I was sent Make Up For Ever’s new HD Pressed Powder to review. I was excited to try this product, because I was looking for something that mattifies without feeling heavy. The product is completely translucent, and is designed with HD cameras in mind, giving a flawless finish.
Make Up For Ever’s HD Pressed Powder is talc-free and has hyaluronic acid to prevent dehydration of the skin. It can be used on bare skin to mattify, or on top of makeup to set and for touch ups later in the day.
Before putting on the powder, my skin is red, has some shine and pores are visible.
After using this powder on bare skin, I found that it smoothed over any shiny areas on my t-zone, and gave a very soft focus smooth skin look on my chin and nose. (Please excuse my messy Sunday morning hair!)
But with my red pigmentation and blemishes, I found that the product worked best for me as a setting powder after putting on mineral makeup, and for touch ups during the day. I used it with Make Up For Ever’s artisan kabuki brush to set my make up on Valentine’s Day, and after a whole night, I didn’t have to touch up my powder once. A little dusting of this HD Powder helped avoid the shiny t-zone and forehead I always get. As a touch-up powder, this product feels light layered on top of makeup, which is great because I hate the caked-on feeling layers of mineral makeup can give me.
The packaging is simple and has a large mirror. I wish the compact came with a mini brush or pad to make it easier to throw this in my clutch for touch ups on the go. I realize that it’s a pro product, and works best with a kabuki brush, but the potential for more portability would have been great. I might pick up a thin foam pad to place on top of the powder in the future. I’m not sure how long this product will last, but a little dusting goes a long way to cover the entire face. There is also a smaller 0.07 oz size which would be great to toss in your purse.
Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, $41 is available at Sephora and MUFE stores exclusively.