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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder

What it is:A three-time award-winning universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone. What it does:This industry-recognized luxe finishing powder sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. Made of 100 percent-mineral silica, it softens the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and pores and completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. This translucent, dermatologist-tested, and talc-free formula does not dry the skin. One universal shade works for all skintones. The lightweight, silky texture and ultrafine formula adds a soft focus effect for a flawless finish and can be applied over foundation or worn alone. What else you need to know:This product is noncomedogenic with no animal testing and is suitable for sensitive skin. It is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
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Question
HD Microfinish Powder or Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil?
I'm looking for a powder that absorbs oil and minimizes pore. I've tried both powers at Sephora store on the back of my hand and I think the HD micro powder feels more silky. I have fairly toned, combination skin with larger pore on my nose, so which one should I buy?
asked 6 years ago
leya
(fremont, ca)
on HD Microfinish Powder
20 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used both and prefer the HD Microfinish Powder. It eliminates shine completely. What I do: Pat it onto the oilier spots with a big fluffy powder brush and then swirl it all over your face. The oily zones are targeted and the rest of your face will stay oil free too. It works really well.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
MikeyLauren
(Massachusetts)
answer 2
This is a tough question for me since I really enjoy both of the products. If I had to choose one, I would go with the makeup forever. I think it is a bit more coverage, and acts more as powder then a finishing powder. it makes my skin a little softer than the bare minerals and doesn't leave any stray powder marks. I love the bare minerals but i find it leaves splotches of powder residue if I don't blend it in too well.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
stefanierosen
answer 3
Hi - my skin sounds just like yours. i'm 24 fair blue eyed combo skin. BE is my fave makeup, but after trying this, this is gorgeous for fair skin. I found the mineral veil to look a little chalky and pale me out even more, where this is completely transparent and just makes my pores go away. even the nasty nose ones.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissaleah
(NY, NY)
answer 4
I use both together- I mix 1/2 mineral veil bronzing and 1/2 HD and it works great!!!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bettttte
(NY)
answer 5
Mineral Veil is garbage. My aesthetician actually said that it is the WORST product in the Bare Escentuals line - clogs pores, and contrary to popular belief, is somewhat comedogenic.

That being said - the MUFE only slightly mattifies skin. It doesn't absorb excess oil like a blotting paper would. It does however set makeup (works perfectly with the HD foundation) and gives a nice natural finish.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beautygrl80
(Long Island, NY)
answer 6
HD for sure. I have both products, and used the mineral veil for years -- and I no longer use the mineral veil. I have oily skin with large pores, and the mineral veil ultimately didn't do all that much. The HD -- if you use it correctly (a little goes a long way) -- really smooths out the skin and adds a little bit of a glow. My mother asked me if I had done anything to improve my skin -- and when I told her that I was wearing the HD, she went right out and bought it (and it did nice things for her 73 year old skin as well).
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jb222
(New York, NY)
answer 7
HDMP is 100% silica, which is so fine you can set concealer; yep, even if you have crinkles and wrinkles around your eyes - this gives a soft focus effect. I'm more mature and am very careful putting any kind of "powder" around my eyes, but this stuff is fabulous. You just have to use a very soft brush, swirl lightly, tap tap, and very gently blend over your concealer - will last all day and into the night. You can use it as a finisher on your face too. BEMV has starchy stuff in it; like: "Corn Starch, Zinc Stearate,, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Mica, [and] May Also Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide."
answered 4 years ago
pjc123
(DC)
answer 8
Hands down Mineral Veil. While MUFE lasts longer, Mineral Veil is easier to use (i.e. less messy), much more versatile and in my opinion gives much better results.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
shopgal
(San Diego, CA)
answer 9
BE all the way!!!! I have used both at length and would pick Mineral Veil way before MUFE. And I usually LOVE MUFE products so this is saying something.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
shopgal
(San Diego, CA)
answer 10
neither. get silica powder and boron nitride powder, mix 50-50. i make 5 times as much for under 15$.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
suedechik79
(jersey)
answer 11
Hmmm, it sounds like you were describing my face/skin, girl! LOL
do not worry that the MUFE powder is a bit more expensive.... it is sooooo worth it! I have been using MV for years, and I an very glad that I switched! Absolutely no comparison! An older associate at the store was trying to convince me to stay with MV... but I am in my mid-30s , not in my 60s, and the combo skin is still really rebelling against me. To cut a long story short, give it a try, you could always bring it back.... but you won't, because you are going to LOVE it!!!!!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
laneypooh
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 12
I would recommend the HD powder over Mineral Veil (especially the feather light MV) because the MV adds too much shine; MV contains corn starch which can cause breakouts, and it also seems to accentuate dryness.
HD powder is very fine but doesn't seem to cause so much of a mess because the sifter contains fewer and smaller holes that allow just the right amount to come out. It also creates a smoother finish than MV.
answered 5 years ago
Krys18
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 13
MUFE is better than BE. I have very oily skin and this leaves nicy finish. A little goes a long way and it helps the skin look great. I still have some BE powder, but I don't use it. It is true for me that with BE, I have to apply over and over.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 14
I own both and I like this HD powder a lot better because it is a lot finer so it is truly invisible on the skin, but it provides a soft focus matte finish that lasts all day long.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 15
I own both products and can honestly say the HD Powder is the better choice. It does a better job with reducing oil, and has a smoother consistency. I would visit a store and sample both though, as this is only a personal opinion. Hope I could help!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
nicclovessephora
(Long Island, New York)
answer 16
HD powder is definitely better, it keeps my skin matte ALL day (which is a miracle for me!) And the other kind only stays matte for the morning. highly recommend the HD powder
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
catmason
(Cibolo, TX)
answer 17
I have both as well. I remember in the BE instructional video where they say you can apply the mineral veil powder very liberally - well that is because you have to. I always ran out of that stuff first. The HD powder gives that same softened matte look with less product (in fact, I wouldn't overdo it) and in much less time. I don't have to buff much, just put it on and go. I also feel that this smooths on better so I don't look over-powdered.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
avinyard
(Austin, TX)
answer 18
I used MV for years and was very happy with it- that is until I tried HD microfinish. I cannot speak to shine control, as i do not have oily skin. But I can say that HD gives my face an extra smooth finish, silky, and flawles. I still have a TON of MV left and use it on days when I don't care about looking my best- cause I dont want to throw it out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MandyCD
(Portland, OR)
answer 19
I have both products and actually used the HD Microfinish Powder the most. I feel it soaks up any shine. I usually don't put it on right after my make-up application, but wait a little. My bare minerals always tends to add a shine to my face throughout the day/night. I wish they had a pordable one of these! Sometimes I still do see shine later in the night after using this product so I usually just blot with a tissue or toilet paper.
answered 6 years ago
KayBee
(Warrington, PA)
answer 20
HD without hesitation. i have used both and threw the mineral stuff out. the HD is much better quality and works brilliantly. nothing about bare minerals is brilliant for me.
answered 6 years ago
nawtypoptart
(providence, RI)
Question
How do you use this without making a mess?
Every time I use this powder it goes all over. How do you use the kabuki brush to minimize this problem?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
floridadiva
(Lutz, FL)
on HD Microfinish Powder
12 answers
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answer 1
The product now contains a sifting device that controls the amount of powder that is dispensed.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I found a kabuki brush too messy, so I use a small powder puff. I turned the jar upside down with the powder puff underneath it & shake it a little. Make sure the jar isn't directly above you (I do it at a 45 degree angle) or otherwise you'll have some powder on your clothes. Though some powder comes loose, I find it much neater than using a brush.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
dls225
(Massachusetts)
answer 3
I think other people have given better advice (that I will now try out!!), but I'll still put my 2 cents in about how I've been struggling with this.....I have black plates (for eating). Open the container over it. Place lid on plate Use a thinner brush (like you'd use for concealing) to brush the powder that's hanging out on the rim (where the lid screws in) into the lid, using a sweeping motion. Lightly tap more into cap. Use what's in cap and then use what was captured on plate....black is awesome cuz u can see the powder. Don't leave outlest u get accused of having a massive coke problem....
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
loralita127
(New York, ny)
answer 4
I found the container difficult to work with, so I transfer all the product into a flat, lidded sugar bowl...makes it easy to pick up the exact amount I need on the brush, with no spillage or dust clouds.

I lightly dip a soft powder brush, tap excess back into the bowl, then buff VERY lightly all over face, neck, and cleavage (looks more natural when I take it all the way down).

This is a great product but it does require a bit of special handling. Try the sugar bowl idea, it makes a world of difference.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lzzr
answer 5
I have complete control over spillage and over use by NOT tearing the adhesive piece all the way off when I opened it. I only opened the adhesive piece 1/'2 way. Turn it upside down after shaking, and a little bit of power will be in the lid. That is all you need. Take a big brush and pick up a tiny bit of powder in the lid and in big cirular motions apply. There should be enough powder in the lid to do this 2x. Use the circular motion on your face until there is nothing left on the brush. your face should not be white. No mess. No spillage. If you take that adhesive piece off all the way, you could have way too much coming out after shaking it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
stellalucas
(Cincinnati OH)
answer 6
I tap a little bit of powder into the lid, swirl a big fluffy powder brush in it, tap off the excess powder and apply it to my face.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 7
PLACE THIS IN A PORTABLE REFILLABLE MAKEUP BRUSH. THEY SELL THEM AT SEPHORA OR USE THE PETER THOMAS ROTH SPF 30, USE IT UP, AND FILL THIS IN THE BRUSH!

EASY TO USE WITH NO MESS!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
flirty
(Texas)
answer 8
i turn the jar sideways and lightly tap some powder into the lid. and then i swirl a kabuki into the lid. if you still have powder left on the lid after swirling your kabuki in there 1-2 times then you're using way too much.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
vanessar
(san diego, ca)
answer 9
I do the same as amos. I shake it a little and then take off the lid. I use the Make Up For Ever Kabuki with it. It has a black tip and you can see how much powder is on the brush. I LOVE the brush. It's made of synthetic hairs and it is the softest brush I've every used. And I have the whole Bare Minerals brush collection.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
agp04
answer 10
Use a very small amount since this setting powder is concentrated. I use a large powder brush with this. If you can see some of the setting powder on the brush before you apply it on your skin, then you are probably using too much.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
armanestra
answer 11
I dip my brush lightly into the powder, then I have a small tin lid that I swirll the brush around in, then tap the brush handle side down on the table and apply. Kind of like you would apply Bare Minnerals.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
katgrrl
(Richlands, NC)
answer 12
i leave the lid on, turn the jar upside down, tap it a few times lightly, then take the lid off and use the kabuki brush by swirling it around in the jar and then putting it on my face.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
amos
(east alton IL)
Question
does this come with a puff?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
tralalarisa
(Honolulu, HI)
on HD Microfinish Powder
12 answers
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answer 1
Hi,

This does not come with a powder brush. I recommend that you use the Sephora Collection Bronzer Brush with this powder. It has tight bristles that will apply the product smoothly and evenly.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No it doesn't, I use a big fluffy powder brush to apply it.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
In Dec. 2008 this came in a kit with the Make Up For Ever Kabuki brush and that brush is the most amazing brush! It really helps with the application of this. I have the Bare Minerals brush collection and my favorite brush is still the kabuki from Make Up For Ever. It's on the Sephora website. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P217908&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4028.
It really is the perfect finishing brush because it applies the powder perfectly. If you buy the HD powder buy the HD Kabuki brush!!!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
agp04
answer 4
No puff.
answered 6 years ago
yoomy124
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
No - no puff (a nice big brush works best)
answered 6 years ago
yellowbird
(Tennessee)
answer 6
no puff included. i use my own powder brush. can be a little messy so open carefully
answered 6 years ago
njqrn
(morristown,nj)
answer 7
No.
answered 6 years ago
polaivar
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 8
No, it doesn't. You're "supposed" to put it on with a kabuki brush, but the girls in the Sephora store who applied this product for me in the store used a big powder brush, and that's what I've used at home. Works well!
answered 6 years ago
emily8378
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 9
No it does not. I use a big powder brush to apply.
answered 6 years ago
KayBee
(Warrington, PA)
answer 10
no. I wouldn't use it with a puff anyways. You only need a brush to lightly sweep in across your face.
answered 6 years ago
passion4makeup
(Cheyenne, Wy)
answer 11
no
answered 6 years ago
feusa78
(NY)
answer 12
I don't think it does- they encourage you to get the kabuki brush. IMO, you should- a puff will use way too much of the product. You only need a little.
answered 6 years ago
Aila
(New York, NY)
Question
Makeup forever high definition finishing powder
Is this product good for dry skin as well as oily?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Raindrop
(Staten Island, NY)
on HD Microfinish Powder
8 answers
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answer 1
I would say so. I have dry skin and this is one of the few powders that I can use without looking cakey. Most others leave me looking really made up after just a light sweeping, with this you can't even tell it's on.
answered 6 years ago
cossard
answer 2
I don't know about dry skin but oily skin would work just fine, I think. My skin is oily and it does absorb everything.
answered 6 years ago
yoomy124
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
I thinks so - bc I have combo skin and it performs beautifully..
answered 6 years ago
yellowbird
(Tennessee)
answer 4
Yes. It won't enhance any dry patches on your face.
answered 6 years ago
KayBee
(Warrington, PA)
answer 5
it would be fine for either skin type. If your skin is dry you obviously wouldn't need much of it and vice versa.
answered 6 years ago
passion4makeup
(Cheyenne, Wy)
answer 6
not good for oily, try cargo mattifier instead, it's the best!
answered 6 years ago
feusa78
(NY)
answer 7
this product probaly can work with any skintype.
i think it might work better if your skin wa moist so it will stay on.
just use lotion for the dryer skin. for the oily skin, maybe just coat it on top of your skin and see the results(;
answered 6 years ago
tifffffffanyy
(Warren, MI)
answer 8
This product is wonderful on dry skin if used in conjunction with a moisturizer, moisturized tints or moisturized foundations.
answered 6 years ago
pucci1
(The Woodlands, TX)
Question
Put this on before or after blush?
Do you put this on as your last step after foundation and blush or do you apply your blush last after the HD powder? Also, do you swirl the HD powder or just brush it on?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Tallahasse, FL)
on HD Microfinish Powder
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you are applying cream blush or cream illuminizer, you want to wait and apply MUFE HD powder AFTER you've blended them in well. If you are using a powder blush or illuminizer, you want to set your foundation FIRST with MUFE HD powder then apply powder blush and illuminizer. After I apply my powder blush, I go back and blend the edges with the same brush that I used the MUFE HD powder.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
wingatprsct
(Prescott, AR)
answer 2
Before you use any sort of colour type powder products after you use cream/liquid foundations it's a must to set it first with a translucent or colour matching powder. if you put on your powder blush on before you set, you can run into problems of streaking of foundation and blotchiness of the blush. I use a kabuki brush or big fluff brush. dip it slightly in the powder, take the lid and swirl it in well. tap of extra and tap on areas where you are needing to set the foundation. especially around the T zone
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
christinemua
(Langley, BC)
answer 3
Swirl and tap excess off before applying. Break outs are likely due to - yes - actually NOT moisturizing before OR not using an adequate amount of moisturizer. Without going into too much science detail, essentially your skin will start overworking to compensate for lack of moisture thus resulting in acne breakouts. Also, if you are using more than 1 or 2 products before applying this, you could end up with a breakout or irritation but this could be said for anything (I.e., more is NOT better particularly for sensitive skin). Also, you only need a very small amount of this powder for a gorgeous finish. Most users the to use too much product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
anonyms
answer 4
After blush. It helps set in all your makeup. But don't add too much.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ivyli
(Honolulu, Hi)
answer 5
I usually apply the HD powder after my blush because the powder (although sheer) tends to wash me out a little bit. My face still stays shine-free. I think applying the blush after gives my face a little more dimension. As for the application of the product, I shake it up (with cap on, of course) and then swirl my brush into the little product that it on the cap part. I then give the brush a nice shake/tap (so I don't douse my face completely of the powder) and lightly go over my t-zone with it. I hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
xljenlx
(New York)
answer 6
I puti t on before my blush and swirled it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pegn2dogs
(Malvern, PA)
answer 7
either or...however you wanna use it...at the end of it all it always gives you a perfect look and glow :o)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
michellemichell
(canada)
answer 8
You put your blush on after you've set your foundation with powder. You swirl your brush in the lid [after you've tapped some powder into it] and then sweep the brush all over your face.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
violetseahorse
(Houston, TX)
Question
What is it about the packaging that is such a hassle?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
cheeseburger
(Augusta,GA)
on HD Microfinish Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
it's really not a big deal at all..as long as you don't plan on travelling around with it (cos then obviously the powder will spill out of the sifter and fill the lid and spill out of the lid and etc. i like the packaging it's quite convenient. and really you don't need to take this everywhere with you, as long as you're using it with a good primer, foundation, and makeup-setter then all you'll need throughout the day is 1 or 2 oil-blotting sheets.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
vanessar
(san diego, ca)
answer 2
when you open it sometimes the powder spills out easily
answered 6 years ago
njqrn
(morristown,nj)
answer 3
I think the packaging is perfectly fine. Although they should make a smaller one that comes with its own puff for on the go application or for touch-ups during mid day.
answered 6 years ago
KayBee
(Warrington, PA)
answer 4
nothing...it is just like buying loose powder.
answered 6 years ago
passion4makeup
(Cheyenne, Wy)
answer 5
it should come in a package similar to sephora's luminizing powder - with a built-in brush. This packaging is bulky, doesn't come with a brush, and once you open it, you have to be careful to not have powder everywhere!
answered 6 years ago
feusa78
(NY)
answer 6
Well, a couple of things that to me really aren't an issue: The sifter os white and the powder is white, so I guess for those who have trouble seeing, it could be a hassle. Also, the powder tends to puff right out of the sifter if you just stick your brush it without paying attention.
answered 6 years ago
Aila
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Like mineral makeups this does not come in a compact so it's not as convienent for at work or on the go touch ups but once you try this you'll realize this one is worth it
answered 6 years ago
MrsChewy
(Long Island, NY)
Question
before or after applying bronzer, blush, and eyeshadow???
Okay first of, i LOVELOVELOVE this powder. Im fair skinned, and severly lacking in the cheekbone area, so i always have a difficult time applying bronzer and blush to simulate a bit of definition. Now i know that applying the HDpowder over your foundation is the reccomed way-as it sets the foundation, hides pores, and makes a beautiful smooth canvas so that bronzer/blush goes on smooth, and not too blotchy (another issue i fight with!!!) But.....unfortunatly i find that applying blush/bronzer, even eyeshadow too boot, over the veil of HD, literally comes off in a matter of minutes. So now u may understand my dellema. With the eyeshadow, i tried doing foun, and conceal; then HD-and tried to use an eyeshadow base on top of the HD-and it was a BIG mistake! The eyeshadow base (Benifits lemonade) went on all cakey, and blah. So Id greatly appreciate any advice!!!!!Thanx gals
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
roxxane
(Kingston, Canada)
on HD Microfinish Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it is better to apply this product last because it will set the rest of your makeup and make it last all day.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
I apply the HD powder after I apply everthing else but mascar is last. . . . love this stuff
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Estela
(Merced, CA)
answer 3
I always apply this product last., after my bronzer, blush, etc.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tink32
answer 4
Try putting the HD powder on after you put the blush and bronzer on. It will set all of that and only lighten it up a little bit.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
lilred298
answer 5
I do not have a problem with my eye make-up coming off.
after my foundation/powder i use a bit of this all over my face. But i focus on my cheeks, nose and forehead.
then i apply eye make-up and so on.
then when im done done i go back over with a little powder and hit the same areas. cheeks nose and forehead and down my neck with this..

this stuff is really great. i think you should check the eye make up you use.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
jennyb818
(Los Angeles)
answer 6
I definitely apply the HD Microfinishing Powder AFTER all makeup (including blush & bronzer). Hope this helps! :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
GieGie
(Fort Myers, FL)
answer 7
For your eye makeup, I highly recommend an eye primer. Urban Decay is very popular and I happen to like it too (beware the main issue with this is waste because of the shape of the packaging, not all comes out). I tried benefit and did not like it as well. The eye primer allows your eyeshadow to stick to something (the primer) that's sticks to your eye. So no cakeiness or creased. Plus it makes it last longer too.
I don't do bronzer, so I can't help you there. I might suggest doing the microfinish over the bronzer to soften if there is blotchiness.
hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
mariacb
(Honolulu)
Question
is this product hypoallergenic?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
kim524
on HD Microfinish Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you're allergic to silica then it's not hypoallergenic. Simple. Maybe to some people but not 100% of us. I'm surprised at the all around almost 5 star review, silica is a poison. This worries me long term.
answered 2 years ago
r3n33
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
yes
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
stellalucas
(Cincinnati OH)
answer 3
I don't recall ever reading anywhere on the packaging that it is hypoallergenic, but I can attest that I have sensitivie skin and I have had no reaction to it whatsoever. I've heard some expressing concern about the Silica as well, but after using for a couple of weeks, again no problem. This is a great all around setting powder. My new favorite!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
This product hasn't clogged my pores & I have very sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jasixoxo
answer 5
It's climatologically tested, which means it's probably not irritating for most people's skin. But you can always be allergic to make-up so I suggest trying it in the store if you have extremely sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cassandralm
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I have very sensitive skin and breakout easily. I have been using this product for over 2 years and have not had any problems. That is one of the reasons I use it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
leesielisa
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 7
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
skinchic
(Savannah, GA)
Question
What is the best way to apply Make up Forever HD micro powder?
What type of tools do people usually use...
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(jackson tn)
on HD Microfinish Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've tried a soft powder brush and a kabuki; prefer the powder brush because it transfers less product & I can use a lighter touch.

The container didn't work well for me; I spilled product every time I used it. So I keep the powder in a flat-bottomed sugar bowl instead...it's much easier to use that way and I can control the amount better without making a mess.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lzzr
answer 2
I use large powder brush,then buff in circular motion. Its great around the eyes too so I take a eyeshadow blending brush and set it directly under my eyes to keep concealer from creasing.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mom21
(Southern, Ca.)
answer 3
I use a big brush-it's meant for loose and packed power and make sure you only use a VERY small amount. If you take out the plastic protector, and then close the cap on the jar, maybe shake it around lightly, or leave it in your bag for a day, when you open it again, there will be a tiny bit on the lid, put the brush in that and tap off the excess on your hand, then swirl the brush on your face all over in little circles. Keep applying light amounts like that, until all of the shine is gone.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
llegsp
(Oakland, CA)
answer 4
I use a kabuki brush that is dense
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hblmo
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 5
I use a big powder brush, and use just a tiny bit of the powder.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
snowfitness1
(St Pete, FL)
answer 6
Puffy brush
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peachykyshy
(Miami baby)
answer 7
I use a Makeupforever's kabuki brush. Put just a little on the brush. If you put too much, it can ruin your makeup.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
xilytina
(Springfield, VA)
Question
Can this product be used over mineral products?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Erie, CO)
on HD Microfinish Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it to set my Urban Decay Mineral foundation. It really helps it stay on longer. I also notice that I get much greasier if I don't use this finishing powder.
answered 3 years ago
makeupnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Yes, but I like to use it under my foundation, especially in summer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
beckybadger
(Eldorado, WI)
answer 3
Don't do it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
daniellekc
(Flemington, NJ)
answer 4
yes! I would think so. I am assuming you are speaking of Liquid Mineral products.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pinkestmink
(Dallas, Texas ~)
answer 5
Yes. That is how I started using it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
briannaswims
(Louisville, KY)
answer 6
I use this powder over my mineral powder for extra staying power and shine control.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
suzi1
(Rolesville, NC)
answer 7
Yes - works great over top of BareMinerals foundation in place of BareMinerals Mineral Veil
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
nunpunch
(Pittsburgh, PA)
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