Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ready for my Close-up!! Make Up For Ever-- HD Line

Hello all!

This weekend I had a fun trip to Sephora, with the MOST helpful sales associate EVER!! I was in there for about an hour, and she just kept helping me pick colors and hooked me up with some samples. Nice!

With the addition of these samples, I had in my hands the ability to create the base an entire HD face. =D

Intro to the products (P.S. -- "MUFE" = Make Up For Ever):

MUFE HD Microperfecting Primer, $32 at Sephora.
What it claims: A lighweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin's texture and primes the skin for makeup application. It deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and last longer. 

MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $40 at Sephora.
What it claims: An oil-free medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on screen and in real life. This foundation creates a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish, it can withstand bright or harsh lighting. 

MUFE HD Microfinish Powder, $30 at Sephora.
What it claims: A universal translucent finishing powder which can be applied over foundation or worn alone. The powder sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones. 

Let's check out some before and after pics~ which are HUGE so you can see the product:

Primer alone~


Close-up of foundation, no powder. (Sorry for the weird expression, haha)

With finishing powder~

Close-up of primer + foundation + finishing powder~

Face at the end of the day-- no touch-ups and 12 hours of wear!

In a nutshell-- My face stayed pretty much flawless all day!!


Primer: Light and absorbs quickly. Feels like a lightweight lotion. Has a nice smell! Also, does not contain silicone and thus will not cover major imperfections, like pores, scars, fine lines, etc. This is my only complaint because my pores are on the larger side, but otherwise this primer did indeed help my makeup last all day!

Foundation: The coverage is very nice-- blends easily, and builds nicely. Maybe I'm just not used to wearing full foundation, but it didn't look as natural as I had hoped. It photographed like a gem, though! If you have a big event coming up, I would definitely go get your hands on a sample of this. ;)

Powder: This powder stays put all friggin' day. It really is a great finishing powder, and totally worth the money. Be sure to use a light hand if you might have a picture taken, and take a picture first to make sure you don't have this happen. Eek!

Up close, my skin wasn't as flawless as one would expect from some Super-Hi-Def products. But even as close as a foot away from the mirror I looked like I have Ginnifer Goodwin's skin. (One can hope, right?) Supposedly this is the foundation they used for SATC2 on Charlotte, in particular-- since she has to be flawless!-- but I have to admit that there are probably drugstore products that would work as well, if not better, than the foundation. I'll get back to you on that one. ;) However, the finishing powder is definitely worth it~ Gets my thumbs-up!

What do you think? What foundation are you using? Powder? Or do you use either? I'm curious about primers, too!!

Until next time--
~Beauty Maven

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