For years, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation has been my must-have foundation but recently, I stumbled upon a great knockoff, NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation.
The HD Studio Photogenic Foundation utilizes HD Photogenic CX to give a light-diffusing effect and Magic Cover Powder to diminish the look of pores and wrinkles. It is mineral-enriched, talc-free and paraben-free and contains tri-peptides to promote collagen generation, reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate skin.
There are 8 shades to choose from and HDF 04 Sand Beige is a great match for my NC30 skin.
The foundation has a creamy texture that went on smoothly and felt really lightweight. It blended well and literally disappeared into my skin within seconds without highlighting any dry patches.
Like the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, coverage was great. One pump managed to cover up most of my undereye circles and evened out the redness around my nose, forehead and chin.
The finish was dewy, natural-looking and a little moist but a light dusting of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural will take care of that. The foundation also wore well and stayed on a good 8 hours without oxidizing or fading.
At $15 a pop, I really have no complaints. The foundation worked equally well, if not better, than some of the higher end foundations I have used. Definitely give this a shot!
NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is available at ulta.com and www.nyxcosmetics.com for $15.
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