That pain-in-the-a*s Penny here again! LOL! Just want to tell you about another new product trial. Well...new to Penny anyways.
Recently I came across quite a few positive reviews about Make Up For Ever's (MUFE) HD Micro Finish Powder ($15-$30, Sephora), and finally decided to try it. My final motivator was that it now comes in a travel size for $15 at Sephora and Sephora.com. Penny's gotta watch the budget. LOL! This powder is described as: "A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone." It goes with all skin tones. Well, I have used this powder to set my foundation and I love its staying power. This super fine (micro) white powder blends smoothly and does not leave an ashen look to the skin as some translucent powders can. It is a mineral silica powder that gives a matte look. But Penny's favorite use for this powder is to set my concealer. Often times you have to be careful with powder around the under eye area as it can settle into fine lines. I have also had the problem of creating a 'reverse raccoon' look where the powder used to set all that concealer I've piled on in an attempt to cover my super dark under eye circles, becomes 'too light' and shows up as white circles under my eyes (especially with flash photography). *sigh* However, this powder is so fine it disappears under my eyes but helps keep my concein place. I apply my make-up to clean, moisturized skin, in this order:
- Foundation (I use liquid or cream)
- MUFE HD Powder under eye only to set concealer
- MAC Skinfinish Natural all over to even out complexion
- MUFE HD Powder all over the face to set (read full story...)
The reason I use both powders is because the Skinfinish evens out my color and the translucent MUFE powder just sets it all in place. Since I've had trouble with my concealer going on the move during the day, I have to set it with a powder that is matte and stays put.
How to Apply the MUFE HD Micro Finish Powder:
- Tap some of the powder into the cap and dip your brush into it [NOTE: The 'swirl-n-tap' technique works here]
Penny believes that with make-up application, 'less is more.' That simply means, start off with a light application and then build your coverage if more is needed.
There is one caveat to this story however...I have not yet taken a flash photo with this powder on so I will follow up with that update. The reason I mention this is because I've read several bloggers who say that the powder gives a flawless look 'in person' but on camera you see white powder all over. Hmmmm...In some cases Penny thinks the "application" and tools used were the cause. But I still want to test it for myself. Will keep you posted.
Be blessed. Be beautiful.