This is a great alternative for mac's studio fix powder foundation, it's less caky and oily and breaks you out less but I still get an oily nose but less and breakout but also less but I guess all powder foundations do. This would look great if it has lancome's bb cream under it
This product does a pretty decent job at controlling oil if you have combo skin, not so much oily skin. I thought I liked the product at first because it helped keep my oily spots at bay and didn't dry out my dry spots, but after a few days I realized it looks really cakey, I didn't even apply that much. Not an awful product, but definitely not worth the price so I returned it
I love this product because Make Up Forever is one of the only brands that creates a foundation that matches my skin-tone (110 Pink Porcelain)! It has a nice, natural-looking finish, however, it does need touching up throughout the day.
Also, given the pricing, I feel the case should be of higher quality. I have bought this powder foundation twice, and twice the pan of makeup detached from the case. The first time this happened the powder shattered and crumbled everywhere in my purse. The second time it happened I quickly super-glued it back in place... but the powder still proved to be a bit brittle. As I continued using it it started breaking up in the center.
I have quite mixed feelings to this product: overall I like its decent coverage and natural finish. I have dry skin, can be very dry in winter, but contrary to what I thought before, I actually found powder foundation produces better results on me than liquid foundations. With liquid foundations -- i tried some that are supposed to be moisturizing, my face can get pretty cakey and flaky, especially around my nose, but with this the finish is silky and smooth. But then after a few hours my skin becomes shiny (not really greasy though) -- i usually don't get shiny face when not wearing any makeup. I still like the product because for me the shine is acceptable. But I think a possible solution would be using more moisturizer before applying this, because i think the root cause is still dehydration -- skin tends to produce more oil when it's dehydrated.
I have oily/combination skin, so I was looking for a powder foundation that I could wear for every day... and I found it! This stuff is my HG now. I am a foundation JUNKIE. I started using this every day and it has adequate coverage (tho I've only tried it dry), hasn't done anything negative to my skin (no breakouts, etc) and it feels like I have nothing on (I use a medium-density brush). I decided to use my old routine the other night (YSL touche eclat foundation and Chanel Les Beiges to set) and my face was an oil slick within hours. Of course, the choice of YSL touche eclat on oily skin was not a great idea in the first place, it made me love my MUFE pro-finish more - enough to be writing this review! If I wasn't cheap, I'd be tossing all of my old foundations and sticking to this one!
I love the idea of powder foundations but I have never tried one that Iike much. All, and I've tried dozens, have been dry and cakey-looking.
Then when I was on a shopping spree a few weeks I stumbled on this beauty in my closest Sephora. I vaguely remembered reading good reviews on it here (just what you do now!) and I tried a bit of it on the back of my hand. I picked the colour that looked like it would suit me and noticed it was 117 Golden Ivory. I loved the creamy feel and finely milled quality and also how well it covered redness (I have "lobster"hands unfortunately) so I bought it right away. And I've been wearing it every day since. It's so quick to apply. Probably less than a minute with my Chanel "marshmallow" brush. It covers beauifully without looking like powder and if I use what I think is too much it simply melts into my skin in a few minutes. For parts of my face I want extra coverage I use the sponge that comes with it. Lasting power is impressive for a powder. That's actually what made me write this review. Eight hours after I put it on this morning I thought it would be time for a touch-up and I didn't need one! I touched up anyway because it's such a joy to use. My only gripe is the packaging. It's pretty hard to open. Once when I tried my fingers slipped and I dropped the compact and broke the pan into smithereens. I had only had the powder a few days, but I went back and bought a new one the next day. I just couldn't be without it!
All in all it's coverage, perfect finish and ease of application earns this one five lipsticks. 5! Oh, and the price wasn't quite as high as I thought it would be. Highly and dearly recommend it.
Perfect compact foundation for dry skin and comes in a full range of colors. This can be worn as a powder or alone in a hurry. I lightly layer it over nars sheer glow or MUFE foundations and it's a great setting powder.
Great for dry skin because it doesn't look powdery like some powders do. This actually hydrates my face throughout the day and looks fresh and glowy.
I wanted this to work so bad, since I needed something for mid-day touch-ups on the go BUT i'm pretty sure it clogged my pores. I liked the way it looked, the finish was nice and it lasted quite awhile. Also liked its dual function as either wet or dry. But I was getting white bumps on my cheeks ( I never break out there unless it's a reaction to something). I tried to push through it in hopes that my skin would adjust, but it just got worse. I'll still carry it around for emergencies.. but other than that it's useless.
I absolutely love this powder. I prefer a medium to full coverage because I have a lot of acne scarring and this powder works wonders. I have repurchased it several times and I carry it EVERYWHERE with me. It is not too expensive on the spectrum of powder foundations and I love how it makes my skin look.
I got a sample of 4 colors, and used 120, natural ivory on my t-zone, where I am oily. As soon as I was finished applying, I'm talking a couple of seconds later, I was oily again. Even to the point where I said, oh, did I forget to put this on my nose? Even my husband, who never comments said, your skin is so oily today!