Friday, August 8, 2014

Review on Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder! XD

Hi Everyone!

I am back, my sinus infection is gone (without having to take antibiotics! yay!) and I am starting my Master's program.

Today I am reviewing Make Up Forever's famous HD Microfinish Powder
I bought the mini which is 0.14 oz and cost $20 on Sephora.

What do I think of this product?
So, I bought this product to replace a very very old Maybelline finishing veil powder. That powder worked alright, it did the job and mattified my face very well. However, sometimes it would make my face a little powdery or cakey, especially underneath the eyes or around the nose. It was also very old, I think 3 or 4 years old and needed to be replaced. (Makeup and skincare are organic-based products and organic products decompose, even if they don't look like it =P)
Of course, this product was and is very popular and well known. I bought it for good reviews and it's high quality. If I was going to invest in something, it better be good. =P
And this product is great! I will not say that this is amazing and out of this world, because I rarely use foundation, concealer, or BB creams so consequently I don't use finishing powders a lot. However, it does everything that is says it does and it is worth the investment.
It is a super fine white powder that does not look white on the skin (except when you put massive amounts on your face and pose for flash photos). It does not irritate my skin (but might make me sneeze if I accidentally breath in the little cloud that rises up when I unscrew the cap XP).
 It does not make my foundation or concealer crease. It mattifies my face beautifully without looking cakey or powdery at all. It is long lasting and definitely keeps the oily shine away, though during the summer on hotter and more humid days, I might need to reapply or blot my face, if I am wearing foundation for the whole day. For a half-day or shorter event, no problem.
It is true that you can put as much powder on as you want and that no one can see it. However, like many have said, if you do that, and take flash photos, the powder will reflect and show a really ugly contrasting white cast on your face. I don't put that much because I don't want that. =P go figure.
I also love to use this under my eyes whenever I am wearing pencil eyeliner and/or mascara. It really helps prevent any possible smudging on the lower lashline/eye area, especially here in the East Coast where there is humidity + summer heat. In California, it's hot but it is dry, so I didn't need to worry about it that much.

Do I recommend this product?
This is a little pricy, but a little goes a long way. I don't think anyone needs to put on a lot and it does a great job mattifying the face, holding the foundation in place, and making you not look like you are sweaty, and oily mess in the summer. I consider this a great staple product and an excellent investment and I highly recommend this product.
Because you don't need to use a lot of product, for those who do not wear foundation often, I recommend the mini, it is cheaper and travel friendly as well. However, if you do wear foundation often, almost everyday, etc. it would be more worth it to buy the full size.

So I hope you found this review helpful. I know that this is a widely reviewed, well known, and popular product, so you may have heard of it's greatness already. =P
However, let's just say I am agreeing with the crowd who thinks of this product positively. =)
Feel free to write any questions or comments in the comment box below.
Thank you for reading and have a great day. =)

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