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on 7/14/2010 1:30:00 PM
More reviews by NeufChatel
Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine
I had a sample of it before and back then it was just okay... I think I was using the wrong brush. I used the Too Faced retractable "teddy bear hair... or whatever" brush. It was a nice brush but not right for this powder. Well at least IME... I bought the Sephora bronzer brush, the one I've been wanting forever, and it worked great with it! The jar will probably last me forever... I only needed a little to set my foundation and my pores look invisible. I'm wearing it with MUFE Face and Body Liquid Foundation. And it really does work with any skintone. Color reference: I'm a DDD (NW45/C7). I would repurchase if I ever run out. One jar will last years at least... This is a HG powder for me!
on 7/12/2010 11:30:00 PM
More reviews by hanhnee
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I gave this a try since its a best seller product at sephora but it just didn't work for me. I tried it over my MUFE HD foundation...I used just a little, applying with a kabuki brush but it just make my face look so flat and dimensionless. It also leaves a white cast on my face no matter how little I tried to use. I notice that you loose so much powder when you open up the jar, and when you swirl your brush in the cap b/c the powder is so fine that it just flies up into the air easily. Considering how small the jar is for the price, I wouldn't want to loose a spec of the powder. In the end, I had to return the powder...maybe it wouldn't cast a white shadow on someone with fairer skin than my summer NC40 skin....
on 7/10/2010 8:58:00 PM
More reviews by tandee
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
Finally bit the bullet and bought this. Love the product but I go through it so fast I wish it was cheaper. I think I will buy the silica from Coastal Scents next time and use my MUFE container....my clients won't know the difference :)
on 7/9/2010 5:08:00 PM
More reviews by pinkolive2010
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium
I am not crazy about the packaging, its too small for my NARS Botan kabuki brush, but I still use it, I just pour some out onto a dish and use it this way, like for my foundation/ concelear. But the finishing is great, it gives a balance tone, look, and coverage. Also, this powder leaves my skin smooth and silky, I will definitely get this product again if it is out, I have it for 4 months and still has more than half. Money well spend
on 7/8/2010 4:09:00 PM
More reviews by JenSul27
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This powder does everything you need a powder to do...sets your makeup, keeps you oil free, smooths everything out and lasts your entire day. I like to put some in the cap and swirl a kabuki brush in it a la bare minerals. The only negative thing I can say about this is getting the last little bit of powder out when it's towards the end is difficult.
on 7/6/2010 2:57:00 AM
More reviews by mscosmeticfanatic
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
great setting powder when i have enough coverage and just need a powder to naturalize the look of my foundation. i like using it with a very fluffy powder brush to apply a light layer.
on 7/2/2010 1:20:00 PM
More reviews by NatalieJanine
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I purchased this a while back and used it for a few days.. it's great to set your makeup because it doesn't give your that white ghostly look like other "translucent" powders. However, in Canada at Sephora, this is $35 bucks. Pretty expensive.. So, after a few days, I purchased Silica from CS, and like it 10 times better. This HD powder is good, but you can buy the same product from other places for a better price. Would not buy again.
on 7/1/2010 5:00:00 PM
More reviews by SheerMiracle
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder Review: http://hdpowder.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/hd-makeup-powder/
on 6/25/2010 11:40:00 AM
More reviews by vester1228
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
At first I didn't like this powder, I used it with the kabuki brush and I didn't like the look (I think too white). Then I went back to Sephora and the salesperson showed me how to tap a little bit onto a kleenex and then using a large face brush, pick up the product from the kleenex and sweep it all over the face. Much better. I'm now loving the product.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/25/2010 7:47:00 AM
More reviews by proximitythe53rd
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
What a gorgeous powder. It's huge reputation is pretty well-deserved. OK, to start off - yes, you can buy a very similar powder made out of the same stuff for substantially less from discount sites. I have chosen to get the real thing for three reasons: 1.) mine came in a set with other things I wanted (score!) 2.) I prefer to buy from brands that I know and trust 3.) I've heard this is more finely milled than the other, and that's quite important to me. I absolutely don't fault anyone who chooses to try the cheaper alternative instead - go for it! However, I won't knock down my overall rating on account of price - that's what the price rating is for ... and I don't find the price to be ridiculous - expensive, yes, but not 'what a horrible rip-off' expensive. Prior to getting this powder, I was quite happy with my Laura Mercier powders. I used her translucent powder for all-over makeup setting, and I used her secret brightening powder for under-eye setting, when I could be bothered to reach for a second product. I still think they're both great products, and I still use both of them. However, this MUFE HD powder has a few things going for it that neither of the others have: It's supernaturally, amazingly, this-must-be-witchcraft soft to the touch. When applied to skin, it makes your skin feel like it's made of silk. The only other thing I've tried that makes skin feel this soft is the Hourglass primer! This powder really is translucent, like completely clear. I have seen it used even on people of very dark skin, and it doesn't add any whiteness or ashy tones. On my fair skin, this is less important, but it's good to know it doesn't add any white-cast or weird reflections for photos, and that it's not going to wash me out, or alter the color of my foundation or blush etc. The MUFE HD powder is better at keeping oil at bay than other powders I've tried. It leaves a very dry touch to the skin, but doesn't over-emphasize any dry patches visually. Because it keeps my skin more oil-free for longer, I absolutely love this powder for summer, or anytime when I want my makeup to last a long time, and not need a touch-up to deal with oil or sweat. It's not *actually* magic, it can't stop you from sweating buckets, but it does make a difference, especially to the longevity of your makeup, not letting it just melt off as easily on a really hot day. Because of this, I love this powder best for the warmer months, and I tend to revert to my Laura Mercier translucent powder for winter when my skin is quite dry, and I don't want to add anything that feels drying to it. This powder works just as well for setting under-eye concealer as it does on the rest of the face. My two tips to make sure it sets under-eye concealer perfectly first to smooth your under-eye concealer immediately before applying powder to make sure it hasn't settled into any lines. Do this even if it doesn't look like it has, just to make sure. Then when you do set with this powder, use it sparingly. You're not trying to coat on a bunch of it, you're just trying to get the thinnest possible but still even application. The light application goes for the rest of the face as well. The temptation can be to use more (if a little is good, lots must be GREAT!) but that's not the way to make it look the best and the most natural. For my Laura Mercier powder, for all over the face, I prefer the powder puff application (fold and roll, pressing powder into the skin). For this MUFE HD powder, I prefer to use a large fluffy brush. I pick up a tiny bit of powder, tap off any excess, swirl the brush in the cap to even the powder through the brush, and then first lightly sweep, then gently and briefly buff it into the skin with light circular motions. Finish with gentle up and down motions on the cheeks to make sure any tiny hairs are lifted free, and then lay down flat. If you have oily skin, or, for example, an oily t-zone like I do, using a bit more powder in those areas is fine, but you don't want to use more powder than necessary anywhere that's dry or normal.
13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
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