MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation // Belle Belle Beauty

Nothing like diving into a new brand with their latest and greatest (this is the brand’s first product review on the blog!). I’ve always been super impressed with MAKE UP FOR EVER’s High Definition Foundation – I’ve used it at a couple special events and found it stays put and photographs beautifully. The new Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation has that same beautiful finish with the flexibility of a wet or dry application and a compact that makes on-the-go application a breeze.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Creator and Artistic Director Dany Sanz tested 70 formulations before finding the perfect performance. No wonder that she managed to come up with something that has flexible coverage and finish. Not to mention the ability to last throughout the day.

A Vegetal Lecithin coats the pigment, allowing it to stay on skin effectively. Silica and Sericite powders give that radiant finish with soft focus effect. And Ximenia Oil and Aloe Vera nourish the skin. Because there is less talc, you don’t get that chalky, cakey finish I find in so many powder foundations.

For a black tie event on Saturday, I applied the foundation dry for a matte finish and full coverage. I used the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. The result was a natural looking, complete coverage with matte (but not too matte) finish. While it didn’t have the glow of my other favorite liquid foundations, I liked the effect paired with a simple eye and red lip. I also appreciated the flexibility with coverage so I could build on my nose to cover the redness but still remain fairly sheer on my cheeks and forehead.

This morning, I wanted more of a sheer and satin finish. I used the included sponge – got it wet and rung out the excess water. Picking up a bit of the powder, I swiped and blended from the center of my face outward. The effect is not unlike a tinted moisturizer with maybe just a kick more coverage. Again, you can build coverage where you need it. I don’t get quite as much staying power with this kind of application, but it is such a breeze to throw this compact in your purse for needed touch ups.

The foundation comes in an impressive 25 shades covering the spectrum. Overall, I admit to being a bit of a convert. While I would have said before I always prefer a liquid foundation, MAKE UP FOR EVER has come up with a powder version that offers tons of flexibility with a silky, ready-for-photos effect that I can’t resist.

Attention San Francisco: MAKE UP FOR EVER Make Up Bag Remix Tour


MAKE UP FOR EVER Make Up Bag Remix Tour // Belle Belle Beauty

Have you ever wanted a makeup artist to teach you the best way to use all your current beauty items? Yeah, I know… who doesn’t dream of that? Well kids, dreams do come true (if you are in the San Francisco area).

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Make Up School will make its next stop in San Francisco on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th. You guys are invited to bring bring in your make up bags and the MUFE artists will teach you how to use what you already own, regardless of the brand or type of product. Each one-on-one consultation lasts 30 minutes with a hands-on lesson.

Or… if you need a little touch up, they are also offering quickie makeup lessons on the go. Try out their new foundation, Pro Finish (to appear on the blog soon!). Or try out one of their great bold lip colors!

Appointments are available at Stonestown Galleria on Saturday from 12:00pm-8:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-7:00pm. The online appointment scheduler can be found at http://makeupbagremix.com. I can’t wait to hear from you guys on all the new tips you learned.


I can never find eyeliner that will stay put for me so might as well try one originally designed for for performers of water ballet!  Hallelujah!  Finally something will stay on me longer than two hours.  I put it on as soon as I got home from the store and spent the afternoon anxiously taking a peek every so often.  It was still on!  Granted, it didn’t stay on the waterline but it did make it through on the top lid.  I got Matte Black but not I am tempted to go back and get a couple more colors like Pearly Brown 2L (golden brown sheen) and Star Black 1L (black sheen).

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I love having my makeup done professionally, so it wasn’t a hard sell when the bride asked if we wanted an artist to help the bridesmaids before her wedding.  But I was unexpectedly impressed when the artist turned to MAKE UP FOR EVER.  She used HD Invisible Cover Foundation.  The pictures turned out flawless.  According to Sephora.com, “this foundation creates a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish, it can withstand bright or harsh lighting.”  And I can say honestly, we did not look like we had a ton of makeup on.  It was, in fact, invisible in the photography.  It lasted all night and was sweat-proof during the steamy ceremony.