Back in the day the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation was one of the most popular foundations out there. I heard literally everyone rave about it and I hadn’t heard a bad word about it. Today I still sometimes hear people talking about it, but not as much as back in the day. Sadly, back when it was very popular I didn’t really get a chance to buy it, so now, years later, when I came across it again I decided to buy it now. Just because I’ve always wanted to know what it was like. So, I’ve been trying it out for a long time now and therefore I think it’s about time for me to review it. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not the Make Up Forever HD Foundation is as amazing as people claim it to be, make sure you continue reading!
The Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation comes in a very classic packaging. I don’t know what it is about it exactly that I like so much, but I’m a really big fan of it. I think that the packaging looks really classic and professional and it definitely looks like it wasn’t cheap.
The bottle, in which the foundation comes, is quite large and bulky and a bit more bulky than it has to be. It comes with 30 ml of product which is standard, so there’s no need for such a big bottle. The reason why the bottle is this big is because it has this double wall. This makes the bottle a bit more wide and thick. Even though excessively bulky packagings aren’t much of my thing, I do like the fact that the bottle is this wide in this case. It’s just something about it that I really like. I really can’t put my finger on it.
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – €40,50
Anyway, let’s talk shades. One thing I love about this foundation is that it comes in a ton of shades. I believe they have about 38 or 40 different shades so that’s definitely a very big plus. I really like how they did that because it shows that they are an inclusive brand but also that they understand that there are so many different skin tones out there and that you can’t cover all of those skin tones with a shade range consisting out of 5 shades. Anyway, the shade I got is called Y205 Alabaster. This was the lightest shade I could find and since I’m always the lightest shade in any range I was pretty convinced this shade was going to be a pretty good match for me.
But to my surprise it wasn’t. This time it wasn’t a bad match because it was too dark, it’s actually too light for me. In the bottle it does look like a reasonable good shade for me which is why I decided to break it open and start using it, but once I applied the product to my face for the first time I quickly discovered that I was mistaken. This shade is very, very light. Milky light. So take notes girls, if you’re very pale like I am and you usually go straight for the lightest shade, reconsider that this time!
Oh by the way, the shade code ‘Y205’ actually means something. There are different letters in the shade codes or names, whatever you like to call them. The ‘Y’ stands for yellow and the ‘R’ for red. This basically means that the shades that have a ‘Y’ in them have a warm undertone and the shades that have a ‘R’ in their name have a cool undertone. However, Y205 is more of a neutral shade, so there are variations in warmth within the warmth ranges too. The number in the name also says something about the shade. All shade numbers that start with a ‘2’ are from the light category. The warm shades have numbers that end in ‘5’ and the cool shades end with ‘0’. Then there are shades that start with ‘3’ which means the shades are medium, shades that start with ‘4’ which means they’re tan and shades that start with ‘5’ which mean dark. Click here for a more visible guide on the shades.
Anyway, the shade isn’t a total match for me, that’s clear now. However, that doesn’t mean that this is a bad foundation. To truly see what this foundation is like on its own I have worn it just the way it is a couple of times. I didn’t use anything to mix in with it to make it darker because that might interfere with the way this foundation acts on my skin. But before I go on about how I like this product and details like that, let’s first talk about the claims.
According to Make Up Forever their Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation creates flawless skin. It supposedly has a medium coverage and a luminous formula. This allows natural and comfortable makeup. The liquid texture should blend easily to correct imperfections and unify the skin. The foundation should match all skin types and because of the large shade range all skin tones as well.
All together they are quite short about it in their claims but they do state some interesting things. First of all they claim that it has medium coverage and they also claim that it will look natural. From what I heard other people say about this foundation, I thought this was going to be more of a full-coverage foundation. However, a natural medium coverage sounds pretty dang amazing too. It’s quite a unique combination and I’m interested in finding out whether that’s actually true or not.
But before we go ahead and talk about the coverage, I first want to talk about the texture and the blendability. The Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation has quite a thin formula, which is something I did not expect at all. Most medium to high coverage foundations come with a rather thick and rich formula, so this definitely came as a surprise to me. Because of the thin formula the foundation does feel really lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It also blends really easily and a little bit of this goes a very long way. Therefore this packaging will last you for quite some time, which is a big pro considering the price of it.
Having said that, I think it’s time for me to show you what it looks like on my face, what the coverage is like and what kind of finish it has.
As you can tell I do look like a ghost on the picture where I’m actually wearing the foundation, but all of that is due to the fact that this is the worst shade match ever. Ignoring that I do think the foundation looks pretty good. It covers up most of my imperfections and redness, the only redness that is left is caused by how warm I was while talking these pictures because I kept running back and forth from the badroom to my bedroom and putting on and taking off foundations in the mean time. So that really isn’t the foundations’ fault. Just keep that in mind.
In terms of finish I think it’s really pretty as well. I like how it isn’t a super dewy or glowy foundation, but it isn’t completely matte either. I think this foundation does an excellent job at keeping your natural radiance and mattifying the rest in order to create this very pretty and also very realistic looking finish. I’m a big fan of it.
When it comes to the staying power I have nothing bad to say actually. This foundation stays put all day and all night long so well, that’s just great.
Overall I do think that the Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation looks absolutely stunning on the skin and quality wise it’s just a favourite. I’m really sad that the shade isn’t a complete match for me since that will keep me from wearing this foundation, but aside from that I do think it’s an amazing product and definitely worth the try. Just be really careful when it comes to choosing your shade!
And that will be it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation and if you have ever tried it, let me know how it worked out for you!