Post # 1
I bought the makeup forever HD foundation as well as primer. Today I went to Bobbi brown for a lesson and they told me MUFE HD is great for videos but in flashes it gives you whiteface. I swear the Sephora lady told me that you get that with SPF foundation and mineral foundation, but NOT with MUFE HD. Of course, I bought the BB foundation stick as well and am so confused. I have seen so many references to MUFE for bridal makeup, but the BB makeup artist told me it is WRONG for bridal makeup.
Both the MUFE and BB foundation look great – but who do I believe? Anybody else used MUFE or any other good long wearing foundation without any problems?
Post # 3
I think the BB people just wanted you to buy THIER products but…
I wear Smashbox Photofinish foundation and Concealer
Monistat Chaffing Gel … it’s the EXACT same as Smashbox Photofinish Primer but a whopping 6 bucks
I like Bridesmaid or Best Man foundation for my powder b/c I think it covers better than reg powder
and Bridesmaid or Best Man warmth for my cheeks w/ a light blush color (the cheap stuff) on the apples of my cheeks
MUFE HD Finishing Powder is GREAT.. but if you look at a couple other recent Make Up posts you’ll find a few other suggestions much cheaper. <– this will keep your face on ALL DAY =)
Miss Rainbow has a great post about application for DIY wedding make-up… I took the products I like (b/c I dont’ like MAC) took out the use of moisturizer (b/c it makes me too oily) and LOVE how my make-up turns out! =)
ACE YOUR FACE <–tutorial post!
Post # 4
I wore MUFE HD in a friend’s wedding a few weeks ago, and had no problems with the flash photography. I agree that the BB people were just trying to sell you on their product. Personally, I’d stick with the Makeup Forever. I swear by their foundations. I’ve never used one I didn’t LOVE. I also use the MUFE HD primer and my makeup stays on all day during my regular 11+ hr workday
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
That BB artist is totally full of crap. MUFE HD was formulated specifically for makeup artists, who work on sets with LOTS of lights and flashes. MUFE HD does *not* reflect, period. I hate shady sales people passing themselves off as “artists”… Grrr.
Post # 6
Ok, so here is what I found from google research. Apparently, rumor has it that it is the MUFE HD *powder* that is causing celebrity disaster photos… but it may be just a rumor?
Post # 7
that looks more like an application issue. lol
Just use a nice fluffy powder brush, don’t over load the powder, and you should be fine.
I used the HD finishing powder and I don’t think my make-up looked like that at all!
here’s our teaser pro pic & a cell phone front facing pic
(sorry for the huge pics) <— thought they might help ease you =)
Post # 8
@runsyellowlites: thanks for the photo proof. You look glowing!
Anybody else have evidence of MUFE not being a disaster. To be honest, I like the look and feel of the MUFE HD foundation over the Bobbi Brown stick foundation, which felt a little cakier.
Post # 9
I was actually looking this up a few days ago. I read the HD foundation is okay but the powder will leave a slight ghost effect. This link shows a comparison of different translucent powders. http://mymakeupdrawer.blogspot.com/2011/01/hd-powders-and-flash-photography.html Also, MUFE HD Powder is said to be very similar to ELF HD Powder but ELF cost less.
Post # 10
I think that what may have helped with me is that I use the Bridesmaid or Best Man Foundation powder AS my powder and it has more color than the normal translucent/pressed powder.
I have heard great things about ELF products as well =)
Oh and to add….. you’ll have this over your WHOLE face.. not just a swatch so you shouldn’t be able to see it like the “streaks” on the hand… that’s what I would think anyways.
Post # 11
ahh… i used mufe for my engagement pics and my bridal portraits… no ghost face here!
Post # 12
I bought the mufe hd foundation and didn’t have it a week before I took it back. It made me super oily and shiny. And where I had a bit of dry skin it looked horrible…it made it even more noticeable. So back it went. I switched it out for the mat velvet foundation and had better results but it seemed to clog my pores. I’m now using Estee Lauder double wear ligh foundation and love it! I’ve gotten so many compliments on how flawless my skin looks. You might want to try it out. IMO the mufe didn’t live up to the hype.
Post # 13
I also bought MUFE HD foundation and finishing powder and was really disappointed with the foundation, so I am sticking with my Lancome Tient Idole Ultra. It gives good coverage, without looking cakey. I use the MUF HD finishing powder with it, and it looks great
Post # 14
Since you bought both, you can test them yourself at home. Just apply and take a picture with flash. I haven’t found the MUFE foundation to cause ghost face, but I did notice the setting powder can if you don’t apply it lightly or evenly enough.
Post # 15
With what yaneres said, I’ve heard that for finishing powders you don’t want to use a kabuki brush but something like a big fluffy brush. The kabuki apparently puts too much on but I’m not exactly sure of this.
Post # 16
I used it too and didn’t have problems. Here’s the link to our pro pics if you want to see some photographic evidence 🙂 If you don’t overload the product you should be fine. Instead of sweeping the brush all over my face, I kind of dab it on the skin. It seems like you use less product that way.