I have been dying to try the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation for months now to see if it lives up to the hype of the original blogger-fave. Does that make sense? Having never tried the High Definition foundation, I have no comparison, but this one claims to cover imperfections, even out and perfect the skin whilst looking undetectable, both in 4K and to the naked eye. Basically; high coverage, weightless and skin-like – it sounds perfect.. but is it?
The foundation comes with a pump and is housed in a sturdy plastic bottle, however the lid is slightly loose and prone to popping off. This is something to be wary of if you are travelling, or carrying it in your handbag.
The consistency is fairly runny; it absorbs and glides nicely over the skin and blends out easily. It provides a light/medium, sheer coverage that is buildable, without caking and feels so weightless on the skin, which is amazing!
As you may know by now, I always have reservations about trying new foundations because I find that many lack the yellow undertone that my skin needs. Basically, I just want to resemble any member of the Simpsons.
I settled on shade Y385 after some extensive research, and I am so pleased with the shade match. The shades start with either an R or Y, and I figured that R means red undertone and the Y means yellow. This one has just the right amount of yellow for me and blends seamlessly into my skin. I apply it with a damp beauty blender and it really does look like I’m not wearing makeup at all. The finish just gives my skin a luminous natural oomph, and who doesn’t want that!?
It’s worth mentioning at this point that I have combination skin and rarely use a primer with any foundation. I also never set my face with powder, as I generally don’t need to, however I get a good 5 or 6 hours wear from this foundation, after which it starts to get extremely oily.
Unfortunately I end up with an oily t-zone, which isn’t normal for me and I’ve found that it transfers quite a lot too, which isn’t ideal. I have yet to try it with a mattifying primer and powder though as I don’t really want to take away from the lovely satin finish of the foundation.
It doesn’t cling to my dry patches or sit on the skin so I think it would be quite forgiving on a range of skin types, aside from combination/oily skin. Having said that, I still love it based on the shade match and natural finish. I will continue to wear this on days that I don’t need it to last until the early hours of the morning – You know the ones I mean!
Have you tried this foundation?
The Pro Sculpting palettes are a 4-in-1 contouring palette. They come with a satin highlight, matte contour, shimmer highlight and cream blush shade, and I have this in the shade Medium (30).
The contour shade effortlessly adds subtle shadows, and blends beautifully and seamlessly into the skin while the satin highlight visibly brightens my face. I like to layer this over my concealer and blend the two together for a more natural look.
The shimmery highlight has a beautiful dewy finish and is the same shade as the satin one, however it has some shimmer running though it. It is perfect for a daytime appropriate glow, and I amp it up in the evenings by using it as a base for a stronger powder highlight, when I want to blind people with my cheekbones!
The coral blush compliments my skin tone, adding a natural flush to my face without being overpowering. I think this is a universally flattering shade and ideal for the warmer months when you want to rock a dewy look, but having said that, I would wear it all year round.
Whether you’re new to contouring or a pro at carving out your face, this sleek little palette is the perfect addition to your kit. Not only is it travel friendly, but it can be used with a brush, a damp sponge or just simply with your fingers. Each shade is so creamy and buildable, giving you natural definition without the harsh ‘Instagram contour’.
What’s your contouring game like? I’m already a huge fan of the Ultra HD concealer but do you have any MUFE must-haves that I need to know about?
These products are available from PAM for £29 each.