Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
EmmaRotondo 10/3/2012 4:25:00 PM
I really really wanted to like this foundation. No, I wanted to LOVE this foundation. I love Make Up For Ever as a brand, but after a few forays into their products I've realized that so far, their skin products just do NOT work for me. This was the biggest factor in coming to that realization, the next of which being Duo Mat... ugh, that's a review for another day. Anyway. I found a great match for my skin (115) because I'm quite pale, and I have no complaints about that. The color selection is impressive, in my opinion, and there's a nice selection of cool, warm, and neutral based tones. When I first put this on, I'm usually pretty pleased. My skin is decent, but I have the occasional blemish and larger pores on my nose. I always thought that I didn't need a fuller coverage foundation, however, MUFE HD just sits on my face without doing much evening or covering. I've tried building it where I need more coverage and it just gets gross - heavy, cakey, and splotchy. But it doesn't look AWFUL, and after concealer and powder my face looks pretty nice. The real problem I had with this was the same I've had with Duo Mat and the HD concealer from MUFE: oil! This is oil free, so I'm not completely sure where all of this is coming from, but after about two or three hours my t-zone is a hot greasy mess. I don't think I have particularly oily skin, I would say it's combination, and other foundations have definitely NOT left me feeling like a shiny train wreck. I was so shocked, I went ahead and bought a number of products, thinking that my skin must have started to change. I got Urban Decay's DeSlick spray, the MUFE HD primer, and the MUFE HD finishing powder, all in the hopes that I could get perfect skin. Annnnnd it all failed. I've tried applying with my fingers, with a brush, with a sponge, layering, sheering, dabbing, stippling, and buffing, and nothing makes this any more useful for me. I am really incredibly disappointed, especially with all the hype. I think today I'm going to return it to Sephora, because I just can't deal with this huge waste of money. Back to the drawing board when it comes to liquid foundations, I suppose.