I wish I could’ve included this in my Top 10 Make Up For Ever Summer Picks from a few months ago because they’re so freaking amazing!
I honestly never knew I could ever find something better than my beloved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer really blew me out of the water.
The incredible quality of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation also caught me by surprise because I used to hate stick foundations (because of the Bobbi Brown one I tried, which really sucked) and swore to never touch stick foundations again. Now I’m completely obsessed with this and it’s been my go-to foundation for the past two months.
Check out my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation & Concealer review below!
This foundation is available in 15 shades with only yellow and red/pink undertones, so it might be a bit tricky if you have neutral undertones.
I have light-medium skin tone with neutral undertones, but do slightly lean towards yellow, so the shade 118 = Y325 is perfect for me.
The amazing this about this foundation is that it’s very high coverage, yet it looks so natural on the skin, even more so than the fluid version.
The fluid version was my holy grail foundation way back in 2011, and it was my wedding day foundation! I still love it, but the stick foundation is definitely better in terms of how natural it looks on the skin.
Here’s a progression photo from my foundation-free face to my complete makeup look.
Also, a tiny bit goes a long way, and it works great as a concealer and/or contour stick too because they’re so blendable!
Formula & Application
The stick goes on so easily on the skin! I hate stick foundations that tug on the skin because they’re too waxy. This isn’t like that at all, it actually has a pretty thin texture/feel for something that is so high coverage, and it doesn’t break out my skin at all.
To apply this foundation, I either buff my foundation kabuki brush directly on to the stick and blend it on to my face, or I’d swipe the stick across a few areas of my face (like in the photo above) and just buff it out with a foundation kabuki brush.
I’ve never worn this for over ten hours, so I don’t know if it would last longer, but it stayed on flawlessly for the whole ten hours when I did.
The stick foundation, as with all other stick foundations out there, come in a twist-up bottle and is very sturdy. I travelled with this and it didn’t break, nor did the cap come off, which is awesome!
This retails for US$43 at Sephora. I’m not sure if this has been released in Australia and Europe, but will update you once I know!
The concealers only come in ten shades, but the variety of shades are pretty good.
I use the shade Y33 for medium to tan skintones because for some reason, these are slightly lighter than the foundations. The Y325 equivalents of the concealer (approx. Y23 or Y31) were rather ashy in my undereyes, so I went one shade darker and got this one. Although it’s ever-so-slightly a bit too yellow/orange for me, it’s nothing setting powder can’t fix.
Coverage is of course amazing. Since it’s very light in texture, it is definitely buildable to your desired opacity/coverage.
Check out my makeup progress photo above to see the concealer in action.
The main difference between this concealer and the old Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer, which I featured in my Top 10 Make Up For Ever Summer Picks, is that the Full Cover concealer has a thicker consistency, which makes it a bit awkward when worn around the eye area. The Ultra HD concealer, although it has thinner consistency, actually has the ability to cover up a lot of marks and pigmentation, but won’t last as long as the Full Cover will.
Formula & Application
The consistency of this concealer is thinner than the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, it almost feels rather runny, but not in a bad way at all. It actually makes it easy to layer up, and it won’t end up looking cakey like the NARS one!
I apply this by applying the product on my dark circles and letting them set for about 30-45 seconds before buffing them in with my beauty blender. I find that if I blend out using a brush, the product will sheer out. So if you want maximum opacity/coverage, I highly recommend using a dampened beauty blender.
This lasted as long as the foundation, but it did started creasing by the sixth or seventh hour. However it’s completely normal for me since I do have a lot of creases and lines under my eyes, so I’m not too worried about that. On marks and spots, they don’t actually last as long, only about seven or eight hours, but still good enough!
The concealer is packaged in a long, slim tube. It’s not difficult to get product out, in fact it’s really easy to control how much product you want to dispense.
The fact that it’s so slim also makes it so travel-friendly!
This retails for US$27 at Sephora.
These are definitely some of the best, if not the best, foundation and concealer I have ever tried – and I’ve tried a ton! Make Up For Ever base products are definitely some of the best in the market today, so I’m not surprised that these were incredible.
Repurchase? Yes. Both. Absolutely.
Will you be trying these out? Let me know what you think! 😉