Finally, after a week of trialling this foundation, I feel ready to share my thoughts with you all. Ever since I posted a photograph of this foundation on Instagram/Twitter, it’s been crazy how many people have wanted to read a review. We are all well aware that Make Up For Ever and their HD Foundation is a much coveted and loved product worldwide by make up artists, models and beauty bloggers alike and it has been a foundation at the top of my wishlist for many months, maybe even years. This foundation is oil free (music to my oily skinned ears) and it offers a medium to full coverage which is perfect for me as I have problematic skin. It offers a soft focus effect that softens fine lines and blurs imperfections, creating some seriously flawless looking skin. Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation was initially created for the camera with the ability to withstand bright and harsh lighting. I opted for the shade 118 Flesh which I matched by using Findation based on foundations that I currently use as this product isn’t readily available in the UK so unfortunately, you can’t go to a department store and get matched up. The shade range is seriously impressive, there is something for everyone. The shade I opted for is a really good match for my skin so yet again, Findation has come up with the goods. I have been applying this foundation with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush over my Laura Mercier Foundation Primer and it really does create the most flawless looking base. It feels incredibly light on the skin, like silk – it literally doesn’t feel like you are wearing any foundation whatsoever. Once buffed on to the skin, I literally took a step back to look at my skin and thought ‘wow’. I found that the foundation itself was a little on the watery side so you only need to use the smallest amount as a little goes a long way. I learnt very quickly with this foundation that less is definitely more. The first day of applying it, I made the mistake of putting a little too much on and I found that it became far too dewy and the lasting power wasn’t all that great. It kind of slid off my face and by the time I’d finished work, I looked like a hot mess. The following day, I was more apprehensive with the application and it lasted much longer, not Estée Lauder Double Wear staying power but decent enough. I did need to blot several times throughout the day though. I found that Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation had more of a satin finish where as I’m a matte kinda girl so it did offer some dewiness. I work in a very humid and heavily air conditioned office so I need a base that will hold up well and this didn’t hold up as well as I’d liked… However, if I’m going on a night out with the girls, this is definitely my foundation of choice. It photographs amazingly well and makes your skin look absolutely perfect. Overall, this is a great foundation for going out and everyday wear but just not for work sadly. I guess that is the downside to working in what is essentially a giant greenhouse. Sigh. Make Up For Ever do get some massive brownie points for including a pump – a few more brands could take a leaf out of their book.
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