Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Makeup Forever HD Foundation Review

One of my current staple makeup products that I have been using for over a year now is the Makeup Forever HD Foundation. This foundation has quickly been circling around the beauty guru sphere on You Tube, so I thought I’d review it for you all.

  Mugshot of me without any makeup on

Mugshot of me with only the Makeup Forever HD Foundation

In the past I’ve struggled to find a foundation that matched the exact color of my skin, but had no problem finding the right shade for my skin tone with the 25 different shades ranging from yellowy to beige to pinky undertones.

Another pro is the packaging. It comes with a pump and usually 2 pumps are enough to cover my entire face evenly.

I was hesitant at first to buy this product when I was recommended it by one of the employers working at Sephora because it’s pretty pricey. It costs $42.00, which is a lot compared to drugstore foundations, but I feel like you get what you pay for. I usually stray away from buying drugstore foundations because I am not able to test them out first to find the right shade for me. And the bottles don’t usually do a great job of depicting its true color, so by the time I do find the right shade; I’ve spent around the same amount I’d spend for a higher end foundation. Plus, I feel that foundation is something that is okay for a girl to splurge on because you can be sure that it will cover everything from redness to acne on your face. And for me, it's sometimes a big confidence booster!

This foundation is oil free and has medium to full coverage.  According to the Sephora website it “covers skins imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.” It is marketed to be the perfect foundation to wear for HD pictures and is the foundation I recently wore in my Senior pictures. It made my skin look amazing and luminous and will definitely be my go to pick when I have my picture taken because it can withstand bright or harsh lighting. This foundation doesn’t contain SPF, which is one reason why it looks so good in photos because the flash from a camera usually causes foundations with SPF in it to make the skin look very pale and blah.

I usually apply this foundation with my beauty blender because I feel that it gives my face an airbrushed effect and has a satin dewy finish. I then set my face with the Loreal Hydra Perfecte loose powder. With both the foundation and the powder, it lasts up to 8 hours with out creasing or moving around my face, which is exactly what I need when I’m at a special event and don’t want to constantly be rushing to the bathroom to see if my foundation has bunched up.

It also blends well into my skin, evens out my skin tone and doesn’t look cakey. It also feels very light and isn’t too heavy on the face.  Plus the coverage is very buildable and covers up pores, redness, hyper pigmentation and freckles.

What impressed me the most is that it looks like my own skin and doesn’t wear off or melt throughout the day because I hate when I’m talking on the phone and then I have foundation rubbed off onto the screen. Plus the feeling of an oily greasy substance on my face is neither attractive nor enjoyable.

A huge problem I have faced in the past with different foundations (especially MAC foundations) is that by the end of the day, they tend to oxidize (turn orange). Now as much as I love the Movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” I don’t want to look like an oompah-loompa. With this foundation it looks the exact same at the end of the day as it did at the beginning of the day so if you find that your foundation oxidizes, I would definitely recommend trying out this foundation.

All in all this foundation makes my skin look very healthy and is a great confident booster on days when my skin feels dull.

I would give this a 9/10 because it lives up to the claim of being HD.

Things to think about:

 Keep in mind I don’t use this everyday because of the price, but this is my go to pick for special occasions when a ton of pictures are going to be taken or when I want my skin to look healthy and luminous.

 This works with my skin type, but might not necessarily work with yours. (But I’ve heard from other reviews that it works well on all skin types)

 My Skin type: dry skin with little to no acne (I’ve been very blessed with this, so far…
*knocks on wood*)

I feel that this is more of a winter foundation for me when I have a cold and my nose is red or my skin is really dry and is a little too much coverage for the hot and summery months.


  1. lovely freckles ;)

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  4. Great review, thanks for sharing!


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  7. Nice foundation. I don't know if I can buy it here in Holland!
    Anyway, followed you back.


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  9. Love the foundation! I'd like to try it on :) thank you for dropping by my blog, I'm now following back via GFC ;) have a lovely day! xx
    Red Velvet

  10. I've been wanting to try this foundation for so long now. Once I use up my Urban Decay I'll have to give this a try:)

  11. Great review, but I don't think you shoud hide your freckles, they are so cute :)

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    Great review!

  13. Wonderful review. I like that you gave your honest opinion. Thank you for your comment and follow. I'm following you back. Keep in touch dear. Have a great day.

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