What’s The Difference Between HD Makeup And Normal Makeup? Here’s The 411


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The world of makeup can be rather daunting- it is rather difficult to maneuver through, especially when you are spoilt for choice. There are so many options out there, however when it comes to final finish there are only two: HD makeup and normal makeup. While the difference between the two may seem a little miniscule, it actually makes a whirlwind of a difference to your face. High definition makeup is mostly significant in face products, such as your foundation, highlighter, and even your primer. However it does extend to lip and eye products such as kajals and lipsticks too. So, HD makeup vs normal makeup, scroll down to see which one is better suited for your skin type and need.


What Is HD Makeup?


HD makeup or ‘high definition’ makeup is pretty much what it says it is. It uses high definition makeup products that work well for intense situations like weddings and photoshoots. The formulation of HD makeup products, especially foundations, is that they are far more heavy-duty and don’t melt when it comes to long-wear or when it comes into contact with high levels of heat and lights. The main purpose behind HD makeup is to give you a flawless, professional effect that looks natural. HD products are often formulated with small particles of crystal and silicon, which translates to a very natural effect. Plus, it is super long-lasting which means touch-ups are often kept at the minimum.


MyGlamm Recommends The Best HD Makeup Products

MyGlamm Pose HD Foundation Stick

This stick foundation applies on your skin super smoothly and leaves it with a matte finish. It has a medium to high coverage and is rather lightweight on the skin. The formula contains nourishing and hydrating ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. The silicone dioxide microspheres help blur imperfections and to create a soft focus effect. The best part about this product is that you can use it as a concealer, highlighter, and contour.


MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Pose HD Blush Duo - Coral | Punch

Give your cheeks a flush of colour and hint of shine with this HD blush and highlighter duo. It has a satin finish that is lightweight and gives you a buildable coverage that blends effortlessly.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Pose HD Setting Powder

This natural shine free setting powder leaves your skin with a radiant finish and a soft focus effect. This blurs imperfections and gives your skin a sheer coverage. The formula is moisturising and hydrating and can set your makeup for prolonged wear. Enriched with hyaluronic acid this setting powder also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is Normal Makeup?


Normal makeup is the regular makeup one would use on a daily basis. The products that are used are of a different formulation that is less intense and heavy. Regular makeup gives you a coverage ranging from light to medium to heavy. It is more suited for everyday use and depending on the formula, it lasts for up to a few hours. The difference between normal makeup and HD makeup is that HD makeup can withstand extreme heat and light conditions, while normal makeup tends to break down after a few hours.


MyGlamm Recommends The Best Normal Makeup


MyGlamm Tinted Perfection Face Primer

A tinted perfection face primer that helps reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and evens out your texture. It has the ability to control shine through the day and prolongs your makeup for as long as possible. It gives your skin a matte finish with a hint of a colour. The texture is lightweight and silky and is suitable for all skin types.

MyGlamm Treat Love Care Brightening Foundation

A liquid formulation foundation that leaves your skin with a luminous high coverage finish. The formulation is packed with vitamins and ingredients like clementine water that brightens dull skin. It repairs epidermal structure skin. The airless pump allows for easy application- which makes it easy to apply and free from germs too!


MyGlamm Total Makeover FF Cream Foundation Palette

Conceal your bags, circles, and blemishes with this all in one face palette. Comprising a primer, concealer, foundation, compact with SPF 30, as well as two colour correctors, the formula is lightweight and is enriched with tropical oils that hydrate your skin too. With a cream-to-powder finish, it gives your skin a medium to high coverage with a smoothing effect.

MyGlamm Chisel It Contour Kit

An all-in-one highlighter, blush, and contour duo, the Chisel It palette brings all your cheek needs in one place. The formula has a buildable coverage with a luminous and silky finish. The bronzer and blush come in a matte finish, while the highlighter has a gorgeous shimmer touch to it.

MyGlamm K.Play Flavoured Compact

A silky textured compact powder that leaves your skin with a radiant finish. The formula is infused with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help brighten your skin. It evens out your skin tone, conceals fine lines, and reduces the appearance of pores.

Difference Between HD Makeup And Normal Makeup


Although both types of makeup have a very similar approach, the finishing difference between HD makeup and normal makeup is very obvious. Scroll down to see what might suit your needs better.



Very, very natural even when coverage is really high

Can look cakey and heavy, especially if coverage is high

Long-lasting, doesn’t budge even with high temperatures

Medium longevity –– the formula can break down in hot and humid conditions

Is better suited for normal to oily skin types as it clings to dry patches

Is suited for all skin types

Doesn’t feel heavy on the skin

Can feel heavy on the skin

Looks great on camera

Looks alright on camera –– flaws can still be spotted

How Is Hd Makeup Better Than Normal Makeup? 


HD makeup is better than normal makeup for times you need to look perfect for long periods of time. It is best for weddings or photoshoots where every detail of your skin would be captured. Since it is lightweight and long-lasting, it works well under strong lights or hot and humid weather. It leaves your skin with an almost natural ‘your skin but better’ kind of look.


How Is Normal Makeup Better Than HD Makeup? 


Normal makeup is what you would use on a daily basis. It’s regular makeup that your skin is comfortable with. It comes in different formulas and can be tweaked to suit your skin’s needs. So if you have dry skin, a dewy formula would be better, whilst if you have oily skin a mattefying formula would be better.


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When trying to understand the difference between HD makeup and normal makeup, and which one works best for you it’s important to understand what your needs are. The main one being how flawless do you want the finish and how you want it to look in pictures. HD is better suited for high functioning events while normal makeup is best for everyday use.


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