Make Up For Ever High Definition Microfinish Powder

The high-def revolution is a modern miracle for Natural Geographic docs, but guess what-if you're ever on camera, high-def is nothing but a cruel and unusual joke.

With high-def TV, which is six times as sharp as traditional TV, tiny pores look like craters, a slight blemish doubles for cystic acne, and that slight blueness underneath the eyes looks like evidence of a bar brawl.

Add foundation into the mix, and the scenario only gets uglier, my friends.

I assume makeup artists are finding this new technology "challenging" to say the least, which is why Make Up For Ever developed High Definition Microfinish Powder. This translucent loose powder dulls shine and absorbs oil under the hot lights of a television or movie set, but yet the particles remain so light, they're completely undetectable to the folks at home watching it on HD.

While I'm not an actress, I've taken a shine to the techy powder. I dusted it over my foundation the other day, and under the notoriously sadistic lighting of my local grocery store, my skincare-obsessed, makeup-eschewing friend stopped me and said, "Jess, your skin looks amazing."

When I told her it was powder, she was floored. When I told her it was developed for HD, she understood. She works in Hollywood.

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