Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

3.7

1139 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Corn Starch Modified, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Mica, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491(Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

WORST FOUNDATION EVER. I like to try a lot of different products and when I saw this I was really excited. I have oily skin and usually try to find Matte products. I have a few dry areas (Under my eyes, forehead line, jawline) and this foundation CLINGED to every dry area. Even places that were not even that oily this foundation just stuck to it. It looked awful!! Returned to Sephora.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

WORST foundation I've ever used! if you have any blemishes or dry skin DO NOT buy this! it clings to any dry patches or acne and makes you look super flakey.. the only way I can wear this so that it doesn't go to waste is by mixing with a dewy bb cream or moisturizer.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is a terrible foundation. It sank into my every pore, line and crease and looked awful 10 minutes after I applied it. I set it with loose powder (Urban Decay Naked) and left the house but when I looked in the mirror at work, I was mortified! And there was nothing I could do about it until I got home. I tried repowdering but it didn't improve things one little bit. I'm sure everyone noticed how bad it looked. My usual foundation doesn't do this (either Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk or Dior Star or Forever Flawless, used with Lorac Porefection primer). I do get some oil breakthrough after 5 or 6 hours, primarily in my T zone but that's easily taken care of with a few blotting papers. I thought that a matte foundation would solve the problem and I'd heard good things about this MUFE formula so I decided to get a sample from Sephora. Boy am I glad I didn't spring for the full size! This is by far the worst foundation I've tried in a long time. I may be in my 50s, but I still have oily skin (the reason I still don't have a single wrinkle, lol!, so cheer up oily skin gals) and would like to minimize the shine for once. But I'd rather have a slightly oily sheen than have foundation in every single pore and draw attention to every crater on my face that usually doesn't need any focus drawn to them. I also got a sample of the new HD MUFE foundation and I didn't fare much better with that. It also sank into every pore, something my regular foundations never do. It wasn't smooth and didn't give me nice even coverage like so many reviewers reported. And in both cases the color was really off. The SA must have been in a huge hurry either that or she was flat out blind because my skin is neutral and in one case the color was too cool and in another it was too warm. I would have much rather her admit that there wasn't anything acceptable that pawn colors off on me that that were totally wrong. I'm not only fed up with her choices but I no longer trust any SA at Sephora to make choices for me. I've only had luck with GA and Dior. The new MUFE stick foundation is way off the mark and at least she was honest enough to admit that. The matte velvet foundation is without a doubt for young girls with perfect skin and not for those of us older types who still struggle with the oilies. I can't remember ever having tried something worse. I definitely don't ever remember trying something this bad, even drugstore brands. If this were the only foundation available, I'd do without. I certainly don't recommend this at all. It didn't even stay matte, which is the worst part. If you have teeny tiny pores, you may be able to use this. Otherwise, skip it.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

One of my favorite foundations. I like that its a thicker consistency and is very buildable in terms of coverage.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Dry
Flat
Cakey
Sticks to dry areas
Only for ridiculously oily skin, not t-zone 2pm oily, legit 24/7 oily.
Meh


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My HG foundation! This is my 3rd bottle of this foundation. I really love it as it really suits my oily face. This foundation has a matte finish with medium coverage (buildable for full coverage but will look slightly heavy). I used to use the MUFE HD foundation which is also great, but this Mat Velvet is not as heavy as MuFE HD.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Absolutely beautiful finish! My 42 year old skin never looked so amazing as it does in this foundation. Would have bed. 5 stars all the way but (approx) $40 for foundation is ridiculous. Will I spend it again? Hell yes!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this foundation for five years now, and I really haven't found anything else that matches me as well color-wise or wears quite as well. I'm currently wearing the 30, although I also apply 35 where I want my face to be more contoured. It does oxidize some on me, more so in the summer when my skin is more oily, but it's not terribly noticeable.

I apply with a brush in downward strokes then finish with a beauty blender. In my experience it can look streaky when I use a brush by itself, and I've used a variety of brushes with it. For the most part it lays beautifully on my skin, and does mattify my oiler parts, but it clings to dry patches and makes them really obvious which can make it tricky to use on my combination skin, particularly in the winter. I think it's pretty long wear, although the matte finish lasts only a few hours before I have to blot or repowder. Because the matte aspect isn't really a significant benefit to the foundation, I've started moving towards MUFE Ultra HD stick foundation.

The packaging is my biggest complaint; the way the bottle is designed it's impossible to get all the product out without cutting the whole thing in half. However, a little of the product goes a long way, and a bottle lasts me a few months using it about every other day. It's never broken me out or caused any sensitivity, but I do double washes with an oil cleanser and then a clarisonic whenever I wear makeup, and I need both to get all of this foundation off.

I've tried a lot of different foundation brands, but I've always come back to the Mat Velvet+ because nothing has worked as well.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I would give this 3.5

I love the packaging. It's really sleek and I don't have to waste product. The bottle is cute and simple

The formula is really nice and smooth. You can't feel it on your skin. It does settle into pores once your skin gets oily, but it's nothing a little blotting tissue can't fix. Along with setting powder, spray, this lasts all night.

My main issue is the color range. MUFE is known for its various color ranges for WOC, but even in the Ultra HD line, they have skipped over my skin tone. I am in between an NC45 and NC50 with deep yellow undertones. I chose this foundation in color 70, which leans red. I bought it from Sephora but their color IQ for. this foundation line is completely screwed up. 57 or 77 are shown as better shades with the right undertone and even skin tone, but for me 57 is way too dark and 77 is way too light.

This foundation oxidizes heavily on my skin. Which is good for me since it oxidized to a better match. Since its a matte foundation is can look dull when you first apply it. But just know that it will get darker as the day goes by

I will use my current bottle up, but unless MUFE comes out with a shade in between 77 and 57 with yellow undertones I won't be re-buying.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I can honestly say this has got to be the worst foundation I have ever tried out.
The colour was spot on, but that was all it had going for it.
It showed up and settled in every pore on my face, showed up on my skin like a mask, and looked terrible. I tried applying it with my fingers, a sponge, a brush with different primers moisturisers, everything and it still looked bad. I have never come across a foundation that behaves like this before.
I have super oily skin so I though this would be fantastic.


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