I tried the Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation when I picked it up 2 years ago at the 1st UMAE (United Makeup Expo.) I had heard such great things about this foundation that I thought why not give it a try? Lisa Eldridge, Mario Dedivanovic, Mary Greenwell, Rob Scheppy have all mentioned it's a foundation they include in their pro kits...
I remember at the time using my MAC Studio Fix Fluid and straightaway I stopped using it simply because I was just so impressed with MUFE HD. One - two pumps covered my entire face, and it didn't feel heavy or cakey. I'm onto my 2nd bottle now and even invested in several shades for my pro kit. It's one of my go to special occasion foundations and looks great at Weddings, Parties, Eid etc.
This foundation is definitely a makeup artist's must have simply because of it's unique formula and how it holds up under studio lights. Despite it being Oil-free, it does contain moisturising agents which means that it caters to Oily, Combination & Dry skin, provided you exfoliate well!
However I would say that anyone with Oily to Combo Skin should powder to set the foundation especially in the T-Zone. I love the soft dewiness I get from this but I always powder down the centre of my face and with whatever's left over on the brush, I sweep it along the rest of my face. That's my personal preference as I like a demi-matte/velvet finish.
What the Make Up For Ever site says -
'The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation combines flawless coverage and an extremely natural finish.
The Sericite contained in HD Foundation heightens the diffusion of light and intensifies the glow of the skin. Enriched with moisturizing agent, HD Foundation moisturizes and prepares the skin for makeup.
HD Foundation is an oil-free medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation which covers skin imperfections, while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. Creates a soft-focus effect that softens lines and blurs imperfections."
Now it does give full coverage, you just have to build it up in thin layers but I find it gets cakey if not done properly especially if your face is not smooth. The best way to build it up is apply a thin layer to the face, give it a minute and then re-apply, patting it in over areas of the face which needs the extra coverage such as blemishes or any discolouration. Do not swipe additional layers on as it will disrupt the bottom layer and give a patchy appearance. This is because even though it is so liquidy it is very pigmented - Make sure to shake the bottle so that it does not separate when you pump it out.
This foundation looks amazing in person and really does photograph really well. It literally makes your face look flawless in pictures and videos with no grey cast and the under tones are not to extreme with some being too yellow or too dark except for the very 1st shade (107) which is extremely pink - more like a colour corrector to be honest. It covers discolouration, hyper pigmentation, acne scars, redness, blemishes really well but does not give the mask like feel you can get with full coverage foundations.
How I apply it:
I start off with a nice clean exfoliated face that I moisturise really well. After a minute or so I use a tissue to blot off excess moisture. I prefer using a traditional flat foundation brush to apply the MUFE HD foundation all over & then use a Beauty Blender to blend it in and let it look like skin. I love using it this way as it gives a flawless beautiful finish to the skin. The foundation is quite liquidy so I don't like using a buffing brush straightaway as it wastes a lot of product and the beauty blender absorbs a lot of it since it is so liquidy as well - you can use your fingers to apply it and then blend it in if that's your preference.
Suits all skin types - oily, combo, dry.
Photographs amazingly - No Flashback/grey cast.
Wide shade range - 26 shades in warms, cool & neutral tones (yellow,pink, beige.)
Bottle - Not heavy and won't break whilst travelling.
Easy to blend thin formula.
MUFE does offer a pro discount for MUAs.
Worth the money since it works across all skin types.
Hard to pick up in the UK - You can pick it up at Guru Makeup Emporium/Precious About Makeup London or at IMATS - UMAE
Not really ideal as an everyday foundation unless you take regular pictures or are under heavy lights for shoots hence the HD blurring effect.
Can look blotchy or cakey if skin is not properly prepped.
Price - Around £30.95 for 30 ml
Finish - Beautifully Dewy
So there you go! My review on the Makeup Forever HD Foundation - I tried to give as much info as I could, Do let me know if you have anymore questions.
Hope you enjoyed it!
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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