HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Holy grail. Absolute holy grail.
This foundation is perfection. It applies so perfect with my beauty blender. It's absolutely amazing. They have a great color selection - 25 or so colors! It did oxidize on my skin a tiny bit but not enough for me to give it less than 5 stars! I have dry-combo skin with active acne and tons of dark scars but it gives such an even tone, doesnt make me look shiny but looks so natural; after 3-4 hours it looked like i had just put it on. Its perfect.
Good for normal skin that can handle silicone
Having used Koh Gen Do's Maifanshi Moisture foundation (BEST HD/MINERAL/BOTANICAL & HERBAL FOUNDATION EVER), this was a huge miss. Coverage is good but not great as it doesn't have a natural appearance - to me, foundation should leave your face looking like skin but better. Also, it oxidized within an hour (I have really only skin) so it left my face looking like I had just fallen into a vat of bronzer. Also, provided the amount of silicone in the foundation, it didn't last more than a few hours (again, I attribute that to my oily complexion and the silicone exacerbating my skin, making it reactive.) Wouldn't buy again.
amazing silky finish with a little bit of a glow on my oily skin but doesn't look over oily and has a great coverage! you definitely get what you pay for here
Beautiful finish, photographs exceptionally but you need to know how to handle it. Not super hyrdrating, be careful on dry skin.
So, I finally got matched at Sephora after realizing I always wore the wrong shades of my fave foundation, Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation. I looved the luminous, hydrating finish and how it never looked cakey, no matter how much I applied. But I realized that although I had the first three shades, none of them matched! I don't know why I picked this one, but my other wishlist foundation was the NARS Sheer Glow, but I think my Sephora was out :( I love that this is a light foundation with yellow/neutral undertones. I've come to realize (after a little blog snooping and trial and error) that you need ONLY 1 PUMP. This is extremely concentrated and pigmented, and it works best for me with a sponge to gently disburse the pigment around the face, slowly blending it into your natural skin tone. I noticed with only 1 pump, my face already looked "done". How could it only take a few dabs and look done? Well, this foundation blends in with my skin tone whilst letting some of your skin show through. It doesn't make your face look like a mask with only 1 tone/shade. The areas of your face that are lighter and darker still show through, it just evens everything out. It almost looks like you're not wearing any, especially in photographs. And this is really an HD foundation. It looks superb in photographs. My face looks so natural and fresh. But there are a few minor issues. You cannot overdo this, especially if you have dry skin!! I made the mistake of using two pumps and using a buffing brush because I felt I wanted more uniform coverage, but someone actually commented on how cakey it looked, especially around my problem area of around the nostrils. Because there is so much pigment suspended in a small pump of liquid you don't need to use that much. I find this foundation to not be very hydrating, and although I've used a bunch of different primers it clings to dry patches and accentuates them, AKA forehead and nose. So, I try to add very little in those areas. I sort of crave a more dewey, hydrating finish, instead of having to gingerly apply very small amounts, avoiding problem areas. I've since read that this foundation is hard to work with on dry skins because its not very wet or hydrating. It is really lightweight though, especially since you need so little. So, I think I would like the Sheer Glow or something like Armani's Luminous Silk even better because of the extra hydration on my dry areas and the built in highlight. I do think this is a fantastic foundation, but its harder to work with if you're really dry.
Won't be switching anytime soon
Best I've tried so far!
Lasts for hours
Don't break out much with this foundation
Easy to wash off when done
Will get shiny areas quick if MF HD Microfinish powder isn't used
Will be more likely to move around if MF HD Microperfecting primer isn't used
You can buy the bottle individualy or try out the whole kit first to see how you like.
Foundation: approx. $42
Kit: approx. $79
My go to Foundation
This will be forever my going out & special occasion foundation. Pair this with the HD primer, a good concealer, and a setting powder.
Combination skin/ ance prone never broken out nor does it make me oily.
Pros: sheer to buildable meduim coverage, lightweight, satin-natural finish, long wearing, great for normal, dry & combination skin, flawless for Photography and TV/Film, large range of shades, doesn't settle in fine lines.
Cons: not recommended for oily skin, price, needs primer.
- Tamara F.
- 173 Amber
I've seen tons of people try this on in store and love it. I heard reviews that rave about how great it is. I've seen great transformations with other people, however for me it just doesn't work. It's very unnatural looking. It covers the small acne scars I have but makes that part of the skin look darker. It makes me very oily and my pores look bigger than they look with no makeup. Even my best friend kept looking at me funny as if I were wearing a full clown face of makeup. Returning...sticking to my MAC Studio Fix.
It Just Doesn't Work For My Type Of Skin
Everyone and their moms love this product. It is a full coverage foundation, and I had really high hopes for this product. I have oily, acne prone skin. I also have acne scars and redness on the cheeks. As far as evening out the skin tone, this did well. However, I felt that the finish of this foundation wasn't the greatest. It didn't look natural and it felt a oily later in the day. It also seemed to have enhance my acne scars more. I bought the urban decay naked foundation instead and I really love that one!
Best foundation I've ever had! It gives good coverage for redness and acne, and doesn't look cakey. I have combination skin, it doesn't make my skin break out like all the other foundations did, and it's super light as well. It matches my skin flawlessly, definitely worth the price.