Makeup Forever HD Foundation Review + Photos!

Thursday, 3 July 2014



Hey guys! Today I wanted to review a long-time love of mine, the Makeup Forever HD Foundation. As you may have seen in other posts, this is my number one foundation of choice for any nights out or photo occasions and here's why.

First of all, the range of shades is so wide that I can imagine that almost everyone could find a colour to match them. This is something I find is so rare in foundations as a whole, with most only catering for light-medium skins, completely ignoring fair or darker tones. My shade is 110 Pink Porcelain and it's a perfect match, down to shade and tone which gave it it's first brownie points from me. 

The coverage is medium-full which is another factor I always look for in a evening foundation as I tend to go really red as soon as I'm hot or drink alcohol (not so attractive). I'll be honest and say, it's not the most natural looking finish of all my bases but it isn't overly obvious of cakey either. As long as you moisturize your skin properly, it glides over any problem areas with ease and covers redness perfectly.

Onto the longevity, the Makeup Forever HD Foundation succeeds again. I rarely find myself touching this up, it really does last for hours, which has been particularly handy on days such as my graduation where I had a lot of photos taken and not a lot of time to be reapplying makeup. Definitely one of my longer lasting foundations.

But the real winning point of this foundation, is the actual finish in photography, what it's made for. Here is where it 100% delivers! As you'll see in the photographs below, it really makes the skin appear completely flawless, especially when you note that none of the photos have been at all edited in any way.




The foundation is pretty hard to get your hands on in the UK, I managed to pick mine up from this site. It is around £6 more expensive than the States unfortunately but the product is certainly worth it and I for one will always have it in my collection.

Have you tried this foundation? What other Makeup Forever products would you recommend? 

Also, if you haven't already check out my blog sale

HUGE BLOG SALE! Nars Guy Bourdin Palette, MAC, Illamasqua, DIOR, Jo Malone etc!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Hi everyone. I wanted to do a quick blog sale as I have SO much stuff I never use, particularly after coming to the realisation that actually - blush looks terrible on me! Just a few rules:

- I'm only going to be shipping within the UK for the safety of the items / pricing.
- Postage will be £3.99 so I can ensure they are wrapped properly but if you get more than one item, this will stay the same.
- It will work on a first come, first served basis on comments on the post!
- Payment through PayPal to katherine.parkes@hotmail.co.uk.
- No refunds, all sales are final.

With that all out of the way, here are the items!


Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 001 (RRP £30) - Used three times - £14
Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Alabaster (RRP £58) - Used twice - £35
EX1 Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in F100 (RRP £10.50) Tested once - £3
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Creamy Natural (RRP varies) Tested once (wrong shade) - £4
Becca Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation in Porcelain (RRP £32) - Used three times - £13


Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder (RRP £32) - 95% left - £15
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Amused - Tested once - £12
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush (RRP £21.50) - Used Twice - £10
Illamasqua Tremble Blush (RRP £21.50) - 85% left - £6


MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Until Dawn (LE) - Tested Once - £8
NARS Savage Cream Eyeshadow - Used Twice - £10
NARS Himalayas Powder Eyeshadow (white/pinky purple duochrome) (RRP £18) - Used Once -  £5



12 Lipstick Holder - £4
2 x MAC Turquatic Perfume Rollerball  (RRP £16)- Used Once Each - £6
MAC LE Lipstick in Flair For Finery (Lustre) (RRP £16.50) - Swatched Once - £8


Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning (RRP £19) - 90% left - £7
2 x Jo Malone Redcurrant & Cream LE Fragrance (RRP £40) - Never Opened - £28 each
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (RRP £25) - 60% left - £5
Indeed Labs Pepta Bright (RRP £29.99) - Used Once - £15



NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Palette (Each Shade Used Only Once, Very Good Condition) - Extremely rare, sold out quickly! - £35

Thanks for looking! :)