Make Up For Ever HD Powder Review – High Definition

by Rati on September 26, 2010 · 53 comments

Make Up For Ever HD (High Definition) Powder Review

Make Up For Ever HD Powder claims : HD powder contains spherical micro particles which give the skin a perfect glowingly natural complexion. Its “unusual” soft touch produces and incredibly velvetty effect. Talc Free, and not drying to skin, it contains mineral silica powder and can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin. Extremely fine and colourless, HD powder can be adapted to every skin tone.

Make Up For Ever HD Powder close

Make Up For Ever HD Powder close

Make Up For Ever HD Powder comes in 10 gm jar and it’s a white transparent setting powder. I apply it after I am done with my complete make up. And these days I mostly apply a primer, cream blush and set my makeup with the HD powder. Honestly, I am done for the the day. I do less touch ups now, and my makeup looks fresher longer than the usual.

Make Up For Ever HD Powder

Make Up For Ever HD Powder

One thing I have to agree about the HD powder is that I have not seen anything as fine and silky as this powder. You rub a tiny bit of HD powder between your fingers and your fingers tend to slip.

  • It goes on colourless on skin, gives a silky smooth finish and doesn’t settle in my fine lines at all.
  • It sets my makeup for all day long.
  • It didn’t break me out.
  • It is talc free, which is excellent but some people might have problem with silica. The only ingredient in HD powder is silica so be your own judge.
Make Up For Ever HD Powder open

Make Up For Ever HD Powder open

  • It is going to last me more than and year even if I use it every single day.
  • The HD powder doesn’t dry my “dry” skin even though the powder is good for oily skin.
  • I generally apply it with either a powder puff or a kabuki brush. I have noticed that when I use a powder puff to apply it, my skin looks better.
  • It doesn’t give any coverage , it only sets your makeup for all day long.
  • It didn’t turn grey on me. My makeup looks the way I want to even after hours of application.
  • It gives a slight mattish velvetty finish to my skin.
Make Up For Ever HD Powder jar

Make Up For Ever HD Powder jar

  • The negative thing is that the powder flies all around when I open the jar so it’s a wastage of an expensive product.
  • Also, HD powder is supposed to make you look better in photos. Well! I didn’t see any difference.
  • And it gives THE MOST Horrible flash back. Don’t even dare to use it when you have some pics taken in flash.

Here is how the HD Powder looks like:

Make Up For Ever HD Powder Swatch

Make Up For Ever HD Powder Swatch

Overall a great product but I think you can live without it. MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder does an equally good job at lesser price . πŸ™‚

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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol September 26, 2010 at 11:42 am

Bantaji…price kitna hai? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 11:49 am

It’s around 1700…am not very sure but that’s the range..

And I am not bantaji.. :smug: :smug: :smug:

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jomol September 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

The powder looks very fine….can see the fineness from the pic….. πŸ˜›

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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ki. September 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Might make darker skintones look a bit ashy? ?:-)

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Could be the case but this is completely transparent so I don’t see anything on my face after I apply it.. ?:-)

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I read someone’s review on this who is NC 45 and she mentioned that she uses it and it doesn’t leave any whitish cast or look ashy on her. Can’t say about darker skin tones above that.

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ki. September 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Hmm hmm… i’m waiting yo try it all πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Tatjana September 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I agree about the MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Finishing Powder.
In my oppinion it even does a little bit better job th. MUFE, because it sets the make up more evently.

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I will try that out after this. I am thoroughly enjoying using this one as of now. πŸ™‚

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Tatjana September 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I am NC15 – if it would exist: NC10 at winter time πŸ˜€ – so this maybe makes the difference.
Though the MAC translucent effect is more setting on darker skintypes, too. But this often depends on other things, like primer, foundation, skincare etc., too.

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

NC 15.. πŸ˜€ You must be having lovely rosy cheeks . :inlove: I could agree with that. MAC products suit Indian skin tones beautifully. SO I won’t be surprised if most Indian beauties rate MAC setting powder over MUFE’s πŸ™‚

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Tatjana September 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I am a pale-skin, no rosy cheeks :beauty:
WouldnΒ΄t need make up for acting in Twilight :rotfl:

The MAC translucent setting powder definitely is more versatile when it comes to homogeneity. :yes:

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Deb September 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I use Vichy setting powder and its been doing a great job so far…also one thing i noticed my Vichy is the only one that seem to come with an applicator what i am glad, but for the other brands its just seem plain helpless on paying such a price and they do not even give a powder puff…. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

yeah, I agree deb. They don’t include basic things like puff or a mirror. May be because most of these products are kept makeup artists in mind . :-/

Didn’t know Vichy is into makeup as well. 😯

How much does their loose powder cost?

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Deb September 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Rati i think its just a shame, and they do not also provide basic tools so they get us to buy it from them itself na, why to give away for free if they can sell it?? also if you need you gotta buy anyways :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

Vichy has a line called Dermablend Rati, and it have concealer, foundation and setting powder, its mostly directed to people with dermaceutical needs, means ladies looking for to hide severe under eye circles, acne scars, melasma, rosacea, etc…its a corrective makeup in the sense of cosmetics, i tried their foundation and setting powder and i have been happy with it…I think that people who does not have any serious skin concern would find the products too heavy…

I went for this setting powder because it says its sweat proof, also withstand bathing and rubbing, so not only you can use on your face but also for body imperfections, it does not give coverage of course but to be used with the corrective foundation….it comes around rs: 1400 but in the pace i am i would say its going to last me 2 years :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute:

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

Thank you for all the info, Deb. Get to learn something every day. πŸ™‚

yeah I agree. MAC doesn’t even provide pumps with some of their foundations and ultimately people have to purchase the pump because it’s difficult to use the product otherwise. It’s quite annoying. But if you see professional products from companies like Krylon, Makeup studio, vega etc..the basic things such as mirror or puffs or brushes are not provided with the products. But since MAC and MUFE also reach out to the normal junta, they should keep a few things into consideration.. Dunno, actually.. πŸ˜•

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Uzma September 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hi Rati, sent u an email, Please check! :-)) In case of any changes or feedback, please do let me know!

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Will check. πŸ™‚

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Nids September 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

HELP!!!after chking this review n also MAC prep+Prime powder one, i have a question in mind.. do all loose face powders r used for setting of makeup alone ?:-) ?:-) .. coz i just realized tht i have 1 too n so chked it out .. its Max Factor face powder(very fine as u reviewed ).. mayb a gift frm sum frnd bt i thought its just useless for me.. coz it didnt have any makeup puff or mirror so it was just lying in a corner of my dressing table cabinet..but now i think its too a setting powder then.. am i right?? ?:-) πŸ˜• :silly:

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Nids,

Yes all loose powders , especially the white ones, are used for setting the makeup. Some loose powders like the Body Shop ones also give you a teeny meeny bit of coverage to your skin.

I have worn only body shop’s loose powder on its own for months at a go. It works a as a mineral makeup for me and gives a slight finish to the skin. πŸ™‚

You can use your powder to set your makeup or to apply it generally just under your eyes while doing eye makeup or to set your concealer or even wear it on its own. With a brush you’ll get very sheer coverage but with puff, you’ll be able to get slight bit more coverage for your skin.

Hope that helps and try using it. πŸ™‚

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Nids September 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm

thanks rati.. its not pure white .. a very lil pinkish tone…so now i am going to start using it as a setting powder then… coz the amount of powder i have(the box is double in size of ur MUFE 1 shown here) its gonna last me yrs easily coz i am not a ‘everyday makeup person’.. πŸ™‚

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Yup, as it is powders don’t expire for years so you can use it longer. πŸ™‚

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Poornima Narayan September 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Reminds me of the Maybelline White stay UV…white :chic:

Or does Maybelline WhiteStay UV remind me of this…Lemme try using it like this perhaps..LOL

Do post a pic of you Rati..with this powder.I mean on your face..if you don’t mind.

God..I’m just blabbering today.. :silly:

Rati..hope you understand what Im trying to say

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neha September 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm

me too poornima
reminds me of white stay
of course the prices are poles apart
but very curious to see how it looks on skin
so rati…. πŸ˜€
u will have to waste a bit of this “diamond” powder for us mortals

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Neha,

I was friends with with Jomol for a few days and she gave me these sutli bombs..let me send some of them your way. okay?? :bomb: :bomb: :bomb:

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I know, Okay. πŸ˜€ how have you been?

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Poornima Narayan September 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Im fine…back home after a hectic trip I would say…What about you?

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 11:05 am

Am doing fine. πŸ™‚ And home would be?? πŸ™‚

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Sabrina September 26, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Hi Rati….I was trying out the MAC one the other day at their store and was wondering about it. I have the MAC Prep + Prime lotion. This MUFE powder looks the same as the MAC and from what I can see, it must be feeling the same, except more concentrated (since it’s HD). Did you receive my email (sent early this morning)?

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Oh I did receive the mail, Sabrina. Will reply. Was a little stuck up with things today. πŸ™‚

I think prep and prime and MUFE HD powder are quite interchangeable. Just that i think this is even more finely milled since is pure silica. Does MAC prep and prime contain talc? This one is talc free so it doesn’t clog the pores at all..:)

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Sabrina September 27, 2010 at 1:03 am

Hi Rati….I don’t know if the MAC Prep & Prime Finishing powder contains talc. I’m going to check that on the MAC website. But I’m liking all the MUFE products you have reviewed so far, esp. the HD liquid blush.

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

Sabrina,

I am also liking MUFE a lot. Have face absolutely no issues. It’s a bit pricey but It’s all worth it. πŸ™‚

I wonder if MAC ‘s website would have that info. Guess you would have to check the product’s box ..

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Sara September 27, 2010 at 1:15 am

Hey Rati…
How much does the MAC prep+prime and MUFE cost in India??

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

Sara,

prep and prime is for Rs 1250 and MUFE HD Powder is for around Rs 1700.

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HD September 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

This looks nice but very pricey na !!!

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

It is HD. MUFE is quite expensive. :((

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HD September 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I knw πŸ˜₯ u picked up alot of stuff from MUFE ha

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Rati September 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

:cute: :cute: :cute: :shy: :shy: :shy:

Just got a taunt about the credit card bill from you-know-who 😐 😐 😐

:X-P: :X-P:

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Mellissa November 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Hi there Rati, I have tried the MAC foundation and powder.
But it makes me look even darker.

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Rati November 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Mellissa I hope you have not picked up a wrong shade?

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Tammy January 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

I finally broke down and bought this product. I heard so many good things on YouTube, and read tons of good things about the HD powder online. I normally use mineral veil as my setting powder. This was my second MUFE purchase, I love my blush from MUFE, but this has made my skin break out after a week so using it! This is the only thing that has changed in my makeup routine, so this is the only thing I could think that would cause me to break out. I have cystic acne, so my skin breaks out easily. I had never heard anyone complain about break outs, maybe I’m the first. But this isn’t the only setting powder, I’ve tried Palladio, Almay, MAC, and now MUFE and they all seem to break me out. I’m not sure why. It sucks because I really loved the way my skin looked after applying this, it was almost flawless, which was awesome seeing that I have acne scars. But sadly I think I’m going to have to return this. πŸ™ Are there any other powders someone could recommend? I’m will to try anything!

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