Three quick foundation reviews + swatches

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Here are some photos that I’ve had sitting around for quite a while. I’ll just be doing mini-reviews, so feel free to ask questions and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability! As usual, all photos can be clicked to be enlarged.

 Clockwise from top left: Make Up For Ever HD in 118 and 117, MAC Face and Body in C1, Make Up For Ever Face and Body in 38.

MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation — 118 and 117

If I wasn’t sensitive to ‘cones, I’d be a huuuge fan of this foundation. The “why” is simple — the silicones give it a texture most akin to rich velvet to the touch, but it feels weightless upon application. The coverage is wonderful (medium but buildable,) and it looks great whether applied with a sponge, a brush, or your fingers. It’s amazing for normalish skintypes; it does cling to dry, flakey skin, and will crease with very oily skin, but I love it for anything in between.

113 is more pink and 118 is very yellow; to get a perfect match I need to blend them in a 1:2 ratio. However, the shade range of HD is quite impressive! I’m almost always the palest shade (or lighter,) but Make Up For Ever has a number of shades lighter than these two to cover super-pale beauties, as well as a number of dark shades for deeper-toned skin. (No “light, medium, dark” foundation range here! MUFE HD boasts twenty five shades in total. Impressed? I am!)


Make Up For Ever HD is $40US/$46CDN for 1.01oz.

 Clockwise from top left: 118, 117,C1, 38

MUFE F&B Liquid Makeup — 38

The first thing about this foundation that I need to mention? The shade range. 38 is literally a perfect match for my skin, and this does not happen often! Or… ever. There are 18 other shades, which isn’t 25, but is still really impressive.


But, back on topic! Many of people say that MUFE F&B and MAC F&B are the same. Well, I’m going to go outright and say it: I think this is a blatant lie. Make Up For Ever’s Face and Body knocks MAC’s version out of the ballpark, quite frankly –  it’s consistency is like a thin jelly rather than a true liquid; the shade range (as mentioned) is incredible; and it soaks in to leave a no-foundation dewy finish (instead of an overly “dewy” gross, shiny mess.) 

While both F&B foundations can be layered, MUFE’s layers much more easily, without caking or becoming sticky, and it lasts all day long. Like the HD foundation, it can be applied pretty much any way you want, and it’s coverage is buildable (from light to medium.)


Make Up For Ever F&B is $38US/$42CAD for 1.69oz.

 Clockwise from top left: 118, 117, C1, 38
MAC F&B — C1

This is actually just here for shade comparison ;) If you’re interested in the review, check it out here!





The verdict(s)? Out of all of these, MUFE F&B is by far my favourite. Make Up For Ever’s shade range (in all their foundations) is incredible, and I quite like the formulations of the two I tried. However, MAC’s is the only one that is ‘cone-free, and the price of their Face and Body is way better than anything made by MUFE, so do take that into consideration!

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