July 24, 2010

Makeup Forever - HD Microfinish Powder

HD Microfinish Powder

A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn
alone. Sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones.

It's completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica.
Dermatologically tested.

If you have dry skin or uneven flakey skin STAY AWAY from this. No, seriously! It literally sucked out every bit of moisture from my face. The line may sound exaggerated, but I am so disappointed with this one, as I wanted something this finely milled to work for me.

I purchased it in March and tried it on myself in almost every climatic condition. It just didn't work!

The texture:
Ultra fine. The product is very finely milled. I had never seen a product so feather light. Its so fine, that when I open the container, it goes everywhere like smoke/dust/mist.

The color:
Pristine white in container. Turns colorless on light application. Looks white/ashy with heavy application on my skin (NC42, with Yellow/Olive Undertones).

The effect on skin:
This one does not provides any coverage. It creates a fine film, which is translucent if applied correctly. It just evens the skin by reducing the fine lines and reducing the oily appearance. If the skin has flakiness or an acne in its healing stage, the powder settles in those craters. I am sorry for the lack of words, but you guys got it…right?

The application:

1. Dust lightly over skin with the fluffiest brush available to get a light application.
2. Apply on Oily T-zone area only.

I tried both and none of it worked.

The ingredient:
Silica. It didn’t break me out, but I felt itchy because of excessive dryness.

The issues:

1. Being finely milled a lot of product is wasted, as it flies everywhere.

2. It dries out the skin badly. It obviously gives a matte, dry look. The skin feels so stretched, itchy and parched!

3. It will settle in if you have flakey skin. I think its meant for a skin which is in pretty good shape to begin with.

4. It will turn Ashy on Darker skintone, if applied incorrectly or if the application is Heavy.

5. It will make you cough and sneeze if you inhale it.

It may work for:

1. People with Oily Skin
2. People with even skin texture.
3. People who like ultra mattified look.

I didn’t like this product, but I have a skin on drier side, so may be this product was not meant for me. If you have tried this and have any suggestions please let me know. Do let me know, if I am using it in a wrong way.

Its so bad that it didn't work for me. I was pretty hopeful when I bought this...


  1. ohh sorry this did not work for you! I have been wanting to try this but so sceptical about it :s

  2. @Get Gawjus: This is just SILICA...try a cheaper version...or a sample. I have dry skin, n this was just a disappointment...boo!!

  3. I love this stuff and live by it. I have oily skin so it really helps me to absorb some of that. I always use it on set too for quick touch up...takes that oil right away. LOVE IT!

    Sorry it broke you out. Maybe its best for combination-oily skin.

  4. I have combination skin and it breaks me out too... i just want to finish it up and maybe try MAC's transparent powder or MSF natural, have you tried any of those?

  5. @Dhalia: Its bad that all good things don't work for me...;(

    @Amira: I have tried teh MSF Natural. Its nice. Infact it provides coverage aswell. I think if you want invisible set powder kind of thing, then MAC Transparent powder would be fine.

  6. Thanks doll, i will take a look next time i go to MAC ;-)

  7. I use this to set my concealor under the eye and it works well, but I have to be careful because sometimes it will become a little white under there.

  8. Corn starch definitely dries out the skin. Sorry to hear this didn't work out for you.

  9. @Obsessed.Makeup.Addict: I use Laura Mercier Secret Powder for under eyes. Tht is nice. Never leaves a white cast.

    @Kristie: MUFE contains only one Ingredient..SILICA. I was never allergic to setting powder. Have no idea why is this itchy and drying.

  10. This works OK for me, but its nothing Spectacular.

  11. I have the Mac one....I also don't like how it turns up ashy on my skin...so i try to use a very tiny amount

  12. Same here, I got it couple days back as I had accumulated points on my sephora card-free sample!. I have olive skin which inclines more to the dry side and this powder gave my skin a dry matte look and I like the glowy somewhat smooth look - so doesn't work for me. I also feel that this will work on very oily skin.



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