This stuff is amazing! When properly applied (I use a kibuki brush) and used sparingly, it finishes your face so that your makeup lasts throughout the day. It's my new HG powder.
The finest powder ever!!!!!!
After putting on foundation,i will use very very very little to set my make up. The results are:
my face will feel so so smooth
no shine at all (really nothing shiny)
I totally love it!!! The powder is kind of expensive SGD 55 for 10grams.
But you will only need a very very very very little amount (to avoid the white cast). Hence, i feel that it will last pretty long.
I like this powder - it's nothing special, but it does get rid of shine while still leaving a fairly dewy look which I like.
Note that you can only use a tiny amount - I usually use it with a kabuki brush and I tap out the brush very well before I put it on my face. Otherwise you might get that infamous flashback in pictures that people talk about.
If you have very oily skin or like a very matte look this is not for you.
I was previously using MAC Blot which, although a lot tend to rave about, I've never been that fond of. This HD powder cost more than I would usually consider spending on powder but is well worth it and will last me years and years. I use it to set my MUFE face & body foundation and it does so beautifully...leaves a soft matte finish without looking cakey or altering the colour of my foundation. It doesn't leave a white cast either. I use a tiny amount with my MAC 187 brush and dab it on across my face. It's best to dab rather than swirl or swipe across your face as it will control oil better this way. My foundation lasts for hours without getting dewy or oily with this powder. Best of all it has only 1 ingredient which is good for my sensitive skin. BTW the packaging is awful, so messy and wastes a lot of product. Just prick holes with a needle rather than ripping half the sticky plastic bit covering the holes like I did... continued >>
Expensive, horrible package ( spoiled a lot of powder ), can give a white sheen if used to much. Does makeup last longer tough.
I use this almost everyday. I either use puff if my skin is oily or brush if its dry. Doesn't break me out.
Before discovering Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder, I used Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder. I really liked that and it was more affordable, but this is so much better. This is the only thing I've ever tried that can keep my forehead and chin oil-free all day. It also makes my complexion look very smooth and pretty when I use it over my foundation. I highly recommend this to anyone with oily skin. It costs a little more than most powders of this kind, but it's worth it. The only problem with it - if you have any dry patches, you have to avoid them or this will make them incredibly obvious and even drier. That being said - if you have problems with shine, this is amazing!
This does what it is supposed to and helps my makeup last longer, mattifies my skin, and gives a slightly soft focus effect to my makeup... and you only need a tiny bit on a big fluffy brush to give that effect. Why did I give it a 3 and why did I click "will not repurchase"? The name "HD" connotes that it will look fabulous in photos but it gives me the craziest white cast in flash photography.. i've tried using less and less but it makes me look like a ghost! I need a product that will make me look great in photos and this has failed me utterly in that regard therefore will not be repurchasing.
Love this stuff. Just need a small amount and your foundation will last all day.
If you use a lot it will give you a white cast. I was told to use a pea sized amount with a kabuki brush. Instead of 'sweeping' it across your face just merely buff it. Meaning, go in little circular motions all over your face rather than sweeping it left to right. Hope that makes sense.
Have bought this multiple times and will continue to use this as my setting powder.
An ok product, probably because I still haven't found a good way to use it. No breakout, no allergy. Just doesn't go too well with my yellow skin tone.