Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Make Up For Ever HD Powder ($30.00) recently launched this past May, and it is a translucent finishing powder that is meant to work on all skin tones. It can be worn over foundation to set or alone, and it gives what MUFE calls a “soft focus” effect to the skin. It uses ultra fine, spherical micro-particles that are made up of 100% mineral silica powder. If that confuses you, just know that they reflect natural and artifical light, softening lines and imperfections on the screen and in person.

Break out your buffer brush (182, I love you), like MUFE’s Kabuki Brush ($39.00), which will be available this August, and buff this powder into your skin. A little goes a long way, so you can stretch your value as well as keep your skin feeling lightweight. I prefer using this over my foundation, as it seems to give me a better appearance thusly. I am somewhat reminded of MAC’s Invisible Set. HD Powder does seem to help my foundation look good throughout the day, and it doesn’t let it settle into my fine lines as easily.

What do you think of makeup designed for HD? Do you feel like it makes a difference?

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33 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever – HD Powder – High Definition Make Up

  1. lala

    I think I want try it :)

    I was wondering if its anything like the cargo ‘s blu_ray HD powder?? thanks.

  2. Shayla

    I got a fair-sized “trial” of this as one of my free gifts from Sephora…I have yet to use it. I tend to shy away from loose powders…messy!

  3. AmyLou


    I actually got to try this out. I specifically asked the MUA at Sephora to use it on me when I had a makeover done.

    She buffed it on over Smashbox tinted moisturizer.

    The look was VERY natural and I felt like I didn’t have any makeup on at all! I’m a big fan of translucent powders for setting liquid and cream foundations (I often self-tan and have very weird often changing skin tone, so buying colored powders is a total waste of $$$!!), and they usually look mask-like or are really heavy. So I was very pleased with the results from MUFE’s HD powder!!

  4. Zu_

    HP mufe powder is 100% silica.. at very high price !
    Lala: it’s not like the blu ray powder from cargo.Mufe HD is invisible.But the cargo is tinted and has more coverage.
    But girls, seriously, this powder is wonderful but it’s pricey when you see it’s only 100% silica for this price…
    You can buy pure silica on tkbcosmetics, at a very tiny price.. and it has the same effect !

  5. Sanayhs

    Actually translucent? Woo!

    …I have this problem where some “translucent” powders have a colour on me. Usually a yellow colour. That just doesn’t work for me, what with me being pale and quite pink. Ha.

  6. Skyler

    That’s a steep price but this REALLY seems like something that I need and have been needing for years. I have serious skin/foundation problems and it just gets worse and worse throughout the day. After an hour, most of my foundation is gone. I don’t even understand why. And then my skin is suddenly oily, out of nowhere, and then my foundation never looks right when reapplied! Ugh. This stuff sounds great. Thanks for the review, Christine. :)

    Would you recommend Fix+ for my foundation dilemmas too? Does that help set foundation and make it last longer? I’ve never tried it…

    • If you try it, be sure to let us know how it goes, Skyler!

      You may want to try Philosophy’s never let them see you shine primer, too.

      I don’t like Fix+, personally, lol. Does nothing for me, feels like a mist of water.

  7. I wonder if “HD technology” in makeup is just another gimmick that the cosmetics industry is using to sell more makeup. I wrote about this recently in my blog.

  8. Pia

    ohhh I definitely need to try this out in MUFE counter next time!

  9. this makes my foundation(tarte smooth operator) last SO long and it seems to make my oily face fresh all day. i DO buff probably too much into my skin but it works great for me and doesn’t break me out, i just switched to this from studiofix and hve had ZERO pimples compared to my previous constellation face

  10. Karen

    woww i have to get this..

  11. I got a sample of this stuff from Sephora and it’s pretty good! I will probably buy the full size when I run out.

  12. You can also get 100% Silica Powder from Coastal Scents at a good price…

  13. Al

    Will this powder work with a brush like MAC’s #134? Or does it have to be a kabuki specifically? Thanks!

  14. When my American boy made his travel arrangements to come visit me recently, I begged him to bring me pot of this HD powder from Make Up Forever, since it’s not available where I live here in South Africa.
    He also brought me several different Angel perfumes by Thierry Mugler, but being the total make up addict that I am, I could not care less about anything but the little pot of white powder! LOL
    I only now saw how pricey it is (R270 South African Rand!!!!) and would not easily have bought it myself.

    But what a lovely product. Honestly. I have oily skin, but this just looks wonderful on my skin.
    I will use it very sparingly until I get to go over to The States next year and get a new pot! ‘)

  15. Sonja Marais

    I want to know if there is any store in Cape Town (South Africa)that sell make up forever?