This product was a replacement for my MAC C4 powder foundation. I give it a 3 out of 5. The salesperson at sephora matched my skin to a 127. When I went outside it was very orange and had to return it. I matched my own skin and bought no. 118, that is 4 shades lighter and matches perfect. The only thing I really don't like is that is just "sits" on my skin and looks dry and you can see my pores around my cheek area. For $36 I rather stick to my MAC or even Loreal True Match in W4 which is about $13 at the drugstores.
This product is a miracle worker. It has a dewy texture but with good coverage that gives a flawless finish. I recommend it to all my friends and have been using it for years regardless of the price. It stays on through out the day and is easy applied with either a stripling brush or with a medium sized kabuki.
Smooth creamy texture, super flexible coverage (sheer to FULL), perfect color match, and long lasting. I love this formula. I purchased in 118 and am MUFE HD 123 / MAC C4 (neutral light tan). This foundation darkens at least 2 shades, so test at least 2 hours before selecting a color. I am combo- dry and use my Sephora Airbrush #55 brush. It is really buildable so start light because it looks super matte quickly. But with just a layer or two it has a lovely semi-matte finish that lasts at least 6 hours with no shine. It does not catch on any dry areas at all, just moisturize beforehand. It looks natural but finished. Perfect for work in NY muggy Spring / Summer and easy touching up. The only con is it is a VERY soft powder and I broke one of the testers :-/ so be gentle! But it's the soft texture that makes it so smooth and nice, so it's worth it! Highly recommend for combo gals and girls.
This powder is very nice if you are not on the extreme side of acne prone and oily and need heavy coverage. i wouldn't recommend it for that.
For me, I've been switching over to a powder foundation in time for summer. My Tzone will oil up no matter what, and all of my liquid foundations are too "dewy" to work and I hate powdering since it never lasts. Ain't nobody got time to pull out their compact in public and reapply!
I like applying once in the morning and then forgetting about my makeup until I come home.
This powder will kick up. Use a big fluffy kabuki with a light swipe each time you try to pick up some product.It controls my oils beautifully, is nice and dry without caking or piling, and matches very nicely to my skin. I am in shade 127 Golden Sand at the moment for my NC42 skin. I may have to go to 153 when the summer sun is in full force. I love that these powders also run pink or yellow depending on your undertone.
I don't really care for the compact, it's nice but could be sturdier for the price. Speaking of price, this stuff is expensive! I will have to see how long it takes for me to hit pan with daily usage.
I LOVE this product!!!! I have horribly oily skin and this plus the mat velvet saved my life!! I fell in love with 175 but I could also go for 178!! I don't really care for it wet but using it dry works wonders!
;This was a replacement for Merle Norman's Ultra Powder Foundation, which I like pretty well, but just happened to be in Sephora's checking out fragrances. So I thought, oh what the heck, give the new kid on the block a try-after all the Merle Norman's shop has become difficult to get to due to road work from Hades. The salesman seemed very confident that I would LOVE this foundation. He easily matched me with 118-Neutral Beige and it did look exactly like my MN which I had no complaints about. I just started wearing powder foundation about 6 months ago when I went into the hospital to get double knee replacements and I wanted something more convenient to use than a liquid or cream while laying in bed recuperating. The MN covered well and was the best match I had worn in a long time. I was a confirmed DS make-up person and the thought of spending $30 for a compact seemed outrageous to me, but since I was having surgery-I treated myself. Back to the Makeup Forever-it went on nicely and seemed to have almost as good a coverage as the MN. I'm 59 and need a little more coverage than I used to since I'm beginning to get those horrid little brown age spots. The MUF compact was harder to get into than the MN, but no big deal. And I recently saw the dermatologist and had most of the brown spots frozen off, so less coverage was fine with me. I don't need a mask-I've taken good care of my skin and it shows. I wore the MUF home and have had it on now for several hours and it's holding up pretty well. I don't think I'll try it wet because I like the coverage it gives dry. My slightly oily T-zone isn't acting up but time will tell. I have gotten cystic acnes on my chin in the past that have been make-up related, but not since I switched to powder. So far so good. It cost about $9 more than the MN, has slightly less coverage, and is hard to get into, but those are the only negatives I've found. My skin looks good and natural and the Neutral Beige is a perfect match. I don't know why I waited all these years to switch to a powder foundation-it's so much more convenient! I like this product, but when the road repairs are done, I may go back to MN's. After all $9 is enough savings to go back to MN's as long as the MUF isn't superior and it isn't. It's a good enough product, but hardly an HG! Unless I break out I'll probably keep this and continue to use it. I might buy it again, if the roads keep MN difficult to get to! Oh-my shade in the MN is Chiffon-a perfect match and almost identical to MUF's neutral beige. But I would recommend giving MN a try if MUF doesn't work out for you!
I dont understand the negative reviews!! This stuff is HG material for me. I love it even more than my benefit hello flawless powder. The finish it gives is great coverage, and yet LIGHT, natural, breathable, with a glowy finish. Perfect for summer. I have normal skin so it works for me but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for oily skin since it is dewy and dewy mixed with oily tends to just look more oily at times.. This foundation is amazing, it makes my skin just GLOW even after a 10 hour workday.
I have this in pink porcelain/ 110 and it is a perfect match for my very fair skin with pink undertones. This is a nice, finely milled powder that applies evenly with the included sponge or a brush. I do like this product but I also use Maybelline Fit Me powder in porcealin/110 and the two procucts are nearly identical in performance and coverage for me so I probably would not repurchase this one because it is more expensive.
So far, I'm pretty impressed with this powder. I don't normally wear any powder at all, but I needed something to set a particularly crease-y concealer, so I decided to try it out. I have a hard time finding my shade (very very pale) in MUFE so I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this stuff in 110 and it was a good match for my summer skintone -- it won't work in winter, but it didn't oxidize either. I like it because it's sheer coverage and doesn't look like an obvious layer of powder. This is, in fact, the first time I've ever worn powder in the summertime, as I prefer a more natural look that's not too matte or heavy in hot weather. I've even been able to wear it all over my face at night as a setting powder at more formal, full-face-o-makeup occasions without any cakey dry grossness.
If you're looking for something to replace Duo Mat, this probably isn't it. Duo Mat was so thick and powdery on my dry skin, and when the SA told me that this is its replacement I almost didn't try it at all. I still don't use it all over my face during the daytime but it's pretty good for setting undereye concealer.
I am not a fan or powder as I am older and have aging skin, which accentuates wrinkles. But this one is different. As long as you don't put it around your eyes I see no dif in this and a good for aging fdtn like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. it is especially good if you have dry skin, but if you have oil breakthrough and though I am dry even I did, you can blot. It gives med coverage, not full, not sheer. What I like is the color range. But try it one. I am 118 in HD liquid, 118 looked horrid on me in this powder, 117 was my color. Recommend for the ease of use and touch ups for those without terrribly oily skin over 35