You know when there is a great product, and the brand decide that they want to change the formula and you as a consumer are upset but there is nothing that you can do about it? This isn’t that. MUFE took their very well loved HD liquid foundation, made it better, and called it Ultra HD. Then, they extended the shade range and then, they added stick foundation to the range. Genius.
The formulas feature Serite (mica) which gives light reflecting properties without making you glow like Edward Cullen – thankfully this is not a super glowy formula. There are also pigments coated in amino acids which apparently give the blur technology to the product and give the skin like finish (I am going to do some more research on this one) and of course there is hyaluronic acid.
I had been using the MUFE HD foundation for a couple of years before I started my blog and I liked it alot. Since I started blogging, I had been trialing different foundations and before you know it three and a bit years had passed since I had used it, so I was keen to get on board again – especially since they launched in Debenhams. If you have been following me for a while you know how much I love a stick foundation so it was a no brainer to pick that up too.
Make Up Forever brought out the HD foundation for the HD TV/Film generation. Ultra HD has been brought in for the 4K generation. The images we see are so clear, we are viewing pores and hairs on the face like never before. If you are a makeup wearer, you dont want to look like a cake face, close up, but you still want the coverage that make up gives you. Say hello to MUFE Ultra HD.
MUFE HD had such a following that creating a new formula was always going to be a risk, especially when the shade numbering was also changed. MUFE overcame this by having both the old and the new numbers on the product. It means that if you know what shade you are in the HD formula, finding your match in the Ultra HD formula is not a problem. I wear Ultra HD Liquid in Y535, which is 178 in the HD Formula and the Ultra HD Stick in R530 which is 180 in the old formula. The Y references a yellow undertone and R a red undertone.I chose the stick to be in the red undertone as the perimeter of my face is more red then the centre. The difference in undertone in these two shades is in my opinion is quite subtle. I have worn both formulas just on their own and they both work well on my skin.
Both formulas provide medium to full coverage that is buildable. The liqud formula has a very smooth and not to watery texture. It is easy sheered out with primer or moisturiser. This product benefits from takig time with application. A beauty sponge or flat topped kabuki brush are my recommendation for application. The finish is demi matte and it is a long lasting formula on my combination skin event without primer.
The stick foundation gives a slight more luminous finish but it is not super glowy. This product was formulated for normal to dry skin. Again, this is a formula that needs a bit of time to be taken with it. As we all stick foundations it benefits from being set with powder but it is not as buttery as my beloved Tom Ford formula. For this reason, I like to wear a slightly more emollient moisturiser under this foundation if I am going to wear it by itself as I think it sits better.
I purchased both products from Guru Make Up Emporium. The stick foundation will be available in Debenhams from February 2016