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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Review: Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation



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Description:

"The Mat Velvet + is a matifying liquid foundation that 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."

Review:

So, I bought this when I visited IMATS London, and have used it constantly on and off since then.  This is definitely one of my favourite high end foundations.

First of all, I love the packaging, it may not be to everyones taste and a few may even think the packaging should be more pleasing to the eye considering the price of the foundation, however, too me, it screams light, easy to travel, doesn't use up much room and easy to control the flow of foundation.  With things like foundation where if I go away I definitely have to take, practicality over-rides beautiful glass bottle all the time!

Next, the actual foundation.  This has a very watery consistency and is one of those that requires shaking before use.  At first, because of the light consistency, I thought it would be a light coverage foundation.  However, it definitely a medium coverage foundation that can be easily sheered down with a damp brush/sponge or built up to a medium-full coverage.  It gives a mat velvet finish, not powdery looking at all, though it may seem powdery when first applied - give it a couple of minutes to settle and the powdery look disappears leaving a natural glow look.  I have built up this foundation before to a higher coverage and noticed it still has a nice natural look and not cakey or thick at all.

This foundation does last a very long time, I'd say a good 10+ hours, and even though it doesn't keep all my oils from coming through, I look shiny at the most and never greasy.  Saying that, after blotting away any unwanted shine with blotting tissue, the foundation still looks perfect underneath, so not touch up needed!  A final positive is that because of the watery consistency of this foundation, when applied, it feels so light on my skin I barely notice it there - I don't feel like the foundation is suffocating me!

So overall, I'd definitely recommend this foundation, especially for those with oilier skin types.  Yes the price is a little steep, but I do believe the price tag reflects the quality of the product!

Price: £29.50 for 30ml

Where to buy: http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/Makeup-Forever-Matt-Velvet


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---------- Makeup I have on ----------

Face:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in Intensity 2.0
Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in Abricot
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Benefit Hervana Blush
Etude House Face Color Corset in 5 Tight Shading Corset

Eyes:
BrowLash Ex Water Strong Eyebrow Pencil in Grey Black
Etude House Color My Brows in 02 Dark Brown
Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette: Firefly, Cloves and Up in Smoke Shades
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Black
Heroine Make Kiss Me Volume & Curl Mascara
Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir

Lips:
Estee Lauder Pure Color Sheer Shine in 02 Pink Patent