Its the first Friday of the month and what a better way to start it than with another Foundation Friday post! If you are a newbie to Emmys Beauty Cave i am a foundation hoarder owning around 30 plus now so i thought why not review each one i have. Make Up Forever are a brand i have always wanted to try and of course the foundations were first on my list. I own both the Make Up Forever HD Foundation and the Make Up Forever Mat Velvet Foundation.
The Make Up Forever HD Foundation is very much raved about by YouTuber's so how could i resist?! As always lets start with the packaging. It comes in a plastic bottle which for me isn't an issue but alot of people want high end foundations to come in glass bottles. I prefer the plastic ones as they are easier to travel with. One thing i love is that you can see how much product you have so you will easily be able to see when you are running out. Don't get too excited now but yes it comes with a pump!
This foundation is known to leave your skin with the perfect flawless finish hence the HD aspect. I moisturised and primed as i normally would then applied this with a brush first. I found when using a brush the finish was quite streaky and uneven no matter what kind of brush i used. I also used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and found the finish to be much more flawless. After one layer my skin looked natural and even. I applied a second layer to see if it could be buildable but i found this is definitely just a medium coverage and cannot be built up to more. It does definitely create a smooth, flawless finish yet it still looks natural.
The big question is, does this really last on oily skin? It did pretty well considering my skin is extra oily. I do always apply a primer and mattifying powder which do help products last longer for me. I do need to touch up with powder a couple of times throughout the day. There are definitely other foundations which last longer on my skin but the pro of this one is the finish it leaves. I would recommend this more for an evening out or a meal rather than wearing it for a full day.