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: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

For reference: nc30-35, warm with yellow undertones.

Good foundation. Just not for my skin type. I have oily skin and this does nothing for oil control, even with my usual primers and setting powders. I was sweating with this foundation on and this left patches all over my skin. Luckily I used my sister's bottle instead of purchasing it with my own money.

I used #128. Tad bit too dark for me. Would be perfect for nc35-37

on 3/13/2012 9:58:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely adore this foundation. I've been using it for over a year now and find it really suits my skin. I think it's a nice medium for those with dry, oily, combo skin. I've heard people from all skin types using it and loving it. I have oily skin and find that it lasts decently on me. The coverage is also right in the middle. It's not a full coverage, but it's not light either. I find that nice for when I want a more made up look, because I don't always like a lot of coverage unless it's for an event or I'm going out for quite a while. I recommend going to a Sephora and asking for a sample to try it out. It may not be for everyone, but it's worth testing to see if you like it. :)

on 3/13/2012 5:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My HG foundation at the moment.
The foundation packaging is great in that it comes with a pump. I absolutely hate foundations that require you to purchase a pump separately (Estee Lauder Double Wear & NARS sheer glow yes I am looking at you ahem).

As for the product itself, I definitely enjoy the smooth airbrushed finish the foundation gives me. It is extremely forgiving and flattering in photos, which is of course the purpose of the foundation and it gives medium buildable coverage. The consistency is medium thin making it easily blendable as well, which is another plus.

One thing I do have to criticize about this foundation is that it clings to my dry patches. I have combination skin and where my skin is dry, it is really dry. This foundation unfortunately accentuates these dry patches and there is no way to remedy that, which I would have expected for such a cult product.

Overall I would say this is one of the better foundations I have tried with a wide range of shades and it is indeed HD, but beware if have dry/combo skin with dry patches since this will definitely accentuate them.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is horrible, it's chalky, cakey and doesn't look at all natural like it's supposed to. It flakes and cracks yet still manages to feel oily and gross on my skin. The only thing good about it is the color which was a perfect match for my fair skin. Oh and I also liked the pump. Everything else is awful!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really wanted to like this foundation but I just can't. I have 110 which is a good match for me, however it seems like after a few hours it turns darker and looks gross. It also seems to highlight any imperfection, like large pores or fine lines. I do like the pump packaging, but really that's all, which isn't much for something so pricey.
I'll be continuing my hunt for the perfect foundation.

on 3/12/2012 2:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I think I have finally found The One!
- #118 matches my skin tone perfectly, and there is no difference in color between by face and neck.
- Lasts all day without getting oily, and it does not oxidize and therefore does not turn orange.
- Goes on smoothly and does not cake.
-It does not have SPF, but I use Veil by Hourglass primer to cover the sunscreen portion.
- And most importantly, no breakouts!
I have to say I am very happy with this foundation. I have been using this foundation since December ‘11 and it is mid March ’12 now. I am close to emptying the bottle out. To me, it is worth the price tag since it lasts so long. I use it every day, and I press the pump once for the entire face. I will be buying it again in a few days.

on 3/11/2012 4:24:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Tan, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation, but the thing that got me worrying was how I chose the completely wrong color. I was in a rush and I chose a color that was for darker skin tone that had a pink undertone. Since I bought this in Manhattan, NY, and it was only for few days staying during spring break, I couldn't return it. I did, however, chose to stick it out for a while and wear it. When I did wear it, I would only apply a little amount so I don't go overboard changing the complexion tone of my face. It is very moisturizing, it feels light on your skin, and it does improve the look of your imperfections on your face. I feel if I did get the correct color, it would even out my skintone. It leaves a matte look and looked decent on pics. I gave this to my older sister who has a slightly darker skin color than me, and next time, I am definitely going out to buy the right shade!! Never again will the same mistake occur.

on 3/10/2012 5:09:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

The shade selection is great, and 115 is a great match for my skin but I didn't like this foundation. I moisturize before applying foundation but I don't use primer or powder, and on it's own this was nothing special. Even though the consistancy is fairly thin, it is very easy to apply too much because it seems to get more opaque as it sets and it feels too heavy on my face. The coverage is buildable but it gets cakey if you use too much. My skin is normal and occasionally gets a little dry, I found this really drying and it looks terrible if you haven't exfoliated.

UPDATE: I had to update this after seeing photographs of myself that were taken when I was wearing this. They look amazing. Seriously, this is hands down the best foundation for photographs I've ever used. It's weird because in real life it didn't look that great. Definitely worth a try if you are having pictures taken, but I don't like it for everyday wear.

on 3/10/2012 3:08:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am a huge fan of this foundation! I am on my 2nd bottle of this. I wear shade 118 and it is a great match for me. It makes my complexion look flawless yet somehow still natural. Although I normally like to sheer it out by spritzing my brush with MAC Mineralized Charged Water, tap the brush into the foundation, and then stipple all over, it is excellet for medium-full coverage when I need it. I often skip concealer because this foundation gives me all the coverage I need. Lasting power is great with a primer underneath and I usually only need to blot once throughout the day, sometimes not at all. Love it!.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have very oil skin and I've never used foundation because I was always scared it was going to be too heavy. I got the set this morning and my skin was perfect all day. I started with my lush breath of fresh air toner, oil free moisturizer, the makeup forever primer, a little bit of the foundation with a foundation brush and then the setting powder over it. After about 5 hours my nose got a bit oily so I used the powder on it and it was amazing I fell asleep with my boyfriend for 4 hours and I expected to wake up looking like a mess and my skin was still perfect In Place I was in shock! This stuff is amazing I would recommend it to anyone with oily skin it's Great

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