Let me start off by saying I am very surprised by the mixed reviews this foundation is getting. I have tried many different foundations, clinique, mac etc. and this is by far my favourite.
This foundation matches my skin tone perfectly, it has great coverage and blends VERY well. A lot of people find that this foundation works great with like a kabuki or a mac 187. I find it blends great with just the mac 190.
I find that it is not heavy at all and doesn't cause breakouts, nor does it look cakey or dry/flakey. I do however recommend setting it with translucent powder
I am so in love with this foundation. My only complaint is the price, but it's still not enough to keep me from buying it.
I really like this foundation along with the HD powder. I feel it lasts all day, and really covers my pores. It doesn't feel heavy on my face at all. I just use my fingers to apply or smashbox foundation brush.
This foundation starts out absolutely beautiful. After a few days use I noticed some clogged pores and after about a week I was beginning to break out. While I am acne prone, I use three different topical medicines from my derm to combat it and I have yet to see a product beat them until the HD foundation.
At first, I have to say that I did not like this foundation. I got my sample at the end of the Summer here and it was still hot and humid. I had been using MUFE Mat Velvet + and it was perfect for me in the Georgia heat. With the humidity HD looked way too shiny. I decided to give this foundation another try when the air got dryer and the temp. went lower. My skin seemed to get a tad too try with my beloved MV+. Amazing! I use my MAC 187 to tap it on and buff. It gives wonderful coverage and makes my skin look nice and matte but also gives this beautiful velvet glow. Truly like faces look in the magazines! An airbrushed, glowing finish. It looks just as good at the end of the day as it does when I first put it on. My color in MUFE Mat Velvet is 40 and I have found that I can use either 118 or 120 in HD. They are both so close that I can hardly tell the difference in color. I think 120 may have a tad more yellow but it is not any darker than 118. I plan to re-purchase and will likely use this during the winter and MV during the summer.
I love this product!! I have tried plenty of makeup from Stila Illuminating foundation, tinted moisturizer, bare minerals, laura mercie tinted moist, etc but nothing gives me the coverage I want! I want a sheer to medium coverage for combination/oily skin, and this foundation does the trick!!! Initially I used a makeup brush to put the foundation on but it was too thick, so I decided to use MAC's makeup sponge which gives me just the right amount of coverage. I am olive toned so when I first used 153, it matched my skin exactly, however, my face is usually lighter than my body so I switched to a shade darker but it made me ashy. So I went to buy the HD MUFE primer in caramel. When I first used that primer it seemed very dark but you need to rub the primer in well and evenly. Then I used the MUFE foundation on top and it gave me a perfect and even colored skin, finally I topped it with HD powder. I usually hate it when I take pictures and my face is lighter than normal, however this time when I took pictures my face actually MATCHED my body and a it gave me a flawless finish, thank goodness that primer was sooo helpful!!!!!! It gives me a golden glowy tan which was perfect and I love the way it feels soo smooth on my skin unlike other types of foundation that is sticky......
When I first applied this foundation I thought I'd finally found my HG. Loved the way it looked on my oily 39 year old skin.Best I had looked in a long time. Felt so confident. 3 hours later it was looking oily-shiney. I blotted applied powder. 5 hours later more oil-shine.I blotted applied powder. 8 hours later a greasey mess imperfections really showing. 10 hours later on my way home Nothing!! Looked like I hadn't put on foundation at all. I really loved it at first. Could be great for normal-combo skinned gals.
I took 115 - a bit lighter than my skin - an alabaster tone.
I have been using the product for a month and still think I hate my face every-time I see myself in the mirror.
1) The foundation is heavy - I use special Kabuki brush for liquids to apply, but still its too heavy. I put my makeup on, then start to dress up, blow-dry my hair - after 15 minutes I m all sweaty.
2) The package is just right - that is a plus.
3) In the end of the day I see crocked, sick, shiny face, I didn't find it long lasting. It is not a daily product you use. It is an evening thing. Good for couple of hours. And of course for making pictures and videos.
ok .. i really wanted to love this foundation .. let me tell you how bad i wanted to love this ... ok so i want to sephora .. i tried on number 178 and 177 and 175 .. in the store 178 looked the best .. i brought it and was happy as hell .. when i was in the car i started looking at myself and i looked so much darker than what i was ... i was mad .. so i went home washed it off and the next day tried it again .. still to dark .. so i went back and got a #177 the next color up .. this time i didn't get 2 try it on cause the store was closing ... so i got home and it looked too ashy .. i had noo color to me .. i was pissed i mean it goes on great and it feels good on the skin but the color sucks .. i kept it and am just gonna wear at night ...
Since this was such a hyped product I caved in and purchased what I believed to be a perfect color match (120). However, during the two weeks I used this I noticed breakouts I normally don't get and it wasn't TTOM. When I stopped using the foundation my skin cleared up. As for the foundation itself, I would not recommend it for oily skin gals and definitely not for acne prone. Since there is a high amount of silicone in it the coverage is good but it does tend to separate by the end of the day.
I have found a new love for this foundation. I have been wishy-washy since I bought it, but it was because I wasn't using a primer. I know, dumb. Once I started using Clarins primer, I love HD! It photographs very nicely, and looks great in daylight. The 117 is a perfect color match for me. It blends flawlessly using a 187 brush.
I will definitely re-purchase!