Make Up For Ever Pro-Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

No matter how good liquid or cream foundation is, I still need a good powder foundation to complete my face finish

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Oh, what would our photos be without foundation or at least a photo filter that creates the illusion of flawless skin like having foundation on?
I bought this Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation at its boutique in Sephora Starhill, together with the Mist & Fix Make-Up Fixer Mist. It comes in a sleek black compact with a black box.

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The compact has a compartment for the powder itself and the sponge: the powder on top compartment and sponge under. I’m not a big fan of this compact style because I need to keep lifting the powder part to get the sponge and somehow the movement keeps tapping the powder compartment. Eventually, this might make the compact powder break. It would have been better if the sponge was on top and the powder was under. But this is Make Up For Ever foundation and I wanted to give it a try.

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I picked color 125 (Beige Rose/Pink Rose), well, technically, the beauty consultant recommended it to me. This foundation has a 24-month life-after-opening period (if this is new to you, it simply means that after start of use or opening, you can use it for the next 24 months).
I’ve been using Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation for several months now. I am enjoying the texture and finish on my skin. I normally apply this after using my liquid or cream foundation, it works well with Guerlain Lingerie de Peau.

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The sponge is great to use but, of course, if you want a more flawless application, it’s best applied with a face powder brush. This multi-use foundation can be applied both in wet or dry application. If you are comfortable with sheer foundation effect, you don’t even need a liquid foundation. You can simply wet the sponge and apply the multi-use powder. Both with wet or dry application, this foundation lasts great through the day, although I still retouch once in a while because I love the freshly made makeup look and I have oily skin.
And definitely, after finishing my makeup, I apply the Mist & Fix. It works wonders on keeping my foundation in place. 

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Where to buy Make Up For Ever / Price: RM180.00 
Level 2 Sephora Starhill

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About the Product

With its transforming texture, PRO FINISH is the 1st multi-use powder foundation that allows you to fully customize your finish and coverage level. Formulated with exclusive bio-mimetic coated pigments, its breakthrough formula can be used wet or dry.


Apply it wet for a sheer semi-matte perfection or dry for a full coverage, matte result.

Created with talc lightweight formula, its texture is long lasting, has buildable coverage with no chalky effect and easily blends for a perfect professional result in just minutes.


Enriched with hydrating ingredients, PRO FINISH corrects and evens the complexion without drying our skin.

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Makeup Style using The Butterfly Project Beauty Box

Trying new beauty products is always fun! Combined with some of my loved items, these products that I haven’t tried before have become even more interesting.
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Last December, I had a fun evening with fellow butterflies at The Apartment, The Curve. The Butterfly Project, headed by Tammy Lim, gave a celebration where both fresh and seasoned bloggers had a great time, great dinner and great opportunity to meet new friends. Luckily, I was free to join the group on that weekday dinner.
Aside from the Secret Santa gift-giving session, I also received a beauty box from the group. Thanks to all the generous sponsors who worked closely with the group and brought us happy cheers and, of course, new beauty products to try.
It’s exciting to explore different makeup looks by combining different products or brands. But at the same time, it’s also fun to mix and experiment with the new products together with those that you already have and love. Like a lot of you, I also have my favorites when it comes to skincare or makeup.

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Some of my loved products include GlamGlow ThirstyMud, Makeup ForEver Mist & Fix, Nars Eye Paint, Nars Dual Eye Shadow and Maybelline Color Tattoo. And I decided to mix these with some of the items from my butterfly beauty box: Shizens Lip Tattoo, Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner and Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist.

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Starting with smooth, healthy skin makes a lot of difference on how makeup can accentuate or complement your look. I love using GlamGlow ThirstyMud to do my regular mask routine. It’s quite addicting so I limit it to twice a week. After washing off ThirstyMud, I spray Always 21 Soothing Gel Mist on my face and apply a moisturizer (I’m using Mario Badescu at the moment). Afterwards, I apply my makeup primer, foundation, pore minimizer and face powder (not included in photo shot).

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Now it’s time for my eye makeup. I’ve been loving my Nars eye paint and dual eyeshadow since last year, and I don’t think I can live without them. I’ve also started to use Maybelline Color Tattoo and it works well in making my eye color more vibrant and longer lasting. From the butterfly beauty box, I used the Dolly Wink Eyeliner, which has a pen style application.
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The Dolly Wink eyeliner has good color results and very easy to apply on the skin. It has a cute, dotted pink packaging, with a pen cap.
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On my lips, I used ShizensLip Tattoo, which came from The Butterfly Project beauty box. I’ve reviewed this lip product a few weeks ago and I loved its long lasting color on the lips. Great thing about this Lip Tattoo is that it makes the lips look naturally rosy through the day and keeps the lips moisturized. I now use it every morning together with different lip colors.
And here’s my quick 15-minute makeup look with a mix of my new and loved beauty products:

What are your favorite makeup products? Those that you must always have in your makeup kit? Thanks once again to The Butterfly Project for organizing events to meet friends and to explore more beauty products!

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Make Up For Ever HD Make Up Workshop

The mummy blogger continues to explore brands that she hasn’t tried before
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When fellow beauty addict Ashley Yeen announced that she collaborated with Make Up For Ever to conduct a workshop on high definition make up, I knew I had to join. I’ve certainly encountered MUFE long time ago but I haven’t tried any of the products. I guess I just didn’t have the chance or the time to really explore it before.
So it was good news when Ashley invited me to this workshop with MUFE! The agenda: High Definition Make Up. Wait, by the way, what is high-definition makeup? You guessed it right; HD makeup has something to do with video and photography. I’m sure you’ve encountered the term ‘HDTV’ or high-definition television. This type basically project images that are several times better in resolution than normal or standard types of TV. Same for photography, we have high-resolution images captured by DSLR and even point-and-shoot cameras.
And what do all these have to do with makeup? Simple. When these latest technology video cams or cameras capture your face, your makeup should be in ‘high-definition’ technique, especially if you want to hide some flaws. Professional make-up artists have undergone intensive training to perfect this high-definition technique but they also use good makeup products and tools to achieve that HD look. When the makeup technique is not HD-ready, a person’s face may reveal imperfections on video or on photos, which, of course, is something we ladies don’t like. Moreover, some make-up products or techniques make the face look overly done, unnatural and even older.
But HD makeup is not just for videos and photos. It is a great makeup technique for daily wear, especially if you have to face a lot of people. Having an HD-ready face is close-up ready, meaning your face will look great and flawless when people see you face-to-face. HD makeup effectively conceals imperfections without the look of thick application. Like what I said on Ashley’s post, HD means “Head-turning Diva”, and it was such a delight to attend a short workshop to learn how to achieve this look with Make Up For Ever.

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Arriving a few minutes before the starting time, I had sufficient shooting time to explore Make Up For Ever’s store in Sephora Starhill. The façade is a welcoming display of cosmetics beautifully displayed on predominantly black walls and fixtures. The focus collection was HD high-definition makeup such as HD primer, HR elixir, HD foundation, HD cream blusher and HD concealer.
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The class started with a short introduction and thank you remarks from Ashley. Our workshop make-up artist for the day was Angeline while the workshop model was a lovely gal named Izza. Here, Angeline started removing Izza’s make-up so we can see the full effect of HD make-up before and after application.

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As this was a workshop, we were taught how to do it on ourselves. Here are some of the MUFE products that we used that day:

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Make Up For Ever collection including HD products

I really loved that Mist and Fix because it makes your makeup look even better by adding some glow or radiance while making it last longer. For someone like me who only applies full make-up in the morning and needs it to last the whole day at work, Mist and Fix is a great make-up companion. I recommend this as a must-have item in your cosmetic kit. It is priced RM110 for 125ml.
Here are my fellow guests applying make-up on themselves:
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We started by removing our own make-up (I used So Divine Cleansing Cream) then applied the HD primer blended with HD elixir, followed by the HD foundation. We also applied the HD concealer under the eyes. All these products blended smoothly and evenly on the skin. The textures were great, which allowed easy application on the face.

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Here’s JL Buzzbee, whom I finally met in person that day, being assisted by pretty make-up artist of MUFE, Shiory.
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Angeline also recommended using the HD high-definition concealer under the eyes to conceal fine lines and other imperfections prior to eye make-up.
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The effect of the first few products was very flattering on Izza’s face. She’s lovely to begin with, by the way, but the effect of HD primer + HD elixir + HD foundation + HD concealer made her face look flawless. Compare the right to the left side and you can tell how HD make-up made a wonderful transformation in concealing imperfections without the look of overly done make-up.

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The workshop continued with application of eye make-up, HD foundation powder, lip color and other make-up items. See all of us with HD-ready faces and smiles here, together with Shiory and Angeline of MUFE. Can you spot Izza in her full HD make-up look?

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Can you spot where’s Izza with her new HD makeup look?

Oh, yeah, there she is, even lovelier than when we started the workshop…
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While the other gals continued with their HD make-up sessions, I continued to explore the store and their products. MUFE has really nice make-up collections. Oh, please, don’t tempt me to overspend this month!
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I loved the makeover tables at MUFE. Each table has a face drawing like this, showing a list of products used and by which make-up artist. Isn’t that cute and also helpful?

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It’s a paradise of lipsticks and brushes!

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Make-up, make-up, make-up…
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I had a great time learning some tips and tricks for achieving a high-definition make-up look. Thanks to MUFE and to Ashley for organizing this session.

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