Review of Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation by totoro
This is one of the only foundations Iíve ever actually used up and repurchased; itís one of my all-time, old-faithful favorites. I even wore it for my wedding--after trying a slew of others for months, including Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Chantecaille Future Skin, and MUFEís HD foundation, to name just a few. I came full circle after realizing there was nothing better suited for that occasion. (it was a spring sunset wedding) My makeup lasted all night and photographed well, so I have no regrets.
I can see this working for a variety of skin types, oily and combination skin as well as for dry skin. It has a very thin gel-like consistency similar to that of MAC Face and Body, but a bit thicker and more gel-ee like. (I prefer this one over Mac's f&b). Make no mistake, though, this is thin enough to be buildable, so it can offer light or medium coverage depending on application. In fact, if you want more coverage youíll probably have to build it up by applying at least two layers. Even so, I find that it has a smooth and natural finish. Some people have described it as a dewy; I find that it is neither matte nor dewy, but somewhere in between. As I mentioned before, MUFE F&B wears well and lasts through heat and humidity. As for packaging, the glass bottle container has vastly improved since it first came out, when it just had a screw top lid. Now it has a pump, which is more sanitary. The bottle is somewhat large (1,69 ounces) and not so great for travel. I remedied this by emptying an old plastic Maybelline mineral foundation bottle and filling it with F&B.
The color range for pale skin is much better than MAC F&B; there is a very light color, #38, which is only available on the MUFE or Sephora website. The next lightest shade available in Sephora stores is #20; I can get away with that one, but itís really a tad bit too dark for me. It's perfectly neutral, however,-more beige where #38 has pink undertones. I have both and mix them together in my hand to lighten the #20 shade while making the #38 a bit more neutral in tone (if that makes sense). Though I wish Sephora carried #38, the product wins points with me because a color I can wear is at least available. I imagine they offer a decent range for darker skin tones as well, but if you don't find what you need in the store, do check out either of the websites mentioned above. I recommend Sephoraís because it explains the colors and the MUFE site does not, which makes color choice very confusing! :\ This retails for $40.00 for a 1.69 ounce bottle. (btw, MAC F&B is a better value at $32.00 for 4 ounces, so check it out if you're on a tighter budget and find the right shade; many people do swear by it)