MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces the new HD Complexion Starter Kit, the ultimate tool box for perfecting your complexion that can now be personalized to include your ideal shade of HD Invisible Cover Foundation. The HD Complexion Starter Kit boasts four of MAKE UP FOR EVER'S most coveted products for achieving naturally flawless skin in three simple steps: Prep, Cover, Finish.
PREP: HD Microperfecting Primer #0
This is a light weight oil-free formula that contains biotechnologically engineered Silica Micro Beads that refract both man-made and natural light to veil imperfections, giving a "soft focus" effect to the skin.
I love this primer. It's a very light primer and absorbs fast into the skin. It almost feels like a moisturizer. Smells nice too. To apply, you just dab lightly with your fingertips or you can use a sponge in a downward motion.
COVER: HD Invisible Cover Foundation
This medium to full coverage foundation invisibly covers all imperfections. It's oil-free formula neutralizes shine while nourishing the skin and protecting it from dryness, while Silica Micro Beads refract both man-made and natural light to veil imperfections. It's best applied with a soft, synthetic brush using a downward motion to avoid lifting and accentuating tiny hairs on the face. A dry sponge can also be used to blend, using a downward motion.
FINISH: HD Microfinish Powder & Kabuki Brush
A universally flattering, invisible finishing powder, this best-selling perfector contains ultra-fine, spherical micro-particles made of 100% Mineral Silica Powder that allow natural and artificial light to reflect off of them, thereby softening and ultimately masking lines and imperfections for a perfect, radiant complexion. It is completely talc free and paraben free. Apply a small amount all over with the HD Kabuki Brush. It's soft yet firm nylon fibers evenly distribute powder for a flawless application.
This translucent finishing powder does a great job of extending the wear of my foundation. When I first saw the white powder, I wasn't sure if I was going to end up looking like a ghost or not. I have golden olive skin and this powder didn't make my complexion look ashy as I thought it might. However, it's really important that you use a small amount and blend it well with the Kabuki Brush. Having oily skin like I do, this really does help keep the oiliness at bay.
Available at Sephora.com, Sephora stores U.S. $79 (a $109 value)
Canada Sephora stores $89 (a $122 value)
Note: This review contains a sample/samples of products sent for consideration by a representative of the manufacturer. For more information please see my disclosure page.