Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Review

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Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

I’ve been using Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for a few years now. It is one of my HG (Holy Grail) foundations that is long lasting on my combination oily/dry skin. It also doesn’t break me out anymore and gives a very beautiful finish. I know that I should have reviewed it a long time ago, but haven’t got the chance to do so until now.

What MAKE UP FOR EVER says about it:

An oil-free medium coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible even under the most magnifying HD lens.

MAKE UP FOR EVER‘s HD Complexion range uses innovative formulas to create a new generation of make up that is invisible even under the most magnified HD lens. Developed in partnership with film and TV technicians to meet the demands of professional makeup artists and everyday women, HD Foundation provides invisible coverage with an extremely natural finish. This industry groundbreaking foundation has coated round pigments that diffuse light to invisibly cover imperfections with a flawless result. Oil-free and available in 26 shades, it suits all skin tones.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation


I got my Make Up For Ever HD foundation in the shade 120 (Soft Sand) which has a yellow undertone. But I feel like I should have gotten 117 (Marble) instead. As you may notice in the arm swatches below, it had oxidized on me after blending it. So the next time I buy it, I need to get the lighter shade with a yellow undertone which is 117.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Swatches

3 pumps of MUFE HD Invisible Cover is all it takes to create a medium coverage on me. If I want full coverage, then I would probably need 5 pumps of the product. But I usually only do medium coverage, like in the photos in this post. The finish is not matte, but more luminous. Although, once I set it with powder, it becomes more matte, but still not flat out matte.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

It has NO SPF (sun protection) at all, so it doesn’t give that white cast in photos. I also love how soft my skin looks in pictures whenever I use it. Really High Definition! If I’m to appear on TV, I guess I’ll look very flawless indeed. Like that’s ever going to happen, lol! It’s still not perfect, though. Some of my larger and darker blemishes and dark spots still need the power of a good concealer in order to hide them. But, light and small blemishes are covered. I love how it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin, so I feel like my skin could still breathe underneath the foundation.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Swatches

Even without a primer, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover is able to even out my skintone, cover up my pores and conceal some of my blemishes. But when used with a primer like Make Up For Ever HD Primer, the finish is more beautiful! It also lasts for around 6 to 8 hours on my combination oily/dry skin. With a good primer, it even lasts longer than that. Really HG material! <3 I can say that MUFE HD foundation is safe for my sensitive skin. To be honest, when I first started using it, I did get a few pimples. But this is normal for me every time I use a new skin product. But now that I’ve been using it for a long time already, my skin had already gotten accustomed to it so I don’t break out anymore. That is, as long as I clean my face thoroughly after removing all makeup. πŸ˜‰

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

The foundation is housed in a hard plastic bottle with a black cap. I’m so glad that it comes with a pump that precisely dispenses the product, thus wasting nothing and does not clog at all. Remember to shake the bottle well before each use. I sometimes forget to do this, lol!


β˜† Apply with the HD Sponge, Ellipse Sponge or foundation brush. Give a velvety finish to the skin with the HD Powder.
β˜† Do not use a sponge that is too absorbent: only a small amount of foundation is necessary to even out the skin tone.
β˜† Thanks to its light, fluid texture, the HD Foundation can be applied with an air brush or mixed with Airbrush Thinner 246.

I bought Make Up For Ever HD foundation for around Php2,500 (I can’t remember it’s exact price) from the Make Up For Ever store in Greenbelt 3. It’s also available for $43 atΒ Sephora.

Do you like light, medium or heavy coverage for your foundations? Have you tried Make Up For Ever HD foundation? Is it also one of your Holy Grail products?

Alyssa Melanie



  1. hannaespiritu on

    I love this foundation for its looking lasting. I don’t have to retouch more often, plus its not caking on my face.

  2. Christy Peeples DuBois on

    Thank you for this review. You had suggested I read this review in your response to my comment on a Mac foundation review and I’m glad you did. This does sound like it would work better on my oily skin. I will try this. Thanks again.

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