Available: Sephora Australia, Sephora US.
Price = $68AUD.
Weight: 0.44ounces & 12.5grams.
Shade range: 16.
My skin type: I have an oily t-zone and relatively normal over the rest of my face, with dehydration and rough texturing on my lower cheeks and jawline.
This foundation has really gotten the full online hype behind it, Makeup Forever doesn’t release a foundation without a lot of attention. The HD foundation was incredible, and very popular, the Ultra HD foundation in liquid form has also been incredibly popular. So, when the Ultra HD stick foundation formula was released, there was no way this one was going to go un noticed. I have only recently tested out this foundation, and it has been well spoken of by the majority of reviews.
I picked this up during the Sephora Australia ‘Black Card Member’ sale which was 20% off everything in store, which did encourage me to test out a few things that I previously had been curious about!
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush $25USD
Beauty Blender Original $30AUD
I found that this foundation applied beautifully with either a flat top kabuki style brush or with a beauty sponge! A foundation brush definitely provided fuller coverage and made it easier in regards to layering the foundation to build coverage, but if you a lover of flawless lighter coverage then I highly recommend using a beauty sponge, it will also give a slightly dewier effect to the finish.
This foundation is a creamy formula that is easy to apply directly to the face if it is not being used for clients. I found that it is creamy enough to apply straight to the skin, especially after applying primer, I found no tugging or discomfort when applying it straight to the skin.
I personally prefer this foundation with a brush as I prefer a fuller coverage and like the ability to layer the product, another way to blend this foundation is by adding a couple of drops of an oil product or a liquid illuminator, this will improve the blend ability of the foundation, whilst also adding extra luminosity to the skin.
This foundation photographs beautifully, and I really cannot fault it in that capacity, there is no issue of SPF flashback or looking dull whilst wearing the foundation. I find that a light layer of translucent powder is all I need on top of this foundation, and that is plenty of coverage and also prevents the look from becoming cakey.
In regards to longevity I have not had any issues with the foundation, it lasts beautifully on my skin, and does not break up around my nose or mouth area. However, it does transfer if I am leaning on my hand or changing clothes so be mindful of that, especially if you are in lighter clothing. I did find after a long wear time that I did become shiny on my nose and chin, but once I either blotted or used a light translucent powder layer to settle the shine, the foundation did not break up.
This foundation has quickly become a favourite of mine, and I find it easy to use on days that I am attending events, taking makeup photos or even just want a flawless coverage, it is oundationso easy to use and does not feel heavy on the skin at all, I really recommend trying this foundation out for anyone who often has their photo taken or has a special event coming up! I really love this foundation, and think that it would work with a majority of skin types as long as the right primer and setting powder are used in conjunction!
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Thank you very much for reading my review of the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation, I really hoped you enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed trying out this foundation, it would be in my top five foundations currently. If you have any experience with this foundation please leave it, and your skin type in the comments so that others can better understand if this foundation would be suited to them!