Something I’ve been into lately is foundations. I feel like I’ve been accumulating a lot of them, and genuinely enjoying trying all of them out. Today I wanted to pit an old favourite against a newcomer. The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD (and prior HD foundation) has had a fantastic place in my foundation lineup. I’ve actually done a Versus post on the Ultra HD and old HD formula here. At IMATS, I ended up picking the Inglot HD Perfect Coverup foundation. I mostly bought this cause I’m getting low on the MUFE Ultra HD. The claims are similar though, so I thought I might as well see how they fair against each other!
MUFE Ultra HD (from the Sephora website)
Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera. Completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4K lens, this innovative foundation is infused with uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium-to-buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. It delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion.
Lasting all day and imparting a natural-looking finish, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation is formulated with hyaluronic spheres to ensure comfortable wear on all normal, dry, and combination skin types. Now available in an expanded range of 40 shades to match all skintones, it’s the perfect everyday foundation for a flawless complexion.
Inglot HD Perfect Coverup (from the Inglot website)
This hypoallergenic foundation provides long lasting coverage and conceals discoloration or any other imperfections. The product ensures natural, flawless finish adjusting to each skin tone and preventing excess shine. Enriched with white truffle extract, it keeps the skin moisture balanced. Suitable for sensitive skin.HD Perfect Coverup Foundation is carefully packaged into an airless 35 ml bottle that keeps the product safe and will let you use it till the last drop.
All INGLOT’s HD products contain HD pigments. Ideal for everyday use, these products may also be used for filming in high definition, ensuring the face looks flawless even on a big screen.
In terms of bottles, both of these foundations are decently similar. They both have pump tops (huge plus, but nowadays expected) with see-through bottles. One thing I’d like to complement the Inglot one for is that the foundation actually pushes up from the bottom. This is helpful to see how much you have left and when you’re running low. I LOVE these types of things with makeup and it just makes for a better utility product.
The MUFE Ultra HD contains 1.01 fluid oz while the Inglot HD Perfect Coverup has a bit more at 1.18 fluid oz. I’ll do the breakdown of prize in a bit, but even with the slightly stockier MUFE bottle, the leaner Inglot bottle does contain more product.
The MUFE Ultra HD comes in at $52 CAD which means it’s around $51.49 per fluid oz. The Inglot is also $52 CAD which comes out to around $44.07 per fluid oz. So not only do you get more with the Inglot foundation, but it’s also cheaper per fluid oz! Not by a massive amount, but still a couple of hard earned dollars per fluid oz!
Both formulas are EXTREMELY similar. Out of the bottle, they are liquidy, but don’t drip all over the place. The Inglot one might be a tad thicker, but it’s definitely minimal.
Inglot HD Perfect Coverup 73 – Make Up For Ever 120
There are 40 shades in the MUFE foundation and 17 shades in the Inglot. This is definitely a huge disparity and MUFE definitely takes the cake on that one. If Fenty has taught us anything, it’s that POC appreciate foundation that matches them! In MUFE I have shade 120 and in Inglot I was matched to 73. I actually just wanted to give a shoutout to LJ, another beauty blogging friend over at Anything but Marzipan who works with Inglot. She did a great job of colour matching during the hustle and bustle of IMATS!!
Inglot HD Perfect Coverup 73 – Make Up For Ever 120
From the swatches, they look VERY different. Funny enough, once applied to the face and blended, they actually look pretty similar (which we will get to).
With these being very similar formulations, I was able to use the exact same technique to apply them with pretty much the same results. I use a beauty blender with both of these and it gives a really flawless look. Both are a medium coverage but I found the Inglot foundation gives a tiny bit of a higher coverage. When you’re blended and it’s said and done, both look EXTREMELY similar.
To put these two foundations to the test, I did a split face with both of them, Inglot on the left and MUFE on the right.
L – Inglot R- MUFE
The picture above is with my foundation completed. There is no doubting, both of these foundations look STELLAR on camera. Like, really really good. The coverage is perfect for my skin and I think it still looks pretty natural. The MUFE has been my go-to foundation for any time I know there will be a lot of pictures taken. Both of these foundations definitely live up to their HD claims!
For my wear test, I wore both foundations for the duration of the day. I tested the foundations for over 8 hours with no touching up. This is about how long I would leave my foundation on for a normal day and I never can be bothered to touch up. So definitely a true-to-life scenario.
L- Inglot R- MUFE
End of day results definitely look much more haggardly (as can be seen from my hair). That aside, you can see a bit clearer how the foundation held up. This photo is using a flash just because I couldn’t use natural light like my first picture at the end of the day.
To remind again, we have Inglot on the left and MUFE on the right. If you look at my nose, you can definitely see foundation breakdown. The MUFE breakdown is a bit more as it extends further down my nose. The Inglot foundation still has breakdown but not as much as the MUFE. My face is definitely shiny, but otherwise coverage remained pretty decent.
I love both of these foundations. Seriously, they work pretty decent with my skin type (oily combo) and just need a bit of touching up if you’re planning to wear them long term. I slightly prefer the Inglot for the price point and somewhat longer wear, but MUFE has more colours. Both of these foundations are VERY solid and I think definitely worth your money.
Thanks so much for reading! Hope this was helpful and I hope you have a great day!