Nov 20, 2010

Foundation Overview - Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Mat Velvet + Foundation

Foundation Overview - Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Mat Velvet + Foundation

From Make Up For Ever and Sephora:

Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

A shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation.

The Mat Velvet + foundation conceals skin imperfections, evens out the complexion and matifies with a non-oily powdery finish. The result is flawless and lasts for hours long. Its smooth, fluid texture is very stable, water-resistant and long-lasting. While it has a good coverage, it is also easy to apply. The end result can be fitted to your needs. Applied lightly, Mat Velvet + provides a natural, matte look to the complexion. Using several layers to help conceal blemishes creates a supple and elastic velvety finish. This new oil-free and non comedogenic formula is suited to sensitive skins.

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

My Skin Background
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.

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, 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.

With Foundation   /     Without

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.

Since the foundation is oil-free and non-comedogenic then it will also be great for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

The foundation covers pores very well and doesn't settle into fine lines. The coverage may be a little on the heavy side and requires sheering out for a lighter feel. You can mix the foundation with Make Up For Ever All Mat primer for added mattifying power and for lighter coverage.

I give this a 8 out of 10!


  1. great review hun,I have never checked ths one out but I have the MUFE HD instead will check it out soon,thanx for review

  2. I have the MUFE Duo Mat Powder which I adore, I will give this one a try too. Thanks for a GREAT review!!!

  3. thanks for the great review!! haven't tried out any MUFE products yet though :< lol

  4. This is a really good review, thanks alot

  5. Thx Sher. If u like a matte finish then this is worth checking out.

    Hi Tinuke! I have the powder too! It's great and this foundation works well with it.

    U r welcome Manda! U haven't try MUFE? Come on girl! They r great!

    Thx Imani!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Free to contact me via email with further questions or business inquiries at Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. are subject to deletion.