Ok, so I tried this foundation several times to give it the best possible chance. The first time I did my skin looked horrible (but on camera on the second time I used, looked great!). If you have tried the HD range loose powder and blush, both providing amazing results, the foundation has got to be great, right?

Right?

The answer to that is, I don’t know, I’ve had really mixed feelings about this one. Read on to learn what happened.

Part of the High Definition range by MAKE UP FOR EVER, this product is “an oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.”
Like its counterparts, blush and loose powder, this product is supposed to create a soft focus effect, especially for those under the spotlight (meaning, those on camera)

What’s good about it

  • It’s really great on camera. In every picture I take and even the videos I’ve made with me wearing this foundation, my skin looks fab!
  • It has a matte finish, which makes it a great choice for people with oilier skins, but it doesn’t feel dry when applied, so it works well for those with dry skin, too
  • Pretty decent coverage and completely buildable
  • A little goes a long way. With two pumps you can already get a good coverage. So your 30 ml will last you a long time!
  • Comes in 25 shades, so you will not have any issues with finding the right shade for your skin tone.

Here’s an idea of what 30 ml of product really is

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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, 30 ml (1.01 oz)

And these are all the available shades

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I know, the first two rows look exactly the same, but alas, they are not

The pictures below show my face before and after applying the foundation. As you can see, it’s a very subtle finish, but you can see a huge improvement without looking too obvious.

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A happy camper

 

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A happier camper

Here’s a little bonus, with a MUFE favorite applied

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It seems powder makes me sleepy and/or tipsy. We’ll never know

What’s not so good about it

  • Not the easiest to apply. The first time I applied with my hands and it was a mess. The product got in every slightly open pore on my face. Look horrendous. It improved dramatically when applied with a brush
  • I didn’t feel the product blend well, for some reason it just sits on the skin and although on camera looks great in the mirror I didn’t feel so great. When I don’t have a rosacea breakout it’s fine, but when I do…uggh!
  • Massive flashback alert! The shade I got (118) is exactly the color of my face, which as you know is a lot lighter than my neck, so I know I’m going to have that showing in photos, but with this one the white face maximixes!
  • It’s on the pricier side at 40€ and not a lot of retail outlets for the MUFE brand

Here are a couple of pictures of the flash problem. Welcome to ghost town.

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You look a little pale, Campo

 

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It’s Casper, the friendly ghost!

In general I think it is fair to say it’s a good product, but not as solid as the others I’ve tried. I’ve read rave reviews about this foundation, so it was dissappointing it wasn’t the smashing success everyone else talked about. It’s still great for shoots where no flash is involved, though!

Paola’s mood after using this product:
meh face