The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is the first and only foundation designed to keep skin looking flawless under the unforgiving demands of the new 4K technology. 4K technology is the new wave of digital devices and will display images with more detail, clarity and color compared to existing HD technology. The Ultra HD Foundation has replaced the original Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.
The Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation is lightweight and oil-free, and features uniquely-coated pigments that provide light to medium buildable coverage and looks just like skin. The naturally flawless finish is supposed to be undetectable under the super-focused 4K lens, and to the naked eye. It’s available in an expansive range of 40 shades and I was sent over three of the darkest shades for review.
The foundation is housed in a plastic container with a pump, making it easy to use.
Cinnamon (R520), Chestnut (178/ Y535), Dark Brown (R540)
Y= yellow undertones ; R=red undertones
I’ve never tried the original MUFE HD but was always matched to 178, which is now Y535. Upon swatching, my first thought was R520 is a great match and 178 is too dark and red (although it will be a perfect match for my Summer complexion.) I gave 178 a shot anyway and I was right, it’s a little too dark for my cold weather complexion, but some of the redness does disappear as it oxidizes. I layered R520 on top with great results…
The foundation is very lightweight and goes on sheer, but builds up nicely without getting cakey. I don’t really have any skin issues aside from a few leftover dark marks on my chin from a hormonal cystic acne breakout, and it easily covered everything in two light coats. It takes about 3-4 pumps to cover my entire face. If you have any major skin issues you’ll need to build it up more. The foundation goes on smooth and blends easily when applied with my BeautyBlender. I haven’t tried using any of my makeup brushes yet.
Next I tried R520 alone and I was right, this is my cold weather match…
I’ve been using the new Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primers along with the Ultra HD Foundation- Mattifying on my t-zone where I get very oily, and Smoothing on the rest of my face. The foundation holds up well throughout my work day with minimal fading, but I I do have to blot my t-zone every few hours. Oily girl problems. I noticed that after the 10 hour mark it begin to fade a little under my eyes and on my nose in the areas where I apply my highlight, which are also the areas that tend to get oily. After having it stay put for 10 hours I can’t really complain though.
Overall, the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation is pretty good, especially if you’re actually using 4K technology (which will be all of us soon enough.) It feels light on the skin and leaves my skin looking flawless. I’ve been receiving compliments from women and men when wearing this foundation, and men don’t usually comment on my makeup… at least not straight men. It has great coverage, it’s buildable and blendable and it stays put. All good in my book.