Make Up For Ever • HD High Definition Loose Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I was given a sample of this at Sephora last week. I don't have great skin--although I'm fairly lineless, I do have some significant acne scarring and discoloration on my left cheek as well as large pores. I used it over my usual Perricone tinted sunblock rather than dusting a little bit of BE foundation over it. About an hour later, I was speaking with a friend who told me "I love your makeup!" Since I'd prefer not to look made up, I was somewhat upset and asked her what she meant. She replied, "Your skin just looks so smooth and glowy." Ok by me! I tried again yesterday with my tinted moisturizer as well as the industrial strength MUFE concealer I sometimes use on discolored patches, then dusted the HD powder over it all. Looked great--and blended in the texture of the concealer beautifully. I checked the 5X mirrir, and the giant pores around my nose looked much smaller.
Unless this begins to break me out, I'm hooked.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'm still on the fence about this product. When I first got it, I didn't like it. I felt like you could see it on my skin and that it dried me out too much (I have normal/combo skin). Then I tried it again but with a lighter hand and I loved the way it kept me matte in the high humidity and the soft feel on my skin, so I started wearing it more. However, I now have a bit of a summer tan and I recently wore this out to dinner with some friends. I just saw pictures of me from the dinner and my face looks so pale and white. I wasn't wearing any sunscreen or a moisturizer w/ sunscreen and had actually moved up a shade in my normal base/concealer so I know it had to be this powder. The one thing I loved is that this does seem to help with oily breakthrough during the hot summer months, so I may try using this over my moisturizer and under my base to help keep me matte and see if it still keeps me matte and helps my makeup last longer w/o the white cast in pictures. So basically, it's not a bad product, but I don't think I would repurchase again for the $30 price tag unless it does miracles under my foundation. I'll update after I try it tomorrow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'd like this product more if it didn't make me $30 poorer. I use it after using tinted moisturizer, and it takes that oily look away instantly. It makes my already small pores on my cheeks nearly invisible. Seems to have decent staying power. It definitely does not do what it claims, to blur away imperfections, at least not other than decrease the size of larger-than-desirable pores perhaps, but I like it for its oil absorbing properties. I have tan skin right now and the whiteness actually does seem to make me look a tiny bit paler, though it looks natural, you wouldn't be able to tell it's the powder that's doing that. I'd recommend this for someone with oily skin, but for dry skin, I'd definitely look somewhere else for something cheaper and just as effective. This is not the miracle worker I thought it would be.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I loved the concept of this but boy, what a huge disappointment. It sits on top of dry patches like baby powder and doesn't mattify the areas that really need it. And when I turn the sifter over to dispense the product, no matter how gently I do it, I wind up with a disgusting cloud of it all over (can't be healthy). In addition, I think it was stupid for them to make the lid white when the product is white--I can't even see whether there's any in there. I guess I need to stop being persuaded by all the hype.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I, too got the Sephora sample of this, and I, too am hooked. I have very oily skin and very large pores. Ick! Most powders seem to float above my skin by the end of the day, but this stuff doesn't. I love my GloMinerals foundation, but I still need something to combat afternoon oiliness and this seems to help tremendously.
First of all, I love the super micro-fine consistency. It really seems like the silkiest, fluffiest powder I've ever used - almost like flour! The white color didn't really scare me either because I'm so fair, but I can't believe that it would not show up on dark skin - it has to! I know it's "translucent," but they should make a tinted version. This stuff goes on so silky, and really just blends like a dream. It magically covers a multitude of sins with no signs of heaviness, chalkiness, or smearing. I don't know how MUFE does it, and I don't care - just keep it coming! Because I just have the sample, I use this just on nights out or occasions when I'm especially self-conscious about pores and acne marks. I do plan to purchase a full-size though on my next order - I'm hooked. It's more than I usually pay for powder, but it WORKS, and a little goes a long way with me.
My one gripe is the packaging. At least with the sample size, it goes EVERYwhere! Worse than BE products IMO - it seems like way too much is already out of the sifter before I even opened it. I'm always running late and usually end up doing my makeup finishing touches when I arrive at my destination - while still in the car. This product does not make for a fun time of that, but I'm willing to overlook that because it works so well!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
So far I'm really digging this powder. I got a little wary after some of the negative reviews came out, but decided I should give it a go for my own opinion.
After application it feels very soft and velvety on my skin. I am pale (#20 in MUFE F&B) but this can still be a little "ghostly" when I first apply it. I think I may use a bit of a heavy hand though, because I have ridiculously oily skin and compensate where others might not.
To give a better idea of my oil factor, mufe f&b applied at 6 am and not set, set with Clinique powder (had it for ages) or MAC studio fix and by 8:30 am I have to blot the lower portions of my face, right above my jawline....jowls if you will. I use toilet seat covers to blot, otherwise I would easily go through 4 or 5 of those baby sheets you buy.
This is my first full day of work wearing the HD powder and I did use my NYC blot powder once and I do have breakout oiliness on my forehead, but other than that.....miraculous! I have never had my skin and makeup hold up so well.
The mill is so incredibly fine you have to even be careful setting this product down on the counter, or you will get puffs of "smoke" out of the sifter holes.
I use a small, dense blush brush to apply (I use a big face brush for my blush, call me crazy) but it works well in the small lid area to swirl the powder it and apply it nicely. I haven't experienced trouble with powder in the edges, but I'm sure if I traveled with it or dropped it I would, as with all powders in this type of packaging.
As for the "soft focus", yes, it does look lovely after I apply this. It does highlight any flakies I have, so be sure to exfoliate well.
The price, well, yes, it's pretty hefty. But I think the amount of product necessary to give me the results I have makes it much less costly. I have not tried any other silica powders (to my recolection), but I am so far very happy with this product.
Bottom line: I don't want to marry HD powder and have it's babies, but it makes me a happy little ex-grease monkey.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I wear this over my sunblock and it looks better than foundation. It fills in all pores/lines/scars without leaving any color. Put all your makeup (blush, etc.) on before this powder otherwise it will not stick. This is my HG powder and will never bother to try anything else. I just wish the container had a bigger lid.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Don't buy if you have dry skin. Any moisture that you had will be sucked out and replaced with gross, scaly, peeling skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product after reading all the good reviews and I was very disappointed for many reasons:
1. The powder was very expensive for the small quantity ($30 for only 0.35 oz)
2. The powder actually seemed to enhance my flaws and make my skin look worse!!
3. The powder is VERY finely milled, so its quite easy to accidentally inhale the particles... be careful out there! (you'd think I would know better since I'm a chemist and I've worked with silica powder (the main component) a million times!)
I returned the item... not worth it to me at all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Who would have thought air-jet mill sand can be this good !!!
My skin is dry, and using the Derm's prescription liquid nightly for melasma further dries my skin out. My skin tone is NC 30-35, now is more like a 32, but by August it may be like 37 or so.
Since this powder is 100% silica, without silicone, nor moisturizing agent like hyaluronic acid and such, it simply makes my skin look flaky, even with moisturiser underneath. Secondly, because of my skin tone & its dryness, the powder looks like a hazy shade of chalky whitish look on it, at least for 30 minutes or so until the skin's moisture assimilate with the powder, not good.
I am giving it 3 lippies b/c that's what this product is worth to me, which does not mean this is a bad product, not at all.
This powder offers a totally matte look, which is appealing for oily, younger skin (which I once had and I can identified with) or someone living in a humid environment. But for older skin, hmmmm,... proceed with caution.
Good thing I can take it back to Sephora.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a lovely powder, but it is simply silica powder. You can buy the same thing yourself for pennies. Total rip-off (gasp NO! makeup?!? A RIPOFF??)
I will not repurchase. I bought some plain silica powder, and added some silk and pearl powder to it. These have some soothing and healing properties.
I'm a DIYer, though. Almost always.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
An excellent product! MUFE'S lose powders are some of the best out there that I've come across, PERIOD, and this powder is no exception. I would HIGHLY recommend this colorless powder to all PPP gals out there, especially those (like me) with pale yellow/olive tones that have a hard time finding foundation and powder matches for such pale skin. This powder also does an excellent job of mattifying without making the skin look chalky, and does a lovely job of evening out my skintone. I don't wear enough foundation to know whether this powder makes my skin look "poreless," but the results are nice on reasonably bare skin. For those with combination/oily skin (like me), this stuff is a godsend. I find that a dusting in the morning, and another midday touchup are all I need to keep my skin fom being shiny. This is a fabulous product that truly delivers, and I will definitely be repurchasing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been looking forward to this release, actually the recent spate of "HD TV Makeup" starting from Cargo to MUFE, have all been really impressive - and the next brand launch of an HD TV makeup line will have a lot to compete with.
This is different from every other "fine mill airbrush" type powder I have tried, firstly it is purely silica, and an extremely fine mill! Also I believe this is probably the BEST finish of all the powders I have (and yes I have more than three dozen loose powders, mostly from mid-end, high end and luxury brands)... so as an affirmative from a powder-collector freak, this is excellent!
Let's get the bad points out of the way, price-yes perhaps (but that is not a criteria I use to decide on purchases anymore - since quality/function is more important).. Packaging - I do not like the narrow jar with low rims, end up wasting product if you are in a rush, I actually prefer the Jill Stuart (or say Chanel Poudre Libre, or La Mer) type bulky and oversized containers,there is still room to let you mix and tap powder back into the container, whereas the MUFE powder overflows..
Also, compared to other powders I have tried this does have the best finish (will discuss below) but here are some alternatives for MUFE HD powder if for any reason it does not work well for you - There is the Dior Extreme translucent powder (released in 2008), also a Chanel Cristalline loose powder, Laura Mercier secret brightening powder, or the By Terry loose powder (in a range of flesh tones, corrective tones and translucent tones), the La Mer/ Giorgio Armani are excellent mill too but it is tinted. Also the Japanese brand Canmake makes a good and cheap powder with a similar type of mill to the MUFE/airmill type powders. Also I just recently came across the Pure Luxe silica powder, but the first review has mentioned (quite usefully) that the MUFE powder has a superior mill.
Why it is the best - the finish is excellent, truly an airbrushed softening effect and does not emphasise pores or bumps. It can be used as a finishing powder and alone for a simple polished look. I do think that one does need to have good skin texture and skin tone for this powder to work at its best, simply because it is a translucent finish which will have very little effect for colour correction or coverage. I rarely use powders that are heavier than medium sheer coverage anyway as I do not think that is the true purpose of a cosmetic loose powder.
BTW I am NC30 with warm undertones, this does not make me look ghostly but does have a brightening/lightening effect. All I have is baby smooth skin..........!
An update - I forgot to comment on the oil controlling properties - I think it is average, because I always use a layer of rice/silk powder underneath anyway, and being winter in the southern hemisphere - my normally over oily skin is actually becoming a lot drier, so while I still had shine at the end of the day, the powder did not oxidise or disappear, and my face looked OK. I am not sure if I would use alone in summer, as my skin tends to be oilier and the humidity is very high... but even though it is a fine mill powder it is more absorbent than say talc based pressed/loose powders.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This has absolutely got to be the "Jesus powder" of all powders...
I can't explain what a miracle product this truly is.... it's like Adobe Photoshop in a bottle.
I have combination skin with a super oily T-zone, nose, and chin. I use Everyday Minerals intensive foundation in "Light Olive" using the Everyday Minerals foundation brushes (which are the best makeup brushes ever invented), and I lightly dust the MUFE HD powder over my foundation.. and then .... BAM!!! Virgin skin!!!
I was sitting in a restaurant with my SO my first day using this and he couldn't stop raving about how great my skin looked! And let me tell you... this guy wouldn't even notice if I went from Cruella Deville Black to Platinum Blonde Hair. He never notices anything different about my look... until the day I wore HD powder. It even got to the point where I actually got fed up because he couldnt stop talking about how flawless and smooth my skin looked!!
The best part... a previous review states that your makeup will look just as good by the end of the day as the minute you put it on. Now there is absolutely no exaggerating that!! After coming home from a humid day at the beach, my makeup looked perfect 8 hours after I put it on.
I looked in the mirror, saw I had somewhat of a shiny T-zone, and then touched my T-zone with my finger. To my surprise, absoutely no oil on my finger! I just simply had that naturally dewy glow without the grease!! It's like having built in blotting powder in my skin!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
the best finishing powder ever!!!!
`i just wanna make it clear that it is TRANSLUSCENT!!!
it wont cover up redness or anything like that so if you wanna go light on makeup then you would have to either put another powder with color to cover up a little before putting this on!!
just get your foundation and concealer right then you brush this on and at first you will look a little more white-ish but when it blends in, OMG your pores will look nonexistent and it tightens your face! not tighten as in your skin will feels dry and tight but it will tighten the makeup on your face and make it feel like you dont have any on!!!!
the best finishing powder ever!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
oh........ my............ GOD do i love this product!!! it is hands down, bar none, THE best translucent powder i have ever tried!
i use mac's select moisturecover concealer (liquid) along with everyday minerals intensive tan concealer over it, every single day... i will never leave the house without at least covering my dark circles up... whenever i used to apply the mineral concealer over the liquid, after a while i noticed it would start to cake up and rub off in certain areas (especially next to the tear ducts)... well i received a deluxe sample of this powder from sephora one day, and just tossed it in my makeup drawer, not even looking twice at it.. but after reading some of the reviews, i decided to give it a go... my goodness am i glad i did.. it makes the skin around my eyes look and feel silky smooth, and the coverage lasts for HOURS without ever caking or smuding off.. and the best part is, it didnt even lighten the color of my concealer one bit (which would suck since the combination im currently using matches my skin tone PERFECTLY)..
i use macs 224 (tapered blending e/s) brush to get that flawless airbrushed look around my eyes..
after applying my makeup in the morning.. spending the entire day running around under the HOT southern california sun.. i looked in the mirror after coming home at night, expecting to see a cakey mess all around my eyes... only to discover my makeup looked just as good as it did when i applied it in the morning!
all this raving and i have yet to use it on my entire face (especially my t-zone)...
this has definitely made its way into my staple bag.. im so glad i decided to go with this sample over the moisturizer i was debating on..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
At first, I was really mad I spent $30 on face powder. My makeup obsession had reached a new low. I agree with what someone else said, the jar it comes it has a shallow tray in it, and this is so finely milled, that I was always getting powder blowing around the bathroom, my clothes, etc. It was a mess and waste. Then, I thought it looked really obvious on my face, and I'm practically as white as that powder. However, determined not to waste my money, I kept working with it. Mainly, I found I was just using too heavy a hand applying it. Just apply it very lightly, or you will be able to see you have white powder on. When I use a little, it's definitely airbrushing in a jar. I also used it over a few very hot days recently, and it did not budge. It did not smudge, sink into pores, let oil shine through, or anything else. It looked perfect by the end of the day. It's probably true that it's better for oily or combo skin. In fact, I have typical combo skin, and this removes that oily T-zone better than ANYTHING I've ever tried.
Still, a lippie off for the messiness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I don't like it. It is all silica so it basically absorbs all traces of moisture. If you are super oily( like a grease pot by noon) I could see how this would be GREAT for you. Also, I didn't care for the packaging. I really wish that brands would start putting twist top on/off sifters on the jars. By the fourth or fifth use the powder is already accumulating and almost over flowing and spills every where.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i love this stuff! i agree that a light hand is needed or else you'll look like a corpse -- very white! i use this after my MAC studio fix to set it, and it fills in small acne scarring at my temples and cheeks. it's a great product, and i'll definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Other
This is like photo retouching. It makes me look luminous with fewer flaws. My only concern is you have to use a light hand because even with my fair skin it can look white if used with a heavy hand. I would suggest darker complexions try before you buy.