UPDATE2: After trying the Skin79 BB Cream, I would suggest people that can find a shade in this cream that suit you to try it out. To me it seemed like it gave very similar finish to this foundation. The light pink BB cream from Skin79 is very much like shade 20. The hot pink one is a little bit darker. The orange one is about an NC10-15 (at most) in colour. I just mix some colour corrector into the ones that are pink toned and get a prefect colour. There may be other BB creams similar to this. BB cream is cheaper than this foundation and also has better ingredients, so maybe some people will like it better.
UPDATE: I'm not completely sure yet, but this may be clogging my pores a little bit...It doesn't seem to break me out, but every time I wear it, I usually stick with it for about a month, and after that time, I notice especially on my neck, that I have these little pimples.
I actually really like this :] My skin is dry and sensitive.
What mainly makes me like this foundation is that it looks so very natural. I don't like that "waxy" look a lot of heavier foundations can give me, but this leaves me with a very nice finish (when powdered on top!!!). This also don't dry my skin out, which is really nice - I hate looking old and dry at the end of the day. When I found a technique of applying this and set it right, it holds up really well during the day. I haven't noticed any transferring, but I have worn foundation for a long time and it's a habit to keep face off clothes
In the beginning, before I figured out how to make this foundation work for me, I really disliked it. As many people have mentioned: if you wear only this and don't have extremely dry skin, it will turn you into an oil slick. And it doesn't set either, but rather turns more and more oily.
I have tried this:
- without moisturiser: cheeks looks fine, but you can use my forehead as a mirror
- with moisturiser: my whole face is really oily and disgusting
- with moisturiser under and powder brushed on top: not a nice finish - powder was kinda lifting the foundation, making my skin look flaky and patchy
- with moisturiser under and powder PRESSED onto the face: wow, perfect! The powder I use is Givenchy Prisme Libre it has shimmer in it, so it doesn't take the glow away), which I think works wonderfully with this foundation. The finish is really smooth, natural and the foundation holds up really nicely during the day, which is really important to me, as I wear it on for 16 hours a day. Learn the technique in this video by Wayne Goss:
One more thing that annoyed me in he beginning was application, because this foundation has quite a strange formula. I don't know how some of you people manage to put this on with a brush or a beauty blender, because I don't see how the coverage would manage to be even. I apply this with fingers. You need to shake this really well if you want the consistency to be optimal on application, if not, this happens: first it goes really patchy, kinda clumpy, streaky and really weird. BUT: if you just continue rubbing and blending, this suddenly becomes much harder to blend and much lighter in colour (don't worry, it will go back to the original colour soon) - this is when you know you have the right consistency. From here, you can begin blending and patting the foundation around your face, and if you just keep doing that, you will get a very nice finish :) Don't forget to powder over. I actually think this method may prolong the wear time.
What is bad about this? If you were to do another person's makeup, you would probably not like to sit there and "slap" the person for 1-2 minutes...
One last thing I found annoying too, was that when I just started using this, it seemed like my skin reacted a little bit too it, getting more pimples, so I stopped using it for a while. When I tried it again, the same thing happened, but I seemed to stop having the reaction pretty soon. I think my skin needed to get used to this - it's pretty common that skin actually can get used to product after a while. After this, I really like this foundation.
My colour: I'm about an NC15 in MAC, after oxidation, and chose nr. 20 in this. The undertone is neutral. Since this foundation is so light, the colours are actually very forgiving, so I'm not left with any lines or so. I also actually really like that the shade I chose brings a little pink into my very yellow skin - it actually looks more natural. This foundation doesn't oxidise on me AT ALL when I powder over it, but oxidation is a very personal thing - it all depends on how the oils from your face reacts with the makeup you have on.
This foundation does have a smell I don't care much about. I don't like foundations to have perfume in them, but the smell of this doesn't really annoy me. For some reason, it reminds me of sunflowers.
This is the foundation I use when I have bad skin days. In my case it's not a lot of pimples, but really dry skin. This happens mostly in the winter, when it's really cold: I can get eczema on my chin, cheeks close to nose and over my upper lip. Luckily, those areas don't turn much red (nothing a concealer can't fix), but they get flaky. Heavy moisturiser and this gel-foundation on top are the only things that can hide it.
This foundation is decent I would say. I actually used it for quite a while until about a year ago. The coverage is very sheer, which is fine if that's what you're looking for and at the time I was. However, it does not have good staying power at all..I would put it on about 8 am before school, and by the time I got home (around 3:30) it was extremely faded and somewhat patchy. I don't mind the finish, it's definitely far from matte so I wouldn't use this if you have oily skin. In fact my skin is normal/dry but I usually had to apply pressed powder around my nose throughout the day to prevent oilyness. One thing I do love about it though, it how light and natural it feels on the skin- also, the colour selection is good and I was matched to a shade that was absolutely perfect for me.
Im Asian, NC42 with MAC and I have combination skin, oily t-zones and dry, slightly discolored cheeks.
Im currently using Mat Velvet and it works fine except for how it shows up in photos.
**I was looking for my own HG: something mattifying, glowy, looks good in photos and HAS TO LOOK GOOD outdoors on both daylight and night time.
I tried this so-called "HG" for bridal makeup artists and honestly i was extremely disappointed.
-Gel-like texture actually feels refreshing when applied
-price was alright
-applies like a tanning lotion, very light on the skin and it almost stains the skin color rather than "layer" on color like most foundation---which means it looks natural up close
-slight smell but bearable
-leaves streaks, it looked good indoora and once i stepped out it looked like i had tons of tanning lotion on my face and you can see my brush marks (maybe i applied it wrong so that's fine)
-it does NOT leave a dewy finish, rather it makes your face look like an OIL SLEEK and feels gross and sticky
-on photos, unless i layer other foundations and add tons of pressed powder, it only HIGHLIGHTS my flaws and oil sleeks, honestly my MAT VELVET+ performed better in both outdoor lighting and camera
-outdoors you can see the brush marks, the sheen intensifies n it jist looks awful
**Ill be sticking to my Mat Velvet+ or Diorskin Nude for now.
-Bobbi Brown Corrector [Peach]
-Mac Studio Sculp Concealer [NC42]
-Mac Studio Finish Concealer [NC42]
-Mat Velvet+ [not sure what shade, its hard to find where its written]
-Urban Decay Bronzer [Toasted]
-Milk of Magnesia to control oils
-Iman Brow Pencil (underrated and totally works great)
LOVE. I absolutely love this product!! It is for anyone looking for:
- a natural-looking, light foundation (which I thought was an oxymoron until I found this)
- something that will stay on your face during inclement weather, an accidental fall into the pool (yes, that happened), and even a swim in the ocean
- compliments. Just oodles of compliments.
After dozens of attempts at other foundations/concealers, I have found my HG foundation. First, the color selection is amazing. I actually found through trial and error that I am a 50/50 mix between 34, and 18. Being the clumsy fool I am (referencing the accidental fall into the pool), I am also prone to knocking glass things off high places. I found a small plastic bottle, bought both foundations, and mix my foundation in the small bottle. It's genius. In the summer, I add more 18. In the winter, more 34. This keeps me looking natural all throughout the year. With such a large color selection, I'm pretty sure you'll find your color match, even if you have to do some mixing like I do.
Second, the formula is amazing. It's a weird, globby gel consistency that is unlike anything I've ever felt in a foundation, but feels like water when spread across your face. I use my fingers, and use just a dime size for my entire face. It dries to a slight sheen, which is why I set it with Maybelline Dream Matte pressed powder. It stays ALL DAY, doesn't become oily, and doesn't oxidize like a lot of foundations I've tried. Even my picky bf, who hates makeup, thinks I never wear foundation. Even my sister asked me (knowing my enormous makeup collection) "are you wearing makeup? It doesn't look like it. It just looks like nice skin." The reason for this, which might turn some people off, is that it is very lightweight. It can be built up if applied in layers, but for the most part the beauty is that it lets natural skin show through. If you blush, it'll show you blushing. If you're sick, it'll show a pallor.
Yes, it does have a scent, but now I don't even notice it. It definitely fades after a while, and no one I know has ever complained about my "lotion smelling".
Highly highly recommend. I will use this one forever. =)
I have a small patch of vitiligo, it's not stark white, but it is lighter than the rest of my face. I used to love Dermablend, but they have changed the formula and it's not for the better.
I walked into Sephora and asked for a full coverage foundation expecting the usual stick or cream offered up. Instead I am shown this wonderfully light, water based makeup. The sales person tried it on me, and I was very impressed. It matched perfectly (a feat olive skins must conquer) and let a smooth, dewy finish that looked like my own skin. The price was shocking, but I paid it, considering how little product I would use.
It has been two months and even though I bought a pot of the old formula of Dermablend "just in case". I can say it is only used when I feel my MUF foundation is too good for the occasion (like grocery shopping or lunch with mother ;)
The packaging is good, a pump bottle, but glass. Took a point off for that, I am a clumsy cat. However you can take the pump top off in the event you only want a tiny bit...the option to choose is nice. All in, I would say this is a very good product and I certainly would buy it again!
Shortly after buying this I noticed my skin was getting harder to handle. My chin area became clogged and I didn't really blame MUFE. It's so light in texture I thought if dermablend's old formula (cake like, in a pot) didn't break me out, why would this light, watery fluid?
I tried everything I knew to unclog those pores, thiking it was the toothpaste or this or that... and wound up with the flaky skin + small pimples senario that comes with over treating skin. I went four days bare faced...and the issue cleared up quickly.
I used MUFE Face and Body yesterday, and today it's back to square one with the chin thing and small pimples around my nose. Its the foundation. I tried to like this, and wanted to because I really do like the finish of the product, the ease of use and the clolor match is perfect. What a shame...and it's so expensive too. I would not repurchase...in fact I want to give this crap away.
I have oily and acne prone skin with large pores and a few acne scar dents. But I controlled it to be decent. A lot of post acne pigmentation left behind. I have been using it on and off about several years. This foundation even out my skin pretty well and color matched pretty good. Not cakey at al and won't settle into poresl that are its biggest advantages. However it gave me a shiny sweaty look on my face even after powdered (Ben Nye translucent). I used foundation brush to apply (Bobbi brown). The scent is pretty strong. A old lady scent. I bought it a long time ago so it did not come with a pump. Basically I did not use it very often and there is only a little left because I accidentally knocked down it and spilled a lot of it. I would say this foundation would be most suitable on the body or for people with dry skin who want a juicy dewy healthy complexion.
This is a great foundation base or to use to mix other foundations. I got this in shade 32 alabaster beige and it looked great on my skin. Love the gel-like consistency and the water based formula. Would highly recommend and the color choices are amazing- you can find one for any skintone.
Wow this foundation really looks like skin. It looks totally natural, on me it's a bit of a dewey finish (I have dry skin right now, winter) if I apply with a brush but I like applying it with my fingers. Something about the way it warms up the product, it actually seems to change the texture and thicken it up a bit. When i apply with fingers i get a more matte finish. Feels comfortable on my face and looks like my skin but better! It evens out the redness on my cheeks. I had doubts about coverage power since it was so thin and watery, but it covers enough for me and is beautifully buildable. The downside for me is the fragrance, I find it not unpleasant but a bit strong. I'm trying to move away from synthetically fragranced products as part of my attempts to use stuff with better ingredients. Especially for things i use almost everyday. But this stuff works so well for me I may have to overlook it. It's supposed to be waterproof. Haven't tested how smudge proof it is but I noticed it does transfer to my shirt this morning but maybe it hadn't set yet. through the day it wears ok but coverage seems to get more sheer, like my skin is absorbing it, even if I set with powder. Still experimenting with it but so far I like! Comes in a glass pump bottle which I love for ease of use and keeing the product hygienic.
UPDATE: found something else that works better for me- koh gen do aqua foundation! Returned MUFE FB. Still like MUFE FB but didn't need two foundations so figured I'd save the money.
I love water-based foundations! They just sit on my face better than any other type of foundation. This is no exception! I love the cool feeling you get from putting this on. Because of the formula, this is really easy to apply with your fingers. For me it's not fussy , my go-to everyday foundation.
- Light weight feeling
- Easy to apply
- Beautiful slightly dewy finish
- Light - medium coverage ( you can layer)
- Fragrance ( it's pleasant smelling and doesn't bother me, though)
I had high hopes for this foundation but it smelled too strong and was just too sheer for me. It was hit or miss whether this foundation looked good on my skin after applying. The smell gave me a headache after awhile. It has a weird consistency, and it seemed like it changed color slightly after blending. Returned.