As high-definition (HD) TV becomes more commonplace in homes across the world, makeup artists are faced with the challenge of giving flawless finishes to famous faces (say that fast three times). HD TV projects larger images with two to five times the resolution, so it's no wonder that HD makeup is increasingly popular.
But even those of us who are not actors or newscasters can utilize the benefits of HD cosmetics. (Recall Team Bella's test of Temptu Airbrush Foundation.) HD makeup contains light deflectors and pigments that give the appearance of smooth, even complexion — without a cakey buildup. The light texture gives a more natural look, while the pigments blend with the skin. To try out HD yourself, look for lines from Smashbox and Make Up For Ever, which include everything from concealers to foundations to blushers. There are even specially-shaped brushes to make application all the more smooth.