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on 1/14/2010 7:57:00 PM
More reviews by jasminebeauty
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I am a devoted powder foundation user and had purchased the Duo Mat Powder foundation. But I did not like the way it looked on me and exchanged it for this instead. I hate liquid foundations due to the mask-like look and feel. But this has completely changed my mind. I LOVE this foundation. I feel quite vain because I can't stop checking out my complexion. This is the only foundation that has passed my ultimate test: looking good under flourescent lighting. Shade 32 matches my skin perfectly. I shake it really well then use a foundation brush to scrape whatever sticks to the cap and repeat if I need more. It's silly to be so giddy over a foundation, but I can't help myself because it makes me look so darn good.Update: This would have been awesome if it didn't break me out. Also, the scent was so overwhelming that my little sister couldn't stand to be around me whenever I wore it.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 1/8/2010 10:19:00 AM
More reviews by constantonian
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
*EDIT*The bottles now come with pumps. Yay!---This is one of my favorite foundations. I have it in two shades, one for winter and one for summer. It's my go to foundation for the "no makeup" makeup look, because it gives me the most natural finish I've ever experienced with any foundation. Once applied correctly, it looks like my skin, but better. I think it has to do with the gel like consistency, which threw me off at first, because I had a hard time figuring out the best method of application. From trial and error, I've found that your finger tips are the best tool for applying this. After primer (I use Monistat anti-chaffing gel) I use a q-tip to dab a bit on one area of my face, use my fingertips to rub it in a circular motion until it dries up, then I move onto another small area of the face. If I need extra coverage in some areas like the under eye area, around my nostrils, or to cover a blemished area, I just smooth on another layer after the initial layer dries, eliminating the need for concealer. It blends in flawlessly and doesn't look cakey at all. I usually finish with a loose powder (I use NARS, great!) and voila! Beautifully flawless, yet natural and not too done up. The only thing that I would change about this is the bottle and how you either have to pour it out (which usually gives you too much) or use a q-tip (which wastes product). Also, I've knocked it over with the cap off a couple of times and needless to say, I think I might have shed a tear. I would much rather have a pump dispenser, but I don't know if that would affect the integrity of the consistency. Another thing that I'm not sure if I mind is the fragrance. It's has a rather strong floral fragrance that might be too intense for some. My mother loves it, and I got used to it. I don't think it irritates my skin as much as any other foundation, because let's face it, whether it's comedogenic or not, make up still clogs pores if not properly removed.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 1/6/2010 9:32:00 PM
More reviews by jter391
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I wanted to love this soooooooo bad!!!! It matches my skin perfectly and the finish is gorgeous. Like my skin, but much better.....until about an hour or two later. It looks like it melts off my face around my brows and around my nose and I don't have really oily skin! I have tried numerous ways to get it to stay on longer, but nothing as worked. It took me a year to work up the guts to buy this. I wanted it mostly for the staying power. so sad...I bought a setting spray from Skindinavia and it has helped with keeping my tinted moisturizer on all day. I decided to give F&B another try. It stays on all day with the setting spray and looks great!! I'm so happy because this is a beautiful foundation. I hate the look of foundation on your face. This just looks like your skin.
on 12/31/2009 9:28:00 PM
More reviews by glimmering
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I cannot believe it!! MUFE finally added some new shades to their wondrous Face & Body Foundation! Life has new meaning. I purchased #38 Pink Porcelain, and it is perfect. Just perfect. Okay, not perfect - I have to layer it on on days when I need extra coverage, but it is as close to perfect as I think liquid foundation might ever get. This is my HG. All right, gushing aside, here is what I like about it. 1) Wonderful texture. It has this unique gel-like consistency, and once applied, it feels and looks like it's just skin. It doesn't look like you have foundation on at all. I normally only apply one layer to the top half of my face, and two or three to the bottom to ensure coverage of blemishes and to even out skin tone. The bottom half always perfectly matches the top even with those additional layers. 2) The color match is just about perfect. I am very pale-skinned, and until now, the very lightest shade was always too dark. Also, the color does not change. The way it looked on the first application is the way it looks when I wash it off at night. As far as dislikes, I wish it came in a pump bottle, I wouldn't mind if they made a version that had a little more coverage, and I wish it wasn't so expensive.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 12/28/2009 3:44:00 AM
More reviews by pointerluv
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This is my HG foundation! I have dry skin, am 44 and use colour #20 and just love this product! I apply it using a makeup wedge rather than a brush as it blends better. The coverage gives you a natural, glowing look. I am out and will be getting more :)
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/22/2009 5:09:00 PM
More reviews by trnglinh
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I love love love this product!! It is the BEST foundation ever!! I've been looking for a sheer foundation that would be light and pleasant in touch forever and now I found it. I wished i had given it a try long time ago so I would have saved up all the money wasted looking for this HG foundation. It gives a very sheer coverage which I love and also gives this dewy finish without the oily look. I like to blend it with my fingers which in my opinion is the best way to apply. It dries quite quickly once applied. It is very expensive (in fact I paid £41 for mine, the most I ever spent on a foundation!!) but I think it is well worth the money and the 50mL bottle should last me like a year. I also wished they would make a pump for it and maybe a plastic bottle cuz the glass one is way heavy and I can't keep it in my make up bag cuz I'm scared it would spill leaving a horrible mess everywhere.UPDATE: Though I loved it, I had to throw it away. The consistency went funny after a while.
on 12/19/2009 11:46:00 PM
More reviews by Tonyammua
Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure
FANTASTIC SKIN IN A BOTTLE!!!!! I have dark olive-y skin (NC 50) and this made my skin look naturally flawless! I like to pair this up with MUFE full cover concealer for extra coverage where i need it and my skin looks like there is NOTHING on it! This is definitely one of the best foundations on the market. It has a very thin gel consistancy that glides on the skin and gives you a beautiful water-resistant glow (no shimmer or luminscent additives). It's mainly for those who want sheer to medium coverage. You may need 3 layers to get medium coverage. I believe oily skins can wear this as well, you may need an oil absorbing powder over it though.When I first purchased this, I wore it on a summer date night and my boyfriend couldn't stop commenting on how gorgeous and youthful I looked! I got compliments from others throughout the evening about how beautiful my skin was! None of the dozens of other foundations I've tried has ever performed like this one! Do I really have to say Holy Grail?
on 12/19/2009 11:15:00 PM
More reviews by wata
This is my first foundation ever. I really like how thin it is, it doesn't cover anything but does even out skin tone, and brighten my face. I like the fact that it doesnt feel like foundation on my face I have been avoiding using foundation for the reason that I can always feel it on my face,which I hate. and usually by the end of the day it floats on top of my skin, but this one does not. I dont like the price, but I got it with a $20 coupon from Sephora, so it was ok.I am hoping the bottle well last me a while at which point I will have received another coupon from Sephora that will allow me to purchase it at a lower price (fingers crossed!)Normally I would use this all over the face and use a concealer to conceal any pimple/birth marks that has not been concealed by the foundation. It's not drying at all, which is really good for my dry cheeks. I like the finish and it looks like nothing on my face. HG!
on 12/19/2009 12:23:00 AM
More reviews by benfoldsfivealive
The stars aligned perfectly and this product somehow landed in my uber-grateful mitts. I have been searching (unsuccessfully) for my HG foundation and I've now found it in this product. I was able to use my sephora coupon and get this for $25 after tax, but I would've gladly paid the $38 (that's saying a lot since I'm broke as a joke at the moment). Down to business: I've read a lot of reviews that talk about the scent....I'm absolutely in love with it. It reminds me of a beautiful powder puff set that my grandmother had ages ago, a scent I haven't smelled since I was a child but I immediately recognized it once I smelled the foundation. I can definitely see where others might not like it, but for me it brings back good memories in waves, so I am in love. Something else to love about this, it works wonders on my crazy dry skin. I get dry patches on my cheeks and forehead that soak up foundations and turn into flake city, but this is so rich and creamy and perfect for my skin. I constantly touch my face when I wear it because I can't believe how much moisture my face retains throughout the day.Earlier this year I had a crazy bout of adult onset acne, and it lasted months. I picked and picked (yes I know I shouldn't) and as a result, I've been left with a lot of red scarring. I was worried about this covering it up, but it builds beautifully and does the job. The only thing I could find wrong with this is it doesn't last ALL day, but as a reviewer below me said, I haven't found anything that does. I don't wear powder, so I'm sure that would certainly help.To make a long story short (too late), It just makes your face look perfect. Perfect color, perfect texture....just perfection. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation and I recommend that every dry-skinned gal give it a shot.
on 12/18/2009 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by novelist
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
Edited to add 1/31/10: Having been contacted for the color number, I've deduced that it is Ivory 20.First, the bad: There is a rather gross scent to this product which I didn't smell in the Sephora where I got color-matched and purchased this bottle. The scent doesn't last, and the more I use it, the less I mind it. As a matter of fact, the results from this foundation are so fantastic, that I am not deducting a lippie for the odd odor. But it is not without an unusual scent .Now, the good. I swore off liquid foundations a couple of years ago because they set up to a dry, chalky mask. I wound up using all kinds of creams and powders, none really great. I liked the color and flawless finish to Px Photochrome (reviewed) but that product dried up in the pan in no time. On my 2nd trip to Sephora in 2 days (I am a foundation commitment-phobe), I went for the MUFE Face & Body. Reviews here on MUA helped me to make the decision but it was the lack of "cones" which allowed me to stick with the choice. The ingredient list looked like a bunch of "friendlies" and so I got color-matched by a gal who picked out 3 colors: one very pink, one pink, one wheatish golden beige. We never did figure out the color numbers or names. A re-purchase ought to be interesting.I am MAC NW-20 and thought I'd be pink in MUFE, but to my great surprise, the pink foundations sat on my skin like, well, a wet salmony blob. Only the wheatish golden beige blended into my jawline and cheeks like it was made for my skin. So I bought it.I've used this foundation 3 times, and ought to have more experience with it, but the results just keep getting more amazing for me. I think this type of golden-pink-champagne look is what Bobbi Brown is trying to achieve with her "counter-act the pink" theory which, imo, is all wrong. I tried 3 of her foundations and colors, and each one looked grayish on my face. This MUFE color is balanced and I, for one, am so grateful for skin which looks like mine, not like the version of what someone thinks it should be. The Sephora gal suggested that with this shade I can go higher-contrast with my makeup, and it does work. I also can go lower-contrast, as in neutral/natural look, and I do not look boring. (I set it in t-zone and on cheeks with NARS Eden.)The formula is watery but blends into my skin like second skin. I apply it about 15 minutes after my philosophy untinted shelter s/s has sunk in. I actually like the bottle because I shake the stuff, open it, and use just the small amount in the lid, applying it with my fingers. I usually use a second shake's worth for the area below my chin and re-application elsewhere.The application is so incredibly easy and my skin has never looked so incredibly good (and I've got good skin, provided I stay away from "cones.") Because of the wonderful finish from this foundation, it is now my HG for fall and winter, perhaps into spring. Summers in my region are oppressively hot and dry and this year I'll probably use my sunscreen mixed with a bit of MAC Studio Sculpt.The price is mid-range compared to Dior/Chanel/Armani, but the amount used per day is incredibly small. I'm thrilled to love a liquid foundation once again.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
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