Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation [DISCONTINUED]


2294 reviews

57% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$


Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Mica, talc, PEG-10 Dimenthicone, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenyl, Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimenthicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Cyclohexacyloxane, Methylisothiazolinone, Sorbitan Sesquileate, Silver Oxide, Propylene, Carbonate, Parfum (fragrance), Methylparaben, Fagus Sylvatica Extract (Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract), Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, [+/- CI 77891 )titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like it! But it was so bad... I'm so glad I went to sephora and just got a sample and didn't buy it for $40! It makes your dry patches 10x worse! It doesn't make your skin look smooth at all! Makes your pores huge! I'll just stay with my revlon colorstay and bareminerals matte foundation!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 4/11/2012 12:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I was REALLY REALLY shocked by the bad reviews here....until I started reading the reviews and I understood why so many people are having a hard time with this foundation. LIKES LIKE LIKES PEOPLE! OIL AND WATER DON'T MIX! This is a WATER based product! I've read multiple reviews that have stated that this stuff slides off their faces and doesn't last and ends up looking crummy, then they list what other products they're using on their faces and it's like "OH! Well there's your problem!"

Oil and Water don't mix, simple as that. If you've had a hard time with this product try looking at the ingredients in your moisturizers, sunscreens, and primers. If any of them are oil based then this foundation is going to slide right off your face because water based products won't stick to oil based products, it's really that simple.

As for people saying that this products is breaking them out terribly. Again, water based foundation. It's far more gentle than many foundations out there looking at the ingredients. But I'm not saying that it's not responsible for some of these breakouts. There is no such thing as a hypo-allergenic, or a non-cosmodermic product. There is no testing method that can prove that. All that those terms mean is that they are unlikely to make you break out because it didn't cause breakouts, or blackheads on the back of a rabbit's ear. Everyone will react differently to different products, and what works well for me may not work well for you. But PLEASE keep in mind that you have to CLEAN your makeup brushes and sponges OFTEN with anti-bacterial soap. I can't tell you how many times I've heard girls say "oh I can't wear ____ because it breaks me out" only to look at their makeup tools to find them filthy.

But honestly, looking at these ingredients I find it very hard to believe that it's breaking so many reviews out. I'm calling shenanigans on the hipster/hater response here. This product used to be so highly rated by user and makeup artist a like, I can't help but notice the tendency that people have to take something that was popular and "knock it down a few pegs". This got a lot of positive light and now it's just "suddenly" taking a nose dive? Yeah, that doesn't happen unless there's a bad batch, or a serious formula change. Like I said shenanigans.


I am surprised to say the least. I'm a skeptic at heart and I found myself really liking this stuff. It looks like my skin, and a lot of foundations promise that but don't deliver, but this did just that. It looked like me, just better. I find it very difficult to find foundations light enough for my skin that are also nice. At 115 I find the foundation to be light enough for my skin without being overwhelmingly pink as the lightest foundations usually are. The shade range is excellent even catering to the darker skinned ladies out there which is nice to see. This dries out really fast so you have to work it more quickly than other foundations, but with a damp sponge it's not really that much of a problem. It builds really well, but I don't think it's really a full coverage foundation. Maybe you could build it to that, but you would need a lot of time and product.

This foundation is EXPENSIVE running at almost $50 for 1.01 oz! Yes, I know there are some out there that cost more, but considering that it's JUST a foundation, and it doesn't really have SPF, or treat acne, or aging, or any protection for the skin. I feel that that's a lot. But it is foundation at the end of the day, and it does the foundation role very well. Being that it is water based it feels like you're not really wearing foundation because it's so light. I find that it lasts all day providing that the products you use under it are also water based.

The packaging is, awesome. I love the pump, I also have Revlon's Colourstay, and as much as I love the product THE GLASS BOTTLE DRIVES ME NUTS! So the pump format is nice, and sanitary. The air tight pump bottle ensures that there aren't any nasty bacterial growths in the product that will cause problems on your skin, or discolouration of the product. Though I naturally have dry/combination skin, I feel like this product would work better with someone with normal to oily skin. If you have dryer skin I would suggest exfoliation before application just due to the mattness of this product.

So all and all, after quite a lot of jiber jaber. I think I will repurchase this again. But NOT as my everyday foundation. It's simply TOO EXPENSIVE for what it is. It's JUST a foundation, and I can't justify spending that much money on something that is just for vanity's sake, if it protected my skin as well, that would be another story. BUT I will be repurchase this product when I run out for the sake of photoshoots, and other special occasions when you are putting vanity a little higher up. For now I'll stick with my Colour Stay and maybe look at Clinic's Even Better foundation for my everyday use. I'll think about rebuying this when I find a coupon.

30 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

on 4/10/2012 7:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I really love this foundation. It gives that luminous look that everyone craves. But i returned mine because the color was all wrong and there wasn't a good color for me. and the brand does have a lot of color choice, just none that quite fit my undertone of yellow and pink. go to sephora and have someone match you. that's really the best way of knowing for sure that you've got the right color

on 4/8/2012 12:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I loved this color during the winter...I wore 140. However, now that I have begun to get more tan for the spring/summer, this foundation does not suit me well. I have a very tan (almost orange) undertone to my skin, so this foundation makes me look washed out even in very dark colors. It is strange. Overall, it is a great product that provided me just the amount of medium coverage I need. I have normal skin and did not see any change (good or bad) in my complexion when using this foundation. I am terrible about washing off my makeup after a long day, but it still did not make me break out. I will purchase the 140 when I am back to being a little more pale than I am in the summer.

on 4/7/2012 10:34:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my Holy Grail foundation. I LOVE this product. I was a MAC fan for a while, but when my mom bought me this I was soooo excited. It is a matte finish, has full coverage but lightweight and lasts all day. This does not make me break out and in photos, my face looks flawless!! The price is a bit high but the product last forever. You dont need much to cover your face. I apply it with my finger. I will definitly repurchase. I have shade 125. It works great when I have a tan, but when I am pale in the winter, I still use it but I apply a bronzer over it and I get to use it all thru the year. LOVE!!!

on 4/6/2012 9:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this a really long time ago, and I didn't like it too much yet it was the best for the moment. However, every time I got matched at the sephora counter, it was like a whole bunch of shades too dark, almost orange. So that definitely makes me biased to not like this product. I also found it a bit oily from what I remember, and didn't look good half the time.

on 4/6/2012 10:46:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My favorite foundation of all time!!!! I've been wearing foundation since I was in 7th grade...I am now 25, so I've tried just about every drugstore and high end foundation out there. First off, I love how light weight this feels on the skin! I used Revlon Colorstay for two years straight before I started using MUFE, and I forgot how light weight some foundations can be. That fact that it provides med-full coverage and is as light as a feather is awesome! I also love the dewy finish it gives. I do have to set it with powder quite liberally in my T-zone to keep it from look to oily, but I love how it looks on the rest of the face. I also love MUFE color range. I can be pretty difficult to match. Either foundations are too orangey or too light. #173 is the best matched foundation color I have ever found (I'm matched as a NC44 for reference, although I don't feel it's a perfect match). I also like that it has no SPF in the formula. I apply other face products (lotion and primer) that have SPF, so to me the lack of it in the foundation doesn't bother me. As we all know, foundations with SPF can give a "white cast" on the skin in flash pictures look much better now. I get compliments all the time on my skin and I have MUFE HD to thank for that!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/4/2012 3:22:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Hands down best foundation I've ever used. Makes skin look flawless. Gotten so many compliments while wearing. May be a medium coverage but only because it doesn't look cakey. Its build-able and luminous. LOVE this, will be buying forever! lol

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is the first ''high end'' foundation I bought myself because I was sick of trying and hating every drugstore foundation I bought. The colour range for this product is amazing! I think this is the first foundation I have ever found that actually is the right colour! I love how weightless this foundation is, even though it covers so well! My skin looks flawless after one thin, buffed in layer. I have combination skin and I do find my nose and forehead can get skiny, but I have fixed that with using a primer and a good powder. I can see where this probably won't work well with someone who has really oily skin. If your skeptical about trying it out and spending that much money, kindly ask for a sample and try it out. People come on here and bash this foundation when they probably should of just tried out a sample and saved themselves the money.

on 4/1/2012 11:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I am shocked by how many people love this product enough to call it a HG foundation.

I have skin that is prone to acne. That is sometimes oily and other times dry - depending on the weather and season.
(This product did not make me break out - which is a plus.)

They have a nice selection of colors. And the packaging is also very nice and hygienic as it has a pump.

The main issue i had was that almost as soon as i applied the foundation ,my face looked chalky, every pore looked as if it was clogged with flesh toned paint.
worse of all was - every dry piece of skin looked 3x worse (and i applied different facial creams to make sure it wasn't the result of other products)

i cant believe other people haven't had this issue.
i scrub my face regularly and moisturize nightly and still my skin looked flaky after only a few hours of wear.

Its like the foundation would slip off into the microscopic cracks in the skin.

I wanted to like it... and after all the positive reviews its hard to believe how poorly this product works...for me at-least.

I recommend getting a sample before purchasing if you have a chance, because this seems to be a 50-50 product

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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