Makeup For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation

My friend Candy and I spent Saturday at the Natick mall, after missing our massage appointment… Let me just say that it’s amazing how long we can spend there. We were there for like five hours! Well, we stopped by Sephora to play with some makeup, and I have been trying to find a good foundation for my oily skin, so I immediately sought advice. I was helped by one of the nice ladies there and she had me try on Makeup For Ever’s Mat Velvet Foundation. After matching my skin color, she had me take off my makeup, then she cleansed and primed my face before applying the foundation on me. I was impressed with the product, but still had reservations, as the lighting in Sephora can sometimes play tricks on my eyes and make my makeup look better than in a normal environment. So I withheld judgement until after I got through an entire work day with Mat Velvet on and, I have to say… I’m still in love!

When I started applying Makeup For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation this morning, I thought it came on a bit heavy so I’ll have to remember to try a smaller amount of product tomorrow. I used my MAC 187 brush and stippled the product on. Honestly, I wasn’t too concerned with how it first looked in the morning, because after I set it with my MAC Mineralize SkinFinish, contoured with bronzer, and applied blush and highlighter, it doesn’t really matter what foundation I started out with. My face is like one big optical illusion by the time I’m done with my makeup routine. What I was really looking for was how long it would last during the day. At 5pm I’m currently at work, and usually by now my face would practically be melting off, and I’d have to touch up with powder… but I just looked in the mirror and my face is still totally matte! I did a little happy-dance in my chair when I realized that my foundation was still holding strong.

One thing I need to test is how well it does without primer. I got a little sample of a Primed and Poreless Face Primer from Too Faced, so I put that on before I applied Mat Velvet this morning. So I’m not 100% sure whether or not my presently matte face is due to the foundation, or the primer, or a combination of both. I’ll keep you updated with a review of Primed and Poreless Face Primer, and test it out with my NARS Sheer Matte and Makeup Forever Mat Velvet  later this week.

Makeup For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation is priced at $34 and can be bought at Sephora. I wear it in No.40 Natural Beige and I have medium-light skin with yellow undertones.

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  • Anisha Le-Great Giri

    December 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I'm going to have to revisit Sephora and hope that I've tanned/lightened up enough to match a MUFE color! *le sad*

  • Pepper Coton

    December 24, 2011 at 3:54 am

    tried this foundation and it really does cover all imperfections ;).

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