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on 11/30/2011 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by Plagueofhamsters
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
A silicone-based foundation that has been hyped to an extreme. Silicone foundations are known for creating a "second skin" effect, hence this one calling itself high-definition. However, like a silicone primer, it's a terrible product for oily, combination, sensitive, and dry skin. For oily/combination/acne-prone skin, this foundation will keep all your wonderful oil underneath the silicone layer, trapping it in the pores, clogging them. For dry skin, it will cling to every dry patch on your face, finding ones you never knew you had (in fact, I found this to be true even with my very oily skin). Do yourself a favor and don't fall into the hype of this foundation unless you have normal, fairly clear foundation. It doesn't provide more than light-medium coverage, so, if you have sunspots, post-acne hyperpigmentation, or other higher pigment issues, pass on this.
37 out of 53 people found this review helpful.
on 11/30/2011 9:17:00 PM
More reviews by thegreatexaggerator
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Once again I fell for the hype. I don't have a sephora very close to me. But, today I had an appointment near one. So, I thought I would swing in for a test drive of the Make Up Forever HD Foundation. The lady put it on and it looked really good at first. Then, I walked around the mall for a bit and realized that it was sinking into my pores and filling in the lines. It emphasized every dry spot on my face (and I'm actually pretty oily). Honestly, it doesn't "just look like a second skin" as some gurus claim. It is pretty thick and masky looking- even when a little is applied. I took it back when I realized this. I should have known to stick with what works best for me- Lancome Teinte Idole Fresh Wear.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/29/2011 11:59:00 PM
More reviews by EvilyKyoko
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium
I wanted to love this SO MUCH. I tried it on in the store and it looked gorgeous, just the right amount of coverage, so I splurged 40 dollars on a foundation for the first time in my life. And It broke me out. I have NEVER broken out from a foundation before, but something in this really irritated my skin, and each of the 2 times I used it I would get a huge zit. (PS, this has never happened to me with the umpteen drugstore foundations I've tried, but whatever.) I threw the box away so I can't return it =( maybe someday when I can swap I'll try swapping this. Such a disappointment because I loved the finish this left, and I miss my money. Will not repurchase.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/29/2011 9:19:00 PM
More reviews by bblopez64
Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I Love the way the MUFE HD foundation feels on my skin! Is very light and does not cake on. I bought it in shade #128 and it fits my skin color perfectly. I like to use it with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer because it makes the application extra smooth. However when I don't use a primer with this MUFE HD I find myself using more product because of my dry skin. I would love this product even more if it were less expensive but I'm willing to sacrifice some extra change for now :)
on 11/28/2011 10:17:00 AM
More reviews by mzlovely
60% of people must have normal skin (no oilyness, and no acne scars or pimples) because I found the coverage for this to be as good as a tinted moisturizer (light coverage no matter how much I built or caked on) and staying power again, as good as a tinted moisturizer which for me is no longer than 2 hrs tops without looking cakey on the face. Definitely not worth no 40$ when I can find what it does in 7$ tinted drugstore moisturizer. This is NOT a good idea for oily skin gals and it seemed to aggravate my exsisting pimples.. Bad. A sephora lady gave me samples of this foundation, cause I really want to find a foundation that can stay on my now oily skin face but however this was a wreck along with the Nars Sheer Glow. I think I'm pretty much done with Sephora foundations and going to try MAC foundations. Hopefully they're staying power is better and from what i heard less expensive.
on 11/28/2011 3:15:00 AM
More reviews by diamondtiara
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
OMG, this is awful. No, seriously, this is BAD. I don't know if I just got a bad color, or the formula disagrees with me or what, but this foundation is rotten.For reference: I'm NW20 with mild rosacea, therefore I have pink undertones and fair, sensitive skin. I've pretty much found my HG foundation in Diorskin Nude. I wore a very light layer out to the mall today, and wound up rubbing my face a bunch after I started having a sneezing fit. Then, I went into Sephora and had an SA do some eye makeup on me. As she worked on my face with some makeup remover, she wound up removing my Diorskin Nude between my eyes and on my cheeks and offered to give me a touch-up. I told her what I wore on my skin, including the color (Cameo 022) and she left for a minute. When she returned, she had a bottle of MUFE HD in 115. "Are you cool with MUFE? I love putting this one on people!" I didn't have any objections, so I let her put a layer on with Sephora's Airbrush all over my cheeks and nose.When I looked in the mirror, all I could think of was, "YELLOW." Then I came home and looked at my skin in my bathroom mirror, under brighter lights. Holy crap. I agree with other reviewers who called it "bizarre" "cakey" and "drying". Every single bit of dryness and bumpiness and every freaking line and pore in my young-looking skin was accentuated. Not only was I yellow, I was also aged another 5 years - I'm not exaggerating, I looked like I needed to take a bath in anti-aging moisturizer. I could see where the Diorskin was still on my chin and forehead, and those parts of my face looked flesh-colored, hydrated, and glowy. It was an amazing contrast in quality, and a great lesson in the importance of finding the proper shade. But even if MUFE HD was the exact color of my natural-born skin, I still wouldn't wear it even if you gave it to me for free; the formula seems like it would be a nightmare for dry-skinned girls. I'm pretty good at moisturizing, but I can tell that in the dead of winter, this foundation would make me look like my skin was flaking off.All I can say is: Thank God for Sephora, where you can try new things for free. But, wow, are the SAs urged to push MUFE products on people? This is the third item by MUFE that an SA has kind of forced me to try, and I remain unimpressed. I find that kind of sad, because I really want to like this brand! Nevertheless, I'd be willing to bet that there are drugstore foundations out there that perform better than HD for a third of the cost. If you have skin anything like mine, I really suggest skipping this one. Mine was applied with a high quality brush by a professional MUA (she told me she used to work at MAC prior to working at Sephora) and the foundation was still a bad match for me in every way.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/27/2011 3:47:00 PM
More reviews by sukayna
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
one of the best foundations i've yet tried! the formula is light and spreads very nicely. what i also love is how easily you can mix it with other foundations to get your perfect shade-this is useful especially if your like me and get really tan in the summer and like 5 shades lighter in the winter! the finish is dewy, but not shiny and looks very natural. it is not much of a problem for my combination skin (oily T zone). you have to make sure your skin is in good condition before applying this though-it does tend to cling on to dry patches and flakes. make sure to exfoliate and moisturize in advance. i find this applies really well by buffing it in with my MAC 188 due fibre brush but it also works amazingly with just fingers if your skin is prepped well. the price is a little steep but this will last a while as i only need one pump for my whole face. I also love the packaging and pump dispenser. btw, I'm usually MAC NC35, Chanel Vitalumiere B30, BB Corrector in Peach and LM Silk Creme Sand Beige and I have yellow undertones and 128 is a great match
on 11/22/2011 1:58:00 AM
More reviews by BeautifullyNatural25
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
BEST FOUNDATION IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD!!A lot of people seem to not be using it right then complain it doesn't work for them. I believe you should research a product and learn to use it correctly before accusing it of being a bad product because of your own misuse and lack of knowledge.This foundation is very very lightweight but provides a MEDIUM coverage. It is NOT mean't to be a full coverage foundation so therefore if you keep layering it, it will get cakey as it dries quickly to a semi matte finish. If you have very dry to dry skin you don't need to set it as it dries to a semi matte finish but you can of course to make it longer lasting as always. I use this with a MAC 187 brush and I use 1 to 1 1/2 pump and it covers my entire face and neck (if needed) very nicely!! Great for any skin type as this is not greasy or oily. It has a liquid gel like texture and I love it!! Highly Reccommend!! :)
on 11/21/2011 11:48:00 AM
More reviews by jodhika1
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
COLOUR: I got the one in #170. For shade reference, I wear Bobbi Brown's Foundation stick in Warm Honey, which matches me pretty well. In MAC, i'm probably NC44 as NC45 is too orange, and NC42 is too light. MUFE 170 is darker than the Bobbi Brown foundation, but lighter than MAC NC45 moisturecover concealer. It has a definite orange undertone to it, which I think they call caramel. But not as orange as MC's NC45. TEXTURE: Amazing, somewhere between gel and liquid. The particles are so fine that when you apply it and take photos, it gives you an airbrush/blur effect. Fantastic. PHOTOGRAPHY: Fantastic blurring of pores, no ashiness or grey/white cast on face. However, i have to say Bobbi Brown's foundation stick photographs better.LASTING POWER: Quite long. It sets to a matte finish, so you don't need a setting powder. If you do set it, then it'd probbaly last longer. I don't. And i'm the kind that touches/rubs her face constantly. It held up pretty well to all of my rubbing and smearing. Hah. PACKAGING: Pump is great, bottle is classy. What more do you want man. PRICE: I got it in Sephora Singapore for a RIDICULOUS DAYLIGHT ROBBERY price of S$78, which is equal to US$60. If your jaw just dropped, imagine my pain. For that price, you get the same amount of product as say Revlon Colorstay. WHile the price is ridiculously jacked up here, if you buy this in the US or online, its probably worth it. EDIT: I notice that Bobbi Brown's Warm Honey stick is yellower than this. If you have heavy yellow undertones to your skin, this might not be the color for you. As it is, it oxidises to a shade darker/oranger than my skintone. Taking another lippie off for this. I had tried 153 earlier and it was yellow, but too light. MUFE needs to expand their shade range. Or allow custom-mixing of colours when we buy, given the ridiculous price.
10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
on 11/20/2011 7:15:00 PM
More reviews by yaisan3
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Things you SHOULD know:1. Medium Coverage (feels light on your face)2. Dewy (NOT Oily, but more of a glow)3. Lasts more than 8 hours (Provided you add a translucent powder)Cons: 1. Price (roughly forty dollars). 2. Can wear off easily (if you touch your face frequently). 3. Intended for light use. Too much of it can produce a cakey look. My skin:-Oily t-zone and dry patches around cheeks-Redness near t-zone-Several red acne scars-Little to no acne (a few small zits once in a while)-A bit of discoloration (face is noticeably whiter than neck/body)With that being said, I purchased this product after having used Bare Escentuals for over 4 years. I'm NOT a fan of cakey, over the top make-up. I'm 23 (not 30-35) and I prefer a natural (effortless yet flawless) foundation with little blush, some eyeliner, and some mascara. I was looking for a foundation that looked as effortless as powder but provided an even looking skin with a good amount of coverage for my redness and scars. I should note that I bought this accidentally. I meant to buy Matte Velvet + (because it had amazing reviews online) but for some reason picked this one up instead. My luck! The irony is that I thought this foundation would make me look oily, given that it's liquid but my husband and friends have noted that it actually looks less oily than when I used powder foundation. I was also afraid that it would break me out (most drug store products and MAC make up give me acne) but it didn't. Contrary to what others have said, this foundation provides MEDIUM (not light) coverage (I wouldn't recommend it for someone who has heavy acne), and lasts a while! Keep in mind I don't EVER touch my face for fear of acne. I only put two coats on. One overall coat and another to cover certain spots. I find that applying it with my fingertips or a sponge is easiest. I keep a transluscent powder with me which I use to touch up here and there but the make up itself has in various instances lasted over 12 hours! I would recommend it for anyone who has combination skin, little zits, discoloration, redness and wants a natural effortless everyday look. I LOVE IT! I will continue to use it. The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is that I acknowledge that it will not work on everyone and it's bordering on the pricey side.
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