After recently falling in love with the newly revamped Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, I knew the brand had done some great things in terms of formula. So when I heard that the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation was being launched, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The convenience of a swipe, blend and go stick just seemed too good to be true, so naturally I had to give it a full try and review for you all… #BeautyBloggerExcuses.
My first concern was that the formula would be dry and cakey, which is often the case in stick-style foundations. Then there is always the chance they will go the other way, and end up being a greasy, poorly pigmented mess. I am thrilled to say that this is neither, and is exactly what I would want in a stick foundation formula.
Firstly, it glides on creamy with a nicely concentrated pigmented. Secondly, it blends like a dream, and then sets down nicely without oxidization. Thirdly, it lasts all day long! Besides the fact that packaging wise this is a travellers dream, it also spreads so well with fingers or a brush. I like to swipe once across each cheek, a dot or two on the forehead and nose and chin and then buff out with a brush like my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Since it is in a handy dandy stick form, you can always dab on a little more if needed, double it up as concealer, and easily fits in a handbag. I’ve not had any trouble with issues like caking, patchiness, or wearing/rubbing off and the creamy texture is so forgiving to dry skin or textured skin.
Since the formula itself is meant to be suitable for 4K video, it really does make the skin flawless. My other products perform beautifully on top of it as well (powder, bronzer, blush, highlight what have you). There is no SPF either, which means you won’t get nasty flashback in photography.
I’m really impressed with this foundation, and am thrilled Make Up For Ever has added it into their range. As per usual with the brand, it comes in a slew of shades and I imagine will become a makeup artists cult favourite backstage and on shoots, but also suits the busy mom or on the go girl or guy who wants that coverage without the faff!
Does a stick style foundation appeal to you? What is your favourite formula to work with?
Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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