Ever wanted to find that perfect, everyday foundation? Well I've found mine - and that's in the form of Makeup Forever's HD Foundation. I picked this up whilst I was staying in New York from one of the millions of Sephora's that they seem to have on nearly every street (not that i'm complaining!). Now, as you may or may not already know, this foundation has been HUGELY hyped up and widely spread already among the blogosphere. Yes, the likes of 'Kim Kardashian' claims its her fav, and apparently even the fabulous Eva Longoria wears it. When I heard this, I just knew I wanted to try it out and see what all the fuss was about - and I'm so glad I did.
I got it in 'NC115', which is the second lightest shade in. I always tend to go for this colour, as it's not too pale or too dark for my skin tone. Especially seeing as Spring/Summer is coming up, I wanted to put some colour back into my face without looking like a cross between Casper the friendly ghost or a fake tan barbie for that matter! I'm also loving the sleek black/white packaging, it looks very high-end to me, and It's great that it actually has a pump. Other foundations such as NARS that have a similar (if not more) price range don't actually have one, which is really annoying. I just personally can't stand foundations that don't have pumps because I end up using too much on the back of my hand! So thumbs up there Makeup Forever.
The consistency of it is brilliant, it's not too thick but it's not too thin either if that makes any sense! It's almost watery but when blended in it's a dream. Texture wise, the word 'smooth' tends to come to my mind. It just blends so easily in to the skin, especially when I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. You can see quite closely in the image below the colour difference between the shade and my skin tone, hence why I normally tend to stick to the lighter side of a foundation range!
Makeup Forever describes this foundation as an 'Invisible cover foundation' and it 'combines flawless coverage and an extremely natural finish' which I couldn't agree more with. This foundation definitely looks really natural on when it's been blended into your skin, and it's a few hours into the day. It tends to turn matte on the skin after a few good hours and it lasts practically all day without primer which is amazing. Obviously if you're going from College/Uni/Work into a night-out with friends, you're better off re-applying some because it won't last THAT long. (Obviously! - I Wish!)
I also notice that when I wear this foundation, my skin glows. Really. I just feel like I have a genuinely good skin day when I use it - probably because of it's coverage! Makeup Forever also states on the packaging that "The Sericite contained in HD Foundation heightens the diffusion of light and intensifies the glow of the skin. Enriched with Relipidium, HD Foundation moisturizes and prepares the skin for make-up. It's unusually smooth and elastic texture makes it easy to apply and a pleasure to wear. Skin texture is refined to give a very natural complexion." I have nothing really bad to say about this foundation, as mentioned all above in a quick low-down, it's got great coverage, it lasts the majority of the day, and it feels good to wear. There's also a massive shade range to choose from to get your skin matched! The only down side is having to re-apply at the end of the day when my cheeks start to get a little red, but that's hardly much - and it's whats expected from a foundation, especially when you're not wearing primer! Here's my Makeup Forever HD Foundation selfie!
What do you think to Makeup Forever's HD Foundation?
Have you ever tried it? Or have you thought about it?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
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