There has been a lot of hype surrounding this foundation
and being quite the adventurous person, I have decided to dive into it to see what the brouhaha is all about. My findings ... I absolutely detest this foundation with every fiber of my being!
Very harsh words, I know. But that is exactly how I felt after wearing it and test driving it twice. I have never seen the lines on my face so pronounced, not even with the nastiest foundation I thought I had the displeasure to encounter.
My shade is 153 it matches my skin tone quite nicely. And that is the only good thing about it. It feels rather heavy on me. It is suppose to be medium to full coverage but that doesn't mean it has to feel like foundations that grannies has to settle for in her years. (Before HD technology that is supposed to make us feel and look better).
When you pump it out, it does squirt out quite a lot of product so if you plan on testing this, be very gentle while pumping. I would totally recommend not using the pump but instead, twist open the pump head to get to the liquid instead.
After putting it on with brush ( doesn't work, streaks like mad!) I had to redo it again, this time with a wet sponge. It does become easier to blend. I waited a bit before setting it with a light powder. When I look into the mirror, I was petrified. I thought I aged 10 years in 10 minutes. Every visible lines in my face glared at me, every little pores appeared in all it's glory, every flakes that were invisible to me became the centerpiece of my face. Cakey is not even the right word to described what this foundation has done to my face.
On top of that, my face appears ashy and dull. I cannot believe it was me staring back at myself through the mirror.
I did not even want to finish up the rest of my makeup so I just washed everything away.
I tried to find a reason for this horrible outcome. Maybe I did not moisturize enough, maybe my skin was a little drier that day, perhaps I didn't use enough face primer, or could it be I applied too much?
So, I decided to give it another chance. I waited a few days, making sure that my skin is behaving at its best, drank plenty of water for hydration. I repeated the routine with a wet sponge, wait a bit and then powder. Once again, my aged self appeared before me, staring at me with that sinister look. Why did I even bother when the first time was bad enough.
I know this is HG for a lot of people and kudos to you for finding something that works for you. But for me to go through that aging process again while wearing this foundation, no, thank you very much.
Firstly let me just make this clear ****THE PUMP DOES UNSCREW FROM THIS PRODUCT**** grab the base of the pump and it unscrews right out of the bottle. There seems to be a common misconception that this cannot be done.
Now- I have used several bottles of this product and like it just fine. I apply with a damp sponge for light to medium coverage and it wears very nicely. Can certainly show flakes so I don't usually wear it in the winter time. I'm medium neutral and I wear 150.
Edit- I found a way to wear it in winter. I mix it half and half with my Sue Devitt 70% Seaweed Gel foundation (which is super mositurizing). I apply that with my fingers and it doesn't show a single flaky and doesn't get shiny on me all day.
So I have a hard time with foundation. I'm not used to wearing makeup, really, and I'm always paranoid I'm going to look over- and poorly- made up.For reference, I have combination skin that isn't particularly oily, dry, or sensitive, but sporadically goes crazy and breaks out all over the place. My skin is a shade or two darker near my mouth (where you would get the parentheses smile wrinkles) and my forehead, while a shade lighter on my cheek, so it's just a laugh and a half trying find to a foundation that's a good match.
I walk in to Sephora, and an SA matches me on the first try. 177, for the record. It is, quite literally, invisible. Almost every other foundation I've tried (Covergirl Trublend, L'Oreal True Match (this was a perfect match), Covergirl Clean, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse) have been very close, but no cigar. Covergirl, (my previous foundation) oxidizes on me, L'Oreal turns into me into an oil spill worthy of FEMA intervention while transferring onto everything I pass by, and Maybelline Matte Mousse was just... ugh. The texture was not good for me.
Back to MUFE. The first day I had this, I wore it from 6am to 9pm. I got a trifle shiny around 5, but nothing blotting paper and a tiny swipe of the HD powder couldn't take care of. When I got home, I fell asleep with it on (bad move, I know), and, no exaggeration, there was more still on my face than the pillow. It was crazy. It hasn't broken me out or made present blemishes worse, and I've been wearing it every day for the past week. I also got my first compliment on how nice my skin looked =)
It doesn't completely even out my skintone, but it makes it far less noticeable. It keeps distinctive facial features like freckles visible, which is nice. It leaves a not-quite-matte finish. It's quintessentially my skin, but better.
I really love this foundation-- it's a bit pricey, but worth it. I typically mix it with some moisturizer and using a foundation brush to apply. Great coverage without feeling too heavy.
I really liked this foundation at first. I even finished a bottle and bought a new one. But nowadays I realize it is not long-lasting enough for the entire day (have to reapply). Looks great in photos. It can get cake-y too. I have found another that I really like.
Another product I was hoping to love but ended up hating it. I had the SA at sephora apply this to me and I absolutely loved the finish inside the store. However once I got outside into natural lightening and look horribly flat and it oxidized to an odd color. Im sure this would photography beautifully but it doesn't look that great in person.
I absolutely LOVE this foundation. They have so many shades and so while it took a few tries, I found my perfect match! It's SO light and natural looking. I have been getting so many complements on my skin since I started wearing it about two weeks ago! I put it on with my fingers and then lightly blend it with a stippling brush (MAC # 187) and I finish it off with the HD microfinishing powder (which I also love!). I have skin that is prone to redness and oil and large pores and this foundation makes my skin look radiant, smooth, evened-out and flawless but as though I just rolled out of bed that way. It just looks fantastic! I do not find that it melts away like others have reported. I will never buy a different foundation - I've found my soulmate :)
if you have oily skin, steer clear of this product! this product made my face looking like a grease ball with 2 hours. (esp. around my t-zone!) i loved the finish of this foundation and i tried every possible primer and powder combo to make this foundation last but this product and oily skin just wasnt meant to be...
I do like the texture of this foundation, it is really smooth. However, it can't stay long on my face. Maybe because of the hot weather or my oily skin, this foundation can just last for a few hours on my face. If i sweat, the foundation on my face will look melting which really embarrasses me.
Tried this out yesterday for a few hours on before I washed it off, it made me break out! I gave it 3 stars only because I loveeee the colour match (#120 for me) and the look of it when I had it on. But the 4 new pimples on my face were NOT worth trying this on again. =(
I wanted to like it, but it will be returned back to Sephora.