When I heard that Make Up For Ever was coming out with the Make Up For EverUltra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation ($52, available here) I was pleasantly surprised! I’m not the biggest fan of stick foundations, or any non-liquid foundation product but I know Make Up For Ever always bring out their A-game, and that I should at least give it a shot. I wasn’t disappointed!
The similarity between the Make Up For EverUltra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation ($52, available here) and the MaybellineFit Me Stick Foundation is quite uncanny – black plastic pop-over packaging with a clear top that allows you to see the true shade inside. Like many, I don’t like the idea of travelling or carrying a bottle of my foundation in my makeup bag because it is 1) impractical and 2) seems really silly to me particularly when the glass or plastic bottle could explode at any time!
Like a true Make Up For Ever release, the brand brought out 15 shades. Not up to the usual Make Up For Ever standard of 40+ shades to complement every skintone but still enough to stay competitive to other brands.
I thought about writing a product review on this, giving you my thoughts on the product overall which I’ll cover in a few brief paragraphs, but I thought I would share with you why this has become an absolute gem to have in my daily makeup bag.
The slim, unobstructive, and travel-friendly design makes this product incredibly useful to carry around with you for touch-ups during the day. The stick / “cream” format means very little risk of spillage or explosion inside of your makeup bag, and the compact and un-obstentatious packaging makes it incredibly useful to have in your travel arsenal and daily makeup bag without screaming “high-maintenance” to your co-workers or significant other (Hey, all I want to do is to make sure my foundation looks good for selfies at dinner!)
The formula itself is a standout – similar to the Ultra HD Foundation ($50, available here), the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick blends effortlessly and covers up a lot in one go. It’s a guaranteed medium-coverage product that will cover redness, and stubborn spots, but can be built up to a heavier coverage. This product is meant to be the fuller-coverage sister to the Ultra HD Foundation, providing an alternative should you find the coverage of the reformulated product to be too light for your preference.
The stick format allows you to control the coverage too – a sheer touch up? Covering a really bad skin day? Missed a spot because you were running late? Easy-peasy! And no chance of you messing around with your makeup underneath! With this stick format, you get the best of both worlds – the formula that Make Up For Ever has become world-famous for and the easy to transport format! On my NC25 skintone, I use 125 = Y315 Sand and 120 = Y245 Soft Sand.
For some additional reference, I wear the following shades in other brands:
- Laura MercierPhoto Ready Silk Creme Foundation in Bamboo Beige
- Estée LauderDouble Wear Foundation in 2W1 Sand
- CliniqueEven Better Foundation in #25 Buff
- Make Up For EverUltra HD Foundation in Y245 / Y315 depending on the time of the year
- DiorStar Foundation in #21 Linen
- DiorDiorskin Forever Foundation in #20 Light Beige
The second way I like to use this product is as a concealer or contour stick. I know, I know, it’s a pretty splurge-y item to be used for something so simple! However, this is a great product to have handy if you self-tan a lot or your skintone changes drastically between seasons!
Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation?
I love the versatility of this product <3 Anything that I can travel with and bring along without risk of spilling is always a winner in my book!
I was considering getting a cream stick foundation as a contour but couldn’t justify it but I like the idea of using it when someone is fake tanning! Brilliant!
Definitely helpful to have handy!
I’ve been wanting to get this for a while now and I think I definitely will now! It looks so nice.
It’s one of those that I felt like I could live without, but once I started using it more frequently, becomes HG combinations!
I really want to try this, I tried their liquid foundation before but I never tried their stick foundation or any kind of stick foundation before. Hopefully I buy this soon, it sounds great.
The stick format is very convenient and I like that it gives so many options when it comes to usage! You can get a sheer to pretty much very full coverage with it! Have you tried the HD foundation yet?
I looooove this stick and I want to get one a few shades darker for subtle contouring. Great idea!
Thanks Chelsea!! Are you using it mostly as a concealer right now?
Nope, just as a regular foundation ????
I really need to try this product! xx
Let me know what you think of it!
looks great doll, thanks for sharing
It’s a great addition to any makeup stash! Will you be picking it up?
I keep seeing NikkiTutorials rave about this foundation, but I’m still hesitant to try it. I have super acne-prone oily skin, and most foundations don’t work for me. But it looks so gorgeous and easy to use!
Katherine || The Green Bows
I agree! It’s one of those that keeps popping up everywhere and I kept thinking… maybe I should give it a try! Glad I did, and discovered 2 fun ways of using it!
Oh I used to LOVE MUFE’s HD liquid foundation but didn’t get to try out their newer formula. This stick foundation looks awesome!!!! I will definitely test them out next time I’m in sephora! ????
Thanks for sharing!
The new HD foundation is worth looking into if you loved the older formulation! This one is a special one – love the coverage and formula!
I adore MUFE and their HD liquid foundation, and this one sounds so great too! xx
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