Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation Review

Beauty editors, makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and makeup fans have all raved about the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) HD Invisible Cover Foundation. It's about time I find out for myself what all the hype is about.

The foundation itself has a very thin and liquidy consistency and provides sheer-medium coverage. I've discovered that several other HD formulas are liquidy and sheer, including MAC's Face and Body Foundation (MAC's version of an HD formula) and Smashbox's  HD Healthy FX Foundation. I just don't understand why HD formulas are so sheer! If you need to look good on film you probably need at least a medium coverage foundation, unless you have perfect skin....and realistically, who does? That being said, the HD formulas are buildable, but if you need medium-full coverage and layer a lot, then the foundation will be cakey and unattractive. Thus, I really don't understand this whole HD business. 

Back to my review of the MUFE version. I think it is good if you have perfect skin and don't need much coverage, but not if you have redness or scars that you want covered by foundation. Also, unless you have zero under under eye circles (again, who does), you need to use an under eye concealer. That being said, this foundation does photograph well. 

Keep in mind that I did use a face primer here, but only used one layer of the MUFE foundation. My skin is no where near perfect but it looks pretty good if I say so myself! 

Here is a close up:

The color range of this foundation is really good, but I don't like their numbering system because it is impossible to differentiate between warm and cool shades based purely on the shade number. You basically just have to test out a bunch before finding your right shade. Also, after looking at the close ups of my skin with this foundation on, I realize that this formula looks better in photos than in person. Maybe that is the magic of the HD ingredients? I dunno, but I know that I want my skin to look good both in person and in photos. 

Kajal Couture Rating: B

Kajal Couture Overall Opinion: I found this foundation to be just ok. I wouldn't re-purchase because I think there are much better foundations that feel light but provide better coverage while allowing skin to look good both in person and in photos. My current fave is MAC Studio Sculpt and I will be doing a review of that one soon!


  1. This foundation didn't work for me.. But it honestly looks really nice on you.. I stay away from MAC foundations.. Currently enjoying my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.. Very light-weight but with good coverage and it stays put all day.. Perfect for the summer =)

  2. I do like this Foundation, but I tend to mix it with some moisturizer because it feels a bit heavy, but it does provide great coverage. Looks great!

  3. MAC Face and Body foundation is HD? :O It looks brilliant in pictures like you say.. I use the Mineralize SPF 15 by MAC and that looks good in pictures.. sometimes.. sometimes it looks hideous. But looks a little fake on me. That was my first foundation.. and I still dont know what to get.. You like Prolongwear more than this right?

  4. @Delyteful Speaks Thanks but I didn't like how this looked in real life. Does Vitalumiere provide better coverage than the MUFE?

    @Ev Interesting that you think this foundation is heavy, I thought it was super light!

    @Ik MAC F&B is not marketed/labeled as HD but that is their HD formula. I do like Prolongwear a lot, but I like Studio Sculpt even better.

  5. The vitalumiere aqua is light-medium coverage.. Its buildable to medium.. But it really is a nice foundation.. I have stubborn acne scars and I'm using it.. I just apply concealer where needed.. It doesn't feel heavy at all.. And gives ur face such a beautiful subtle glow..

    Will be reviewing it soon ;)

  6. thanks will try both out this time I got to MAC! :)

  7. I agree.. there needs to be more coverage in true HD work. Either airbrushing or what I have used with HUGE success is the graftobian HD creme foundation. It covers, and something majical happens in the photos/camera. The face literally looks like smooth as glass.



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