I’m thrilled to have the all new Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in my hands! This product is not yet sold in Bahrain ( as of today JAN 13,2013)- I have the product pre it’s launch here and I’m glad to review it for you girls- so that you will know what to expect from it and what to know before buying it!
It is one of those powders that I’m sure girls will love- especially those girls who love compact foundations and love to use them in the morning! You will be able to transform this foundation to a different texture for a completely different look.
When will it launch?
The pro-finish will launch soon in Bahrain- Mid to end of MARCH 2013. It will be sold for BD 18 – and it will come in 24 shades
What is it?
A multiuse powder foundation with a patent-pending formula that can be applied wet or dry for buildable coverage and a customized finish.
You have the choice to apply it dry for a matte finish full coverage result, or wet to get a satin finish sheer coverage.
Why is it special?
This product- believe it or not- took Dany Sanz (Creator & Artistic Director) more than six years to make. She has tested more than 70 different formulations and finally settled with this one. She wanted a multi-use formula with different finishes and different coverage levels.
This compact foundation is very different than the previous ones in their permanent products- as it allows you to customize it to how you want to use it.
I’m very impressed- honestly- I’m not a fan of compact powdered foundations- and you do realize that I barely blog about them. But this one- swept me off my feet!!
I have been waiting to get my hands on this powder for a while and I’m lucky I did- I had a 6th sense that it will be good to me.
The texture was very lightweight- it blends beautifully into your skin- If it was matte (dry) it will look like skin or shall I say “second skin”. It looks absolutely natural. If u want more coverage it is easily buildable. What I also liked about it is that when you hear the word “matte” or “dry”- then you will think that the foundation will dry up your face and might look cakey. However, with this product it really hydrates my skin and I didn’t feel that it dried up my face at all ( I have combination skin)- It might depend from skintone to another.
How to pick your shade?
The shades are slightly similar to the Makeupforever HD foundation (liquid)- not 100% exact- but close to them. I’m a mix of 2 colors in the HD (128 and 155)… but since with powders u can’t mix, you will realize that one might suit you better than the other. With this pro-finish powder- the 155 is closer to my skin tone than the 128.
My experiment (dry for matte finish)
I really suggest NOT using the sponge that comes in the tub- instead use a powder brush/ buffer brush/kabuki- suits best and applies the color much better than a sponge. The brush blends it beautifully.
I loved how this powder looks very natural and perfectly suits my skin. It doesn’t look cakey and doesn’t feel dry. If you have an oil problem then this will help in mattifying the oils off your face.
My experiment (wet for satin finish)
Wet a sponge (not the one in the tub) or your brush gently, then remove the excess water and take some powder using the wet applicator.
When wet, the color appears to be more vibrant and I feel that there is more coverage when it is applied wet. If you still want more coverage after this, you can apply powder (dry) on top.
Just keep in mind **** When applied wet- it goes darker (so be careful). You can take a shade lighter if you want to just apply it wet as it might go darker.
To actually see how the product looks like on skin (WET VS. DRY) – see the picture below:
You shouldn’t worry about the powder when it is wet that it won’t go back to powder- the powder will look wet even when it is dry but just dust it off and it will look good as new.
So as you all know, my favorite loose powder is from Chanel- Poudre Universal Libre !
Chanel’s powder is simply amazing, yet sooooo Natural! I have been experimenting with a few loose powders- trying to find which one can be voted as 2nd best….
And I have found it!!
Clinique’s Loose powder
It’s actually called
“Blended Face Powder”
I haven’t heard raves about this product in the makeup industry- but wow I am impressed & I’m sooo glad I found it! Trust me it is SOOOO Good
It’s amazing how it’s sooo lightweight- so extra natural- does NOT add color to your face- it’s somewhat transparent yet with a hint of color. What I love about this is it does NOT change your foundation color- it helps set it with a transparent protective powder. NO CAKEY Effect!
It is basically an Allergy Tested, 100% Fragrance Free lightweight powder, which sets & perfects makeup. It also helps make pores disappear resulting in a flawless finish! What I also love about it is how it controls oil, gives you a natural perfected look and enriches your skin with minerals!
It’s amazing for those people with sensitive skin or even oily skin or combination or natural!! Clinique has the best products always for sensitive skin.
It is suitable for all skin types & the coverage is sheer.
There are 7 shades for this :
My shades is 04 (transparency 4)
As you can see below, a test swatch on my hand to show you the powder on my hand
The picture below shows you the right one is before blending and left after blending! See it disapears naturally!
After applying my foundation, I use my MAC (187) duo fiber brush to apply the powder with all over my face
The loose powder comes with a small swivel brush- but I threw that- it’s so rough (NO USE).
This collection is focused on the 1930′s! Sophisticated colors..
The term “Madre Perla” translates to “mother of all pearls” in Spanish….
The MADRE PERLA PALETTES are LIMITED EDITION.. ONLY 3000 women will have the privilege to own them!
In Giorgio Armani’s famous black case is decorated in real REAL PEARLS! There are satiny powders which come in “sand”, “Champagen” & “aqua”. Those silky shadows all have radiant color and amazing soft feathery texture: Harmony 1 (Face and Eyes) , Harmony 2 (Eye)
Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow
Comes in three metallic shades: gold, silver, and one with a mix of both. These shadows are creamy, highly pigmented & resistant to heat & humidity: #17 Silver, #18 Gold, #19 Blended gold and silver
Lip shades- colors are very vibrant: 4 limited edition colors…Pink Iridescent rosewood, amaranth red, Brown Sienna, Purple Amethyst
The collection is available now in Nordstorm USA.
I’m just amazed by this product!!
It is reallllllly something you should get! I will keep on repurchasing this product!
WHAT IS DURALINE??
Duraline is a product by INGLOT which is a special formula- that when mixed with powder (any) will turn it to liquid- (CREAMY)!!
This means that you can basically use the “pigments” you have bought… transfer them to a creamy formula & apply it as a creamy eyeshadow!
It comes with a convenient dropper to control the amount you want to use.
I’m going to show you my experiment with MAC pigments, as you can see below- they are in a POWDER form
Added a few drops (2-3 drops) on each pigmented powder
Mix the powder + DURALINE with a brush until it turns to a liquid form
There you have it, Look at how the pigments changed to a CREAMY LIQUID!!
You can see (hand swatch) how the colors look creamy on my hand! Gives a glossy look to those powders with shimmer!
What is also great with DURALINE– you can use it with the CREAMY eyeshadows/gel liners you have to soften them up & apply it really quick & easily!! Also, some gel liners or paint pots are just dried up, so you don’t need to throw them away- just add a drop of DURALINE & it will be good as new!
NOTE: It makes eye shadows and liners smudge proof, & you can play with the color intensity- if you add more duraline in eyeshadows- you will get less color intensity. Less duraline = more color intensity.