Average Rating 3.9/5
Review by FlawedAngel
For reference, I am a sun-damaged NW10 (hard to match!) and no.11 was a perfect shade match. The next palest shade is #1, and it is significantly more yellow. No. 11 is truly pinky if that is what you seek, and it is a perfect match for NW10 with significant pink/blue undertones. Applied carefully, I get high medium coverage, very evened skin tone, and barely the need for concealer. The finish is actually more matte than dewy, which is interesting because this formula has the reputation of being moisturizing. MUFE HD is lighter coverage, lighter feeling formula with a more dewy finish. Liquid Lift is MUFE's option for "mature" skin that wants more coverage than HD. Surprisingly, Liquid Lift is just okay, but not great on dry skin IME. It is nice applied over my regular day moisturizer though. Also, I have no problems layering this over my SS either. It is quite tenacious and lasts all day without even a setting powder. For best application, I've found I have to work quickly and carefully by facial area. This is because the foundation immediatly adheres to any texture flaw on your face, from peach fuzz to a dry patch. So in using this on my forehead (where I have some skin discoloration), I use the most product and work with my fingers to spread and blend, which seems to warm up the formula and make it more workable for a short time. I have to be careful to not apply too much or I will end up with it quickly caked in my hair line or any stray light hairs above my eyebrows. It also dries and looks streaky if you don't blend super fast. The final finish looked dull and a bit mask-like the first time I wore it because I applied too much all over. Less is more with this one! I found it best to use more in the areas I need extra coverage (forehead), but just sheer out a little (more like applying a crème formula) across my cheeks and rest of my face. I like to mix a bit of illuminator for my cheeks. Conclusion: Applied with a light hand and set with an illuminating, the effect is quite natural and nearly flawless even on dry skin. Pinky NW10s with mature skin, I can't find a better color match than the #11 Liquid Lift, and I've searched high and low. In spite of some application difficulties, too me, this foundation is worth the trouble.