You know sometimes there’s a fad, and you just have to buy into that fad because if you didn’t you’d feel like you were missing something? That’s how I felt about MUFE’s HD Foundation.
MUFE is not that easy to get in the UK, although you can buy it at a shop called PAM (which used to be called MAP (make up provisions) but a similar company sued them for having a name that was too similar, so they changed to PAM but I would have preferred SPAM or HAM). Before I start, it cost me £27 (not cheap but in the same range as Chanel, Dior etc.) plus £6 for shipping (tut).
Choosing a shade online is soooo hard but I decided to go for 127 which is a medium yellow based foundation. Turns out this is not bad at all. You can see all the shades here.
I guess it was vanity that got the better of me. HD foundation is supposed to be better for photographs and filming (I had to do some recently for Current TV) so I just had to have it.
How quickly it absorbs
It’s streak free finish
How long it lasts
How easy it is to blend
I liketh not:
That is has no SPF
It looks a little….dead
I don’t know how to explain this. This is one of the easiest to use foundations, I found it really effortless but after a little wear, I look tired, I don’t look luminous at all. Having said that I still prefer this over my Chanel Vitalumiere and a multitude of other foundations I have lying around, half used.
Whilst I was away I took small pots of RMK’s liquid primer and creamy foundation and that, my friends, made me look healthy, glowy, luminous. This, does not do that.
Verdict: It is good, it’s just not 100%
Ingredients for 127 Dark Sand (largely the same for each foundation apart from the colour pigments added):
Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Mica, talc, PEG-10 Dimenthicone, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenyl, Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimenthicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Cyclohexacyloxane, Methylisothiazolinone, Sorbitan Sesquileate, Silver Oxide, Propylene, Carbonate, Parfum (fragrance), Methylparaben, Fagus Sylvatica Extract (Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract), Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, [+/- CI 77891 )titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).