Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Review

Make Up For Ever has been one of my favorite brands since discovering their Make Up For Ever Foundation back in 2013. I immediately fell in love with the foundation, especially for photography, and began discovering and using more of their products as time went on. Some of my first favorites of theirs were the Make Up For Ever aqua rouge lip colors and the Make Up For Ever aqua lip liner pencils, both of which I have fully reviewed on the blog in the past.

Earlier this year I discovered my love for their Artist Shadow, Rouge Artist Lipstick and Artist Plexi-Gloss Lip Lacquer, which I will have a full post, including swatches, soon!

So far I haven’t tried a product by Make Up For Ever that I haven’t loved yet, so when I had the opportunity to try out their new Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in both the liquid and stick form I was lit with excitement! I requested shade N120 for both the Liquid and stick Ultra HD foundation, which is the same shade I used in their original HD Foundation. This is actually the perfect match for my skin tone, one of the reasons I love it so much. No other foundation I own, or have tried in the past, has been as perfect of a match for my skin as this one.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Liquid and Stick N120

Along with the new HD foundation, I was also able to try the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer and Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder. Both of which I will review more in depth below.

Skin Equalizer Primer and Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Powder

First I want to talk about the amazing new Make Up For Ever Ultra Liquid Foundation, which has replaced the original HD foundation. The new formulation was specifically developed to create a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera, for the film and TV industry’s most advanced 4k technologies. It uses uniquely coated pigments to provide medium coverage, but with a lightweight texture to give the appearance of real skin. It has a long-lasting, natural-looking finish and is formulated with hyaluronic spheres for time-releases hydration that provide a comfortable wear on all skin types. Available in 40 shades, so everyone can find their perfect shade.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Liquid

I was already in love with the original HD foundation but have fallen even more in love with the new Ultra HD foundation. It provides superior coverage, which I need for the many acne scars, and active breakouts I have, and lasts even longer then the original release, which I appreciate! I also noticed a much smoother, natural finish and it photographs my skin beautifully. It’s also non-irritant to my sensitive skin, so I can enjoy using it as my everyday foundation.

Next up we have the Ultra HD Foundation Stick. In forms of comparison to the Liquid coverage, they perform exactly the same, in my opinion, except that the foundation stick leaves a more dewy (but not dewy) finish and it has slightly more coverage. Compared to the 40 liquid shades the stick foundation comes in just 15. I was lucky that they carried N120 (my liquid shade) also in stick form. It all comes down to whether or not you prefer liquid or a stick for application and your shade.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Stick

I actually like applying the liquid foundation all over and then using the foundation stick for concealer over top of my acne. The liquid foundation alone covers it well, but I like to add a concealer to hide the blemishes as much as possible.

Before applying my foundation I have been using the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Base Nourishing Primer.

Make Up For Ever Base Nourishing Primer

I typically stay away from primers, not because I don’t like them but because the ones I have tried break me out. With that said, this one so far has not irritated my skin in the slightest. The texture feels like a lightweight moisturizer and sinks into the skin quickly. It my fine lines less apparent and gave the perfect canvas for foundation application. There are 10 different primers to choose from, depending on your skin concern. As mentioned aforementioned, I chose the Nourishing primer, which instantly replenishes dry and dehydrated skin with a moisture-rich soothing formula.

To set my make up I have been using the Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder, an industry must-have and best of beauty award winner. It is made with 100% mineral finishing powder that softens the appearance of fine lines and pores, which I have lots of unfortunately. It sets the skin for a natural, radiant complexion and helps to minimize shine with a slightly matt finish.

Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder

I also have a hard time finding finishing powders that don’t make me break out but to my surprise this one didn’t and boy am I glad! I love the way it sets my look.

I created this look below to show how well the products perform. In this look I am wearing all of the aforementioned products as well as the Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows and Artist Liner on my eyes and for my Lips I am wearing the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in 25C and Rouge Artist Lipstick N44.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder, Make Up For Ever Step 1 Base Nourishing Primer, Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows and Artist Liner,

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick N44

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Applied Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation and Lipstick Style Make Up For Ever Products Applied


  • Normally I lightly smooth the skin and remove my blemishes in my photos because of how much acne I have ( I never do this when reviewing foundation ) but since I am reviewing foundation and wanted to show how well the foundation does that on its own, I didn’t edit my skin. 

Have you tried the new Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in either liquid or stick form? Have you tried any other products by MUFE? What are you thoughts? I would love for you to hear your thought!


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Thank you to Make Up For Ever for Gifting these products. As always, all opinions are my own. 

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    Elle Spann

    umm what acne?! You have beautiful skin! good to know about MUFE 🙂


    Southern Elle Style

    Karen Yannacio Morse

    Totally going to check out that Ultra HD foundation! Looks great!
    xx, Karen


    I Love Makeup Forever! I currently use their foundation and have been sooooo pleased with it!

    Kaylah Burton

    Your face looks flawless and i’m loving the lip!
    (And BTW You don’t need any editing at all and that’s with or without the foundation.)
    I’m in the market for a great liquid foundation, can’t wait to try!

    Mary K

    This is the kind of post I needed to read to go and splurge on more cosmetics. Ive been wanting to try them for a while now! Thanks for sharing!!



    I’ve never tried this brand before but that lipstick looks great on you and it looks like it would be great with any skin tone! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

    Brooke Webb

    I love their foundation but have not tried their other products…I think I am due for a trip to Sephora. 😉 Thanks for sharing!


    Brooke | KBStyled

    Adaleta Avdic

    That MUFE foundation is my favorite and I actually need to purchase another because on my last trip, it exploded in my suitcase 🙁 and I still had a good amount left but I couldn’t take that with me so I’ll be getting a new one stat. Thanks for sharing your review! xx,

    Amanda Miller

    I am pretty loyal to my It Cosmetics products, but you are definitely making me want to give Make Up Forever a shot! I have never even heard of it until now!!

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect


    Your skin looks absolutely amazing! You are a doll. Your pictures are also SO great. Lighting is perfect. I’ve never heard of these products but I may need to try them out. You look great!!

    Cameron Proffitt

    Brooke Ellen

    I love love love Make Up For Ever!!! Great foundation though it doesn’t always love my skin now that it is getting oilier. Great post!!!


    Molly Moon

    I fell in love with their HD Finishing Powder when I used it for my wedding. Your skin looks flawless!

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

    Valery Brennan

    Love this foundation and girl your skin looks gorgeous! I LOVE that you offered up a true review by not retouching your skin at all. I’ve never tried MUFE (I KNOW haha) but you’re really making me want to. Awesome job!

    Valery Brennan

    Sabrina Nooruddin

    This is literally the only thing my makeup artist used on my for my wedding!! It’s staynig power is amazing!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

    Elena Michelle

    love this recap!! i have been a huge fan of Make Up Forever’s liquid foundation, and really like the new formula. I’ll have to try out some of their other items! you look gorge!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle


    You look stunning in those photos!! I definitely want to try out the Make Up Forever stuff!! 😀

    xx SofiaaDot