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Liquid - Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

rated 3.7(1096 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.7
  • 61% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.8
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/2/2015 2:24:00 AM More reviews by ilyjen

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

So far, this is the only foundation capable of covering my extremely red oily cheeks. It gives a fuller coverage-probably the fullest I've ever seen but it doesn't feel incredibly heavy. To address the patchiness issue, as long as I properly moisturize and prime, I don't have any problems. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the shade I initially tried (45) oxidized horribly. I switched to a 40 which finishes beautifully. I would recommend sampling this for a week or so before deciding if it's right for you.

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rated 4 of 5 on 2/27/2015 3:16:00 PM More reviews by AlleyCat426

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This product is amazing!! Extreme coverage- a little goes a very long way. Price is a downside, but totally worth it.

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rated 2 of 5 on 2/12/2015 11:17:00 AM More reviews by iloveurbandecay

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

I used to love this foundation but now, in winter, it is drying my skin out and making me look like a reptile. My face is a mess. I'm literally going to go to the bathroom here at work, take all of this off and replace it with Too Faced Cocoa Powder foundation that I keep in my drawer. Second time it's happened, that's two times too many.

And the thing is, I don't have dry skin. I'm terribly oily, but this foundation has had a very visibly detrimental effect on my skin.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/11/2015 4:50:00 PM More reviews by beverlywho

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I really like the way this foundation applies. I use my beauty blender to dab it all over my face and the coverage is medium-full (I use the MUFE full coverage concealer for my worst hyperpigmentation spots), and looks quite natural while still blurring imperfections. Unfortunately, however, this formula doesn't stay matte on my face for very long. My nose gets shiny after just a few hours even with setting powder. It also transfers very easily; I always notice streaks after I scratch an itch or just gently touch it to move hair out my face. It's quite pricey as well, especially considering how much product I use each day to cover my entire face. A pro, though, is that it hasn't broken out my extremely acne-prone skin at all and thus I will finish the bottle (shouldn't take me long) before trying something new. Bottom line is that if you are oily-skinned and need your foundation to last all day, I wouldn't count on this to do the job.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 2/10/2015 9:46:00 AM More reviews by kristina93

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

This is a really good foundation if you're looking for something to make your skin appear flawless, cover everything and stay on. However I find it too heavy to wear regularly and for the matte finish it gives, I don't find it controls oil very well. There are definitely pros & cons to it.

1. Full coverage
2. Very long lasting
3. Looks amazing in photos
4. Packaging is perfect

1. Feels heavy
2. Not great for oil control
3. Expensive

I like it for special occasions, but I don't think it's worth the price.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/9/2015 10:03:00 PM More reviews by shooo7

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

Great foundation for oily skin and I suffer from oily dehydrated skin and this doesn't emphasize dry patches, lasts a good time on the skin and doesn't get patchy at all.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/8/2015 10:15:00 PM More reviews by cansubas

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

It's a bit expensive I know that but I always love the look of it. I don't think I'm gonna go for another foundation since like one year ago when I first met this foundation. When I want to give it a bit glowier look, and a "not that heavy and matte" finish, I mix it with the Mac face and body foundation and the mix of these two works seriously wonders for me!

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rated 2 of 5 on 2/5/2015 12:04:00 PM More reviews by minosan

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I have an interesting relationship with Mat Velvet +. I have acne-prone, oily skin with dry spots due to acne medication. When I was in high school, I cleared up my acne almost 100% and would only get a pimple or so around my period but that was it.
I used this for almost a year back then and it would keep my face matte and make my complexion much more even and brighter. I never had problems with it breaking me out.

I went through a bunch of other foundations as this one highlighted my dry flakes way too much! I then came back to this, I'm now in college, because I was looking for a foundation that would NOT break me out. Knowing that I previously had an okay experience with this and no breakouts, I tried it out again.

This time, my skin is much more moisturized and I barely have any dry flakes so the finish was really nice and it performed well. It's not as long-lasting as Estee Lauder Double Wear or Almay TLC but it's good enough for me as long as it won't break me out.

I guess my skin has become more sensitive now because this broke me out in CYSTIC ACNE. Oh my god, I've worked so hard to get my skin clear again, only for this to break me out even more... I don't know what happened but my skin just doesn't agree with this anymore so I won't be repurchasing. It's a good foundation though and I can see why people like it but I can't continue using it because it's breaking out my skin.

For reference I am in the shade #40 in this + I'm in the shade Tawny for Estee Lauder Double Wear, Sand in Almay TLC, #203 in Mat Duo, #8 in Clinique Stay Matte.
This foundation definitely feels thick for me but I like that it covers up my light pigmentation marks and makes my skin look even. It looks really great on photos. Be weary if you have dry flakes because it will accentuate it! I mix this with my moisturizer as that makes it go on a lot easier and a lot more seamless.

It's really too bad because I used to love this foundation... give it a try if you're not as acne-prone as I am!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/2/2015 11:37:00 AM More reviews by kayenathk

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Green

This foundation is a HG for me now! Since I have super oily skin, this foundation keeps my face almost SUPER matte even after 5+ hours of wear. It does dry to a powder finish quite quickly so you have to blend quickly as well. It's a medium matte coverage foundation if you apply it with a brush but if you apply it with a beauty blender the finish is a little bit more dewy (it won't make you look like a disco ball but it does oxidize a little more) but the coverage stays almost the same it's just a little more thinner. The price is a little expensive retailing about $36 but it is so worth it! The packaging is definitely not "high end" but it is actually very simple and it lets you get out every single drop of the product from the squeeze bottle. A lot of people are comparing this to Loreals Mafic Nude or Revlon Colorstay and this foundation is a 100x better. Revlon and loreal tend to oxidize pretty badly and turn to a different shade which is really annoying but this foundation doesn't go to that extreme. When this oxidizes it's not horrible at all, like I could go without blotting and be alright but I just prefer to look as matte as possible. I tend to get 1 shade lighter than the shade that matches my neck because after applying bronzer and stuff it matches my neck and it's also a "precaution" from letting it oxidize to a different color. This foundation also didn't break me out AT ALL which is amazing because I usually do but this is non comodegenic. Overall I absolutely love this foundation!

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rated 1 of 5 on 1/22/2015 8:41:00 PM More reviews by Monren21

Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I read race reviews and thought I would try it out. My history is I am half Mexican half Caucasian with Grady acne (blackhead) prone skin. Battling this since I was 15 and will occasionally (every other week) get a large zit that never comes to a head. Anyways I have used Jane iredale amazing base for 8 years and thought I would try a liquid. This says non comedogenic. I won't buy anything that doesn't say that on the packaging. This has broke me out unbelievably. I know it's this because it's the only change in my makeup routine. I am getting cystic acne all over my forehead(typical place for me) but am also getting whiteheads on my cheeks and chin and I NEVER break out in these places. I will be returning this to sephora for in store credit (I threw away the receipt ) I also have a dermatologist appointment in two weeks only bactrim can help me now.

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