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Time For Your Close-Up - High-def Makeup

Image: Danica Stonehouse, MUA: Olivia Morley, Model: Katelyn MalaykoTime for Your Close Up -
High-def Makeup

High definition or not high definition?  Some say there is no such thing as high-def makeup, while others say it's the best makeup out there.  I wanted to find out who carried HD Makeup and what is was all about.

What is HD makeup?

High-def cameras expose any crease, wrinkle or blemish; however, thick, unnatural pancake makeup is also obvious through an HD lens.

"To avoid the cakey texture of standard TV makeup, high-definition brands are more sheer, while still hiding uneven skin texture and other un-telegenic flaws", said makeup artist Joanna Schlipp.  She has used HD-friendly makeup for the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys, “You can see the skin through the makeup, but the makeup creates a softer focus,” she said.

In other words, these cosmetics simultaneously camouflage imperfections, cover blemishes and still manage to appear invisible. The pigments and formulas are designed to blend seamlessly with the skin.

What’s in HD makeup?

"The main difference is light-scattering ingredients," makeup artist Tina Turnbow said. “The reflective particles are what make the foundation really flattering.” 

Diffusing light creates an illusion of an even finish so you can’t detect the flaws underneath -- like airbrushing for your skin. Cosmetics with an HD label will likely contain one of the following: mica, silicone, crystals, or quartz. These particles sit on top of the skin and help to scatter light in subtle ways. 

The powders are often milled to a fine consistency to help avoid detection by the cameras. Mineral pigments in a micronized texture are often present as well because they don’t settle into pores. Some formulas may contain mattifying agents to prevent shine in oilier complexions and avoid glare. So foundations are usually oil-free. 

HD makeup is often made to moisturize because makeup can settle into cracks and creases of dry skin. The hydration also plumps up dry skin to make wrinkles and lines less noticeable. 

Sephora, Cargo, Christen Dior and Smashbox all carry HD Makeup, I went to a few others but they either told me that they didn't know what I was talking about and looked at me as if I just asked if I could get them to roll on the floor and flap like a fish, Some of the counters I went to today told me there is no such thing as High Definition Make-Up that is it a gimmick or just a sale pitch.....I do not agree with that at all. I was totally sold at Sephora!! Make-up forever has some AMAZING high def products, I was able to try the foundation and finishing powder....and let me tell you I have never looked so good in hard daylight as I did that day.

Here are a few products from Makeup Forever and Cargo that I really really loved using

Makeup Forever HD 

HD Microperfecting Primer - $32 

What it is:
A lightweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin's texture and primes the skin for makeup application.

What it does:
HD Microperfecting Primer deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and last longer.

What else you need to know:
The Sephora-exclusive primer comes in six color-correcting shades and one transparent shade. 

HD Invisible Cover Foundation - $40

What it is:
An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.

What it does:
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.

What else you need to know:
This Sephora-exclusive foundation comes in 25 shades to suit all skintones.

HD Microfinish Powder - $30 

What it is:
A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone.

What it does:
Sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones.

What else you need to know:
It's completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica. Dermatologically tested.

Cargo Blue Ray HD Makeup 


Created for high definition filming to provide flawless results while looking natural, this oil-free mattifier is pore refining, line minimizing and conditioning. 
Applied under foundation as a primer it refines the appearance of the pores and helps to control the look of oil and shine during the day while minimizing the need for foundation touch-ups.
Features and Benefits

  • Vitamin E - A powerful anti-oxidant that helps the skins ability to fight off damaging free radicals found in the environment.

OMD4 Pick for best HD Makeup is Makeup Forever 

But don't take my word for it try these brands for yourself and you be the judge.  

Makeup Forever 
Cargo Cosmetics 

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