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on 7/17/2007 12:35:00 AM
More reviews by paintedlikeadoll
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
In my seemingly endless search for a liquid foundation that doesn’t break me out but still makes my skin look fresh, I’m glad to say this one fits the bill. For now at least, I can quit looking! My insanely acne-prone, oily skin won’t tolerate SPF, oil, light-reflecting pigments or any other superfluous ingredients – and thankfully, MUFE Mat Velvet + is refreshingly basic and no-nonsense. The packaging is brilliant – a squeezy plastic tube that’s hygienic and gives you great control over how much you can dispense. Coverage is a tad on the heavy side – I don’t use much, its pretty concentrated. But it blends out VERY easily with no streaks whatsoever and looks quite natural (if I apply it thinly over moisturized skin that is). The finish is definitely leaning towards matte – which is fine with me. I adore the “dewy” look most, but my skin never stays matte for more than 10 minutes anyway. Now here’s the hitch: those of you with super oily skin probably know that using mattifying products of any kind only exacerbate oiliness, and makes you shine even more. This foundation is no exception. I do tend to go through more oil-blotting sheets when I wear it – but to be honest, it doesn’t bother me. I’m so overjoyed to find a foundation that doesn’t clog my pores, I’d blot every 20 minutes if I had to. One other caveat: like any other fuller-coverage foundation, it can highlight flaky or rough patches, if you have any. Thankfully, I use Retin-A and exfoliate regularly, so I don’t have problems with roughness/flakes/large pores much anymore. As for the color selection, yeah I know it’s not the best. I bought both 25 and 40 so I could mix the two in hopes of achieving a reasonable color match, and that seems to work. As concentrated as this Mat Velvet+ is, I don’t mind buying 2 tubes of it, cause it’ll last forever. Long story short, I’m in foundation heaven!
12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
on 7/15/2007 11:24:00 AM
More reviews by arabgirl
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
i LOVE this foundation. I have tried:--MAC (as good as a non HE, not as light as others and fades off) --Nars (not enough coverage, comes off easily, more expensive & dries too quickly) --Estee Lauder double wear (almost as great but not enough coverage as MUFE)--Clinique (shades were hard to match me, not as great on coverage, can fade off)--Mary Kay cream to powder (comes off easily, limited shades but does have great coverage and is matte to where u can get away without having to use a powder)--Finally Makeup For Ever is light, has GREAT coverage, stays on well till i cleanse off, doesn't break me out, looks great!)
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/15/2007 4:35:00 AM
More reviews by SophiaJacqueline
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
So I went for this when i felt that bare minerals wasn't covering up enough for me. I always thought i had oily skin, but when i had this put on me in Sephora, i was told i had surface dryness. I tried fixing it, and some days it looks alright on me...then i'm not sure, but i think this might be making me break out...On the good side- It lasts a long time such as a 12 hour day, goes on easy with fingers sponge or brush, and makes a flawless face. No one with dry skin should reach for this.
on 7/11/2007 4:42:00 PM
More reviews by aprlgrl
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
The color selection are not that great. I have a very olive skin color. Also the foundation is way to heavy in my face.. The color looked fine when i was inside butthe moment i went out in the sun i could tell that i was wearing a very thick foundation.. It gave me a cakey look...
on 7/11/2007 12:04:00 PM
More reviews by linergirl16
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
After using Estee lauder double wear, I tried out Mat Velvet + and have to say that I am pretty happy with it. I, personally, think that the estee lauder gave me better coverage since I always use medium/full coverage, and although Mat Velvet + is supposed to be medium/full, I think it is light-medium/medium. However, it does cover nicely and smoothly, and I think it is very light when it comes to wear as compared to other foundations. The only thing about it that I hate is that by the end of the day, it seems to wear off a bit for me or after exercizing, so that is a bit disappointing. And...its really expensive! But, overall, I am happy with it and would recommend it. I am not too sure if I am going to buy it next time, but I most likely will buy it again in the future!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/5/2007 8:55:00 PM
More reviews by xdianax
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I recently got a sample of this and have been using it for over a week. So far so good but not the best. The coverage is medium and i love the way it looks after i have applied it but it didn't control my oil well. My face was shiny within an hour. I am a NC25-30 and #40 was a perfect match for me. Maybe i'll try it again when the weather is cooler and see how it works but until then, i will just stick to MMU for the summer.Pros: Good coverage, Great color match and did not cause my sensitive skin to break out Cons: Might be a bit too heavy for summertime use, didn't control my oil and expensive ($34)
on 6/30/2007 10:50:00 PM
More reviews by paquito
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
After years of using cheap drugstore foundation I finally decided it was time to change my ways and this was the foundation I got. I agree with other reviewers who have said that you definitely need to moisturize or make sure your skin's not dry or flaky, because Mat Velvet+ will emphasize that. It is VERY nice and light, doesn't feel like anything. Decent coverage but I find I still need concealer to cover up my red acne scars. It doesn't crease much, if at all, and it does a very nice job of staying matte...the only places I ever get shiny with this on are my nose and chin, which are by far my two oilest zones. I'm very pale and #20 matches me nicely; at $34 this made me cringe when I bought it, but I truly do use less of it at a time than I would of a cheap ds foundation.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/25/2007 12:45:00 PM
More reviews by irainei
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I wanted to try out a liquid foundation (having only worn powder foundations for many years), so I scoured the boards in search of a decent medium/full coverage-works with oily skin-doesn't feel like an oil slick on my face after a few hours-matches better than my Studio Fix NC42-foundation. Swayed by the reviews, I ventured out and purchased this and here is my experience thus far. I was matched with the choice between #50 and #60, 50 being slightly too light and 60 being a better match, but I was put off by the orangey color it displayed when you squeeze it out of the bottle and first put it on. But I went with the 60 anyway. Once I had a chance to apply it completely on my face, it blended better than I expected and when I wore it out, everyone thought it looked really natural. Pros: Feels like I have nothing on at all and looks natural (smooths out my complextion very well), easy to put on (you need to blend!), buildable coverage (as I have hyperpigmentation on one side of my face) that lasts all day (I can look in the mirror after I get home and it's stayed put), does not leave an oily feeling on my face. Semi-Cons: It is a little on the pricy side ($34) and for me, it was only matte for a few hours and then I had to blot (but even then, I'm not SUPER shiny, just a nice dewy look), but since being oily has ALWAYS been a problem for me, it's a step better than before. Overall, I'll probably continue buying this since my skin hasn't broken out and I really like the feeling on my face that I'm not wearing makeup even on the side where I have applied more due to the hyperpigmentation.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 6/22/2007 8:36:00 PM
More reviews by blueprint
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
When I first got this, I was totally sold and thought I'd found my HG foundation. It's been a few months, and while i still think this is a great product, I'm sorry to say it's no longer 100% for me. I do like the finish when it first goes on - it's actually the perfect amount of matte-ness without looking heavy or obvious. You DO need to make sure you're properly moisturized and not flakey AT ALL, but so long as your skin is prepped well beforehand, Mat Velvet + has a pretty smooth and ideal finish for me. It also doesn't break out my combo asian skin, which is another plus. One slight problem is that I don't seem to get the great oil control that everyone else gets; I find myself needing to blot after about 3-4 hours of wear (this is still way better than some the others I've tried, but still disappointing, since I'm not even that oily). The biggest problem I have with this foundation is the color selection (surprise, surprise, MUFE). Like a previous reviewer, I'm between NC25-NC30 and I was matched to #40. #30 was obviously too light, but #40 is a bit too dark and a slightly weird orange color on me. I can make it work, but I really have to make sure I use a minimal amount of product. Another thing is that this foundation doesn't lend itself that well to layering. It's a medium coverage foundation, and while that's usually adequate for me, when I've tried to layer it for fuller coverage the weird orange color intensifies and the finish isn't as smooth and natural looking anymore. Meh. Anyway, if the color match was more accurate, I could see myself being really satisfied & calling this my HG...so if you can find something in your shade, definitely try it! Unfortunately, my search still continues.
on 6/21/2007 2:46:00 PM
More reviews by OnlyKC
I absolutely LOVE this foundation. Truly my HG. I have combo skin that has the tendency to break out, and this foundation controls my oilies and doesn't irritate my skin. It lasts ALL day, and doesn't break down or smear in the hot Arizona summer. A little goes a long way. I will repurchase this time and time again!
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