Review: Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder

I have in my Makeup Kit CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre in 20 and 30, Make Up Store Micronized Loose Powder in Natural, Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Powder and Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder.

I want to talk about the Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder today. I think it is expensive but it is worth my penny. There are some reviews that said otherwise but so far I only have positive results with this powder. I have used this in dance competition, in photo studio and on brides for outdoor purposes. I really like it and I think it is worth a mention.


When I graduated from my make up school, I only owned a bottle of loose powder. I did everything with it for a while, most of the time quite pleased with the effect until I began to realize it could only give a certain type of look.

I appreciate how matte That loose powder makes all my clients and models look but I will appreciate it more if it can stop giving me that powdery look that I do not always want to have. And the most disturbing part is that this powder absolutely erases the contouring I have done! For a while I thought my contouring was not done properly! How mad is that!

Also, sometimes I prefer to have my clients keeping that radiant dewy look, especially for bridal or skincare advertisements. Unfortunately, that is almost impossible to achieve with the introduction of any powder products that I had at the point of time. So I began to hunt for a loose powder that can keep that glow, and yet keep oily skin matte.

And I found the solutions to my problems : Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder.


I love this because :

  • It is so so so so sooooooooooooo super fine.
  • It comes in a universal shade. It actually looks white but it applies clear onto ALL skin tones.
  • Whenever I use this loose powder, the dewy and radiant foundation that I have applied appeared even more enhanced but never to the point of looking greasy.
  • Because it is so fine, it feels weightless too. Say byebye to powder that makes your skin feel suffocated!!!
  • It is talc free.
  • And the most important Plus Point is : It does not erase the contouring I have done

Some people have reviewed that this powder shines too much under camera lights that it looks pasty white.

However, I have not encountered such problems yet. I have been using Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder for more than 2 years already. The only logical reason I can think of that caused that white pasty patches is that it was applied so much that the powder no longer sits properly on the skin. It ended up floating like a think layer of fine dust will.

To make sure the powder stays on the skin like a second skin, you can use a powder puff to press the powder into the foundation that you have applied. Then, use a clean powder brush just gently swipe off any excess. This will be very helpful in creating a flawless finish. 

Remember a very important tip on makeup application : Less is More. Use all products sparingly and build the intensity you need layer by layer. Also, what is thick to 1 person might be light to another. So learn to judge what is most comfortable for your skin and preferences. 

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Posted on by Gwen Tan in Makeup, Reviews (Makeup)

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