Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation Review & Swatches
Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation is one of those base products that sounds simply to good to be true.
Available in a huge variety of shades with the promise to create flawless looking skin this sure does sound like a dream.
Sometimes dreams don’t come true unfortunately.
Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation is a tad overrated in my experience. I hear a ton of people rave it but I fail to understand the hype myself.
This is oil free formula that offers medium to full coverage. The “HD” effect is supposed to create a soft focus on skin that enables it to look flawless when taking photos and the formula was also created to withstand bright or harsh lighting on a shoot.
But really…how many of us are wearing foundation to a shoot?
I know I’m not. As appealing as flawless skin is I don’t need coverage that will stand up against bright lighting but hey, maybe that could prove handy on humid days? Perhaps it’ll prove long wearing?
This comes in a pump style packaging which has an easy flow that doesn’t release too much product. Depending on your skin tone you’ll either appreciate the the creamy texture or hate it. My drier skin was at first fairly excited about it but upon application not so much. The problem here is you need a super smooth working area to get the best most flawless coverage. You’ll want to exfoliate very well and follow up with plenty of moisture prior to application. I find this looks cakey and terribly unpleasant if your skin is less than smooth. It accentuated drier areas terribly and looked very mask-like when in place. It does have a lighter wear but too much of a good thing ends in a dewy almost oily finish so a little does go a long way in most cases.
I’ve heard a ton of reviews describing beautiful coverage, true to skin finish, and plenty of flawless raves but I personally felt it made my skin look drier, a bit shinier, and had an overall, heavy looking finish. In other words, it made me look like I had foundation on which isn’t the effect I’m going for with my base product.
On top of the bad finish of the product I also felt like it oxidized within a very short time period and went darker beige on my skin which resulted in a very dull look on skin. It also wore fairly short and faded away within a two hour period.
Sadly, Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation isn’t something I’d consider using again. The formula had a grease paint like quality for me if I applied too much and just felt and looked like I was wearing too much foundation. I wasn’t comfortable at all in this foundation and didn’t feel it offered the flawless coverage it promised.
I do think it’s something you’ll have to try out because some folks absolutely adore it where as others fall into my own opinion and dislike it intensely. You might want to get a sample at your local Sephora before indulging in a full size.
Personally, I think there are far better ways to achieve flawlessness.
Can’t recommend this one.
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