Product Reviews

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer Review

January 24, 2016
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Hi Everyone!

Make Up For Ever recently launched a brand new line of concealers and I picked one up right away to test it out for myself. I absolutely love Make Up For Ever products, so this launch was super exciting.Β  I have been testing this out for more than two weeks now and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

The Packaging

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I’m going to start with the packaging on this. It was kind of hard to tell from Sephora’s website what kind of applicator this had, so when it came without a wand I was pretty disappointed. I know this is likely designed for professional artists, but for regular makeup users the lack of a wand is a real pain. I really wish this had a wand because it’s difficult to get it spread out evenly without a wand. In terms of the amount of product, this tube looks small, but you actually get a good amount of product and it’s twice as much as my beloved Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. However, for me the packaging on this is a miss.

Formula

This formula is very pigmented but it’s also quite thick. It reminds me a bit of the MAC Pro Longwear formula, you only need a little bit and the thickness is very similar. This formula creases really badly on me. So badly. I usually don’t have issues with creasing if I set right away but with this, I couldn’t set it fast enough. This is so annoying because when it goes all creasy it makes you look tired right away. I don’t think I really have fine lines for it to settle in, so if this creases that badly on me, I probably wouldn’t recommend it for mature skin because I don’t imagine it doing well with fine lines or wrinkles around the eye area.

Shade

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Since I always correct first with my Bobbi Brown Corrector, I really look for a concealer that will highlight and brighten. Since I am very fair skinned I struggle to find a concealer that is lighter than my skin tone. My UD concealer is the only one I’ve found that is light enough to highlight and unfortunately this one matched me, but was not light enough to brighten. I was expecting a wide shade range for this product since the MUFE HD foundation line has quite a wide range, but the shade range was pretty limited.

Wear

In terms of wear, this didn’t really win for me either. I have normal to dry skin and generally speaking makeup stays put on me, but this does fade after a few hours. The fading is nothing super intense, but it definitely doesn’t look good as the day goes on. I tried it with different foundations, primer and no primer and it honestly doesn’t seem to make a difference; it never wears well on me.

In all, this concealer was something I was really excited for but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. This has been super hyped and honestly I just don’t get it.I will continue to purchase my UD Naked Skin Concealer until something better comes along.

Have you tried this concealer? What did you think of it?

Bye for now!

Chelsey

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13 Comments

  • Reply misspebblesgirl January 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    A beautiful review. Love your detail

  • Reply dolledupbyj January 25, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Thanks for the review! Everyone on youtube has been raving about this so it’s nice to see a different side of it. xo J

    • Reply Chelsey January 25, 2016 at 10:16 am

      You’re welcome! I honestly don’t get the hype on this one.

  • Reply Liz ll Inspector Gorgeous January 25, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Thanks for the honest review! I wondered about the staying power of this formula and I almost bought it this weekend. I think I’ll hold out for a better product that is not so pricey!!

    • Reply Chelsey January 25, 2016 at 10:18 am

      You’re welcome! I usually have no issues with staying power since my skin can be on the dry side so I was surprised that this faded like it did.

  • Reply Anne January 25, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Oh no, too bad this didn’t work for you but a great detailed review πŸ™‚
    xo Anne

    • Reply Chelsey January 25, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thank you! I was expecting to love it but that’s okay

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    • Reply Chelsey February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      It says your blog is protected πŸ™

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  • Reply ClassicMaggie February 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Oh that’s disappointing – I kept hearing everyone rave about this concealer on Youtube. I have heard a few say it’s prone to creasing though. I’m assuming you have the colour correcting version versus the concealing version? I wonder if there’s a difference in the formulas?

    • Reply Chelsey February 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Ya I’m not sure about that. I always go with the R shades in their line since those are the pink toned ones. I don’t think I’m willing to purchase another 1 to find out lol I’m sticking with my UD Naked Skin Concealer

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