edit: i've taken to mixing this with a teensy blob of Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer for the summer. I absolutely HATED the Smashbox TM! Had it for a long time (a year? 2 years?) basically never used, as on its own it sucked & broke me out, didn't mix well with my other foundations--it would dilute the coverage or just not work well... when mixing with HD, for the first time, i am FINALLY using it up, because it works well.. the TM adds a teensy bit of dewiness/sheerness, but the MUFE HD is nice & long-lasting, with enough coverage, that they work well together. Also, not breaking out from this combo, whereas just using Smashbox TM alone, I do! Hurrah
Oh my GOD. I am SO happy with this. I was feeling so down about purchasing it because when the SA matched my skin to 153, she was in a rush. Then I found that the reviews here varied widely between loving it and hating it, and i was prepared to find it a waste of money. Especially as I already own many foundations.
This is the BEST foundation I have tried in my life. Granted, i haven't tried lots of highly raved about ones like GA Skin Fabric or any of Estee's, Chanel VA Aqua, etc. But for me, personally? The search ends here.
First of all, the colour match is perfect. In daylight you can't see where the foundation begins and the skin ends. It does not fade or look patchy after a while. It looks good indoors, and outdoors. It covers up any flaws, but of course I still need concealer--just, less than usual. It has a semi-matte finish which looks very natural.
I can always mix my Boots No 7 beauty balm, high beam, or even a moisturizer if i want more "dewiness"--this makes it rather versatile. This is what I did today and my skin looked PERFECT outdoors (i checked, lol).
My two favourite youtubers, makeupbyeman, and maggiealex8380, both use it in their tutorials, and look really good with it on, which further validates the purchase. I always loved how great the foundation made their skin look in videos, and I'm glad to finally own this item. Finally, it looks like I'm not wearing foundation but just have good skin, which is the clincher. For reference, my favourite liquid foundation before this was Dior Airflash. I loved it but I always break out from it (the kind that lie under the skin's surface) no matter how extensive my cleansing routine is. If your skin is not sensitive, I would recommend that, the finish is very pretty and natural, and it lasts all day.