Make Up For Ever • HD High Definition Microfinish Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this product over a year ago and finally discover the usefulness of it recently. After applying foundation, I set it with this powder and I could instantly see the effect it has. It's like airbrushing your face. My foundation stays on longer and my face looks flawless. However, this product is $$$. Is it worth the money it costs? Probably not. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives to this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first I didn't love this. Actually, I didn't even like it. I was very unimpressed with it. That was until I transfered it into an empty regular sized BE MV container. i bought the travel sized version of this product. I really needed a finishing powder as I'd run out of mineral veil and Sephora was out. So, I figured I'd give it a try after I saw all the glowing reviews. Originally, I wasn't impressed but because I think I was using the wrong brush. I had used the red Sephora grab n go brush (the powder end) and it just didn't work for me. I like to use big fluffy brushes for powder application and this wasn't cutting it. Because I was so strapped for time, I ended up sticking with it and was really not impressed. I didn't think it was any better or worse than my MV, just more expensive. But as the days went on, I used it with my regular powder brush and felt the same, until today. I have been applying it after moisturizing and applying Colorstay foundation, but before any bronzer or blush or any of my other makeup. Today I finally got to look at my face and reliazed that it seemed to even my out and made my blush/bronzer look a lot better against my really flawed skin. The thing that sold me was that today was a really stressful horrible day in Court (I'm a probation officer). After spending over 4 hours in a really hot, stuffy, humid, courtroom, I got to my car and looked at my face and was shocked. My face wasn't greasy or oily and still looked fresh, even in the sunlight! This never happens. Obviously it didn't look as good as it looks when you first put your makeup on, but I didn't look like an oil slick. Instead, I had that...dare I say..."dewey look" that I've been attempting to emulate for the last year with no avail thanks to my stupid pores, dumb acne scars, and lame oily face. Anyway, the packaging for the travel $15 version sucks. There's only like 3 holes and the lid is tiny, so transfering it is a must. However, it's a few dollars cheaper than my MV and even though it's less product (I think) I end up using less because I don't have to reapply ten times a day and I don't have to apply as much. There are only two downsides
1. It's REALLY powdery. Every time I open it there's a big puff of white smoke and that stuff gets everywhere.
2. It's a little expensive for the amount you get, but I guess at the end of the day it's worth it!
I will definitely continue to buy this stuff! I must say after today, I am hooked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I especially use it to set my under eye area. I apply my concealer then apply this. Does not look cakey or drying and It doesn't add color so it doesn't change the color of my foundation or concealer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty good product. It does make your skin softer and more 'matte' after brushing it over your foundation. It puffs up clouds of white smoke easily, which smell pretty strong like chemical and baby powder(it doesn't smell on your skin, though). It makes me a little bit worried about inhaling too much of it in. I don't have oily skin or wrinkles, so I'm not sure about the oil control or help with fine lines. It helps your makeup stay on for a few hours longer as well. It is definitely a handy product to set your makeup look with. I'm pretty sure it is the exact same formula as all other setting powders, because they all contain very similar if not exact ingredients, so there isn't any need to desire one brand over another. I will probably repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
When I first tested this powder out, I was not wearing foundation, and it was nice but really nothing special. I've found it really looks amazing only over foundation. It seems to just make my skin look really soft and almost even out my fine lines on my forhead. As for oil control, I need to apply an additional pressed powder on my nose only. I also find that there is a slight white cast, which might be a problem for those with darker skin tones. Overall, I will probably re-purchase, but I really can't stand the packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I so wanted to like this because it did make my skin look nice but not cakey like most powders. But It broke me out on my cheeks. I suspect it's because it contains silica and obviosly I seem to have problems with silica, it took me awhile to figure that out, since most powders like this contain them and they all break me out. that being said, for thse without allergies to Silica, this is a beautiful finishing powder. It really made most of my pores dissapear and softened the wrinkle around my eyes, you just need a light touch, not too much. I got the sample, so at least I did not fork over too much for it and will end up swapping it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
HG product!!! Goes fabulous with any foundation!
During summer when my skin can get oily, I brush it over my moisturizer THEN apply my foundation/concealers. Then brush it on top of my finished skin to seal it all in! LOVE this product! Is one of the few products I purchase over and over and over again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Why didn't I try this sooner?! This is my new found HG setting powder. I have always used my BE Mineral Veil and I thought that it would give the same appearance, WRONG! The HD powder gave a different look. My face appeared soft almost flawless as if my face as airbrushed. I bought the smaller bottle because it was half the price of the full size but the next time I re-up I will definitely get the full size. The only challenge that I had with the bottle is that the cap was too small for me to dip my brush in but I changed the container out for a bigger loose powder container which is also sold at sephora for $4.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't know if it's this product or HD HIgh Definition foundation that broke me out, but I had to return it immediately. I've been clear for few months and these two products gave me horrid cystic acnes all over my face!!!Gah I'm sooooo regretting buying these products...not only the products are expensive but broke me out horribly. Thank god for Sephora's return policy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I have had this stuff for almost 8 months and I like it, but I am not in love with it. Just didn't "wow" me enough after looking at all the hype and reviews. I put over the MUFE F&B or HD foundation and use a Too Faced kabuki brush to apply and buff. It definitely sets makeup fine, but that's about it.... there's nothing extra special about it, but then again, I'm not doing anything with HD so maybe I'm completely missing the intended purpose. The packaging is really annoying and I am constantly spilling the powder on my vanity...not to mention when I travel. I alternate using MAC Prep & Prime loose powder, and find really no difference between them... they both do an OK job, I will keep looking for an HG powder.