I know I am late to the game with the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation. I did try the original HD foundation a few years ago and wasn’t a fan. It clung to my dry skin and texture so bad, I wasn’t in a hurry to run out and buy the new Ultra HD formulation. But I got a sample in Topbox a few months back and well it set me in such a tizzy, I had to go get a full sized pronto.
Makeup Forever revamped its cult favorite HD foundation with the Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation. The Ultra HD is made to look invisible to 4K technology and the naked eye. The Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation comes in almost the same bottle as the HD; glass bottle, silver trim (vs black), black pump and cap. I love that the cap snaps back on really snuggly. There is something so satisfying hearing that snap when you put the cap back on. Is that just me? Plus I still get the giddies when a foundation has a pump. This should just be mandatory!
Texture-wise the Ultra HD formula is quite different from the original. The Ultra HD is much thinner and liquidy. Makeup Forever has 40 shades of the Ultra HD Invisible Cover to choose from. 40! It was a little overwhelming so I went in to Sephora to be colour matched to Y245 which is a pretty good match for me. All colours are identified with a R (red) or a Y (yellow) indicating the undertone. I didn’t notice any discernible scent to the Ultra HD at all.
|MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation Y245|
The thinner consistency of the Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation makes application so easy. It takes two pumps for me to cover my face. I used both a sponge and a RT buffing brush to apply. Both worked great with this foundation. The coverage is medium at most. I could still see some of the melasma around my mouth and freckles on my nose showing through. So if you are like me, melasma and freckles, concealing will be a must.
The finish is a demi-matte. It was so lightweight and left my skin feeling hydrated, I couldn’t tell I had foundation on. It also didn’t enhance my pores but it didn’t completely blur them out either. Nor did it sink it any of my fine lines (hello forehead). It just leaves your skin looking like skin just better.
The Ultra HD lasted maybe 7 hours for me before it wore off in a few places. Mainly above my eyebrows. I tend to scratch at them during the day. I notice I do that when I am at work. They call it my WTF face. It seems to happen a lot. I do set my concealed areas (under eyes and nose) with a loose setting powder which definitely helped the longevity factor. Thankfully, I don’t really get dewy during the day but I can thank my dry skin for that.
|Sami is peeking out at the top of the stairs|
$52 is lot for me to spend on a foundation. So I have to love it before I commit to it. And I love the way the Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation looks on my skin. Love it. It keeps my skin looking hydrated (but not dewy) and is so lightweight that I find it a great foundation for someone with dry skin. It blurs out most imperfections and doesn’t cling to dry areas and it doesn’t make my shitty textured skin look worse. I have had so many compliments on how nice my skin looked in the last two weeks, it make me a believer. Would I buy it again? You betcha!
The Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation is available exclusively at sephora.com ($52 CDN/$43 USD).