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Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Palette Review and Swatches

When I was at the Makeup Show Orlando in November I picked up the Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Palette. Right at the start of the show I went to visit the Graftobian booth because I wanted to buy one of the HD foundations from Graftobian but I wasn’t quite sure which shade would match me. I’d been looking at this palette online for months!

Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Palette Review and Swatches

The Website Claims
These HD Crème Foundations from Graftobian are a soft and silky formula, light enough for everyday use but with enough coverage to perform through thick and thin, yielding a beautiful finish, considered by many makeup artists to be the best HD crème makeup on the market today. These shades are formulated to yield flawless results whether or not you’re in front of a camera. Some people don’t even powder these crèmes, but it is recommended by Graftobian that you do. For a Porcelain Doll perfect finish, apply a suitable shade of Graftobian’s HD Pro Powder over the HD Crème Foundation application in lieu of face powder. The intense pigmentation of the HD Pro Powder over the HD Crème Foundation is what yields that awesome final finish. This palettes allow you to sample 5 colors at once, very economically as well as providing you with a very attractive package to pull out of your kit on the set. Ultra-Lite Palette includes these colors: Silk Sprite (C), Nymph (C), Porcelain (N), Lady Fair (N), Ivory (W)

Ingredients
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyl Palmitate (Ethylhexyl), Camauba Wax (Copemicia Cerifera), Petrolatum, Lanalin Oil, Bees Wax, Ozokerite Wax, Acetylated Lanalin Alcohol, PTFE, BHA, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, N-Butylparaben. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Talc, Ultrmarines. (CI 77891, 77499, 77491, 77492, 77007)

Price
$26.99 at Amazon.com

Two lovely ladies at the booth gave me a hand. The first woman that I spoke to said she thought I would match to this palette, which is what I had deduced as well. She called the other woman over to color match my neck.

Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Palette

Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Palette Review and Swatches

After playing with the shades on my skin, she said that I could get away with wearing any of these shades, but that she felt Lady Fair and Porcelain were my best matches. She also stated that the shades could be easily mixed together for a custom shade.

Graftobian HD High-Definition Glamour Creme Ultra Lite Foundation Palette Swatches

L to R – Silk Sprite – Nymph – Porcelain – Lady Fair – Ivory

L to R - Silk Sprite - Nymph - Porcelain - Lady Fair - Ivory

L to R – Silk Sprite – Nymph – Porcelain – Lady Fair – Ivory

You can see how the shades, when they’re blended out, do meld nicely with my skin.

Wearing Graftobian Lady Fair only on my t-zone
Wearing Graftobian Lady Fair only on my t-zone. See the tutorial.
Wearing Lady Fair & the Naked Basics Palette. See the tutorial.
Wearing Lady Fair & the Naked Basics Palette. See the tutorial.

My Thoughts
What I really love about this palette is its versatility. It provides as full or as sheer of coverage as you need. It doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin. The different shades can be used individually or mixed together as needed. I’ve used Nymph as under eye concealer, so it really can double as a concealer in addition to foundation.

Because it’s a cream, I prefer to set it with a powder. You can use any sort of HD finishing powder to set it, or a beauty powder. If I wear sunglasses with it, I experience the typical ‘my foundation is rubbing off on my sunglasses’ but other than that it wears well for me.

It doesn’t irritate my skin or have a smell, like some foundations do. You can use it with a beauty sponge if you’re a fan of those, or apply it with your fingers and then blend it with a foundation brush. I’m still not entirely comfortable using the beauty sponges but I do love the results when I apply it and then use my Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring brush to blend it out.

Would I recommend?
Absolutely! This is a reasonably priced versatile palette that provides you with sheer to full coverage, as well as doubling as a concealer. I think this should be a staple in any makeup artist’s kit, as the shades blend together easy, too. They’re also extremely portable. I also love the shade range because they have about 50 different foundation shades from ultra light to ultra dark.

Have you tried the Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Foundation? If so, what’s your shade match?

Rating
5 Star Rating

 

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

 

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18 Comments

  • Hello 🙂
    I live in Italy and here is very hard to find a very pale foundation shade..! What is the different between Nymph and Silk Sprite? I would need the fairest. But they look quite same colour.
    Thanks 🙂 bye

  • I’m curious I’m thinking of getting illamasque foundation in white or mac in white to try for not just contouring but to make foundation and concealer fit me cause I’m so pale is also I heard kryolyn silver foundation for highlighting anyone no which is the better and do they work?

  • Love my Graftobian foundations! I’m a Lady Fair too, though if I get color in the summer (through my SPF 50, of course), I go up to Bombshell.

    I love my cheapie e.l.f. Studio Powder brush for application, and for daily-wear, I spritz the brush and the surface of the pan with a bit of water (Rosewater is lovely, but plain will suffice). Perfect coverage, not cakey, skin still looks glowey and natural- not at all like stage makeup!

  • I have read that theatrical and FX makeup is not designed to be worn on skin for hours and hours, and isn’t good for it. Have you experienced this? My skin isn’t sensitive and doesn’t break out and I use a primer, but I’m curious to know if this is true.

    • That may be true of prosthetics, spirit gum, etc…but I doubt you’d have trouble with foundations, unless there is something specific you are sensitive to (which, of course, is just as likely to occur with other cosmetics, a well-formulated stage makeup isn’t more likely to contain irritants).

      I have what my derm calls “very, very, very, very sensitive skin” and I’ve used Graftobian foundation for years on myself and in my kit. I’ve never had an issue personally, nor have I had any complaints.

  • I love the fact that you get cool, neutral and warm shades and you can mix for a custom shade. Your skin looks fantastic!

  • I have been staring at these for a long time, but I didn’t know which shade to get. Now I do! Thanks Phyrra! I won’t be picking it up right away, but it’s definitely back on my wishlist for the future. 🙂

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