After being so excited to get this in my possesion i am extremely without a benefit of a doubt, saddened and disgusted at the same time with this product. I did something i never ever do, i actually gave this a trial run today for work when normally i only try out the new foundations i purchase during the weekends and if i don't like it i can immediately take it off and return it, but for some reason i was being brave today so here goes my nightmare..... applied in my usual manner, moisturized, primed and then put on foundation and powder. Oddly enough i automatically saw some sheen that i wasn't use to and let it slide bc for some reason i thought may be i needed more powder and it went away. Went to work, 2hrs later wanted to reapply my mac touch lipstick and when i looked in the mirror the horror i saw on my t-zone might as well just have put me into a coma, the oil had gone into overload and that has never happened to me b 4 and wtf do they mean by mat velvet bc it totally didn't deliver anything it promised, for a moment of insanity i thought i was pregnant again bc maybe my hormones were in overload but then i snapped out of it and realized the garbage i put on my face was there to stay until i got home. I was so disgusted tht i actually left work early bc of it, although after i blotted 3x with my boscia linen greentea blotting papers it somewhat alleviated the situation but i was already disgusted. Face and body is the only mufe foundation i will keep using occasionally but this goes back to sephora tomorrow asap! I got the chanel mat lumiere foundation in walnut which is a color match that is beyond perfect so i will be testing that on the weekend to see if it is any good. I will never recommend this, Ever!
i really like this foundation. it's probably one of the best HE foundations i've tried. it covers well, it lasts all day, and the finish is wonderful. i have combo/acne-prone skin, but mat velvet can cover most of my ugly marks without being too cakey or makeupy. it has no fragrance and it blends like a dream. my skintone is very pale neutral, and the lightest shade matches wonderfully. i will certainly repurchase.
This foundation works very well for me. It is quite thick, but you only need about a dime-sized amount for your entire face. You have to work quickly before it dries, but that doesn't bother me. I prefer to work quickly with my base. I have very oily skin, and with this foundation, I don't need to blot for at least five hours, which is pretty good for me. It's also one of the few liquid foundations that doesn't oxidize and turn orange on me, even without a primer. In fact, I think it works better without a primer, which is fine by me! This really is a buildable foundation, and you get medium coverage, even though it feels really light. This is also the only foundation that I have repurchased in the past couple years. It is officially a staple for me!
Way too thick. This isnt full coverage its extra full coverage.
this make up is super blotchy , doesnt control oil and it super uncomfortable.
This foundation can give good coverage and looks fairly good on my oily/combo skin for about two hours and then shine comes through. I don't find it particularly long lasting and by the end of my work day I am shiny and the foundation has significantly faded/disappeared on my T-zone. So all in all this foundation doesn't work well for me!
I'm oily-combo and a nc35 for mac.
I got a sample of this (can't remember the shade) but I did not like this product at all. For some reason it actually made me look even more oiler and didn't sit will on my skin. Luckily it was just a sample and I didn't have to waste my money on it. I believe the shade was also one shade too light for me but I couldn't go darker because then it was too dark. Overall I would not buy this.
This is one of the best foundations I've ever owned. Foundation is probably the most difficult kind of product to be pleased with in the long run. This foundation is extremely matte, almost a bit drying if you don't apply enough moisture under your base (or if your skin is peeling at the time). I think the coverage is great (about medium) and it is an ideal foundation for people with normal/combination/oily skin who have decent skin texture. I would NOT recommend this for people with dry skin. If you have a bit more acne, scars or bumps, you probably need something thicker, but thicker products can be more problem-causing. So if you don't need the extra coverage, I'd recommend testing this one out.
I really like this foundation. It's great if I need something that will be long-lasting and hold up to conditions that might make my skin more oily. I tend to be oily in the T-Zone and when I wear this to work it lasts all day no problem, and then some. I love the finish - it's perfect for an overall very matte look. My only gripes are that it's a thicker consistency than HD, for example, and it dries more quickly which makes it more difficult to blend. I can't put a few spots on my face and then blend because I find it dries too quickly and looks cakey. I have to do one spot at a time. Also, it's a little pricey and I don't really like the packaging. I'd prefer a pump bottle but at least there's not a large opening where the product dispenses. Also the product might just be too thick for a pump dispenser. My colour is No. 30 - I'm a 118 in MUFE HD and about an NC25 in MAC.
EDIT: I've downgraded this. It breaks me out, and oxidises on my face throughout the day (just a little bit - but still). Every time I wear this I get spots by the end of the day. It also takes more foundation than usual to cover my face because it's much thicker than foundations I've been using lately. Since my skin is better now, I don't like such heavy MATTE coverage. This is too matte for my liking, and probably contributes to the colour problem (oxidization). I would not repurchase.
I got a sample of this at Sephora last month. I hate to be a Negative Nancy, but this was an average foundation to me. While it did control oil throughout the day and was long lasting, the coverage was not that great. I'd say it's barely medium coverage and is difficult to build because it can get cakey (we're talking over a freshly scrubbed, moisturized, and primed face too, peeps). Also, and this is not the products fault, I just don't think I like *mattifying* foundations because I am so pale and end up looking ghostly (happened with Colorstay, too).
I'm not that impressed with the shade range, either. The lighted shade was TOO light (shock! gasp!) and the next shade was too dark. I suppose I could mix the two shades, but it's not that outstanding to go to all that trouble.
Overall, if you're looking for a foundation to control oil, stay on throughout the day, and don't need medium-heavy coverage, this could be for you.