This foundation is just alright. The coverage is EXTREMELY sheer. I was expecting that when I purchased it, but it's almost as if I'm not wearing anything at all! (The Sephora inside J.C. Penny's doesn't carry this where I live, so I had to purchase online during F&F sale.) I do have a bit of hyperpigmentation. It's nothing major, but this foundation doesn't even cover it. I put on a few layers and I feel like I can still see them peeking through. I do like the fact that this is a water-based foundation; I just wish it was the tiniest bit thicker. I think that this foundation looks a little too dewy for my tastes, so I always make sure to apply powder over the top. I find that this foundation is good for mixing! I feel as though my MAC Studio Fix Fluid is too thick and yellow for me. When I mix it with my MUFE F&B, it works a whole hell of a lot better.
All in all, I'd give it a C grade.
Okay so i heard alot of good things about this product, it definately lives up to its promises and it is probably up there in the HG foundations.
The coverage of this foundation is quite sheer, however buildable without going streaky or cakey, i would say if your using 1 layer, it has less coverage then a tinted moisturiser, but 2 layers provides almost full coverage, and it has a runny/watery consistency.
It covers blemishes quite well, but if youre looking for a product to cover all your big red pimples, i would reccomend a thicker product.
I apply this foundation with the sigma f80 buffing brush, however i feel it would work really well with hands.
I have pretty oily skin, and i feel this foundation copes well with that, i still have to blot and re-apply powder foundation throughout the day on my t-zone, but if your someone who doesnt like to wear powder foundation ontop, the foundation would just become more "sheer" as the day progresses, and you could definately re-apply where needed without noticeable colour difference, as this foundation doesnt oxodise.
The price for this foundation was pretty steep, it cost nearly $70. However its the best liquid foundation ive ever tried, so its been worth every sent. The packageing is cute. It comes in a little glass bottle with a pump, however it would be inconvienient to carry around during the day, as it is quite heavy.
All in all i am happy with this product, and would probably re purchase unless something better comes along, however im pretty sick of looking for the "best foundation". So i might just stick with this as it pretty much meets all my foundation criteria.
Until I found the perfect way to apply this, I was really on the fence about it, but it is now total HG for me!!! I have worn and tried many foundations in my 40+ years. GA LSF, Shu, NARS Sheer Glow, MAC F&B, LM TM, Bobbi Brown(several of hers), FACE Atelier Ultra, Illuminare, Bare Escentuals, several Lancome fdts., Estee Lauder DW Light, Smashbox...I'm sure I'm forgetting some!! First, I am about in the 20 range in MAC and I wear 20 in the MUFE F&B. In the summer when I use sunless tanner, I add some of 34 to the 20. And in the dead of winter, I add some of 38 to the 20. I have this in several shades because I use this on my brides. I have normal to dry skin. Now on to the way I apply that I believe gets you the most coverage and best finish. First, I pump some out on the back of my hand. I then apply it all over my face with my fingers, just kinda "laying" it down, getting all areas covered but NOT rubbing it in just yet. I then wait about 30-45 seconds, letting some of the moisture from the foundation to evaporate. Then I begin to rub it in my skin, starting with the area where I first applied, again just using my fingers. You should find that the fdt. is not as gel like, almost cream like and has more coverage(the texture of the fdt. changes). Once you have the fdt. rubbed in, if you feel you need more coverage in some areas, put more fdt. on the back of your hand, rub, rub it in, still on the back of your hand until you begin to see the texture change, becoming a little creamy. Then PAT it on those areas you need more coverage. After a little time, the fdt. will "set" to a slightly less dewy finish so you can then go on with the rest of your routine. I personally like to apply a very light layer of MAC blot on my t-zone, and a light layer of MAC MSFN everywhere else. I hope this helps!! I do have a photo in my profile, taken after 11 hours of wear, with no touch ups except reapplying my lipstick. This wears very, very well. I love MUFE, I have yet to be disappointed in anything I have bought from this brand. My dream is to visit the flagship store in NYC!!!!
I love this foundation! I had it for 6 months now before I decided to write a review... and now I am convinced that I have found my HG foundation! I wore it countless times to parties and it has never failed me. My skin looks so smooth yet natural. It gives a natural glow to your skin. And it doesn't accentuate dry flaky patch on my skin either. It didn't break me out either. The only thing that I need to do is blot once in a while on my t-zone. But that's okay... because the finish of this foundation looks amazingly natural in real life and my skin looks fabulously flawless on pictures too!
The only thing that I don't like about this foundation is the packaging. It comes in a bottle with no pump. The opening of the bottle is too big and sometimes I ended up pouring out more than I used. I like the jelly-like consistency of this foundation though... it feels hydrating.
I think I will still definitely stick by this foundation despite its poor packaging. Finally I can have a foundation that I can always count on.
I just love the finish of this foundation...my face looks completely natural & smooth! I also have extremely oily skin and it hasn't been a problem so far...so glad I bought it!
This is my favorite everyday foundation.
It makes my face look naturally flawless and is the only foundation that doesn't transfer to everything during the summer months. The MUFE store in NY mixes a custom color for me but I'm closest to 12 with dash of 44 mixed in.
This is my HG. In winter when I am a little pale, I tend to go for something with a little more coverage. However, I always come running back to FB. Sheer yet buildable coverage in an oil free formula. Packaging is now a 5 since they added a pump.
Well, I used this for about a week before returning it to Sephora. I really wanted to like it, but couldn't stand my face being so shiny. The thing is, most foundation looks kind of bad to me when I first put it on, because I hate the way I look with a perfectly matte face. But then within 45 minutes the makeup starts to soak up oil from my face and I look great to myself (until 3-5 hrs later when I have to blot, of course). Well, with this foundation, I skip the window of looking a little sick/dead, and immediately start off with a nice glowy radiance. The effect is really stunning, I have to say. I look 3 or 4 years younger than my 21 years, and like I've just gotten back from a long, restful vacation in paradise. Or something. Unfortunately it only takes about an hour for my face to start feeling oily and gross and looking greasy. Theoretically I could fight this with blotting and powdering, but I'd rather find a foundation with a finish that better suits my skin type. Really though, this is a wonderful product and other oily-skinned girls might find ways for it to work for them. Otherwise, I found that Tarte smooth operator had very similar coverage, and took my oily-ness and turned it into a nice, healthy glow that didn't need to be touched up with blotting until about 6 hours. Unfortunately it made me break out, but it may or may not have that effect on others.
According to cosDNA, this foundation has only one comedogenic ingredient (butylene glycol) in it, which is almost unheard of for any foundation, high-end or drugstore. To boot, butylene glycol only has a rating of 1, with 0 being non-comedogenic and 5 being extremely comedogenic. In fact, when I bought this product, I was dealing with a mild breakout from the smooth operator, and my breakout subsided despite wearing F&B every day.
-Wonderful, glowy, doll-like skin (almost like highlighter and foundation in one)
-Won't clog pores
-Nice amount of coverage, somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and your standard medium coverage foundation
-38 dollars isn't cheap, but that's for 1.7 oz (whereas most HE foundations are similarly priced for 1 oz)
-Gel texture makes application with fingers the only feasible option, which I find to be a little time-consuming and tedious compared to using a brush or sponge
-Sorta limited color selection. I found shade 20 to be just a little too light, but 32 was waaaaaay too dark
-Dewy finish = hot mess on my oily-combo skin after just 1 hour :(
EDIT: Well ladies, after a long-overdue skincare overhaul, I am now able to use this! I was the typical case of someone who thought they had oily skin because I didn't moisturize or exfoliate properly, so my skin was a hot mess! I do still have to break out the blotting sheets after 5 or 6 hours, but I don't consider that to be a hassle or a deal breaker. Always remember: skincare first, makeup second! AHA, BHA, and/or mandelic acid does so much more to control oil than any primer or powder could ever dream to! Oh, and one last thing--other reviewers have mentioned it already, but I found that warming this up between my fingers before applying makes the finish less shiny. You can feel the texture change as you rub it between your fingers, it gets slightly thicker and almost tacky. I apply it thinly and really rub it into my skin, just like if it was a skincare product (as a previous reviewer also mentioned.) Hope that helps!
I love love love this product! Its very light in texture and I didnt think it would be enough coverage as I have freckles on my nose and cheeks which I like to cover up but once I applied this foundation my skin looked like actual skin but without any blemishes!!! I apply up to 2 pumps of this product with a stippling brush and I get an absolute flawless coverage, I have tried applying with other tools and just hands but the stippling brush works best. I used to used a highlighter on the sides of my cheeks and the mid of my nose but I find thes foundation has a dewy look so I have no need to apply any highlighter. I would definately buy this foundation once its finished again but I just hate the price of this its so expensive but for how it makes me feel I would easily pay this price.
on a trip to MAC the sales associate said he wouldnt sell me any other foundation rather than their face and body because I have good skin and nothing to cover. I wasnt keen on the mac face and body so I bought this one instead, and its HG material for me!
It is perfect skin is a bottle and it looks like radiant summer skin!
If you have a lot to cover up, I mean serious problems, you can layer it because it NEVER cakes but its defeating the purpose. It does however cover some redness around my nose and chin and it helps brighten up my ugly dark circles.
I do have to settle it (I usually go for mufe hd powder) and in the summer I blot my t-zone once a day, other than that its fine. I dont even wear primer underneath because I can be bothered.
I apply it with my sigma f80 and it doesnt looks streaky at all. My only complain is that sephora in portugal isnt selling it with the new package, with the pump!
Oh, price wise. Yes, it is expensive but it lasts me a good 9/10 months using it daily, no joke, you only need a small amount.