izzybella's review of Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation


1153 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


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: Other, Other, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

UPDATE 10/22/2010 - I recently picked up samples of this foundation again and it's currently my favorite! I'm still shade #40 and while it goes on a little thick, it eventually develops a slightly dewy finish that looks really natural. Coverage is decent and I'm definitely a fan. Before trying this foundation again, my HG was NARS Oil-Free, which unfortunately is discontinued.


Where I live it gets unbearably hot during certain months and as a result my combo skin gets a little overly dewy and shiny. So far this foundation has lived up to its matifying claims - however I do find that it dries quickly and is a bit hard to blend. Also, it has a tendency to highlight dryness, so be sure to moisturize prior to application. The finish is not nearly as natural as my HG Bare Minerals MMU, but I guess you can't have both a natural finish and matifying properties. I don't know if I am doing something wrong but the coverage of this is pretty sheer, so I have to layer it more than I'd like in order to disguise my blemishes. Overall a decent foundation but I don't think it gets HG status. For reference I am MAC NC30, 1.2/2.0 light in BE and wear shade #40 in Mat Velvet.

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