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?
I used Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid, Arena eyeshadow on inner lid, Elite eyeshadow (LE) on middle of lid, Bronze eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Grain eyeshadow above crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow on brow, Graphblack techankohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Margin blush on cheeks with Dior Amber Diamond SkinShimmer to highlight. I wore Pleasureseeker lipstick (LE) with Soft & Slow lipglass (LE) on my lips.
** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!
Feet–the bane of my existence–and yet, they just cannot be ignored, especially when we’re nearing the onslaught of full-time sandal and open-toed shoe season. Here are some of my product favorites to help keep my feet soft, smooth, and unscathed throughout the summer months of flip flops, high heels, and beach-going. How do you keep your feet fit for summer?
AB happy feet ($95.00) is for those who really want luxury, without going to the spa, and they are also looking for a product of a higher grade to aid them in their foot care. Happy Feet has 20% pure glycolic, which has been shown to help treat roughness and calluses. Each jar of Happy Feet contains sixty treated pads, and you use these pads over the area you want to cleanse. Along with glycolic, it has antixoidants, vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10, as well as green tea. www.abskincarestore.com
Fruits & Passion Pedicure Set ($24.00) includes a deodorizing cream (60ml), exfoliating paste (60ml), and deodorizing mist (60ml). The deodorizing cream helps keep your feet super soft, and one of the best parts about it is that it dries pretty quick. It’s tough for me to lotion up my toes and heels without finding some reason to walk about. The exfoliating paste gives you a taste of spa luxury in the privacy of your own bathroom. The deodorizing mist helps to neutralize odors and reduce feet sweat (I know, I know, EW!), but most of all, it is really refreshing to spritz tired feet. Hey, we spritz our faces with Avian and Fix+, why not our feet! www.fruits-passion.com
Earth Therapeutics Clean + Cool Foot Wipes ($5.99) are ideal for on-the-go foot fixes. The packaging is relatively small, so it can be carried in the majority of purses. Each wipe has both tea tere and mint to clean and refresh feet simultaneously. I actually really love to use these after a beach trip, because who knows what you might step on! These are also great after I’ve worn flip flops all day, too. www.earththerapeutics.net