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HD Makeup for High Definition Ladies

Haven’t blogged in a little bit.. but I am still alive! Had a really busy few weeks, but I have some stuff to share with you all.

For models, actresses, actors, anyone recorded in HD (even us chicks that take digital camera pictures before a night out on the town) you have to check out the new high definition makeup that is available for the public and not just for Hollywood behind-the-scenes use.

Pores, fine lines, uneven skin.. you will look amazing when these flaws are minimized. Cosmetic brands like Christian Dior, Cargo and Makeup Forever are coming out with high definition makeup that looks good not only in print and tv, but out in the sun, at the office, anywhere!

When I tell friends about these products, they always assume the makeup is going to be thick and heavy like theatrical makeup, but that is actually the opposite. The key ingredients in HD makeup is the photochromatic particles which reflect light away from the skin, instead of absorbing light. This gives skin an airbrush effect and softens lines and pores.. what could be better than that? There are a lot of light-reflecting products already on the market that offer the same results, but how do we know it’s “safe” to use for HD? Well, I guess you can just go looking for the “HD” labels on products, or you can experiment around with what works best with the camera.

The only official HD labeled product I’ve used is Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder:
Makeup Forever High Definition

This stuff rocks! It’s translucent, so you don’t need to worry about what color to purchase. 100% silica is the stuff that gives it the airbrush look. At $30 for .35 oz, it’s a little pricey, but worth a try if you want to look a little bit more flawless. Makeup Forever also offers a whole line of HD products, so you might want to test some of that out at Sephora next time you go in.

Dior Capture Totale

Capture Totale by Christian Dior, $75 for 1 oz. Available online only.

One of the best selling HD foundations out there, a customer fave Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation with SPF 15. Oil free! $38 for 1 oz.

Only available at Sephora:
Cargo blu_ray

Cargo blu_ray Collection with an assortment of cosmetics that are perfect for bridal shoots, modeling, etc. $59 for a gloss collection, blush and highlighter, pressed powder, mattifyer and mascara.

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I am Krista, the author of I started a career as a pro makeup artist in 2001 for Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco bay area, and transitioned in 2006 to pursue jobs in the Silicon Valley. I am currently working as an editor in the media industry, where I contribute to original content that includes beauty articles. I am occasionally doing freelance makeup jobs, but spend most of my time working on improving my health and wellbeing. I have Hashimoto's and PCOS, and plan on contributing articles that touch on these areas, as well as weight loss and Paleo Diet recipes.

2 Responses to HD Makeup for High Definition Ladies

  1. just so you know, u can get teh SAME exact HD Powder with 100% silica like the one in sephora for muchhhhh cheaper. i got the one from sephora too before i found out about this. go to and look for silica powder. its $4 for 1 oz!!!

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