Monday, January 09, 2012

make up for ever hd


whilst i was in paris i obviously had to go to sephora. i was way too overwhelmed with how much STUFF they had that i couldn't properly concentrate. i've been looking at this foundation for a while online, but haven't ordered because it's.. expensive without being colour matched. figured i might as well just get it when i could! the lady who matched me did it VERY quickly and with a err rather large language barrier between us i was a bit sceptical about it being the right colour. i'ma take this sentence to apologise to make up for ever french lady for doubting you, because it's a pretty good match! i'm shade 115 for reference. (nc15 in mac, shell in estee lauder doublewear, mont blanc in nars sheer glow, generally palest shade in drugstore foundations..)

since this is supposed to be medium-full coverage i was expecting it to be quite thick but it's not really! i'd say the coverage is more sheer-medium to be honest. it blends effortlessly and if you were to need the extra coverage, i imagine it'd be super easy to build up without it caking. i do quite like that for days when i want to look like it's 'my skin but better', i am quite partial to the YES I AM WEARING MAKEUP look though.. i'd say it's a semi-matte finish, and it can look a bit flat without blush or a contour/highlight, which you can see in the pictures below! this is after a full day of wear, with only a touchup on my nose (bane of my life, foundation always lasts really well on my skin apart from my nose!). as you can see my blush/everything else could do with a touchup but my foundation seems to be pretty much intact.

obviously i haven't had this for too long but my initial impressions are pretty good! i find it actually looks better on me as the day goes on, probably as it stars to set more? i have no idea! it's similar to chanel mat lumiere (on me) in that sense.





i've made a (somewhat) vow not to buy any more foundation until i finish a bottle (currently have about 6 on the go..) but i'd love to know if you'd recommend any?

22 comments:

  1. Your skin looks absolutely flawless! I'm waiting until Imats so I can get colour matched and then I shall buy this by the bucket load haha x

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  2. Just found your blog, cute blog name!
    I like your blog.

    I can't seem to get away from using MAC Studio Fix on my face, I do try others but then I always feel like the coverage isn't as good or they don't last as well through the day.

    I have heard lots of good things about Make Up For Ever though.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

    ps: following now, hope you'll stop by my blog sometime and follow me back if you like it :)

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  3. Looks tres gorg. Might neeed to order it!

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  4. Your skin looks flawless, definitely buying this foundation if it gives me skin like that, haha ;-) xx

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  5. Ooh this looks great on you!I've wanted this for ages! Thanks for the colour reference too I imagine I'd be the same shade as you but I'm waiting for IMATS to go see it in person before buying! xx

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  6. Your skin looks gorgeous (and the colour on your lips is divine). We are exactly the same colour match in all the foundations you've listed so I'll use you for reference in future!! Snap with the foundation though- I'm an addict and need to learn to finish before I buy!! I find with my bare minerals powder foundation that it looks better throughout the day, perhaps as the foundation mixes with your natural oils and settles into the skin? (Sorry for essay comment, as soon as I get started on foundation.....) XxXx

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  7. well it looks fab in the pictures! I'm not good at spending much on foundation, I really should splash out on a good one

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  8. Im glad your liking it! I love it too. I got it when I was in america on holiday and I'm so glad I did. My only problem is the colour is a tiny bit too dark for me in the winter. Bummer.

    I have a huge blog sale on at the moment if you fancy taking a peek

    x

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  9. i've wanted to try this foundation for the longest time but like you, didn't want to buy it without being matched. looks gorgeous on you, so tempting agh! i've just bought giorgio armani luminous silk so need to stop buying new foundations too xx

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  10. pretty face <3

    I'm all about clinique for my face makeup, although with it being winter right now I am too pale for my current foundation, FAIL! I'm also really getting in to illamasqua :)

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  11. LOVE it and love the lips! would def recommend Lancome Teint Idole Ultra, or Clinique Repair Wear Laser Focus! xx

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  12. eee, I'm going to Paris next year! I'll have to go to Sephora too; do they stock many different brands? (Yep, I'm a bit clueless.) This foundation looks amazing on you
    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm using a bit of a cheap foundation at the moment, but definitely going to splash out on a proper one soon. You can so tell with your face that it just looks so much better.

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  14. Ooh, I love shopping in Sephora when I'm in Paris, constantly end up finding a product that I love and not being able to get my hands on it in the UK, though!
    I'd really recommend the MyFace MyMix foundation, which they stock in Boots, it's a fairly light foundation, but their concealer's great, too, and the shades are amazing xx

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  15. I really wish I could carry off a red lip as beautifully as you do - I just end up looking like a drag queen! Not very flattering. I just stumbled across your blog and I love it - you have a new follower lovely lady :D

    Cat xxx
    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  16. I think it looks really good on you! And your lipstick is gorgeous too! :D

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  17. In September I will start one year to the Make Up For Ever Academy in Brussels. I'll have big discounts so I'll buy this foundation because everyone says it's great. And it's amazing on your skin!

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  18. Hello! What lips shade are you using? looks so pretty on you!

    Love Rosie!

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  19. Hello! What lips shade are you using? looks so pretty on you!

    Love Rosie!

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    1. hiya!

      it's mac russian red i believe :) xx

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