Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation says that it will give you flawless skin both on and off camera. But is the $42 price tag really worth it?
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a wanna-be beauty editor who is terrified of liquid foundation. Bad memories of clogged pores and ruined white t-shirts as a teen have scarred me a bit. When I got offered to try a Controversial Cult Fave, I knew I needed to face my fears and be a big girl.
I decided to go with Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation after I heard through the grapevine that a certain contoured and controversial celebrity wears it. Now, say what you want about Kim Kardashian, but what you say never includes anything about her makeup not being consistently flawless because, let’s be honest, it always is. I mean, really, does she even have pores? If this stuff can make my skin look one-tenth as good as hers, I might be able to get over my fear of liquid foundation.
What It Claims
This is what the product is, according to Sephora’s page for Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation:
“An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. This foundation creates a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish; it can withstand bright or harsh lighting.”
While I am not on screen or even in pictures that often, I damn sure want to look like I belong there on my morning commute, and if this product will do that, then I’m willing to give it a try. It comes in a ton of shades (25 to be exact), and a Sephora makeup artist and I decided that 128-Almond was the shade for me.
What It Looks Like
The packaging is nothing fancy, a high gloss black box and a clear plastic bottle with pump application. Since this is a foundation test, I guess I have to show you a picture of me bare-faced and all. I’m not happy about this:
Here I am, in my 7:30 AM glory. I have on only my morning SPF moisturizer and my new favorite primer. *After trolling the online reviews, I came to the conclusion that this foundation works best with water-based primers since it’s water-based too. And lucky for me, my new primer is.*
I chose to apply the foundation with a wet Beauty Blender. Three pumps seemed to be enough for my face, and luckily I wasn’t dealing with any major breakouts when I was testing. I really liked the way this went onto my skin. It wasn’t too wet or too dry and blended really nicely.
Here I am with my complete face on. This picture was taken at about 10:30 AM, and as you can see, everything came together quite nicely. My skin didn’t feel sticky or greasy, which usually happens after I emerge from the subway on my morning commute.
The true test for me is my mid-day mirror check. I have really oily skin, and I find by mid-day, I need to blot with something to keep the shine down. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw myself. I was virtually oil-free, and the coverage was still there.
This is what I looked like at the end of my day. While the lighting is nowhere close to being as great as earlier, you can see that not much has changed since the morning shot. I have a little bit of shine on my cheeks and forehead, but for the most part, it still looks pretty good!
I have to say that I am really surprised at how well my skin took to this foundation. The coverage lasted until I returned home, which almost never happened with my mineral foundation. I also haven’t seen any signs of newly formed pimples or clogged pores, a huge star in my book.
I’ve really fallen for this foundation. It makes my skin look great both on camera and off. I loved that it controlled my oil and left my face looking clean and fresh. If you’re looking for a new liquid foundation, I would definitely suggest you shell out the $42 and pick this one up. Watch out, Kim K. I’m coming for you.
Have you tried MUFE’s HD Foundation? What were your results? Are there any other liquid foundations that you love for oily skin that we should try? Let us know in the comments!
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This article was originally published by TheGloss.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.