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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder

What it is: A silky, lightweight finishing powder that softens the appearance of fine lines and pores. What it does: Created specifically for HD technology, this talc-free professional touch-up powder is perfect for use throughout the day to reduce shine and slightly mattify skin. It adds a soft-focus, naturally radiant effect to blur imperfections, such as fine lines and pores, while remaining completely invisible to even the most magnified HD lens. What else you need to know: Ideal for all skin types, this powder is available in one universal shade for all skintones and is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help prevent skin dehydration. Apply a small amount using a Kabuki brush. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
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Questions & Answers for MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder

Question
Does this come with a sponge?
asked 10 months ago
mrsfiggons
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
No, it does not come with any type of applicator. Choose your favorite powder brush and use with that.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 2
No it doesn't come with a sponge or any type of applicator. I recommend purchasing a brush. The brush just blends it well across the skin.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 3
No
answered 7 months ago
BravoFan
(FL)
answer 4
no. I think you want to use a nice brush not a sponge.
answered 9 months ago
shelley10
(Lethbridge, Alberta)
answer 5
No! Unfortunately.
answered 10 months ago
em1987
(Vancouver BC)
Question
Does it really work with all skin tones
I have oily skin that just started a year ago and I'm 33 years old but I am also olive skin toned. I worry that with having olive skin and using a white powder it will make me look ghostly . I don't want to spend money on something I can't use. Thank you
asked 10 months ago
jessm33
(oshawa, Ontario)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
As long as you blend the powder onto your skin there's no reason why you should see the whiteness of the powder. It blends well, it's like putting an invisible magic oilyness reducer on ;-)
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
Works with all skin tones. Great product.
answered 6 months ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
It's supposed to be invisible, but it's really not. I couldn't believe how much I had to blend in this powder to make the whiteness go away. I have fair skin too....I can't imagine how bad this would look on a person that had darker skin.
answered 10 months ago
Beautygal18
answer 4
Yes! The product is translucent and does not leave a white cast.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Wrinkles
Does this settle into fine lines around the eyes? Does it have a sparkly or pearl finish?
asked 10 months ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
No it doesn't settle into fine lines or wrinkles. It's invisible once blended onto the skin. And there's no sparkle, glitter, shimmer or pearl color to it.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
Matte finish. Does settle and tend to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes.
answered 6 months ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
No sparkle or pearlized finish. A little goes a long way! Does not settle in fine lines.
answered 9 months ago
annoyednow
answer 4
The powder does absolutely nothing except show up white on your face. I didn't notice anything around the eyes, and the finish seemed pretty matte to me.
answered 10 months ago
Beautygal18
Question
Is this the same?
Is this the same thing as the HD Microfinish powder?
I got a sample of that stuff and loved it but I am looking for something that is more travel friendly, so is this the same stuff? Has anyone tried both and if so is there is a difference? Thanks in advance!
asked 8 months ago
mfc101
(San Antonio, Texas)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
I haven't tried the sample size but I purchased the .07oz. size especially for travel. It's awesome for removing the oily look before photos! I'm going on vacay and wanted to make sure I wasn't all shiny for pics! It's very compact, fits in the palm of your hand and fits well in your pocket!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
I've tried both but really like this one better. It comes in a smaller size that is perfect for traveling or if you carry a small purse.
answered 6 months ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
i think they are a little different, i like the lose version better..
answered 8 months ago
Beemoo
answer 4
Yes! This is the travel-friendly version of the HD Microfinish Powder.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does the compact have a mirror?
asked 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix, AZ)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes it has a mirror! Which makes it awesome when you need a quick touch up and no bathrooms in site!
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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
Yes. This has a mirror with both the travel sample size and the larger size.
answered 6 months ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
Yes!
answered 6 months ago
Stephyross
answer 4
Yes
answered 7 months ago
mandysd
(San Clemente, CA)
Question
How big is the compact (diameter)?
I am looking for a very small powder compact for a small purse. I am wondering if the smaller 0.07 oz. size will work. It does not need to be this particular product - any suggestions welcome!
asked 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix, AZ)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
The small size is perfect for a small handbag
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
rosebug4
(Vero Beach, FL)
answer 2
Yes it's a great size for any purse. I have a small crossbody coach purse and the size works well for me. It fits in the palm of your hand and is great for on the go!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 3
They carry a very small compact. I use a small purse and it is perfect. I got my small compact at the line waiting to checkout (where all the other samples are.). It's a great product..and the perfect size for a very small purse.
answered 6 months ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 4
Yes! It's small enough for your purse, i have it.I think you will love it. Good luck!
answered 7 months ago
anam1
(Culver City, CA)
Question
What would be a good brush to use with this product?
asked 6 months ago
snuff618
(Old Bridge, New Jersey)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
Any brush would do the trick! I use an all over blending brush from E.L.F. purchased for $1. What ever gets the "good" product onto your face ;-)
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
I used the elf complexion brush. Does a great job at evenly applying product.
answered 6 months ago
tatianahayes
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
a short, soft bristle brush. Ideally a kubuki would work perfectly, with a round top. I use the Sephora all over powder brush #61 and it's absolutely amazing.
answered 6 months ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 4
We suggest using a large fluffy brush, such as the MAKE UP FOR EVER 124 Powder Kabuki Brush.
answered 6 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Will this powder show up under harsh stage lights?
I have seen pictures of celebrities that have some sort of HD Powder on on the red carpet, and sometimes theres a white residue around the areas of the face that it was applied because of the flash of the cameras. I am a dancer, so I am constantly under harsh stage/theatre lights. If I use this, will there be any residue or is it completely invisible under lights? Thanks!
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Amanda2589
(Utica, NY)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
It depends. This is a silica powder. Silica is light reflecting so you may appear pale if you use too much. The secret is to apply with a black brush, touch the brush to the product and blow off the excess until it is unseen on the brush. Apply sparingly.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 2
No it does not , just wrote a review and answered that ? In it to and added a photo with bright lights and flash of a camera (should be up in 24-72 hours) but also answered a ? Just now to & put same photo up..check out my review..I know what you mean, I model, I know lots of products, this does not, check out my photo! Hoped it helped(I'll add the photo again here but read my review, I wrote my honest opinion! Have a great day! :))
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answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Sofiia777
(New York, New York)
answer 3
Not that I have noticed. That's why I liked this product so much. I have had others that leave the white behind.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
rosebug4
(Vero Beach, FL)
answer 4
No this doesn't show up. I used it at a party to prevent oily faced photos (it was hot outside too) and it took the oily look away instantly without looking like I had white patchy skin. I also use it during photo shoots and you can't tell it's there. I use a liquid foundation though so it might be absorbed well due to that. I'm wearing it in the attached photo with the flash on.
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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
Question
Could I use this for eyeshadow?
Could I use this as an eyeshadow? Also, does it cover darkness under eyes and does it brighten skin?
asked 5 months ago
Charlied324
(Falmouth, ME)
on HD Pressed Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
No this can not be used as eyeshadow for it is not a product with pigmentation. You can use it as a mock-highlighter since it is light-reflecting but it may look odd in photographs.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 2
Yes, this hides dark circles(even wearing alone) but it's not a miracle as we know takes a few things to hide dark circles to a perfection, I just wrote a review with a photo of me (should be up in 24-72 hrs)with just this and lipgloss on. It is one of my new fav. Products and I've been through a light. It brightens your face up and so lightweight and smooth n silky, you feel like your wearing nothing, and a little goes a long way! My skin automatically brightened up & looked like I had absolutely nothing on my face, the matting effect is great and I think that's why, a special ingredient in it does it. This is so worth the price! I do reviews only on products that amaze me (or ones I'm very VERY disappointed in) since I have used and do use sooo many products and also get them put on me by MUA's before photoshoot's . I wear it alone a lot because it makes my skin glow and matte all day and hides most(depending how dark) circles are and pores and slight imperfections, here I'll put the same photo I put up on my review before going to a shoot this morning) I have only a slight amount of this on and lipgloss, that's all! See for yourself, my skin is nice but does not look so lightening and refreshed as this! Worth every penny! Hope this helps! :) have an amazing day!
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answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Sofiia777
(New York, New York)
answer 3
Sure, you could. Why not use as eyeshadow base, unless you like white shadow.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Bjas1234
(Dahlonega GA)
answer 4
i wouldn't try for eyeshadow.. this to maintain ur foundation on for longer and that means its blotting to skin which is to combat oil.. it can dry up your lids
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
madhee
(Chicago, il)
Question
Is this the same formula as the HD Microfinish loose powder?
asked 11 months ago
Anonymous
(New Orleans, LA)
on HD Pressed Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes it's the same. The pressed is just recommended for travel while the loose powder could make a possible mess.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
not sure if it is the same formula but it is much easier to apply evenly.hope that helps a bit..also does not leak in your make up case..to me that's a big plus
answered 9 months ago
ginger304
(wilkes barre,pa)
answer 3
It is a brand new product. However because it is the same product only pressed you may still have the white cast in photos, due to how finely milled it is. If it comes with a sponge applicator i would still use a brush.
answered 10 months ago
karam3lz
(SCARBOROUGH, ON)
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