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Monday, 2 July 2012

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

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Makeup Forever HD Foundations: Guru Makeup Emporium (approx. £30)
makeup: from this post

I don't know why its taken me so long to review this foundations as I bought it way back in February at IMATS London. Makeup Forever HD foundation is one of those "internet famous" products that everyone, especially American "gurus" rave about. As per usual it was something had to jump on the band wagon for! As you can't get Makeup Forever very easily in the UK I had no idea what shade to order when trying to source it online. When I had the change to visit a proper counter at IMATS I knew this was one of those things I had to get my hands on. I have to admit when I got it I sort of forgot about it. It didn't wow me initially so I moved it aside for other foundations I was testing at the time.

To apply Makeup Forever HD I use my Real Techniques buffing brush and apply around one and a half pumps to my whole face. It gives good coverage (I say light/medium) and a natural glowy finish and feels very light on the skin. I typically will top it off with a dusting of MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural to keep it in place throughout the day. I have the shade 115, which is pretty light. It's the same shade as my natural skin tone so when Im tanned I'll bronze up using Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel. It lasts most of the day on my skin. It looks INCREDIBLE in photos, so I wear it a lot when Im doing stuff for the blog (see my previous FOTD's) but in real life it's so so. It does blur all imperfections, brighten the skin and cover blemishes but it's not that outstanding compared to other foundations that claim to do the same.

While I do really like Makeup Forever HD I don't think I'll go out my way to get this again. It is an top foundation I do really like it and would recommend trying it out if your ever in a position to get hold of it. Personally I think it's a bit of a grower rather than something you apply and think WOW! I've seen so many mixed reviews on this as well as proclamations of Holy Grail. To me its good, but not outstanding, It didn't change my life or make my skin look amazingly perfect (apart from on camera). I think the hype is a bit too much on this product as it really isn't THAT special.

18 comments

  1. I haven't heard of this make before but it does look lovely on your skin. Will have to keep a look out for your foundatin recommendations next time I'm buying one!

    www.littlekjf.blogspot.com

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  2. I tried this about two years ago, as my cousin is obsessed with America and all this range. I feel it is a great foundation, was going to buy some when I hit up Chicago soon. But I do still feel there are a lot of cheaper foundations that are just as good like you say. I guess you have to really get on with a foundation to purchase it over and over. Your skin looks great in the photo though.x

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  3. i'd love to try this but its a bit out of my price range! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  4. the coverage looks lovely.

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I didn't like it! I've only tried a tiny one-time sample which isn't really enough to go by, and whilst the coverage is pretty nice, it lasted ... Not long at all! Bleh x

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  6. I bought this in Spain when I chanced upon a Sephora, i agree that it's a 'you'll grow to love it' foundation! Not sure I'll re-purchase it if I ever run out.

    www.thoughtfulsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  7. ive heard so much about this foundation! <3 i really want to try it but its so expensive even for using in my MUA kit xx

    www.mrajbx3.com xx

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  8. Maybe one to use when you know you are going to be in loads of photos on nights out etc!
    Rachel from www.whatabeauty.co.uk x

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    1. definitely, i don't think it gives too much "ghost face" either in flash photos so it is very good!

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  9. Thank you so much for this review! I was planning on buying this but now I'm planning on steering away from it. I have heard from a lot of people that they didn't like it at first but then grew to love it. Reviews like these are so helpful- honesty is the best :)
    xx

    http://crookedteethxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. like i said, I really like the foundation, there isn't anything wrong with it i just don't think its as good as some people make it out to be. by all means its a wonderful foundation and I would definitely get it again if the opportunity came up!

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  10. i think this made your skin look great xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Never seen a really glowing review of this foundation.. I'll be avoiding it!

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    1. don't get me wrong, I really like the foundation and WOULD buy it again, theres nothing essentially wrong with it at all. I'm just saying its not worth the hype!

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  12. whhich mac foundation shade do you think the 115 is?

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  13. Your skin looks so flawless and glowing here X

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  14. How long does the foundation last. I work 12hr shifts and wonder if it lasts that long? X

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  15. I have this foundation and i feel the exact same about it
    its good but nothing to write home about
    Laura x

    http://lauracuddles.blogspot.ie/

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