I bought this because of all the hype. I am not impressed. I spent 42.00 and expected a great long lasting foundation. Well, I was disappointed. The MUA at Sephora said it was an exceptional foundation. Well he was sooooo wrong. I much prefer my cheap Revlon Colorstay Foundation to this expensive crap. I have some red spots and acne scars that did not get covered at all. My colorstay covers so much better. Man, I got sucked in to believing this product , thinking it was more expensive was better, bah hah!! I am sticking with Revlon. I could have bought 2 colorstays for the price of ONE MUFE. I am just a silly consumer who falls into the traps of believing certain products are HG. Furthermore, it didn't last line colorstay. I applied at 6:00am and by 2pm...gone. What a rip off, seriously do not waste your hard earned dollars on this foundation. I was so fooled!!!!
This stuff worked fabulous for me. As a younger teenager I stuck strictly to tinted moisturizers, then when I got a little older I only did mineral foundation, but I wanted a flawless look. My skin is pretty clear, with only a few pimples every now and then, and very few blemishes. But my skin tone can be uneven, so I wanted it to look great all around. What I was worried about, though, is whether this would irritate my eczema prone skin. I've had to throw away so many products because they did. But I wanted to try this, so I purchased it, and after using it I am sold! It blends into my skin beautifully and looks very natural. It gives me plenty of covered without giving me an over-done look. I've noticed ZERO breakouts, no change to my skin tone, no flaking or dryness, and no eczema flareups. This is great.
I found It is a little drying. I found that if I moisturized very well beforehand, and applied with a slightly dampened brush, it looked best. Just FYI.
Well, this product was definitely matte...in the beginning! After a few hours of wearing this stuff, it separated on my face and looked completely disgusting!!!!! My skin isn't even all that oily. :(
I have no idea why people are saying this gives amazing coverage-- because it doesn't at ALL. Heck, Revlon Colorstay gives better coverage!
I found myself using tons of concealer to cover up what this foundation didn't. To makes matters worse, I starting breaking out after 3 days of using this foundation! :(
The ONLY positive is the excellent color selections. No. 20 (Ivory) was absolutely perfect for my very fair and yellow toned skin.
EDIT: 10/10/12: After trying Kat Von D's new Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, I am in love!!!! PHENOMENAL coverage without oxidation/greasiness. See my review on this for more details, if you're interested.
I prefer EL DW. I have dehydrated skin and this product showed it a lot more than EL DW. I also could not find a good color match!
I have VERY OILY skin and am on the hunt for the perfect foundation to this day and this is not the one! Im fair skin and this was very orange on my skin even the light color! Also it does not blend well and looks cakey more than ive seen with any foundation i have used and ive used quite a few!
This is a GREAT product. I have extremely oily skin, and this products keeps the oilies at bay. Of course, nothing will keep your skin perfectly matte if you have VERY oily skin. This foundation is silky and smooth. It gives you a wonderful satin finish.
First, let me establish that when it comes to foundation, my skin is a nightmare to match. MAC NC15 & NW15 are both way too dark. Everything else is, too, for that matter. Only L'Oréal True Match in W1 has managed to be both light enough with the correct very light yellow tone - and it's a pity, because I just do not care for its finish worn over the various sunscreens I've tried underneath it, or in any light at all. Mt Velvet in the lightest No. 15 Alabaster shade is the second-closest shade & tone match I've come across. The finish is PRETTY.
Also, I think the key to making this foundation work is wearing the appropriate product underneath it. Too matte a foundation primer lends a dry, chalky finish - and too thick and/or sticky of a sunscreen worn underneath will likely have the foundation looking likewise thick & detectable. For what it's worth, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid was a great SPF match for this one: thin & watery is the way to go. Anthélios Fluide Extreme SPF 50 or Kiehl's Super Fluide SPF 50 are two more examples of this type of sunscreen. Result: dewy, natural-looking finish that may require a light powder touch-up. It looks like I'm not even wearing anything.
Please do what I did & head to Sephora for a free sample of this SPF to take home, & try it over one of the above sunscreens. If you've tried the Mat Velvet over something else & hated it, this small adjustment might make all the difference.
I really love this foundation. I bought a color that was slightly too dark for me and went with a 30 or 35 the second time around which was much better (I am a MAC NC 25-30). I had a 45 or 50 the first time I bought it, which made me look oddly ashen.
Things I love about this foundation - covers mild hyperpigmentation well, has a relatively mat finish, and has medium to full coverage. It doesn't cover extreme hyperpigmentation, such as if you have a bright red pimple or if you have very dark under eye circles. However, if your skin is relatively okay with some fading scars, this is great.
I always use a mattifying lotion before I put on this foundation. Staying power is so-so. It rubs off easily on clothing and I usually blot it a bit with a tissue after I apply this foundation.
A little goes a long way and I use small dots of this foundation along my cheeks to blend outwards and up with clean fingers. I would NOT use a foundation brush for this because it would be way too thick and cakey.
On hot days it can get a bit shiny and greasy by mid-day but during cold weather seasons it's perfect.
this has great coverage and a beautiful natural looking finish when freshly applied, but it just doesn't last on my skin. this is supposed to be for oily skin but I have combination skin and the finish doesn't even last on my dry cheeks, much less my oily nose. I want to love this and I've considered trying it with a primer or different setting power, but if its supposed to control oil and last than I don't feel I should have to.
This is an ok foundation, maybe a little less than ok for me. I would not repurchase. The coverage is nice but you really have to work it well and work it quick. It is VERY matte, there is no give even if you use a wet sponge for application. I don't feel it is a flattering matte look, but moreso a chalky matte...and if you don't blend just right it looks like spray paint. (FYI using Fix+ only sheers out the coverage for me rather than dew it up.) I suppose the only real pro is that it does last the day but that aspect to me is not worth looking like a dry two dimensional character. I'd rather reapply, touch up and blot than look like that.