Foundation Overview - Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Mat Velvet + Foundation
Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
A shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation.
Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs - a little goes a long way.
$34 for 1.01 oz
********************I have normal/oily skin with larger pores on my cheeks and nose. I have light freckles across my nose and a sprinkling on my cheeks as well. I have a warm undertone (yellow) and relatively even skintone. I don't have issues with acne or red spots so I don't need much coverage.
My Skin Background
My Skin Background
This costs $34 for 1.01 oz which is on the cheaper side of the high-end makeup spectrum. It is cheaper than NARS, Chanel and even Laura Mercier and Lancome. The price of this foundation is quite reasonable for the quality.
The foundation comes in a plastic squeeze bottle. This packaging is quite simplistic and functional. You can squeeze out just what you need with wasting the product. The plastic bottle is not transparent so you will only be able to tell when you need a refill by the weight of the product. I still have no idea how much product is left in my own bottle. Yikes!
This foundation is available in 16 shades at Sephora and Make Up For Ever which is not the easiest for color matching. Because it has a narrow shade range you may have a bit of trouble getting the right color. It is best to get matched to the correct shade in person but you can check out Temptalia's Foundation Matrix for what others have found to match. I'm Shade 70 - MAC NC45 for reference.
Make Up For Ever is available in the US at Sephora, Sephora.com and Make Up For Ever boutiques in NYC.
Medium to semi full coverage. For me this foundation evens out my skintone nicely but still allows my freckles to show through slightly. You can layer this foundation for added coverage by letting the foundation dry between layers.
The foundation is slightly thick liquid that blends smoothly over the skin. The overall finish on my skin is natural and mostly matte. I do not get a dry effect at all which some mattifying foundations can cause. Once the foundation sets into the skin it will leave a semi powdery velvety feel.
This foundation wears for at least 5 hours before I get any oily or shiny spots for which I just add a bit of blot powder. The foundation is water resistant so will not fade through light sweating or humidity.
I think this foundation is best suited for normal or oily skin because of the matte finish. Dry skin may find this a bit too powdery once it dries down. The wear is relatively great but since I have very oily skin I still need to blot at least once during the day.
I give this a 8 out of 10!