I adore the Make Up For Ever brand. Their foundation and a loose powder are my all time go-to trusties.
Pre-story: I have big dark under eye circles. And their appearance doesn’t even depend on how much I slept or anything, I just permanently have them. I follow some makeup artists on Instagram where they sometimes advise how to conceal our under eye woes. So one day, one of them said that it’s possible to cover any under eye boo-boos with the help of a MAC Pro Long Concealer and a pressed powder.
I was impressed with the results so much, that I even bought the same powder that she used. Later, I used to see this hack in use from many other makeup artists.
Size: 0.35 oz (10g)
Formulated with exclusive vegetal coated bio-mimetic pigments, this patent-pending formula allows for buildable coverage with a natural matte finish. Its lightweight, non-chalky texture blends seamlessly with your natural skin tone for a long-wearing, flawless complexion. Mineral oil-free and enriched with nourishing ingredients, Pro Finish helps to prevent skin dehydration for the ultimate in comfort. This unique formula has unparalleled versitility: use as your primary foundation or layer on top of your favorite liquid foundation as a setting powder.
Packaging: As all the Make Up For Ever products, this one also had a black box. The powder itself has an alluring two-compartment compact with a sponge.
Texture: The powder is super pleasant to the touch and it has good coverage. The only gripe for me is that it dries out my skin a little. If you have flaking bits, then this product is likely to accentuate them.
Application: I use this powder in one of the following ways:
- I carry it with me in my purse along with my blotting papers to touch-up throughout the day
- I use this powder to cancel out my under eye dark circles.
Well, the first option is more or less clear, I think. I’ll tell you about the second in details.
Take your favorite concealer (mine is MAC Pro Long) and apply it the usual way. My dark circles are so harsh that a concealer isn’t actually enough to cover them. After that I take a DRY beautyblender (that one is already old and I don’t use it for my foundation application, yet it still works for me) or you can also use a powder sponge. Pick up a little bit of the powder and dab over your concealer. The outcome knocks my socks off! Once I tried to use this powder without a concealer and yes, the result still was good. It’ll be your go-to product if you have dark under eyes or skin blemishes.
This is how it looks on my face:
However, sometimes I can use another HD Microfinish Powder powder from Make Up For Ever as well. It’s loose and transparent, hence more lightweight.
Final thoughts: The product is decent and I appreciate that it goes a long way. However, I deem some gals may take it as too thick. For me it’s fine. The coverage is medium and I can’t help but adore the way it camouflages my dark circles.
Thanks for your attention!