top of page

Stick it with Make Up For Ever

Whenever I hear the words 'stick foundation' I shudder slightly. The thought of something so heavy and cakey on my skin never appealed to me and I would naturally be drawn to a liquid foundation which would give me coverage but still allow my skin to breathe.

However stick foundations have come a long way. One of my favourite stick foundations is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick foundation. I purchased this back in April as I knew the wedding season was fast approaching which meant I would be attending numerous functions and events. I wanted more coverage on my skin which would last throughout the day/ night. I did my research and the one stick foundation that kept popping up on my radar was the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick foundation.

Application and texture

It has a creamy consistency which blends in seamlessly. It is pigmented which means you need a very small amount for a sheer base. However the beauty of this foundation is that you can build this foundation without it giving you that cakey feeling. I always use a damp beauty blender or my kabuki brush to make sure I buff the product into my skin. You can also use illuminators under this foundation which come through beautifully with this product.

This foundation has been specifically designed to give you a flawless complexion on camera. It claims to be completely invisible under the latest super focused 4K lens. I would agree that this foundation gives you a flawless finish in pictures- you can see this in images on my instagram. However in real life the smallest amount of product goes a long way and if it is not buffed into the skin properly it can start to gather in fine lines.

I would say I have normal to combination skin and my T-zone can get quite oily in the summer. It does give me a radiant finish but I have to ensure I powder my T-zone when I use this foundation.

Colour matching

The make up forever numbering colour system is a minefield! I suggest going into a store to get matched up but the fabulous thing is that there are approximately 21 shades in this foundation with a variety of under tones. My shade is Y375 Golden sand which has a yellow undertone. Most Debenham stores in the UK have a Make Up Forever concession and I purchased my foundation in the Bullring Branch in Birmingham.

Is it worth the hype?

You get 45g of product and as they are very pigmented a small amount goes a long way. However if you are prone to break outs ensure you clean the stick after every use, that is a given for any stick foundation and something you don’t have to worry about with liquid foundations. I would highly recommend this product, if you are looking for a fuller coverage and something that is camera friendly this is definitely for you my beauty!

Featured Posts
Check back soon
Once posts are published, you’ll see them here.
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
bottom of page