I have been using this foundation for a while, and I LOVE IT! Coverage is great, and lasts forever. I don't even have to use a lot of product, either. I bought this when I ran out of MAC studio tech, and well.. this is my new go-to foundation for sure.
I dont think this is special enough to be $40, but it is a great foundation. I am in between NC15 & NC20 & I use shade 117
I'm going to compare it to 2 popular foundations-MAC studio fix fluid & Estee Lauder DoubleWear at the end of my review.
Pros: *I never see anyone mention this & its not described under the description on Sephora's site* but the box says it has an ingredient called Relipidium that moisturizes skin up to +46%. It feels like second skin! Super light weight, feels like a light lotion that absorbs quickly. You can take your time blending without it drying out, and one pump will cover your entire face. A little of this goes a long way! Hides wrinkles & doesn't highlight or settle in them like many foundations do. I dont think this is a glowy foundation, it appears matte on my skin and there is no micro shimmer or illuminators you can see with your eye up close. It doesn't look chalky or powdery but this does not have a glow to it like Carmindy or Revlon Photo Ready finish foundation for example. It reminds me of mineral foundation, even matte mineral foundation looks "dewy" or "fresh" but no shimmer in this foundation what-so-ever.The box says " The Sericite contained in HD foundation heightens the diffusion of light and intensifies the glow of the skin". This feels baby soft on skin, as if it had a setting powder built into it. I think the coverage is light-medium, buildable. Fantastic color selection from MUFE. None of these are extreme pink or yellow
Cons: Does settle in pores, not in small ones but if you have large pores from acne marks, scars etc. It also highights dry spots. You will def need an exfoliated and/or moisturized face with this foundation . It does have a floral scent that you cant smell on your face but can smell when applying. No SPF. Redness does peak through midday if its hot or humid so you need to set it with a powder. update* I'm beginning to see breakouts on my cheeks, chin, & nose. I never break out on my cheeks usually its forehead or chin, but I've got bumps on both sides. I think its because of the 40% moisturizer ingredient this product has.
Coverage comparison from highest to lowest: EL DW, MAC SSF, MUFE HD. MUFE HD looks better on wrinkles, but the other 2 are better at covering flaws such as acne, dark spots. MAC SSF & EL DW are more buildable coverage foundations. MUFE doesnt build as well, its more for good skin I would say. EL DW is the best at not transferring on clothes, or just rubbing off during the day, MAC SSF is next, and MUFE HD comes off the quickest, through out the day. Best color selection- MUFE HD. MAC SFF wins if you have large pores & dry patches. Both EL DW & MUFE HD can highlight dry spots & settle in pores. If you want something that will stay matte all day in rain, sweat, or heat- EL DW wins. EL DW & MAC SSF have SPF, MUFE HD doesnt. Who gets my vote? MAC SSF. For the price, the buildable coverage, no fragrance, SPF, light weight feel, & not settling into my acne scars on my cheeks, MAC wins for me. MUFE HD does not photograph any better for me than EL DW, OR MAC SSF, it does not cover better, it has the least coverage actually. EL DW is great too, but it does feel like you are wearing makeup, its thickness is its downfall. I am keeping EL DW & my MAC, but I will be returning MUFE HD. MUFE HD is the easiest to apply because it feels like a lotion not a foundation, but for the price it does nothing my current foundations don't already do. If you want the lightest non makeup feeling foundation this would be a great match for you. Very happy I tried, it's a great foundation, and I love the pump. MUFE HD $40- 1oz, EL DW $34 - 1oz, MAC SSF $26- 1oz..
I love this foundation. It is a sheer to medium coverage, not very buildable. Very light feeling and great for my sensitive dry skin. It is dewy without being greasy and does wonders for my complexion. When I wear it I feel like my skin looks natural and better. I would recommend you to set it thought as the foundation does not dry to a powdery finish. I set it with my MAC MSF natural and it looks like my skin but improved. I think I will repurchase as my go-to foundation.
Love this foundation, great coverage long lasting!
I really wanted to love this product! The color selection is fantastic, the coverage was gorgeous on my already good skin, and it photographed beautifully! Unfortunately, it irritated my extremely sensitive skin. If you don't suffer from sensitivity, this really is beautiful on and blended like a dream for me. I certainly will miss the complements, but this one had to go back to the store.
It is a decent foundation: reasonable price, wide color range selections, dewy finish, medium coverage very buildable and a little goes a long way.
However, it didn't work for my skin type. It exaggerates the dryness of my skin.
I looked nice when I first put it on. I really liked the finish of this foundation. But few hours later, my skin flaked and peeled like crazy.....I really wanted to like this but my skin is just too problematic.
If you have normal, combination, or slightly dry skin, TRY THIS !
This product is amazing. Looks totally natural with buildable coverage. I have sensitive skin and suffer from small regular breakouts. When I bought this, they told me the silica was too large to fit in my pores so I wouldn't break out. Of course, this sounded like a sales pitch, but I took a chance. I haven't had a single breakout yet! It is pricey and I'm not sure if I like the pump, but will certainly buy again.
UPDATE: Recently my skin has felt REALLY greasy when using this.
I am very very pale, and I have problems with color matching. I got this foundation after trying pretty much everything in the drug store. I was set on getting Clinique's Repairwear, which was still slightly too dark for my skin in the lightest shade.
This foundation matched my skin, which has natural yellow undertones, beautifully! It is very difficult to find fair skin makeup that doesn't have that pinkish tone, and this one lived up to it.
It is expensive at $50, so I will have to see how long it lasts before committing to it permanently, but it exceeds anything that I can find for cheaper. Very important to apply with a sponge or a brush for the best results.
MY HG! Just came home from a real hot night at the club and it still looks great! Im around NC20 and use 120. 117 was too light and 118 was to beige/dark. I use the Sephora 55 brush. Get a sample and try it out!
-Last all night and day on me
-good color match
-light to Medium Coverage (good for me)
-You have to really blend it sometimes
-Not full coverage and more on the low end of medium coverage if your looking for alot of coverage
EDIT! Loving this foundation even more when i use with My MAC 109 brush! its gorgeous!
EDIT 2!!!!!!! -**** I still like this foundation but its better for the summer time for me. Its too drying for winter and looks hideous on dry skin.
I've messed around with many DS and HE foundations throughout the years - this is one of the best. It makes my acne-scarred, oily face look convincingly better. If I don't wear primer on my t-zone, the foundation in that area "fragments" by the end of the day. However, I have not found a foundation that doesn't.
Gives me a dewy, my-skin-just-better finish that lasts throughout the workday. The color options are awesome, 118 being perfect for my fair-yellowy skin.
The best part? It looks even better in photos - I'm not afraid to get my picture taken anymore!