Get ready for your close up: Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid

If you want to look perfect, then go to the cosmetics lines that are used in the film and television industries. High definition film and photography capture every single detail, every tiny line and wrinkle…so the makeup needs to make you look as fantastic as possible. Kryolan is an industry darling and their HD range is a cult favorite. I’ve been writing a lot about Kryolan lately – their motto is ‘Makeup is a science.’ Kryolan makes their own makeup, which is rare – pretty much unheard of – in the cosmetics industry. They have done this for three generations, coming up with the concept, manufacturing the product, and then ‘loving it into existence.’ Well, you are going to love their HD MICRO FOUNDATION SMOOTHING FLUID ($47.95), because it absolutely will get you ready for your close up.

Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340
Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340

The HD Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid bottle is awesome – very hygienic, very easy to use.  It’s plastic, and you can squeeze out just enough product without air or germs getting to the rest of the foundation. Nice.

Kryolan says, “HD Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid is a soft, micronized foundation with anti-aging complex and protects the skin from harmful environmental influences – for a perfect appearance. Ideally suited for natural looking make-up for high definition camera work in photography, fashion shows, show events, weddings and more. Apply Smoothing Fluid thinly and evenly with a fine-pore make-up sponge or foundation brush. Allow to set briefly and powder if necessary with Micro Finish Powder. ECARF certified.

Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340
Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340

If you don’t have a store that carries the Kryolan line near you it is not the easiest to find your correct shade. There are 21 shades available via the Kryolan website and I guessed that #340 would be my shade based on the online swatches which aren’t the best. When my foundation arrived I thought it was going to be way too dark for me, but it turned out to be a great match for my neutral light/medium skin.

Wearing Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340

The foundation has a creamy texture that applies on the dry side. You don’t have a lot of play time for buffing, but you also don’t need to do much – it blends in immediately and covers every flaw while somehow melding with skin, looking extremely natural, not like a cover up. The foundation has a soft radiance to it that is wonderful – very natural and it gives skin a glowy boost.

Wearing Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid in 340

I’m looking at my face right now and it’s exactly 13 hours since I applied the foundation. I purposely didn’t touch up during the day with any pressed powder (oh the sacrifices I make for this blog!). If I were to go back out on the town I would need to touch up under my eyes and powder my nose which is a little shiny. That’s it. The foundation holds up extremely well, especially with the Kryolan HD Micro Primer underneath which I previously reviewed HERE.

I am loving the Kryolan High Definition Micro Foundation Smoothing Fluid as much as I hoped I would – it’s my favorite foundation find so far this year. You can find Kryolan online at  – Lisa

Ingredients:  Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecanol, VP/ Eicosene Copolymer, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Kaolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate), Homosalate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Alcohol Denat., Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Hydroxyproline, Disodium Rutinyl Disulfate, Propylparaben, Sorbitol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol, BHT, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ultramarines CI 77007, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 36 CI 12085, Carmine CI 75470, Red 40 Lake CI 16035] May contain carmine as a color additive.


  1. Cindi | 5th Oct 18

    It looks like your natural beautiful skin. I could sure use this in my routine as the run of the mill pore filling primers just don’t do it for me. You look beautiful.

  2. Lola Seicento | 5th Oct 18

    I have been meaning to try their products, and this sounds like a really worthwhile HD foundation.

  3. Jennifer Mathews | 5th Oct 18

    Wow it looks great on you!

  4. gloria patterson | 5th Oct 18

    You got 13 hours of wear WOW ………. This I really need I have never had foundation that looked like it lasted 4hrs.

  5. Cindy Ingalls | 5th Oct 18

    It sounds fantastic, I just wonder if it has enough coverage for me.

  6. Never Say Die Beauty | 5th Oct 18

    I meant to go in to the store that sells Kryolan in Boston when I was in town earlier this week, but I was under the weather and I forgot. I have to go back through your posts and see all the Kyolan products you two have reviewed. This foundation looks great on Lisa, and it sounds terrific

  7. My Nail Polish Obsession | 6th Oct 18

    That foundation is a really nice match for your skin tone.

  8. Cassie Tucker | 7th Oct 18

    I love the sound of this foundation and that wear time is amazing. There is a store in Atlanta that sells Kryolan so if I ever get down there I’ll be picking up the foundation and the primer!

  9. Polarbelle | 7th Oct 18

    I may have told you this before, but we got to meet with the mastermind and founder about three years ago….around six months before he died or so. He was an incredibly interesting person and I loved that he was so intrigued by the science of makeup. It’s something I totally relate to.

  10. Ehmkay Nails | 7th Oct 18

    Oh wow, your skin looks amazing!

  11. Courtney | 9th Oct 18

    I wonder if they have a shade to match me.

  12. Gabrielle | 10th Oct 18

    This might be the foundation of my dreams! Hopefully they have something for my very pale, cool-toned skin.

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