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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 2 years, 4 months ago
mrsfiggons
on HD Pressed Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
No, it does not.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
diaferia
(Dartmouth. Nova Scotia, Canada)
answer 2
No, it does not come with any type of applicator. Choose your favorite powder brush and use with that.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 3
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 1 year, 10 months ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 4
No
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
BravoFan
(FL)
answer 5
no. I think you want to use a nice brush not a sponge.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
shelley10
(Lethbridge, Alberta)
answer 6
No! Unfortunately.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
em1987
(Vancouver BC)
Question
What would be a good brush to use with this product?
asked 2 years ago
snuff618
(Old Bridge, New Jersey)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
I use the MakeUp Forever Mini Buki Brush.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
benasha
(Hagerstown, MD)
answer 2
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 1 year, 10 months ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 3
I used the elf complexion brush. Does a great job at evenly applying product.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tatianahayes
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
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 1 year, 11 months ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 5
We suggest using a large fluffy brush, such as the MAKE UP FOR EVER 124 Powder Kabuki Brush.
answered 2 years ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Does the compact have a mirror?
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix, AZ)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
No, there is not a mirror or brush included.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
siirei
(Nixa, MO)
answer 2
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 1 year, 10 months ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 3
Yes. This has a mirror with both the travel sample size and the larger size.
answered 2 years ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 4
Yes!
answered 2 years ago
Stephyross
answer 5
Yes
answered 2 years ago
mandysd
(San Clemente, CA)
Question
Can you use a puff rather than a brush?
How is the product using a puff or sponge rather than the Kabuki brush specified in the instructions? I need this to be portable and don't want to start carrying a retractable brush. Is the consistency solid enough to withstand rubbing from a puff? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
nancynj
(Jersey Shore)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
it is solid enough to handle using a puff, but I think applying it this way might create too heavy application and it will not go one as sheer. I have heard some reviewers saying they thought it gave a whitish cast to their skin and perhaps they are using puffs -- I use a retractable brush and do not have this problem.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
collleen
(Toronto Canada)
answer 2
I prefer using a puff, as less is wasted and it doesn't get dispersed everywhere in the air.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
diaferia
(Dartmouth. Nova Scotia, Canada)
answer 3
I personally think that a Kabuki brush makes more sense. Simply because i feel like kabuki brush picks up less and when applied with it. It brings the powder closer to the skin so to speak. Locks better i think. Also, It's faster.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
RxEkaterina
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
I think the coverage that a brush would offer would be most beneficial--a sponge would apply it too heavy, I think. I am not sure of a puff... if it is on the fluffier side, I would say go for it. If the threads/hairs/whatever are shorter and more dense, then maybe a travel kabuki or a flat brush might work for you when you're in a pinch. Hope you figure it out!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ohmygeez
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 5
you wouldn't want to rub as it's not a hard-pressed powder (if that makes sense), but you could totally take a puff and lightly pat it to lift up enough powder. It's very very fine. You don't want to pick up too much at a time or you would just be wasting it. I have the small size in my bag with a tiny Benefit kabuki (they were giving them away) and I manage just fine for touch ups on the go. Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
wizzibeauty
(Larbert, Scotland)
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What foundations (brand(s) are you putting this over?
Just wondered if this works best with MUFE brand or any brand of foundation?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Jacy
(Jacksonville, FL)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
I have used over Lancome Miracle du Teint, UD Naked, Hourglass and Laura Mercier Candleglow.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
collleen
(Toronto Canada)
answer 2
I have found that it works over most anything. It's oil-absorbing and makes about any foundation matte. Works even as a light dusting over a bare face as well.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
siirei
(Nixa, MO)
answer 3
I use it over Clinique's Even Better Makeup
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
BravoFan
(FL)
answer 4
Tinted moisturizer for casual use. MUFE HD foundation for more coverage days.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
annoyednow
answer 5
Hi Jacy,

This product can be used over any foundation and it works ideally with the make up forever foundations.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 1 year, 10 months ago
Charlied324
(Falmouth, ME)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
No, it will no show up as an eyeshadow although I suppose you could apply it over eyeshadow thru the day if eyes are getting oily. It is totally sheer, it will not brighten and will not cover undereye discoloration.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
collleen
(Toronto Canada)
answer 2
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 1 year, 5 months ago
geenbean
(West Caldwell, NJ)
answer 3
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 1 year, 9 months ago
Sofiia777
(New York, New York)
answer 4
Sure, you could. Why not use as eyeshadow base, unless you like white shadow.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Bjas1234
(Dahlonega GA)
answer 5
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 1 year, 10 months ago
madhee
(Chicago, il)
Question
Non-Comedogenic?
I have heard many wonderful reviews for this product. I have VERY oily skin, and I am prone to breakouts. Will this product break me out?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
miricross
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
Your skin can't possibly be oilier than mine, and I also break out or at least get little whiteheads easily. I am usually shiny by 2 hours after applying any makeup (no matter what I do -- skincare, primer etc) and like this to carry with me to powder up then (and other times during the day). I have had NO problems with this at all for breakouts.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
collleen
(Toronto Canada)
answer 2
My skin is also quite sensitive and I break out easily. This has not broken me out at all and I've been using it for about 8 months.
answered 10 months ago
Dani999
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Safe to use.
I, too have combination skin and I'm acne proned. This product won't clog any pores. And i've always had an issue with very opened pores and oily skin. This product never gave me any problems and never made me look like a ghost. I've seen people post things saying that when using a flash while taking pictures they look white. No, they probably applied half a product at once :)
Hope it helps
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
RxEkaterina
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
Your skin sounds like mine... and it doesn't make me break out! you should give it a try with the "travel" version.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
elisaba
(FL)
answer 5
It's really lightweight, so maybe it's not very prone to clog pores. I just started using it a few months ago. I've been wearing it all summer and haven't noticed an issue
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sjk324
(St. Louis, MO)
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 2 years, 3 months ago
jessm33
(oshawa, Ontario)
on HD Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
yes, i don't have the darkest skin but not pale. (mixed) it really doesn't change the color of my foundation!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
deliasmakeup
answer 2
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 1 year, 10 months ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 3
Works with all skin tones. Great product.
answered 2 years ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 4
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 2 years, 3 months ago
Beautygal18
answer 5
Yes! The product is translucent and does not leave a white cast.
answered 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 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 1 year, 10 months ago
Trishary
(Decatur, MI)
answer 2
Matte finish. Does settle and tend to reduce the wrinkles around the eyes.
answered 2 years ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
No sparkle or pearlized finish. A little goes a long way! Does not settle in fine lines.
answered 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 2 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 1 year, 10 months 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 2 years ago
Gnub
(Douglasville, Ga)
answer 3
i think they are a little different, i like the lose version better..
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Beemoo
answer 4
Yes! This is the travel-friendly version of the HD Microfinish Powder.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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