With foundation, concealer, and powder breaking its way into the high def world it was only a matter of time that blush caught up. As for me, I’m waiting for eyeshadow to become high def, now that’ll be something to see right?
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush is the newest addition to their high def line of makeup. If you’re going to buy blush might as well tack on some geeky HD with it right? It’ll make you extra flawless if its in high def I guess.
What is it?
Make Up For Ever HD Blush combines mattifying and reflecting powders to create a softer focus effect and finish for a radiant blushing complexion. The ultra-fine texture blends easily and leaves behind a healthy, long lasting glow!
Well, no denying it, it’s an incredible blush and well worth your $25 bucks.
What is it that makes it incredible is a great question to ask. For me it’s simply the fact that it wears so long while looking natural on my skin. The formula is a creamy blush that blends fairly easily and creates a soft glow on cheeks. I actually love how well the formula performs for me as I’m VERY heavy handed with blush but this manages to create a very soft glow that I can’t mess up. Honestly, I apply a dot or two with my finger tips and blend outward, no brush required.
It deserves to be mentioned I am not a cream or liquid blush lover (unless you count cheek stain which I adore) as I find it wears away to quickly. Make Up For Ever HD Blush wears incredibly long and stays on until I take it off. Any makeup that wears long is automatically inducted into my awesome hall of fame. With Summer around the corner I imagine many of us can embrace something that feels virtually weightless, wears long, and looks flattering, this takes care of all three.
Like most Make Up For Ever products it comes in a variety of shades suitable for many different skin tones. Personally this is a plus as the product has incredible pigmentation so its going to work for quite a list of different tones and skin colors.
The blush comes housed in a small 0.33 pump package. Simply depress to release the blush and go to work applying. As I mentioned above I use my fingertips to blend but you can use a brush if you want. A little goes a very long way so a mere drop will do the trick!
I purchased four shades which were First Kiss (bright apricot), Truth or Dare (hot pink), Caught in the Act (bright raspberry), and PDA (pinky nude). As you can see from the swatches the shades are REALLY loud however they do apply very subtly and can be blended out for a more natural finish or, of course, if you want a more vibrant look you can build the color up. This is particularly great if you have darker skin.
The color that surprised me the most was PDA which looked incredibly boring but turned into a rather nice shade of peachy pink on my skin.
And now the bad, so bad in fact it makes me wish I hadn’t purchased four shades. The pump! Oh god, it’s a nightmare and difficult to ignore sadly but the pump is a disaster. 0.33 oz isn’t a whole lot of product but you can easily use the blush a full year and still have tons left over for several more years however the pump makes that impossible. Even when depressing the pump gently you’ll end up with a large gob of product which is enough to apply blush onto 20 people and still have left over. Basically you’ll have to toss the blush out and just use a tiny dab as no way are you using ALL that was released from the bottle less you’re going for the clown look. After several weeks of owning and working with the blushes, I still haven’t gotten down the best way to pump out so I end up with a tiny amount. So much waste!
Who Might Love It?
- Anyone wanting an extremely long wearing blush!
- Anyone who loves cream blushes in general!
- MUFE fans!
- Anyone who likes a soft focused blush.
Who Might Not Love It?
- Anyone who’s easily irritated by poor packaging!
Overall, the blushes are pretty amazing and well worth the $25. However, the packaging really needs a major adjustment so much so that I probably won’t indulge in further colors because at this point I’m wasting more product than I’m comfortable with. Great blush, great formula, beautiful wearing but packaging needs a whole hell of alot of work.
How did you feel about the packaging?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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