Product Reviews

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation Review and Swatches

April 15, 2009

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation is the latest it thing in high-def makeup. The oil-free liquid foundation claims to offer medium to full coverage to cover skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. It is also rated as one of the must-haves on the sets of Gossip Girl, Heroes and pretty much all shows on CW with a long list of fans including actress Meryl Streep and singer Lady Gaga. I have been wearing this for a month and I can’t rave enough about it! Read on to find out why!


Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Wide color range. This comes in a whopping 25 shades so everyone is bound to find their match. I use 120 Soft Sand for my NC25 skin but do go up a shade to 127 Dark Sand in the summer.

Buildable coverage. Although the coverage is on the heavy side, it is very buildable and covers everything! All I have to do is put an extra dab under the eyes and any areas that require extra coverage – no concealer needed on top!

Amazing texture. Thanks to its triple silicones which contain round edges, the foundation goes on very creamy and smooth yet feels surprisingly lightweight on the skin.

Application is a piece of cake! The foundation tends to dry pretty fast so I like using my fingers to apply followed by MAC #183 Flat Buffer Brush to blend. Like all MUFE foundations, this can also be applied with an air brush.

• On my dehydrated combo skin, the finish is perfect – no oil, no flakes, just radiant skin that looks real and flawless.

• The foundation wears very wear even without a primer underneath or powder on top. My makeup stayed fresh all day after 12 hours with zero touchups.

The packaging. It comes in a 30ml bottle which means you get a decent amount of product. The pump dispenser also gives you the perfect amount of product and one pump is all I need for the entire face.

A few things that could be better:

• The price but hey, at this quality, I am more than willing to fork out the money.

• The silicones (one of the key ingredients in this foundation) which can clog up pores and cause breakouts on some people.

• The foundation can look heavy if you don’t blend well or use too much. Remember to always use a light hand and build up the coverage gradually.


Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand and #127 Dark Sand


Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand and #127 Dark Sand


Wearing Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 Soft Sand

Wearing Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #127 Dark Sand

New to high-def makeup? Learn all about it here!

The Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation is available at Sephora for $40.

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  • Reply Caki April 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

    hey Phyllis
    great review !!
    i might try this product later on when im done witht the one im using.

    would u mind doing a review on your majolica majorca mascaras too please?

    thank you so much !

  • Reply Haily April 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    hi phyllis!
    thanks soo much for the review! I think I’m gonna try this foundation after I use up my Laura Mercier one..but ONE QUESTION! I’ve been using Laura Mercier’s silk creme foundation (which is offers their brand’s highest coverage), would you say MUFE’s HD foundation has higher coverage than the Laura Mercier one? Cuz I wanna go with the one that has the most perfect coverage..please help! Thank you sooo much! <3
    P.S. I read your blog on circle lenses..and am getting them this week! soo excited!

  • Reply Danielle April 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Do you have a picture of you wearing it??

  • Reply Jane April 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    thanks for the review! everyone has been saying really good things about this. is your skin dehydrated all around? because i have an oily t zone and very dry cheeks. i tried using this for a day and after 3 hours, my t zone got super oily but the foundation stayed well on my cheeks. i already used the Make up forever All Mat foundation primer underneath but it doesn’t seem to help :S Even though it’s oil free do you reckon that this foundation works well only for dry skin?

  • Reply Haily April 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Phyllis! Also, do you recommend any primer products? I saw that MUFE has HD line of primers as well…any recommendations on shades or brands? thanks so much!

  • Reply MEii April 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Hey Phyllis!
    thanks for the review! i’ve been waiting for your review on this foundation.
    oh and i was just wondering have u try Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation SPF 15?! I’ve been hearing a lot of great stuffs about it too.

  • Reply Ingrid April 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I tried the BB Skin Foundation. It is quite sheer for a foundation. The coverage, in my opinion, is about the same or less than that of LM Tinted Moisturizer. It will accentuate pores and flakes and does not look natural. It claims to be hydrating but it really isn’t and the staying power is horrible. It is one of the worst foundations I have ever tried.

  • Reply Sush April 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    After reading your older post about HD make-up, i couldn’t wait to try this foundation. Went to Sephora and they were out of stock 🙁

    I cant wait to try it!

  • Reply Nancy April 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for the review Phyllis! 🙂 I’m planning to pick this foundation up this weekend because I just got an email from Sephora for 15% everything online and in stores for Beauty Insiders…perfect timing! 🙂

  • Reply Hilda April 16, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I got this foundation and it looked great! But it broke me out by the end of the day 🙁

  • Reply Margaret April 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Hello, thanks for the review. This foundation really intrigues me, however, as it’s not oil based I was wondering if it’s water based? I was reading somewhere that water based foundations has the tendency to not work well with dry skin. Have you found that this foundation sticks to dry patches??? Right now I use Clinque supermoisture foundation – which works well.

  • Reply Pinklye April 18, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Yeah I looooove so much this foundation !
    I have a very oily skin and this foundation stay all the day without primer (well, I don’t never use a primer on my skin so I can’t compare with).

  • Reply Stephanie April 20, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for the review Phyllis. I went to Sephora today to check it out, and I absolutely LOVED it! The color match (120) was absolutely PERFECT and the coverage was great. Seriously, you can use it as concealer or dilute it with moisturizer.

    Margaret: I have very dry skin and have used Clinique supermoisture before. MUFE HD isn’t as forgiving as Clinique supermoisture, but if you moisturize liberally beforehand, it shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Reply Valerie April 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    i just got this today 🙂 i LOVE it!

    Phyllis, what do you feel about the “HD” brushes to apply this foundation with?

  • Reply Joanne July 6, 2009 at 1:37 am

    I think I’m finally gonna go get one, too. have you heard about CARGO HD blue-ray make up? I tried their sample and thought was pretty good. what do you think about their products? Thanks!!

  • Reply Kaitlynn October 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I ALSO use this foundation. Its A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! You dont need any primer under it or any powder to set your make-up. Makes my skin look flawless and feel soft and smooth. Every girl should have this!

  • Reply Asa December 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    i love this foundation.
    i use #127 and i am NC35

  • Reply Miranda February 28, 2010 at 3:33 am

    I tried this foundation with primer and mac blot powder as finishing powder. I have oily skin and this did not stay on and looked cakey after maybe 2 or 3 ours of me wearing it. I did love that it matched my skin (123) but it just did not have staying power. Im not back to using my bare minerals matte

  • Reply JB March 7, 2010 at 12:24 am

    This stuff looks great but made me breakout so badly evertime. Like within hours. So sad because it is nice stuff.

  • Reply NJ September 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I should have read these reviews before buying MUFE. I have extremely acne prone skin and I asked will this clog my pores!!! I was told no. It just dawned on me after wearing for 2 weeks and experiencing major breakouts to check the boxes (and reviews)- the foundation and primer don’t say non-comedogenic. This is really upsetting because I asked. Lesson learned; always check the packaging. BTW – the MUFE Full Cover concealer is non-comedogenic. This is really too bad because the covearge was amazing and looked natural.

  • Reply rina February 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    of course this foundation its not for acne prone skin and for them who want waterbased ,this foundation is for perfect photo look and hd cameras who want to look great on pictures foundation with waterbased its not good

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