Despite the hype, Iím still not overly impressed by the foundation. I guess that is more to say that it didnít live up to the hype, but it is a good, solid foundation and Iíd recommend to anyone looking for a semi-matte, medium-coverage, liquid foundation. (Particularly if you dislike or canít tolerate MAC foundations.) The finish on this is nearly matte, but it seems just a touch dewy (thatís probably the ďsoft focusĒ and high definition coming into play). It gives medium coverage without much product, and you can layer it as necessary to get fulle coverage if you need it. You can always sheer it out by spritzing your brush or sponge with water, too. I have tried both methods, depending upon how clear my skin happens to be, They both work well, and are dependable.
I think the most impressive part of Make Up For Everís HD Foundation is that is photographs extremely well. It does make skin look better than it actually is. HD does a good job of lasting all day, and I feel like I donít get that oily-at-the-end-of-the-day feeling so much when I use this compared to some other foundations Iíve used. While it is a medium to full coverage foundation, it feels lightweight. It actually feels fairly weightless to me, but Iím a lot more used to foundation, too, so Iím going to stick with lightweight as the descripton.
The packaging is great, since they provide you with a foundation pump. I find that I dispense one and half to two pumps on the back of my hand, and then I use MACís 109 brush (spritzed first with water) to apply it to my face. This seems to give me the best results, and it is the technique I used most freequently. The reason I like pump dispensers is you can figure out exactly how much you need through trial and error, and then you just use that much consistently. Without a pump, it just involves a bit more eyeballing!
Overall, this is a very solid foundation that has one drawback- the price,. It is $42.00, which is about right for a high end foundation, but is still rather pricey. Sephora will give you some samples to take home and try, which i strongly recomend before paying the $42. The lighting is always different in the store, so take it home and try it out. Some believe it's worth the price, however I am not sure I do. I may purchase this again down the road, it's a toss up!
Ideally I would give this product a 2.5. It's...slightly worse than ok.
-GREAT color selection. There are a few gaps in the medium skintones, but there are tons of selections overall.
-Good coverage. For being so lightweight, this covers a lot!
-Very short wear time. When it does wear off, it does so in a patchy manner, not an even fade.
-Does not control oil at all. I found myself needing to blot after 2 hours, and I am by no means the oiliest person.
-Not very forgiving with texture issues of any kind. If you want to wear this foundation and you have flakiness, large pores, peach fuzz, etc, make sure you use plenty of silicone-based primer.
I definitely think there are much better foundations at this price point! This product is really pretty when first applied on most skin types, so I don't doubt that it would be ideal for photos or something. I just don't think this is a very good every day foundation. Understandable, since I don't think that's what it was formulated for! I would not repurchase.
I have used up 3 bottles already. Amazing foundation, medium/full coverage, semi-matte finish, long lasting!! Looks very natural on the skin. I adore ittt!! I cannot wait to buy it againnnn
My skin: Combo with more dry patches than "normal" patches, and of course the good ol' t zone. I use this with Benefit's POREFessional primer, and set with either Mac's Blot powder, L'oreal True Match powder, or any loose translucent powder.
This is a great foundation - I don't think I'd describe it as a miracle product or anything, but it still deserves merit. I have dry-normal sensitive and pale skin with pink undertones and I wear it in 115 (I'm a NC15/NW13 in MAC). It gives a relatively natural-looking finish and covers all that I want it too (I have moderate redness, even tone and the occasional breakout and acne scar).I would consider the foundation to have medium buildable coverage. I need only one pump to cover my face and the bottle lasts a long time. It also wears all day, continuing to look good the entire time.
Ok, ladies. I'm a woman of a certain age; ok, 50! My skin has always been dry and trying to find a moisturizing foundation for my two-toned brown skin was an adventure in itself. That said, I went to Sephora and told the very handsome young makeup artist my challenges and went to this product. The color is right, I don't need a concealer and my face has that even-toned, soft, dewy feel and finish that makes me look young and fresh. It's oil free but my face is not tight at all. I highly recommend anyone w/dry skin to try this product. If you tried this and it didn't work then you just have the wrong foundation; take it back to Sephora; they'll gladly exchange it for you for the right product.
I wanted to really love this foundation with how great it is reviewed by so many people o watch on you tube. The coverage was average, it is build able but for me i have a lot of freckles so to cover them it starts to look cakey. The worst part it the OIL! I am oily with a few dry spots, when i would put on the foundation it started off ok, but then in about an hour i looked like an oil slick, it would take 3 blotting sheets to get rid of all the oil. I think it would work pretty good for someone with not much to cover and who is dry.
i wanted to love this foundation SO BAD ): I'm NC25 MAC i picked up MUFE in 120 soft sand the color matched me perfectly but after using it for only 5 days it dried out my skin horribly! all my life I've had normal skin i would get little blemishes here & there but after using this product my skin got super dry i had to do some intense treatment. i tried to cover it up when i went to work but I'd just look cakey NOT CUTE AT ALL. I've used countless foundations from high end to store brands none have EVER irritated my skin like this did ): ugh I'll keep searching for my HG. good luck to anybody trying MUFE HD hope it works for you continued >>
Love this foundation! I got it colour matched and I have one for winter and one for summer. Looks great in photos too! I've tried dozens of foundations and this one works best for me!
Not going to lie I really wish this foundation worked for me, after a failed attempt at trying out urban decays naked skin liquid foundation I went on to try this one because of all the "hoopla" about it. One good thing about this foundation is that there really is a shade for every single skin tone. But it was way too sheer for me, one layer is basically like putting on a tinted moisturizer and I like to have at least medium coverage and once I tried to put the second layer on, it started to feel a bit heavy and the worst part was that it has no staying power, doesn't last long on your face at all even with high quality primers and setting powders, but the worst part was that it caused me to break out even in places that I never do!!
It surprised me that this foundation was so highly recommended by the assistant at Sephora, because I really dislike this foundation. It oxidezes on my skin and makes my face look so orange comparing to the rest of my body. The packaging, although convenient with the pump, was horrible, as the cap easily popped off and cracked even though I hadn't dropped it or done anything to cause damage. Lastly, the wear is horrible, and after a few hours red spots and blemishes are easily shown. And even though I wore a mattifying primer on my face (the Korres one) and used the MUF HD powder over top, you could still see tons of oil on my face, even more so than if I hadn't worn a foundation at all.