Make Up For Ever • HD High Definition Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow, so many negative reviews. I love this foundation; it's not cheap but I have paid similar and more for Chanel and others, so I didn't find it shocking.
I had a very important interview and knew that my casual bb cream routine was not going to cut it. I did my research prior to visiting Sephora; I narrowed down my choices to Bobbi Brown Skin, Too Faced Amazing Face O/F Close-Up Coverage, Nars Sheer Matte and this - MUFE HD. The makeup artist assisting me was extremely knowledgeable, and after trying the different brands, this gave far and away the best result for me. I had her apply it as I'd normally do, set it with the MUFE HD powder and then walked around the mall for a couple hours. It held up beautifully and gave great coverage (I have a couple of brown spots from sun damage and they were undetectable.) It continued to look good into the evening. I was super-impressed and am very happy that I purchased this foundation. I've used all kinds of foundations in my admittedly long history of makeup obsession, and this ranks within the top 5. I'm no makeup snob either - I had a long and happy relationship with L'Oreal Visable Lift Foundation prior to the advent of the bb creme craze.
I have aging, fairly well-maintained combination skin with some fine lines and sun damage. I don't have dry flaky patches, but tend to get a little oily over the course of the day. I use LaRoche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging primer under my makeup. I hope my review will be helpful to others.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I shouldn't have bought this foundation. It's definitely not for very oily skin. But, I bought it anyway and I don't regret it.
This foundation doesn't last long on me, and I do tend to get a bit shiny very easily with it on, but WOW. It photographs amazingly well. I always wear this when I have to go to an event. I just make sure to bring blot papers and a good matte powder with me.
The colour selection is pretty wide, and I managed to find a shade that is near perfect for me.
It's not an everyday foundation as I find it to be kind of on the heavy side, but it's perfect for those special events or nights out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I loveee this foundation, it's my top favorite. My skin doesn't get any bad reactions from it (allergic or acne). It stays on pretty well, I wouldn't say it makes you completely flawless I still use a little concealer to perfect my face. The consistency is good, fluid but not watery. Easy to apply and blends in wonderfully. I use 153 it works perfectly on my skin tone, I hate the price though so expensive but I believe a little goes a long way so it's not too bad. The packaging is decent nothing special but easy to dispense product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For such a hyped up product, I expected more out of this foundation. I could find an equally nice product in the drugstore...in fact, the Neutrogena healthy skin foundation is just as good, if not better than this. The only real good thing going for this foundation is the color range but even then, nothing matches me exactly.
Coverage is sheer-medium, however, I found that trying to build this up to medium gives a more obvious "wearing makeup" look, no matter how much blending I do. I've tried application with brushes, sponges, and fingers and found that the sponge works best for me. That way I can sheer it out a little more to keep it more natural looking, and also, it doesn't make the drier parts of my face look worse.
Also, this does not go well over fine lines in my opinion. I'm not exactly young anymore (30) but the small, fine lines I have around my mouth (smile lines, and some around my chin area) are accentuated with this foundation. Once powder goes on top, it looks even worse. I also think a setting spray would be needed because this foundation can move after awhile when skin gets a little more oily.
With too many downsides, I stopped using it on my face. It's really expensive, so I keep using it under my eyes, over my correcter. It does brighten up that area and makes me look more awake. Although, I do have to remember to clean up the creases with a q-tip before I leave the house 'cause it does sink in.
Overall, would not by again. Waste of money for the performance of the foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Best foundation ever, doesn't feel like your wearing anything, and it doesn't look like your wearing anything it is so natural looking!! I'm in love with it. it is so worth the $42 I can't believe it's so good ! I hate the dewy look and feeling. So I love this one because it literally look like your own skin ! But my skin is dry and a tiny tinny bit oily in the nose area so idk how it will be for others , OH BUT NOT GOOD FOR SUMMER !!!! * it will melt right off your face in the sun !!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I received the Makeup For Ever HD Foundation in the "starter kit", that included a sample primer and setting powder with a small kabuki brush for application, for my birthday. For its high price, I expected a lot more from this foundation. I have tried every type of application - fingers, brushes, and Sephora sponges. I found that out of the three evils, fingers have actually worked best for me, despite this being a pretty thin liquid. There is practically no coverage - any redness shows proudly through, so a concealer is necessary - and two large squirts are needed to properly cover the face for the makeup to look remotely nice, which uses up the bottle pretty quickly. Any less, and you'll look like you bought dollar store makeup, a mistake I learned not to make.And yes, it looks good - for about three hours, tops. I have used three different setting techniques and all three combined (their setting powder, setting spray, which normally works wonders, and a matte layer of foundation) but it isn't the fault of the setting products (they've worked fine before), it's the foundation itself.
Perhaps it is my difficult skin type that makes this product hate me, but I have tried everything to make this foundation work and it will only look nice enough to take pictures in when you first put it on. After a few hours, my face will either grow super oily (if I haven't layered it with a matte setter) or just disappear. I do not touch my face, or rub it off on any surfaces. Its as if my skin soaks it up and it's gone forever!
Currently, I still use this foundation (I don't want to waste something someone paid forty dollars for) and it's in its last squirts. My current routine is to apply a primer, concealer, then the foundation, bronzers, blushes, setting powder, then setting spray. I will look good long enough for a brief outing with a friend, but I have to admit that $7 drugstore makeup has worked for me far better than this.
Again, it may be because of my individual skin, because I hear raves about it from others, but it doesn't work for me and I will not be buying it again. I would proceed with caution, but from others I have seen, if it "works" with you, it works great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
It's really nice. I think it has a natural finish... the coverage is just right... and when I wear it, I photograph amazingly. I've used foundations that look horrifying through flash photography, this one makes you glow for the camera. I am fair skinned with cool undertones, though, and I have to say it's really hard to find my shade. I usually need to balance the color out with other products, as it's either too pink or too yellow for me most of the time.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Expensive for a product that's unremarkable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
If you have dry skin, STAY AWAY. it will look awful and definitely puts extra attention on any flakes you may have sitting on top of your skin. I returned this foundation the day I put it on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I paid $42 for this foundation at Sephora....not a cheap foundation so, it's definitely worth to do research before purchasing.
I have combination skin(Oily T-zone/normal skin on the rest of my face with occasional dry patches) and I generally tend to purchase/favor foundations with medium to full coverage(like this one). The best method I've found to put this foundation on is with my beauty blender.
Water based (if you are looking for that)
Don't need a lot of foundation to do your face
Can easily look cakey/ become cakey during the day
Clings to dry patches of skin
Looks like you have makeup on your face
I've had this foundation for almost 1 year and in comparison to some other foundations that I own that are even roughly the same price(Like Laura Mercier Silk creme & Estee Lauder Double Wear), this foundation is just OKAY. It's definitely not my holy grail foundation or the foundation I reach for when I want to look my best, but it's not terrible or the worst thing I've tried.
I will continue using this foundation until I finish the bottle(BTW the packaging is great...very nice pump!) but I will not repurchase this foundation again.
In my opinion, better alternatives to this foundation are:
Drugstore: Revlon Colorstay Whipped or Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combo skin
High-end: Estee Lauder Double wear or Laura Mercier Silk creme
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is actually my first foundation. I've always used bb creams and I wanted to try out foundations for better coverage. I'm glad this was my first one because it was a great experience. It applies nice and smoothly and stays on my face all day long. Looks natural and not cakey like I thought it would look. The colour matches me perfectly and with concealer, my face looks nice and clean with no redness, scars or dark spots! :D Very happy with it. Want to try other foundations to compare~
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Not for me.
I have fair skin with neutral undertones. I ordered this foundation in #110 , I think this is the second lightest shade. Yes, it's quite hard to choose the right shade online, but I had no choice... I really wanted to try this...
#110 is too light for me, and looks really pink, well at least on me! I was horrified when I saw myself in daylight, pale, lifeless and PINKISH. So I decided to order #117 (which has yellow undertones) to (sort of) neutralize #110. It got lost in the mail, so I decided it was fate's intervention, and I gave up on this. I mean come on... Seriously? A £30&shipping product and I still have to DIY mix'n'match the shades daily? No, thanks.
As for the coverage. It is light-to-med, your real skin's texture shines through. I quite liked it, but sometimes it sits really badly into pores and looks ugly. Even is they made new shades between 110, 115&117 I'm not sure if I would buy this again. I'm not convinced.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I hate to say this but I will not be repurchasing this for awhile - until they change the packaging. I love the foundation - it is a good one for my dry skin - but I hate the packaging. I bring my makeup out with me and this one spills all the time. Yes it comes with a pump but the cap always dislodges itself in my makeup pouch. This is frustrating and I really hope they can fix the problem
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've had this product for 4 months now and I use this only for the night when I want a fuller coverage. The lasting power is amazing and it did not cause any irritation to my skin. The foundation smells nice and it was easy to apply on my skin. The staying power is good and it lasted for a good 5 hours without touching up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've had this product in my arsenal for about 2 months now, and I'm a bit conflicted as to how I feel about it. I use a flat-top brush and use it two ways:
-----1) sheered out with some water – pref. Avene Thermal Spring Water – and applied over my sunscreen for day, only where coverage is necessary
-----2) over primer – Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel – for full coverage for events**
** If I don't use a primer, the foundation settles into my pores. I have normal/dry skin and this has never happened to me with makeup.
117 is a PERFECT color match for me. I'm ecstatic about that, so I put up with the need for a primer. I'm pleased it does not break me out or irritate my sensitive skin. (I have several ingredient sensitivities that limit what cosmetics I can use, so this is a happy find.)
I like the finish of the product is very flattering for evening and special occasions. However, I find this product heavy for day-to-day use. Unless I need extra coverage, I've just been using my tinted EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 and a bit of powder and that's it. I could also use the MUFE Full Cover Concealer for these little fix-ups, so that's why I'm conflicted about having spent over $40 for this foundation. It will last me a long time though, so maybe it's all for the best.
At this point, I'm not sure if I would buy again. Will update.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product blends well and provides a sheer to medium coverage. The foundation lasted me throughout the day, and provided a pretty even complexion. However, I wouldn't run out and buy this product again as I don't need to spend the money on it. If like me, you're lucky enough to have pretty clear skin, this product isn't a necessity.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Pretty good foundation. It's pretty lightweight, coverage is sheer to medium. Doesn't exaggerate my pores. I bought my shade online after getting recommendation from online SA and I wish I had gotten a shade lighter: I have real demarcation between my jaw and neck (however foundation does match my chest). I got a shade darker to account for slightly darker complexion in summer and because my last foundation (Bobbi Brown) was too light.
Bottom line: not exceptional, but good foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have combination skin but I'm more on the oily side in the spring/summer especially in the t-zone. This foundation is definitely in between matte and dewy finish. I believe it has more of a satin finish. So if you're super oily I would not recommend this. It photographs beautifully in flash photography. It has no SPF so it won't give you that white cast effect. It is a bit pricey but worth the money for its quality. It does NOT oxidize which is hard to find in foundations nowadays. I'm currently out of it but I'm planning to repurchase cause there's no other foundation I love to wear more on a night out than this one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I don't know where to begin. I love the texture, more on the watery side and doesn't feel cakey or thick which is perfect for summer! The color selection is awesome and I am 118 and it matches perfect, but will go darker once I get my summer dark tan. Very easy to blend, and works great with the beauty blender. The price is a little bit expensive but I say it is worth it. I do recommend this foundation for anyone with dry skin or normal. I have dry skin and it doesn't dry up or patch anywhere but leaves a perfect natural look. If you have oily it might be a little shiny. I set this with tarte translucent powder and it lasts about 6 hours without having to touch up anywhere! Definitely re-purchasing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Hello, fellow MakeupAlley friends! I have used this foundation for over a year and I have decided that I am ready to contribute my opinion to this site regarding this product. Conclusion: I LOVE IT. This is the first and only foundation where I have gone through four bottles, and not only that, but intend to continue to use the product for awhile. However, let's go over the specifics to see how I arrived at that result:
MY SKIN: I have oily skin (think Clinique Type 4) that will shine through virtually every foundation or powder after a few hours. I am fairly pale (MAC NC/NW 20) and I was matched to the shade 115 Ivory, which blends very well with my skin, although some may want to consider going up to a 117. While I have few active breakouts, I need medium-full coverage to conceal acne scars remaining from my teenage years, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. My skin is fairly blackhead/clog-prone and even though some reviewers have rated this foundation poorly given its silicone base, this foundation did not aggravate my skin any worse than other foundations. I even slept in this foundation a few times by accident (terrible, terrible...I know), and it did not mess up my skin the way most foundations would. My dermatologist also told me that this is a good foundation to use. Be sure to remove this properly before bed using a good, gentle skin cleanser, and if you are like me, you should have few skin issues associated with using this product. Also, I have large pores and some peach fuzz, and I do not find that this foundation accentuates these imperfections. It can cling to drier areas, but this was minimized by exfoliation (I love the Olay Pro-X brush everyday, and the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub a few times a week), and using a serum (I cannot say enough good things about Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair) and moisturizer (Clinique DDMGel for my oily skin).
LONGEVITY: MUFE HD is a foundation that can last me all day, provided I set it with powder and touch up around the 4 hour mark. Chanel Mat Lumiere and MAC Studio Tech, my favorite foundations prior to MUFE HD, would melt off my forehead on warm days before the end of the day.
ROUTINE: After trial and error, I prefer to apply MUFE HD with the Sephora 56 Pro Flawless Airbrush foundation brush. This gives me fuller but still natural looking coverage. I have also tried the BeautyBlender sponge, MAC 190 regular foundation brush, MUFE HD kabuki brush sold with the MUFE HD kit, Sephora 55 Pro Airbrush, and my fingers. I prefer to set the foundation with NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder or MAC Skin Finish Natural in Light Plus, both with the MAC 150 brush, or sometimes if I feel like putting in the effort, the MAC velour powder puff.
I really like this foundation. I seriously didn't realize it until I purchased my fifth bottle, and this is coming from someone who has tried countless foundations before and never purchased any of them more than twice. While it provides nice coverage, it still looks very natural, photographs well, and has nice staying power. This foundation is also available in a wide range of shades that should suit almost all skin tones. Your skin will not look dead with this foundation! I just like this product so much! It gives me almost everything I could want, and even though it is expensive, I consider it worth it since I know I will use up the entire bottle instead of just trying it a few times like some less expensive drugstore foundations. You definitely get what you pay for with this product.
Even when I was looking for a new foundation after my beloved (Chanel Mat Lumiere) was discontinued, I was initially hesitant to try this foundation because I saw an advertisement in a magazine featuring a Ke$ha-esque teenage girl taking a selfie with a phone cam. This, combined with the price, made the foundation seem very gimmicky. Please, do not be like me! This is a wonderful foundation that is used by people of all ages, of all skin tones, of all skin types, with great results!