Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

3.7

1113 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Corn Starch Modified, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Mica, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491(Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).


on 8/17/2010 3:18:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'm NC 25-30 and I use Vanilla. I like this foundation because it's full coverage, and VERY mattifying. I have an oily T-zone but when I use this foundation it keeps the oil at bay. I really don't think you even need to add powder to set because it dries so well. I do anyways just to add more drying/setting affect. It is a very buildable foundation without it looking cakey. I tend to add more around my huge pores because it covers them so well! It is pretty thick like a concealer, so I just use my hands or a sponge to rub it into my face. When I use the 109 it takes forever to use because it's so think. Honestly you only need a small drop to cover your face, it's awesome!

I wouldn't suggest this to people with dry skin, I'd image it'd dry you out.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my HG high end foundation! I am around NC30 and was matched #40 which is the perfect shade for me.

I only purchase foundations that are at least a medium coverage, build able, and more of a matte finish. When I saw MakeupbyTiffanyD's review of this on Youtube, I knew this foundation was the one.

I picked this foundation up at Sephora for $46 after taxes. This is a pricey foundation, but I honestly think that this is worth every penny.

This foundation comes in a wide range of shades. There are a total of 16 shades.

This foundation has a medium coverage that is very buildable. The formula is thicker than most liquid foundations, but it is very blendable and you can even use this with your fingers. Layering this foundation is do-able, however, if you layer too much on, you will be left with cakiness!

If the name of this foundation doesn't tell you..then I don't know what will. The finish of this foundation is, obviously a matte finish. If you prefer a dewy finish then stay away from this foundation. This is not a "semi-matte" finish..it is FULL ON MATTE. Very flat. You would need to highlight your skin if you want some dimension to your face. As the finish of this foundation is matte, it also does a good job of controlling MY oil on my t-zone. It does last a long time even without touching up so that is a plus! It is even waterproof, though I wouldn't be caught swimming with this baby on.

The packaging is a squeeze tube. Very convenient, efficient and hygienic. The packaging itself is also matte.

Pricing...iffy. This is a tad expensive, but because I do not use this everyday, it'll last me a long time. If you're wanting a foundation similar to this but cheaper, then try Maybelline's Super Stay foundation. It stays on pretty well and it does leave you with a matte-y finish, like this foundation.

I only wear this foundation for special events..events where there will be photos taken. One reason why is because of the price, another is because this does not have SPF. SPF in foundations or anything will make you look ghostly white in flash photography.

I am in love with this foundation to the point where I have no curiosity in trying out other foundations!! I'd definitely recommend it to those who want a medium+ coverage and who like matte finishes. Overall..good job Make Up Forever!

---EDIT---
I still enjoy this foundation especially for flash photography, but it's no longer my HG foundation. I've noticed that it's gotten harder to blend and accentuates the pores/dry flakes on my skin even more. Maybe it's because I've had it for a long time now...but who knows, I've just found a better matte foundation

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

One of my favorite foundations (: good color match, stays on well, and packaging is a squeeze tube. I wear this off and on with the duo matte powder to set it. I kno it sounds like a lot but I use both sparingly and its perfect. I recently cut open the tube because I wanted to see if I was truly out and their was still enough in there for maybe a weeks worth (: the only con is tht its pricey at 34$ USD


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I put this product to the ultimate test twice. The first time was in Mexico the morning after my destination wedding and I was doing a photo shoot on the beach, getting soaking wet in the water, and I needed a waterproof foundation that would last throughout the shoot. This foundation rose to the occasion. Then, just this past week, I was in extremely hot and humid temperatures at a sporting event and, luckily, I had the foresight to use this foundation, instead of my usual stuff. Again, this foundation did it's job exceedingly well.


This foundation is extremely mattifying, so I only recommend it to oily skin types. A little foundation goes a very long way and it blends so well into your skin. I can even get away with using a much darker shade than I should, just because of it's blending power and you can always lighten it up with powder. There's only one other foundation that I've used that can matte skin like this one, but it's made by Chanel and probably 1.5x more in price. continued >>


on 8/12/2010 2:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Ive tried a few high end foundations and im pretty pleased. My shade is a pretty perfect match.

Pros: Oil free, stays on all day, buildable, med to full coverage, does keep your face mat. does cover blemishes really well, creamy, easy to blend with fingers and onto certain spots. doesnt break me out. Looks natural, even with few coats of it.

i once went to the club with it on and you know: sweat!! I came home and it was still doing its job, covering up spots. Using it during the day, it does matify but i still find myself using blotting sheets. But no foundation can keep up mat all day. Impossible, i get oily through the day. And i dont need or use a primer.

Cons: pricey, hard to blend with brush when applying all over.

Id probably buy it again but we'll see. im always looking to try new things.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I tried this foundation because it was recommended to me by my best friend, I was a little skeptical because I have never used liquid foundation before trying revlon colorstay right before i purches the mat velvet. I always used my mac studio fix powder but when I ran out I wanted to try something new which is why I tried revlon colorstay but omg it gets great reviews but it made me break out!!!!! like crazy which is funny because mac doesn't but anywho I wanted to go back to my HG mac powder sooo bad but since revlon had broke me out I needed more coverage so I tried this out and I love it. My skin it 98% better I have scarring but this covers it up really good even without concealer. I would recommend this although you do need a primer to make it last throughout the day.

**** EDIT***** color range is very off there shades differ alot from one shade up or down my shade end up oxidizing on my so I look orange. Maybe I'll change my mind about it with the correct shade.


on 8/8/2010 9:28:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this foundation as a replacement for L'Oreal True Match liquid foundation because something is different lately with my usual shade (W1), and it does not match my skin anymore. I have this in the lightest shade and it's a perfect match for my skin. This foundation keeps my oily skin matte for longer than the True Match, but I still have to touch up with blotting papers or powder every few hours, my skin is so oily that I don't think I'll ever find a foundation that won't require at least a few touch ups every day! This foundation is fairly easy to blend, I use a sponge and I apply it to one area of my face at a time. I wish the coverage was slightly heavier, I still have to use concealer on any red spots. I like the squeeze bottle packaging, I find it easier to deal with than a jar. A major con is the price, I think I paid $39, more than twice as much as I was paying for True Match. But because I have so much trouble finding foundations that match my very fair skin and last all day despite my skin's oiliness, I'm pretty happy with this foundation and will probably repurchase when I run out.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

If you like a really matte finish, then this is a great product. After seeing some of the great reviews on here, I decided to test it out to see if it lived up to it's hype. It is a great foundation for those with combo/oily or oily skin (like me), and it does a good job at keeping the oil under control. It has very good coverage! This foundation really does stay put, even in the 110 Arizona weather, and I was even impressed at the staying power after 45 minutes of cardio, I still had good coverage! However, there were a few things I didn't like about this foundation: I felt it really made my pores stand out. It also was very thick and very hard to blend. You have to move fast! Spraying water or MAC Fix+ on your brush and face prior to application does help with this, but it is painfully thick. Lastly, I was matched in a 35, which was perfect when first applied, but upon inspection in the sunlight, I noticed that it had indeed oxidized during the day (which happens with any foundation when the natural oils in your face interact with the foundation) but it had darkened to an entirely different shade. Overall, I would say this is a good foundation with good coverage, but I would make sure before you buy it to get a sample first, and also when testing it, make sure you give it some time to oxidize before you pick your color. It definitely has potential, but it's just not my favorite!


on 8/4/2010 11:04:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Regardless of the fact that this emphasizes every single dry spot on my face, which is typical of nearly any matte foundation, I love this product so much. The coverage is excellent and the application is rather smooth. The dry spots on my face, after about an hour, go away due to sebum production, and this foundation helps to keep it at bay for at least a couple of hours (two to three) before my faces gets too oily to even look at in the mirror. I do find that like most other foundations I have tried, this cakes up after about three hours, but it is not as bad. I use a makeup-fixing spray after I have put this on my face, and that helps the caking matter. (It does not cake up at all anymore.) Pretty much the only thing that I do not like about this product is the way it is packaged; any bottle that I buy always has an issue of the liquid overflowing out of the container, even if I do not squeeze it at all.


on 7/29/2010 7:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I won't buy this foundation again. I was excited to try it but it did nothing for me. I find the formula very thin and the coverage leaves much to be desired. By the end of the day, the redness around certain areas of my face is totally visible. It did nothing to keep me less oily and it settles quite easily into my smile lines. Unfortunate for such an expensive product.


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