Make Up For Ever • HD High Definition Microfinish Powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
For reference I am NC50/NW45. I read reviews by women of color that it looked like flour on their faces. I figured that perhaps they used the wrong brushes or applied too much. I went to Sephora and requested a sample. I applied it almost like the mineral makeup method (swirl and tap) and it worked! I used it over my foundation and it looked immediately polished. I went back to purchase full size and the SAs at Sephora we so excited of my purchase you thought I was purchasing from their personal collection. The price is steep and I usually don't shrug at prices so it will pay for itself many times over. Dark skins sistahs, do not be imitated by the transclent color. With a light hand/right brush, it will work!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok so truth be told, I have never EVER purchased a transluscent powder in my entire life. I always used concealer and that was it, I never set it with powder. I guess I never really "knew" to set it(crazy I know). So anyhow I got this powder as a free 100 point perk from Sephora last month and after it sat in my drawer for a week or so I took it with me on a trip. We were headed to an NBA game and I knew the lights would not be dim so I wanted to hide a gigantic blemish. I of course covered the blemish and set it with this powder afterwards my husband commented how he could not even see it. I really thought he was just trying to make me feel better but after seeing pictures of us at the game I realized he was right. It was this powder, well this powder over my concealer. I am so thankful I got this, I don't even know why I chose this item over the others or why I chose not to save my points for another time. This is really one of those "HG" items and I will be repurchasing this again and again. You would not believe how much is in the timy jar I got. I love this stuff
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I absolutley love this product. By far best POwder I have ever used. It'sa bit expesvive but it is worth the money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This powder is not worth the price. It is challenging for me to find a good powder that doesn't break me out, so this fulfills that one requirement. However, it is white and makes me look chalky. It also does not set my makeup (also MUFE HD) for very long. I think there are preferable alternatives so I won't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I've loved this product for a while. It's the only powder I've tried that keeps my makeup looking fresh through a 9-hour event, and I love the way it makes my skin looks. But I haven't been motivated to add my two cents to the reviews here until recently, when I discovered a new use for it: hair powder.
Ladies, I'm not kidding. This loose powder is the best dry shampoo/hair powder I've ever used. It absorbs quickly, doesn't leave a dull cast on my hair, and makes it look freshly blow-dried. It doesn't irritate my scalp, doesn't leave my hair feeling as though it has anything on it and best of all, it doesn't have any cloying, heavy scent, so I can use my own perfume to make myself smell good instead of having two warring fragrances on me.
It costs the same as the other dry shampoos I've tried, and works far better: a little goes a very, very long way, and the results are above and beyond even the most expensive hair powders I've ever tried. I brush a little bit of it at a time onto my roots with a cheap kabuki brush I got at the drugstore, and it's so finely milled I can just run my fingers through my hair a couple of times to get rid of the excess. If I have to make my hair last a couple extra days, I section my hair and apply the powder on in sections with the kabuki, fluff it through and brush it with my fingers.
Loved it on my face, and now I love it in my hair. Will be repurchasing indefinitely.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Great powder - My skin has never looked better - My husband of 20 years said "Wow your skin looks great!" This from a man that does not notice when I change my hair color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Having tired all cheaper version of pure 100% silica powder, I'm not sure how they mill their's but there is a difference in the finish. It still get 1 Lippie off since it is rather expensive for a one ingredient product but it works really well.
Most finishing powders contain silica as one of the ingredients for those that find just silica powder shifts the tone of your foundation look into a setting powder that contains it for the same benefit but in a similar tone to your skin for personal use. This however is the most transparent setting powder on the market and for an MA this may be all you need in your kit.
If you are makeup artist or live in the area of a IMATS I recommend picking up there for a discount.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have this in the smaller size along with the travel kit of the primer & the elixir. it says its suppose to not change your color but i notice it does make me slighter lighter. it feels velvety soft but it does almost nothing for me as for the "hd effect"
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was at Sephora looking for a loose powder and the sales consultant immediately brought me to this product. At first I hummed and hawed about it because of the price. I also thought I would need something that had a bit more colour and not so transparent because I wanted to brighten my face. Anyways to make a long story short. I lightly dusted this on my face and what a transformation!! Just a tiny bit of powder on the kabuki brush very completely minimized my pores, brightened my complexion, and took away the shine. The other thing that's amazing is that it lasts for a very long time. I didn't have to dust more on till 8 hrs later and my skin is typically very oily. My makeup looked fresh and foundation didn't lose its colour (It usually darkens through the day. The only tip I have is use a very little amount and to do all your make up blending before applying. I accidentally applied it before my blush was completely blended and afterwards it wouldn't budge. Anyways the price seems high but considering how very little you need and how well it works it is worth every penny and more.
Also just wanted to add that I probably wouldnt have purchased this if I saw the review ratings before hand. I guess this is just one of those products that works differenly for each person.
****UPDATE***!!! TOday I was taking pics of my face under low light with a flash to see what foundation looked more natural on me and to my horror i could not believe that this powder showed up so brightly and streakish all over my face. Im serious I blended it with the kabuki bursh like crazy!!! Under no flash my face looked great, but how can I trust this product. I can't guarantee I'm not going to be in someones flash photo and it's not practical for me to take a picture of me every morning after i put make up on just to make sure this stuff is under control. I'm so sad I thought I found my HG powder. I can't see myself using this product again. By doing this little photo check I saved myself from possible embarassment. So sorry you guys!!! I had to drop this from 5 to 3 lippies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Combined with the HD foundation, this is pure awesomeness in a pot. I didn't know my skin could look so flawless and radiant until the first time I dusted this powder over my foundation and let it set. It simply disappears into your foundation and skin, leaving behind a satiny, silky finish that looks beautiful in person and amazing in photos. I am a little scared of breathing this stuff in because it's so light it will float right up in the air, but it's worth holding my breath for a few seconds to dust this on.
I bought the "trial size" at Sephora which is half the price of the full-size and still plenty enough product for me, and use my Everyday Minerals kabuki brush. I will definitely repurchase when this runs out.