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New Product Alert: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder

So I've kinda fallen in love with this Make Up For Ever Microfinish Powder ($30). I ran across it yesterday at Sephora and was skeptical of the High Definition name. "Harrumph," I harrumphed. "This is just going to be a big ol' nothing. Harrumph!"

But then I tapped a little bit in my hand, and what do you know? It's brilliant! The idea is that the translucent powder smooths out imperfections in skin and helps to set foundation. And it does, but the more impressive thing is that it makes your skin feel like silk. After putting a little on the back of my left hand, it was so soft that I kept stroking my hand while meandering through Sephora. Between the hand-petting and the humming of Billy Squier, I probably seemed certifiably cuckoo.

On the face, it softens the appearance of fine lines and discolorations, which is always a plus. Before I get too far in my praise, I should add that there isn't anything magical about this product; it's just silica powder, versions of which you can buy for less money at cosmetic-supply websites. I haven't tried that route, so I'm not sure if the quality is as high. But for now, check out the Make Up For Ever version. Then don't blame me if you can't stop touching your skin.

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rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
I have been a serious MUFE fan since about 1997. Really really love their stuff, one of the few lines I am still loyal to...
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
esti702 esti702 8 years
There is a GREAT cosmetic supply website called It is my favorite go to site for minerals. They do sell silica powder for cheap and its just as good as all the high end powders. Their silicia sells for 1 oz-$4, 8oz-$21.90, and 1 full pound for $39.90.
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
Is this similar to BE Mineral Veil?
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I may have to get a sample of this product next time I am at Sephora.
lovealways lovealways 8 years
I've heard really good stuff about this, but I keep feeling like I can find something similar for less.
emalove emalove 8 years
Hmmm, it sounds pretty nice.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love that song. This product is something that I would like to try but it's not really necessary.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Wicked_lady, yep. It works for all skin tones. It looks white in the jar but disappears on skin.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
and it works for all skin tones?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I might have to check out the beauty supply shops for this one a wee bit cheaper.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
Definitely sounds like something I'm going to have to look into!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I've heard really good things about this stuff, and I'm running out of translucent loose powder, so I may just have to pick this up as my next one...
Jenniegirl Jenniegirl 8 years
I won this product through a Bella giveaway and I love it. It sets my foundation all day, smooths imperfections and it makes my skin silky soft! It's even great just buffed all by itself!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Thanks a lot. :raspberry: I didn't even click on the link and I've STILL got the Billy Squier song stuck in my head. I've heard good things about this, but I've tried another Make Up For Ever powder and was unimpressed. I'll have to get to Sephora to try it out.
theglossarie theglossarie 8 years
I have heard mixed reactions on's been on my "Beauty Lusts" list for awhile, but I had second thoughts recently after hearing some bad reviews. I might have to put it back on there!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Hmmmm....perhaps a lunch-time trip to Sephora is in the cards for me.... ;-)
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