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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

What it is:An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.What it does:This foundation creates a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish, it can withstand bright or harsh lighting.What else you need to know:This Sephora-exclusive foundation comes in 26 shades to suit all skintones.
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Question
Does this cover acne?
I mave mild acne and I was wondering if it would cover the acne without primer & if it does not. What kind of primer do you suggest. I mild acne and I only get oily in areas like my nose and forehead.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
kvo204
(Winnipeg, MB)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
25 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product definitely has buildable coverage. Works well to help cover blemishes and break outs but would recommend using a concealer underneath for best results.
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
yes does a great job ! makes skin look HD in all different tones
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
lovetohelp360
(charlotte ,nc)
answer 3
No, not really. I get a lot of pimples & this foundation by itself doesn't cover them. I have to use their concealer, which is much thicker and covers very well. If you want to use just foundation, I'd try something else.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
dls225
(Massachusetts)
answer 4
No it doesn't!
I found i had to buy concealer to cover my acne and dark under eyes!
Which costs so much extra!
I just use Make up Forever's full coverage foundation and works great, no more concealer for me!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Kikofleece
(Saskatoon, SK)
answer 5
I just bought this because of this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex33wtqnNz8

PLEASE watch! im determined to make my skin look as clear as her's does in this video. its CRAZY..i cant wait to try!!!
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pinkwatch19
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
It does an average job covering acne...but nothing superb. I really DO NOT recommend this for covering acne! It is not a water-based foundation, and will definitely contribute to your already existing acne.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
bubblewrap77
(AZ)
answer 7
Yes. It also holds powders well. Sometime I use this and dab a small bit of powder over any blemishes I'm trying to hide! Works great
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
missmaines
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
This will provide medium coverage. I've attached my before & after photo to show you the coverage level on me (I have acne too, as well as hyper pigmentation from acne).

I did NOT use a primer in the photo below, but I normally would suggest using one. I love Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting Primer in the shade 0 Neutral (colorless). It's one of my favorites!
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 9
i love this with smashbox photo finish. but i also really like tarina tarantino's pearl glow primer..it makes this foundation absolutely radiant! does not last all day though, probably best for a night out. i have acne n combo skin and wear 120 and this covers acne great! i still use a little concealer and a setting powder.
answered 4 years ago
arock
(midwest)
answer 10
I would recommend using a primer so it stays on longer and looks smoother. Also use a powder to set it. I've found that it doesn't cover acne that well itself but I use the MUFE concealer (not the HD one) and it does a great job.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kellmm
(New York, NY)
answer 11
My skin is acne prone as well. I do use it in conjunction with Perfekt skin.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
slybaby
(Whittier, CA.)
answer 12
Yes, it does. I break out extremely easily on my chin and it covers that area well and actually lasts!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
mld527
(Houston, TX)
answer 13
I use this without primer all the time, but it does go on more smoothly with primer. I'd recommend smashbox photo finish primer.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kdrinkwater
(Madison, WI)
answer 14
Yes it does cover zits, this foundation is awesome, especially for photos. I've gotten a girlfriend one, my sister one, and I keep using it because it's awesome.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
loveisaac
(San Francisco)
answer 15
This gives excellent coverage but I'm not sure about covering acne since I dont have acne. I do however have some discolorations and for that I use Laura Geller's The Real Deal concealer. Her concealer is magic, it even covers tatoos. It is not heavy or greasy either and would cover acne nicely!! I think you would like it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
yungatheart
(Hermitage,Pa.)
answer 16
I think it would help cover acne, you can build this foundation and it wont look caked on. I use mine with a primer. I use Smashbox photo finish in Light!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
leeahheff
(Pittsburgh, Pa)
answer 17
Yes it covers acne very well. If you wanted to use a primer try their Spackle by Laura Geller. I have oily skin and I get shiny in those areas too. I keep the oil blotting cloths with we at all times to help keep the shine under control.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
greengirl3
(dallas, tx)
answer 18
Try mineral powder over the make-up. I too have flaws and it covers well with the powder. Sephora mineral. Good Luck. I still experimenting to find that "flawless look".
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
sephora08fan
(Trenton, Michigan)
answer 19
It's awesome for covering acne or acne scars as long as you dab not rub.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
mariepat20
(Dillingham, Alaska)
answer 20
It can cover acne if you use a latex sponge and stipple the product (pat it on your skin to blend it, instead of smearing, etc.) I haven't used it yet, but Make Up Forever makes a primer that is tinted green, which should additionally reduce redness.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
pinkleah
(New York, NY)
answer 21
This covers breakouts quite well. I found that if I dab it on with a concealer brush or a make-up sponge it covers completely. I haven't used any special primer with it; just my usual oil-free sunblock. It is a little shiny, so you'll want to dust on some powder if your skin is oily. I think this foundation covers better than any other I've tried, and it doesn't feel or look heavy.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
SheDee
(Worcester, MA)
answer 22
I don't think this covers acne that well by itself. I use Smashbox stick concealer in spots over the HD Foundation and set it with a little powder. That combo works great for me.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
tsgirl
(Carver, MA)
answer 23
Given how think and not very invisible I found this product to be, I am sure it will cover your acne but I think it will also give you trouble if you have oily skin... it is so think and I felt so uncomfortable using it, I wonder if it would let your skin breathe! I don't recommend it!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
caredhair
(Anaheim Hills, CA)
answer 24
It will cover your blemishes if they are light. If they are pigmented blemishes and super dark, they will conceal it somewhat but you'll still see it. I suggest using a primer ALWAYS as it smooths out your skin for a more even application and it also helps keep the makeup on longer.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
makeupjunkie5
(New York, NY)
answer 25
You can use this without primer. I just use a light mositurizer and that it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
redfox5
(midlothian, Va)
Question
How to apply?
What would be the best way to apply this foundation? With a brush? Sponge? Thanks!
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
angelatUCR
(Irvine, CA)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
19 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used the Beauty Blender with this, but I actually prefer to use a stippling brush - Sephora Pro Large Domed Stippling Brush #41.
answered 9 months ago
goa289
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Fingers was the way for me until I discovered the Pro Foundation Airbrush #55 by Sephora. And now that is the only way I go. I always get smooth coverage and actually use less product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
coconutgoddess
(Saratoga Springs, UT)
answer 3
The best way for me is with fingers, then blend with a sponge. I found application with a sephora brush too streaky for me but everyone is different.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
puglover
(Sandy, Utah)
answer 4
I actually apply with very clean fingers. I've tried sponges and brushes over the years, but frankly, they are a pain to clean and they grow bacteria and collect oils. I find I get a better application and finish with just my fingers (and wash my hands thoroughly before and after of course)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
gingy123
(Seattle area)
answer 5
I went to Sephora and the girl there showed me how to use MUFE foundation. I use Sephora Airbrush No. 55 to apply the foundation in circular motion. Use only a pea size each time is enough. You can build up for more coverage too.
answered 4 years ago
beemeaw
(Ithaca, NY)
answer 6
i just started using this foundation, and i use the MUFE HD Blush Brush #55N... it gives such an awesome coverage - i havent perfected it yet - but im getting there - u cant see the makeup... which is the best part. i feel so natural.... i finish the look with the MUFE Microfinish Powder using the MUFE Kabuki brush
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
1sephoralover1
(Calgary, AB)
answer 7
I use the double-ended perfect complexion brush that I bought at Sephora, using a brush for liquid foundation makes a huge difference.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Amboo
(Georgia)
answer 8
I would say a high-quality foundation brush (Sephora's brushes are actually pretty great) . A brush is the best because you can re-use it over and over and it lasts for ages.

A sponge soaks up half of the foundation that you put on it. This means that you are wasting half of your foundation making it go that much faster. Also, using a brush saves you the money that you would waste buying sponges all the time. MUFE's HD foundation also provides fairly full coverage and a brush gives you better control over the amount you are placing on your face.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
nea3
(Canada)
answer 9
I have found that using a sponge works better for me vice foundation brushes, and its cheaper. This product would be good with a brush as well, but it is the matter of finding a good quality brush and cleaning it after every application, which doesn't fit into most people's busy schedule!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
missleigha
(Augusta, GA)
answer 10
I use MAC'S 187 OR 109 brush. If you want that extra flawless AIRBRUSHED look I would use the 187 . Some stipple it on first then blend but I noticed that if you JUST stipple the foundation (lightly tapping) on til you get an even smooth finish it gives that smooth airbrushed magazine cover look. If you want more control, U may use the MAC'S 109 which it's more contact yet also gives a flawless finish. This is just how I apply my liquid foundation.....depends what works best for you and gives that finish your looking for ! ; )
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Jeii
(Northshore MA !!)
answer 11
A sponge absorbs too much and its too expensive to be wasting money. I really like using a brush but when I don't have one I just wash my hands real good and use my hands.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Pamela726
(Augusta, GA)
answer 12
I use the Professionnel Platinum Blush Brush #49 by Sephora. It's an awesome brush. The foundation goes on really smooth, almost an airbrushed look. The great thing about the brush is that you can use it right after with a powder, so if you don't have to change brushes.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
LuciaR
(Toronto, ON)
answer 13
A brush definitely, you have better control and you save product
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Jessicuts
(hamilton,Nj)
answer 14
apply it with a kabuki brush. it works best with that and gives a flawless finish.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
mehr
(mississauga, ON)
answer 15
With a quality foundation brush or with your fingers (clean!).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
GieGie
(Fort Myers, FL)
answer 16
I use fingertips and finish with a brush to make sure its even
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
moussagirl
(Calgary, Alberta Canada)
answer 17
"skunk" brush works best to apply -- looks airbrushed
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
stinabeana
(rochester, ny)
answer 18
I always apply liquid foundation with a brush and then lightly go over with a sponge for a flawless finish.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pegmissy
(Richmond, VA)
answer 19
I use a brush which seems to apply the foundation beautifully. When you apply with a brush do it like you were painting a picture! Hope that helps you.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JaxDiva
(Jacksonville, FL)
Question
Ihave very dry skin, will this be drying?
This product sounds great, but I have a problem with foundations drying out my skin and making me peel.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
thatgirlkrissy
(Los Angeles, CA)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
17 answers
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answer 1
i have dry skin on my t-zone and to me depending how much of it you put on the dry area will determine if it shows. also, if you want to just put on a mouisterizer and let that sit for around 2 minutes then primer, it will show no signs of dryness that i have observed on myself and on my friends that have used it or is using it
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tori12
(Frisco,texas)
answer 2
I have very dry skin, but I start out every morning using First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream followed by Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer. So far, I have NOT found that the HD Invisible Cover Foundation dries out my skin at all, but if you're prone to dryness, I would recommend setting up a good moisturizing base, and you should be good to go!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kagild
(Eugene, OR)
answer 3
Not recommended for dry skin. I'm a makeup artist and have applied this on numerous clients and this foundation will accentuate any dryness. However, if you use the HD Elixir in combination with the HD Primer before the foundation, you will get a much smoother application. Recommended best for normal to combination oily skin.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
liztwinkle
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I have found that this foundation is not flattering to dry patches on your skin. It makes them look rough and stand out. But by itself it doesn't dry out your skin. It is my favorite foundation, but don't skip your moistuizer!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
dollylashes21
(Brooklyn NY)
answer 5
I have very dry skin on my face, despite using moisturing and sensitive skin lotions, facewashes etc it still peels. this make-up is light enough that it doesnt dry out. Also just a tip theres this facewash and lotion that my dermatologist recommended over the counter that is FANTASTIC for dry skin - CeraVe.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
NewEnglander
(Agawam, MA)
answer 6
I did find this to be a little drying and it settled into my pores. After several hours, it looked patchy. But, I did get this in the wrong shade, so I'm sure that made it look even worse.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
butterflylcsw
(Salt Lake City)
answer 7
This foundation is very moisturizing (sorry about the spelling lol) and shoudn't dry out your skin. It will also leave your face feeling very soft and touchable!!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
demontink
(VA)
answer 8
This stuff shouldn't dry out your face. Whenever I use it my face feels super silky, and I have dry skin around my eyes and cheeks. As long as you use a good moisturizer before putting this on you should be fine.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
shannybuck
(Clinton, CT)
answer 9
I have dry skin too. The bare minerals makeup seemed to turn my skin a lovely orange hue and made my wrinkles more noticeable. My skin never felt moisturized. A little of the make up forever foundation applied with a foundation brush and follow with the Microfinish powder. My skin feels soft all day.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
PAM55
(Richmond, VA)
answer 10
I've had a problem with other foundations drying my skin out as well. My skin is normal to dry. This foundation is a perfect balance, my skin stays luminous all day but never gets dry or oily!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
brettswife
(Winchester, VA)
answer 11
i have dry skin and i did not find the product drying.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
kyleah
(taylorsville)
answer 12
I have a similar problem and that is why I decided to give HD a try. So far it doesn't seem to be overly drying, besides a little along the sides of my nose (typical for me). Make sure your skincare regimen is suited for your skin type. Sometimes adjusting your product usage can make a huge difference. For example, I use the Proactiv system and I had to reduce the number of times I use the toner down to once a day (before bed), because it was too drying to use morning and night. This could go a long way toward improving your skin texture.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
loveit7
(Freeland MI)
answer 13
Try a good moisturizer and primer underneath the foundation. And instead of applying the HD powder which is mattifying, maybe something less heavy?
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
enflmdphnx
(Coram, NY)
answer 14
I actually find it on the moisturizign side
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
trains99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 15
If dry use a moisturzer 1st. let absorb into skin first. Then the primer. Then use foundation but use a wet sponge. I suggest spraying evain water onto the sponge this makes the makeup easier to blend and not as dry of a feeling.. MUF sells a HD sponge for this foundation that makes the foundation flawless. Hope this helps..
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ajalee
(st paul minnesota)
answer 16
I have been using a lot of products (from my doctor) due to acne and my skin has been extremely dry lately and peeling. This product did not effect it nor did it dry it out even more... if anything, it's helped. I love it and have not had any problems with it. Good luck.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
benzie
(washington, dc)
answer 17
i CONSTANTLY have to worry about dry skin, especially in the winter months. this product doesnt make my skin flaky at all. make sure you use a good moisturizer before applying, and you are good to go. keep in mind, with dry skin you do need to use some type of facial exfoliater
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ashf
(fort thomas ky)
Question
How do I choose the correct color over the internet?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
rbutler60
(Phoenix, AZ)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
15 answers
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answer 1
Don't! I almost did this and am glad I decided not to. I went to the store and was matched perfectly. I would have absolutely picked the wrong shade had I not gone to the store.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Christine1984
(Chesterfield, VA)
answer 2
You really should get color matched in the store but I can tell you I mix and match 2 colors depending on the season, one lighter and one darker. The colors mix easily if you need to combine 2 to get the right color match.
answered 6 months ago
leena2
(LV)
answer 3
I wouldnt suggest buying a foundation over the internet but if you dont have a Sephora around then start with your undertones. Do you have yellow, pink or nutural undertones. Once you pinpoint your undertones go for your skin color. If you are light but not fair look for the darker light shades that goes with your unddertones. Same goes with medium and dark colors.
answered 10 months ago
Insanerobbie
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
I searched the internet and found this site called MatchMyMakeup that ended up helping me find the right color. Otherwise, your best bet would be to go into the store if you live near a Sephora.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Viva789
answer 5
A Your best bet is to go into Sephora, but if you don't have one nearby, you can call MUFE's New York office and they will send you a sample to try.
kcwags

This is in response to this first answer. I called MAKE UP FOREVER's New York Office, and no they will NOT send a sample. Just FYI.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lizzardm84
(OH)
answer 6
Your best bet is to go into Sephora, but if you don't have one nearby, you can call MUFE's New York office and they will send you a sample to try.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
kcwags
answer 7
To get an all day stay, I would definitely recommend using a primer under your makeup if you don't already. They prep your skin and fill in fine lines, which is great. Smashbox makes a fab one with Dermaxyl and SPF. What type of coverage are you looking for in a foundation? I think that Make Up For Ever's Liquid Lift foundation with provides more of a natural finish and a radiant glow is beautiful on mature skin with their Lift concealer, my hero, used just as needed. Hope that helps!!!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ChristinaJJ
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 8
I would definitely suggest going to sephora if you can.... but if you can't, use the shade finder. On the sephora site go to the brands link and click on Makeup Forever. There you can find their shade finder and pick the one that looks closest to your skin and has the closest description. Also, sephora is always willing to take back a product that doesn't work for you.... so it is risk-free really!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
nikitta6
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 9
most colors on the sephora site appear lighter on the skin. i am a light skin tone and got matched to 118..but then this foundation doesn't go by colors it goes by undertones..if you are, let's say, fair skinned with yellow undertones, go with a 117 and etc etc. hope that helps!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
jasmin
(los angeles, CA)
answer 10
The one caveat here is this: I did not choose a color online because I know that it is very hard to match, so I chose this foundation in the store. The good thing about them is that them have lots of choices for skin color.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
tazmummy
(Boulder, CO)
answer 11
I don't suggest choosing a color over the internet....especially when it comes to foundation and concealer because they are the most difficult and most important elements to match to your skin. But if you must, first determine your skin tone and undertone(s). The tone is how light or dark your skin is. The undertone is the color of your skin....Do you have more yellow, pink, beige, olive, etc? The good thing about this line of foundation is that it identifies each of its 25 shades by a skin tone and undertone. So once you identify your tone and undertone, you can match it to one of the shades. Although some people disagree with me, I think it is always better to go a little lighter than your skin color rather than darker if you are debating between 2 shades....a foundation line is the absolute worst. You can always add a little more color with powder, blush or a bronzer if your foundation is a little lighter than your actual skin tone.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
lilmissashley
(Houston, TX)
answer 12
I think it would be almost impossible to pick without trying it out. Even in the Sephora store it was difficult and I am not sure that I have the best color for me. If you have a Sephora near you, I'd highly recommend going there to get the right color for the first time.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Annie35
(Florida)
answer 13
choose a color lighter than you think you will need.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Olygirl
(Olympia, WA)
answer 14
I put my old foundation bottle next to the screen to try to figure out my color and it worked for me.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
loverofmakeup
(Gilbert, AZ)
answer 15
Your best bet is to take a take a look at the MUFE shade finder. It can help you determine what shade you are without have to go into a store.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
chichaikame
(Edmonton, AB)
Question
how do I tell what color is right for me and I don't understand the undertones, How do I find out what I have.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
bmjones
(Paris, AR)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
Have you tried searching the net - found a site called MatchMyMakeup that might be able to get you to a starting point. The MUFE shades are confusing and are not really intuitive if you don't have professional makeup training. I would probably try the site and then go in store and try it out!
THis foundation oxidized for me though...it went a bit darker after i started sweating into it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Viva789
answer 2
I would recommend going into a Sephora store and talking to a colorist. They color match you there and they put a couple different shades on your face and judge which one blends best with your skin tone. The best Sephora stores to go to though would be ones that are either independent or one of the little boutiques inside of a JCPennys so they could take you outside into the sunlight and give you a more accurate reading. As far as the undertones goes, don't spend to much thought into it. Once you get color matched the colorist can tell you which kind of undertones you have.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
beautyisbliss
(Chino, CA)
answer 3
Go to the store!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
missmaines
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
The easiest way to figure out if you have yellow, pink, or beige undertones is to look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they appear GREEN you have YELLOW undertones. If they appear BLUE you have PINK undertones. And if they look like a blue-greenish mixture, you have beige undertones. :)
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
TuesdayJumper
(Corona, Ca)
answer 5
Another trick to try is to drape your face. You need a silver piece of cloth/clothing and a gold piece. Surround your face once with the silver cloth, than with the gold cloth. If your face blends better with the silver you have a cool undertones (yellow) if the gold is better you have a warm understones (pink).

**Regarding this and the Press-test method.
If you are using acne products that contain Salicic
Acid, such as Proactiv, your results may be skewed. Even if you truly have a yellow undertone, the Acid can make the surface of your skin appear more pink.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
lcwunderlich
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 6
the undertones can be confusing but if you never had your skin matched then it can be daunting to figure out what to use. here's what i've learned in my years of trying to find the perfect shade...

beige undertones- usually for people that have that golden sun kissed look and who when tan come out with more brown tones than orangeyness. the shades like light, meduim etc are for how dark the skin is.

olive undertones- these are very similiar to the beige but the main difference is the goldenness of skin. olive is usually for people who have a little bit of a darker base to their skin.

pink undertones- for people with very fair skin and who usually have light hair. most redheads that i've known have this type of undertone on their skin.

the rest of the undertones i really have no hints on because they've never worked for my skin tone so i haven't researched them as much. but i hope my few pieces of info help you out!! :D
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
demontink
(VA)
answer 7
If you go to Make Up For Ever's main page on sephora.com they have a Shade Finder tool that I found pretty helpful. If at all possible though you should go to a Sephora store and ask one of the girls to recommend what shade is right for you-- that's what I did.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
shannybuck
(Clinton, CT)
answer 8
Try on in Sephora Store (don't wear any makeup.) A beauty consultant will help you pick the most natural color for your face. They matched the color at my jaw line for the most natural looking coverage. It really does smooth out imperfections. Use with the Microfinish powder for the best results.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
PAM55
(Richmond, VA)
answer 9
I had a lot of trouble and so I asked one of the people working in the store to help me out and she tried several shades on my face. As it turns out, I was a color that I would never have even picked. It was way darker than I would have chosen. But it turned out to be perfect.
It can be confusing; let someone put it on you in the store. And ask for a sample to take home and look at in different light!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
brettswife
(Winchester, VA)
answer 10
I was scared to pic a color without trying a swatch. If you look at your inner wrist and identlfy your skin tone (light/med/dark) and think about how you tan...do you get red easily and then fade back to your normal skin tone? Do you tan well and remain tan? Or do you tan very subtily because your skin tone is already tannish? Then identify the undertone (my skin has lots of pink in it) so I picked Ivory with pink undertones. Take a peek at your wrist OR if that doesn't work, find a foundation you already have and you like and match it to the swatches on the website. They are pretty true to actual foundation color.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
JoJoHappy1
(RI)
answer 11
I would look at the color of your skin (natural color) or if tan, match to that color. The color display is pretty accurate. If you know what you use in another brand, chances are there's something that will look similar to it. If you have a pinkish tone to your skin, your veins on the underside of your arm will appear blue. If you have a yellowish tone, the veins will look more green. I recommend applying a good concealer to any areas that appear uneven or blotchy, before applying the foundation, to help even out your skin tone.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
loveit7
(Freeland MI)
answer 12
go to the store and swatch 3 colors on skin. Then look at other MUF products look in the mirror 5 minutes or so and see how the swatches adjusted to your skin. That way you'll get the best color possible. You also may need two colors- It dosen;t take that much longer to do makeup- and your color changes constantly. Especially if you live in the midwest or areas with multiple seasons. Or you tan etc. Hope this helps...
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ajalee
(st paul minnesota)
answer 13
I would talk with one of the consultants at Sephora. I was lucky that the Make Up For Ever makeup artist was there the day I tried the product, but it still took him a couple of tries to get it perfect. Now it is the same as my skin tone.
You could also apply it to your chin and compare it to your face and neck, if it blends flawlessly, then you have the right one.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
nikkirn
(Fort Myers, FL)
answer 14
Press down on the inside of your wrist for 10-15 seconds. If the color that pops up is pale-yellow, you have yellow undertones. Most people fall in to this category. If it pops up pink-red, you have red undertones. Hope this helps!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ChristinaJJ
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Oil-free, so why is my face broken out? Hazel eyes, brown hair, yellow skin tones.
I love the coverage and color so I was very disappointed that my face started breaking out at the same time I started using the HD foundation. Is there something in it that could cause this?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Tamara268
(Mansfield, TX)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it is the silicones in ths that are breaking you out. Same with Smashbox HD, it has six and NOTHING breaks me out and both MUFE and the Smashbox did. But they are both loaded with silicones I think. I know the Smashbox is.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dlgdcpa
(Lodi CA)
answer 2
I feel your pain. I love the coverage of this makeup, but I think I need to switch to one that is noncomedogenic. Unfortunately, oils aren't the only culprits in foundation that can cause acne. Some people are also more sensitive to certain chemicals than other people, which can lead to break outs even when no known skin-clogging ingredients are present. And just to clarify what was said above, the suffix "-yl" does not denote an alcohol; however, the suffix "-ol" usually does.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ghanisbuli
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
It could very well be that the other answers were correct (not washing off properly, allergic reaction, new product, etc...), but I would say that it is probably due to the Dimenthicone used in the product. Not all products that are 'oil-free' are going to be okay for acneic skin. You need to make sure a product is non-comedogenic and Dimenthicone can be clogging to the pores. I can't use it either, nor can I use any primers that contain it. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
want2barockstar
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
Are you washing the makeup completely off your face? I find that with long-lasting cosmetics, your facial cleanser should be on your face longer than usual. If you're using sponges or brushes to apply the foundation, those should also be washed regularly in cool water and brush cleanser or a drop of baby shampoo.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
pinklotusblossom
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I only break out occasionally (every few weeks or so), but I have really sensitive skin- my face gets red, blotchy and irritated by some ingredients in moisturizers & foundations- so I definately feel your pain on this one.

Check out the ingredients in this MUFE foundation- like most other foundations, it has parabens (waxes), talc, and fragrance added, all of which can trigger reactions or cause irritation. I think it also contains some form of alcohol (anything ending with the suffix "-yl"), which can seriously irritate your skin as well.

With sensitive or acne-prone skin, it can be really challenging to find makeup that doesn't clog pores or irritate your skin. If you can find it, I'd reccommend one that's oil-, talc-, and paraben-free -- these will all clog your pores -- and take a second look at the ingredients in your moisturizer, toner/astrigent, and/or primer, since inflammatory ingredients in any of these could contribute to break outs. Hope this helps! =)
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
glitterychick73
(richmond, va)
answer 6
possible....but make sure you didn't apply the foundation to your BARE skin always use a moisturizer or primer or matifyier or SOMETHING
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
frshDAME
(Atl, GA)
answer 7
Skin allergies aren't necessarily caused by the oils found in makeup. You could be having an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed in this product. You should return this to the store for a refund.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
brettswife
(Winchester, VA)
answer 8
I love the coverage as well! This product is oil-free, so it should not have broken out your skin. I have blemished skin and this product did not break me out at all. Perhaps its the tool you used to apply this product? You can also check the ingredients to make sure that it may or may not be a particular single ingredient that irritated your skin. Hope that helps!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
misseemonkee
(cupertino, ca)
answer 9
I understand your problem with the breakouts. Everyone seems to love Bare Minerals and it looks great on a lot of people. On me it feels like acid has been put on my skin. There must be one ingredient that does not agree. I good skin care "Fresh" and have stopped face make-up.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
neely
(Cape Cod , Ma)
answer 10
You can have acne from your skin being "too much" of something, whether it's too dry OR too oily. Hope this helped ya!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
nome
answer 11
Actually I was wondering the same thing. I haven't been using it long enough to be sure if it is causing any breakouts, but I'm a little iffy. I'd like to know, as well.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
loveit7
(Freeland MI)
answer 12
There could be other oils in the product that could irritate your skin. I believe when they say oil-free, they mean mineral oil free, so there could be something else in there. :(
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
enflmdphnx
(Coram, NY)
answer 13
Sometimes new products can cause the skin to freak out, as we say. Skin care does the same thing sometimes. If it was just a few days and then skin went back to normal don't worry. But if it did continue it may not be the product for your skin. You also could be using to much. I always tell people if you use your hands make sure you are very sanitary about it this makes your makeup last longer as well. Or use kabuki brush or disposable sponges. Just clean your brushes often and don't use the same sponge for days at a time. hope this helps...
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ajalee
(st paul minnesota)
Question
Is you skin supposed to be shiny from using this?
I heard this is not a powdery finish, but I seem to be more shiny / oily. Do I just use more microfinish powder to control shine? Is this the "natural" effect that is supposed to look good in photos? I will also be using this for my wedding makeup.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
mustangshelly
(tinley park, IL)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have combo skin, and I used powder over this (the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder), which is amazing. and within 1 hour I was so oily. I thought I hadn't added enough powder so I touched up with more, and again with an hour I was an oil slick. It did look good on camera, but this is NOT made for combo or oily skin types. It's just too much of a luminous finish. I switch to the MUFE Matt Velvet, and that's a wonderful alternative. It's a different finish (matte but looks natural) and it also looks good on camera. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mebotros
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Actually it does give a powdery finish. It doesn't make my face shiny at all, but after I apply it, my face still becomes shiny after a few hours.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beebee
(San DIego, CA)
answer 3
I love this foundation but I will not wear it without the HD finishing powder. When I use it without the powder it looks a little too pearly (I do have oily skin) yet when I put the powder on the look is instantly amazing.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
avinyard
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
I found this foundation to dry smooth and non-greasy. It lasted all day through work, playing with my daughter, and doing things around the house. I do use the the Microfinish powder after as well. I think it would be perfect for a special event!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
JoJoHappy1
(RI)
answer 5
Try applying more of the powder in the t-zone area or where you get shiny. If it's not working, try another loose powder to set the makeup. Also, carry around a compact of pressed powder for touchups throughout the day.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
enflmdphnx
(Coram, NY)
answer 6
Use the HD power from MUFE its amazing!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
trains99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 7
Try using a light dusting of some translucent powder. I used to have problems with certain foundations making my skin so shiny and oily but this one has been amazing. I just lightly go over my face with a translucent powder and it lasts all day. You can try this and also, add a little extra to problem areas. Congrats on your wedding and good luck.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
benzie
(washington, dc)
answer 8
this would be perfect for your wedding photos!! i am a freelance makeup artist and hair dresser, and i have used this product on several brides. make sure to apply loose powder ontop of your foundation, this will keep you from looking shiny/oily. dont be afraid to dust on more loose powder as the day goes on. you cant go wrong with this flawless foundation.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
ashf
(fort thomas ky)
answer 9
it made me shiney so i would definitely use a powder on top dont know if its sopposed to that but i was told that it would
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
kandy3710
(buffalo,NY)
answer 10
This makeup is oil-free. It difinitley covers imperfections and is perfect for wedding. I have extremely oily skin and I am constantly using blotting sheets thru out the day but the first day I brought this I wore it from the morning to the night without using my blotting sheets and guess what, it lasted all day and I did not even need to touch up it just lasts until you remove it at night. The only thing that I would suggest is using the HD Microfinish Powder after the HD makeup so it can set your foundation and make you look even more flawless than ever. Also apply makeup with a good foundation brush, it gives perfect and even coverage as it wouldn't with a sponge.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Michelle
(New York, NY)
answer 11
HI, I FOUND THIS MADE MY SKIN OILY AND GOT INTO LINES.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
bibsy
(NYC.NY.)
Question
Oily/Acne Skin
Does anyone know if this product is suitable for people with oily/problem skin?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, Ma)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Everyone is different so the only way to know is to try it. Even if a foundation claims to be ok for acne it could still cause an acne suffer to break out.

I have not had any problems with this foundation.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
CasualLavish
(CA)
answer 2
I find that it works to hide my mild rosacea!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
aladyinpublic
(Lapeer, MI)
answer 3
I have acne prone skin and this product doesn't aggravate it at all but the finish is a dewy one which can quickly become shiny on those of us with oily skin.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kathymf
(Huntington, NY)
answer 4
I have oily/combination skin and even though this product gives an all around even look and I think it is amazing I have noticed that I have broken out some since I started using it. It's nothing major but I have noticed some.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Stephbz06
(Orlando)
answer 5
I also have oily/acne prone skin. I have mixed reviews about this foundation. I like it because it does cover pimples fairly well. I usually use a greenish concealer first to even out the redness of my acne and the foundation does a good job of keeping those areas covered. The bad thing about this foundation is that my skin looks really oily and shiny by the end of the day. I've heard that the primer and setting powder help with this, but I haven't tried.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
val032
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
Yes, I use this product and I have a very oily T-zone and I have not had any problems with this foundation.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
norab
(Aiea HI)
answer 7
It doesn't clog pores, but it does reflect light.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
modekaw
answer 8
I have acne, and I don't break out from using this nor does my skin feel oily after applying the product.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
ANDICANDI29
(Louisville, KY)
answer 9
I also have oily/acne prone skin and this foundation has not caused any breakouts for me. Also if you use silica powder to set your foundation it makes your skin look smoother and helps me keep my oilies away!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Ladystarr
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 10
I Tend to breakout easily, but both Make Up Forever foundations that I tried did NOT make me break out. They were suggested to me because of their water based formula, but I do not know if the HD version is also water based. However, the HD foundation works wonderfully on my skin (and I NEED full coverage).

Another perk is that it tends to last for hours at a time! A great all day foundation!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
paintedplainly
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
does this foundation offer enough blemish coverage, or should you use with a concealer?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
valosoraptor
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on the level of flaws you have and your application method. I've attached my before and after photo to show you the coverage level it offered me. I applied the foundation using a dense flat top brush (basically a stippling brush; just more dense) and use small circular motions to buff it in. I did not use a primer for the purpose the before and after photo.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 2
It covers fairly well but you can use concealer for those problem spots, or just dab a little extra foundation on.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kellmm
(New York, NY)
answer 3
no it covers without one.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
lovethismakeup
(Sandy, Ut.)
answer 4
This foundation does a pretty good job of covering my blemishes. I usually dab a bit more on the blemish then I go over my whole face with the Make Up For Ever microfinish powder because it does a really good job of making my pores look smaller
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
KoriM
(South Florida)
answer 5
It covered most of them
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
jbaeza
(Rio Rancho, NM)
answer 6
I would still use concealer.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Jenflygirl
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
You can use this without concealer by layering on the foundation in problem areas. Using it with concealer provides the BEST coverage though, if you want to look absolutely flawless.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
cateyes0223
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 8
Most blemishes it covers and you can use it as a concealer if you wait for it to set a few minutes and then go back over but for special occations or particularly bad break outs I would use a concealer as well.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
minxnim
(CA)
answer 9
I don't think a concealer is necessary. Someone may want to use one if they have very dark circles under their eyes, etc., but I don't find it necessary myself.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Jenn2
(Reading, PA)
Question
Best Foundation for me
I currently do not use a foundation but wanted to try one. I want one that would cover great and looks natural. I have a lot blemishes and is important the make stays matte and doesn;t get oily. I was thinking between the Makeup For Ever Invisible coverage and the Mat Velvet, what do you suggest?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(San Juan, PR)
on HD Invisible Cover Foundation
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am new to Make Up Forever and use the HD Foundation. I would say to try ANY of the Make Up Forever formulas, making sure to do into Sephora and make use of their experts.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
joytinnc
(Zebulon, NC)
answer 2
This product is for you. It is light, covers flawlessly and is invisible on screen and in real life.
Try it you will love it
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
PrincessVampire
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
I saw your question on Foundation and wanted to take a moment to see if perhaps i could offer a bit of an answer-- If you're thinking of trying a foundation the HD from Make-up Forever is really nice foundation. It has a great coverage and it seems to even out imperfections, lines and other blemishes. The best way to keep any foundation from becoming oily looking is to use a matte powder to set it at the time of application. I have tried many brands of foundation, and i can say that this one feels the most natural with offering the highest level of coverage. I would go into the store and see if one of the BAs could help test it on your skin before you decide to buy; and try a few to feel the weight. With oily skin, avoid too much mattifying things, they can backfire and make your skin think it is dried out and then produce even more oil. Find something light that dries well and sets nicely with a powder; and Makeup Forever is pretty good. :-) Good Luck!!!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
amazingconcealer
(Astoria, NY)
answer 4
dont try this one itl make yur face oilly i suggest Lancome Teint Idole Ultra same price better quality more prestigious brand :)
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MzCHUlA
(SAN JOSE, CA)
answer 5
i actually use this foundation for concealer; i don't wear any foundation. it blends perfectly with my skin tone and covers beautifully! i definitely recommend this. try it on the back of your hand to figure out your color.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
mufecat
answer 6
I cannot recommend MFE. If your skin is at all sensitive, avoid it. It does not look natural without a LOT of work, and within 2 hours of applying it I was itchy, red and blotchy. Also, it took 3 washings and witch hazel to remove it all from my skin.
I've been very happy with Bare Minerals, but it isn't for everyone as the application takes a bit of getting used to and the coverage is very natural and light.
Good luck!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
hickchic99
(Tampa, FL)
answer 7
I think they are both great foundations, though I have oily skin as well and prefer the HD. Since you don't usually wear foundation I have a few suggestions for you to get the flawless yet natural look you are looking for.
1) Begin with an oil free primer. This will make your make up last longer and help control oil. I use the MUFE Elixir, it's actually not a primer but it luminates, controls oil and hydrates, and keeps me looking fresher than any primer I've tried. Laura Mercier's oil free primer is a great one as well.
2) Use an oil free concealer to cover blemishes and imperfections. The Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil has oil absorbing ingredients, blends well, and offers a good shade selection.
3) For the foundation, the best way to apply it is with a good synthetic foundation brush (like Sephora Platinum proffesional airbrush). The Beutyblender sponge is also a great tool that doesn't absorb product like normal sponges and aplies very naturally. Squirt some foundation on the back of your hand, dip the brush or sponge in it, and stipple it on your face (sort of "tapping"it on). With this foundation and technique, you can really customize and build to your desired coverage.
4) Use a finishing powder to set the look. I use the MUFE HD invisible powder, but Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil is great too.

I hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kaytee
(Miami, FL)
answer 8
I have fairly clear skin, yet uneven; I am also oily. I tried the HD oilfree because of color selection. I wore it upon more than one occasion to really give it a fair chance. I felt it was heavy and actually experienced a rare breakout on my chin that disappeared upon discontinuation. I have tried many foundations and Laura Gellar is my all time favorite - you might like to sample or try this line. LG is light, non-oily, yet has very good coverage without leaving you with a "heavy, overly made-up look".
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
elementz
(Texarkana, AR)
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