20 skin.

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Photo taken outdoors using natural sunlight. Eclipse swatched on NC20 skin.

Eclipse:   On the JSC website, this is described as a “blinding pale icy peach” which is pretty accurate! It’s a light, peachy-champagne color with pretty neutral undertones, which makes it flattering on any skin tone! Depending on how heavily you apply it or if you use it dry or damp, it can be anything from a sheer, soft sheen up to a blinding, intense metallic glow. The texture is very buttery so it applies and blends out easily without getting patchy at all. Color payoff looks just like it does in the pan, but may look slightly warmer or cooler depending on your own skin tone… That’s sort of what makes this usable for everyone, though, so it’s a good thing! The coverage ranges from sheer to completely opaque, depending on how you apply it which I will explain below. Wear time was a solid 12 hours before I noticed any fading and that applies to the face, body and eyes! My skin has been a little oily and it’s been humid here too, so I imagine that some people may get an even longer wear time with Eclipse than I did!

Dupes:   The closest thing I found to Eclipse is Crushed Pearl from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit, which is a little more peachy. It’s also no longer being sold on the ABH website or at Sephora, so Eclipse it definitely worth picking up! As far as other Skin Frosts go, Ice cold is lighter and more of an icy pearl color and Princess Cut is more pink.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Application:

In my experience, Skin Frosts apply best with a small-ish, preferably tapered, somewhat dense, fluffy brush like Anastasia’s A23, Real Techniques Setting Brush (the one with the pink handle), or MAC’s 133 Brush. Morphe also has a ton of highlight brushes too so you’re sure to find one of those that you like! My favorites are the M509, M510, M500, M501, E61, Y14 and R36. Used dry, they give you anything from a light, subtle glow up to something more intense, depending on how much you apply and layer the Skin Frost (you can even layer different colors for a more dimensional effect). Another way to get a softer, more natural highlight is to use a dry, fluffy fan brush like a MAC 184 (from MAC Pro or online), one of Morphe’s Fan Brushes like the B8, M310, G23, Y13, M497, R12, or any other soft fan brush (even craft stores sell some good ones in the art department). If you don’t have a fan brush, you can also just apply the Skin Frost with less product and a lighter hand using one of the fluffier tapered brushes that I mentioned.

If you want that mega glowing, almost metallic, goddess-from-another-planet type of highlight that can practically be seen from space, you can spray your brush with something like MAC’s Fix + Spray AFTER swiping your brush through the highlighter and picking up a good amount of product… If you spray your brush first, your brush may be too damp and you can end up with that icky crusty buildup on your highlighter that will make it difficult to use later on. That’s not something unique to Skin Frosts, though… It will happen with any type of powder that you swipe a wet brush over. Anyway, used damp, this will look even more dramatic and glam if you feel like you need to be a little extra that day! The versatility with Skin Frosts is one of the qualities I love about them most, especially as a makeup artist who needs good multitaskers in my kit.

Now for the only negative thing I have to say about Skin Frosts in general… These are not great for very oily areas of the face, but this applies to ANY highlighter! You’ll want to avoid any areas that get slick and shiny, such as the nose, forehead, chin, or apples of the cheeks. It will emphasize the bad kind of shine and not wear as well as it does on a less oily part of the face like the tops of the cheekbones, eyes, or lips. Also, if you have very large pores or serious amounts of texture, highlighters also emphasize that sort of thing. Just be sure to keep it away from those type of areas and you’ll be golden (literally).

Pro Tip & Uses: 

You can use Skin Frosts for MANY things! Need an inner corner highlight for your eyes? Pop this baby on with a small brush like a MAC 219, Morphe R41, E36, M574, or a Real Techniques Detailer Brush (gold handle) or Accent Brush (purple handle). If you’re wearing this on your lid, it will apply more highly pigmented and bold if you use your finger to tap it on, which is stunning with a halo eye! Otherwise I like to use a flat shader brush like a MAC 239 or Morphe M124 or E32 for the lid and brow bone areas for a dry application, or a MAC 242 or Morphe E10 for a damp application. As I mentioned, you can layer this product, whether it’s with other Skin Frosts or highlighters, or even over a blush if you need that cheek to really gleam! (not necessarily recommended on the apple of the cheek if you’re oily). Using a fluffier brush like a MAC 224 or Morphe M505 or M510 (they have a million fluffy shadow brushes to choose from) or even one of the larger highlighter brushes I mentioned, you can also swipe this down the bridge of the nose and onto the tip, just like any other highlighter. It wears well even in those areas! A little bit on the cupid’s bow will give you a glowy, more pouty look… Speaking of the lips, after putting on your lipstick/balm/whatever, you can apply this onto the center of the lips using a small brush (fluffy or dense, depending on the intensity you desire) or your finger to emphasize that pucker! Oh and did I mention how cool this looks all over on TOP of lipstick or under a gloss for a metallic lip? Because there’s that too… Like I said, this is one of the best multitasking products I’ve ever purchased or used, so it’s a must have for any makeup lover! Even if it’s not this particular shade, I definitely recommend at least checking out a Skin Frost.

 

*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this out of pocket and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***

 

 

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1 comment
  1. It’s honestly just so gorgeous I need to get my hands on it! I love both of them so I can’t wait to try it. Loved reading this x

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