The Make Up For Ever HD Foundation started the whole High Definition foundation phenomenon. HD foundations in general claim to create a soft-focus effect to diffuse imperfections, making skin look flawless even under harsh lighting--on-screen and off. The very first time I tried this foundation, I was very much in love with the texture and how it made my skin looked but finding the correct shade was a chore since the counters here have rather limited number of shades.
By looking at the blob, you can probably tell how smooth and fine the foundation is. It's not too runny nor is it too creamy. Whether I'm using a conventional foundation brush, a stippling brush or the MAC109 brush, it's always a dream to blend. Fingers probably won't work as well because it lifts off too much of the intended coverage.
Unlike in Malaysia, the States has a whopping 25 shades to choose from. My friend in the US, Grace, gave me half a bottle of hers in the shade #123 Desert (for light skin with olive undertones). It's a very good match for my now NC30 skin tone. It appears a tad lighter but it matches well with my neck and chest. I've tried #127 Dark Sand (for medium skin with yellow undertones) previously and it was a wee bit pinkish so I'm thinking if I were to be a darker NC35, my shade would probably have to be #153 Golden Honey (for medium skin with olive undertones).
The coverage is buildable from medium to full. It's able to cover up most of my imperfections including uneven skin tone and broken capillaries. The formula is not drying but it's not too moisturizing either so I'd say it'd be suitable for normal to dry skin. MUFE Mat Velvet would probably be a better option for oilier skin types.
Tutorial for this look [here]
This oil-free foundation gives my skin the "real skin" glow that I want. The staying power is pretty fantastic. Although some blotting may be required throughout the day, there's definitely no need for touch-ups in my case. It wears comfortably as well.
RM122/30ml is not too bad of a price to pay for an awesome foundation compared to other department store brands. Albeit not life-transforming, it's still one of my favorites to use especially for taking pictures.
If you're in Malaysia, Make Up For Ever counters can be found in KLCC and Parkson U, One Utama.
Have you used Make Up For Ever's foundation before? What do you think?
Guest blog submitted by SkinDeco