This is such a beautiful foundation, but after a couple hours it just melts away. If set it with the hd powder and prep my skin with the primer. Still melts away ): will stick with my mat velvet
A major plus with this foundation is that it comes with a pump and in a variety of shades/colors. I am an NC25 and got matched perfectly to 118. When on, this foundation feels just like second skin which I really love. I've used other foundations that have felt noticeably heavy and MUFE provides similar coverage without anything weighing you down. I get a semi-matte finish, natural-looking finish and to set, I just apply some MUFE HD microfinishing powder. The foundation is buildable, but I typically do one pump for my entire face and then apply a little more on my problem areas afterwards.I personally prefer to apply it with my hands first, then use a buffer brush to smooth out any lines and blend it out evenly. I find that the warmth of your hands makes the foundation more blendable and easier to work with. I highly recommend this! It's not exactly HG for me, but it's a keeper in my collection for sure!
The color match works well for my neutral olive skintone, i'm 128. But this foundation makes me incredibly oily as the day goes on. After only an hour of wearing this my foundation looked like a disgusting oil slick. Even my boyfriend commented on how oily it looked. This also broke me out in cystic acne! And i had to go back to the dermatologist. And he told me I had to wear a non comedigenic foundation- that's were EL made it's entrance.
There are definitely way better foundations out there for the price. I could see this foundation working well on dry skin types. It's also good for people who have a hard time finding a color match. But the oily and acne prone beware.
My sister in law and myself went to sephora yesterday to get bronzer and blush so the lady at sephora try this makeup on my sister in law in no 153 and it look so natural and perfect match in just one pump. She also matches me with 3 colors and i was perfect match with no 118. next month is my birthday I will go back and purchase this foundation for myself(present from sephora). My sister in law also want to get one also same time with me.
Nc40=combo, oily. this isn't good foundation for oily skin, it separates and oxidizes. 140 mixed with 153 was good enough in color, but my face was so greasy it wasn't worth trying to them both. really bad foundation unless you find an exact match and you have super dry skin.
I love this foundation!
I described my t-zone oiliness problems to a saleswoman at Sephora, and she put my old product on one half of my face (Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Mositurizer) and this product in #118 on the other half. Then, she used the Make Up For Ever HD Powder (a little is all I need) on my entire face. I did some shopping at an outdoor mall in the 100+ degree weather for a couple hours, went home and did my regular thing. At 5 pm I looked at my face and it was not oily. The Laura Mercier side was a little discolored looking. The Make Up For Ever side had no noticeable color change and evened out my skin nicely.
Only draw backs...the packaging looks tacky to me. It is sturdy, but the design is boring. Looks like something I would find at Target for $10 or less. Also, no sunscreen, but I apply Neutrogena Dry Touch w/Helioplex before applying the foundation. At least I know I am getting a higher SPF that way, so nevermind that drawback. :)
After a week of use so far, I still absolutely love this product combined with the HD Powder.
I wish I hated this product just because its a little pricer than other foundations. But I fell head over heals for this one!
I usually never use liquid foundations just because I feel like it's caked on or chalk like on my face. But this one went on great, gave me great coverage, and did not look caked on!
love love love this product!
first off, i am on the verge of being considered "mature..." my skin is over 40, but not yet 50. so, i thought this would be a nice product to try. see if i can fool that lens!
i bought a bunch of this brand online and lucked out with the right color. i have fair skin, and don't really need much coverage, to be honest. i also bought the elixir, primer, concealer and powder.
i think the most important thing for any makeup is prep. your skin should be exfoliated, smooth and moisturized. otherwise, any color you apply is going to show roughness.
i use moisturizer and the primer and then apply the makeup base. i put a light dusting of powder to set. it looks wonderful. my skin looks natural and even toned. ppl think i'm hardly wearing any makeup, if any. i think this stuff is really good for normal or combo skin, esp mature skin. it hasn't irritated my skin at all, and is really durable. i live in a tropical climate, and it stays put really well, considering. so far, i'm very happy with it.
I have the lightest shade in this (115, I think?) and it's a good match shadewise. While it does give nice coverage without looking too heavy, I do have complaints about it:
1) It seems to adhere to any bit of flakiness in the skin and accentuate it-which isn't nice
2) After about three days of wearing it I began to break out and had to switch to mineral makeup, after which my skin cleared up immediately. Am now wearing it on special occasions only and not a few days in a row to prevent spots
Personally I just don't think it justifies the cost. I paid €36 for it and to be honest a lot of my cheaper foundations (No7, Maybelline, etc) work just as well without causing me to break out.
So let's start with the basics when it comes to foundation. In order to truly be able to review a product in all its aspects, you must find a correct match. I was initially matched as a 140 which seemed too light. Then a 153 (which I bought) and was too orange. Needless to say I was turned off by this stuff until I saw somewhere that girls with similar skintones to mine were watched as shade 128. DING DING DING! We have a winner!
Having tried numerous drugstore AND higher end brand foundations, I had almost given up on finding a perfect skin tone match - that is until I found this stuff. The first pro is that it matches and blends seamlessly to my skin. It offers a medium-full coverage that doesn't feel heavy or cakey on my skin (this says a lot since I usually just wear MSFN). The foundation does have to be set, I use MSFN and it gives a nice natural finish that lasts throughout the day without having to re-touch. The foundation also photographs terrifically and doesn't give off a white cast.
This has definitely become an HG product, and if you can find the perfect match - I say go for it!