I have plenty of foundations I love, but I’m always on the hunt for the latest & greatest. After reading this post on Will Work for Makeup about Tiffany’s foundation wardrobe, I decided to pick up a sample of Make Up For Ever’s Face & Body foundation. Three or four trials later, I knew a bottle would be mine!
A note about price: at $40 for 1.69oz, Face & Body actually works out to be less expensive per ounce than most mid/high end foundations, since most foundations come in a 1oz bottle. Face & Body is about $24/oz, though due to the consistency I do find that I use slightly more of it than of other foundations per application.
Speaking of the consistency, it’s a bit hard to describe – it’s completely different than any other foundation I have tried. MUFE Face & Body is sort of a watery gel, and it blends down to a very natural finish – I can’t detect it on my skin at all once fully blended. It has light to medium buildable coverage; one thin layer is light coverage, but it’s easy to apply multiple layers to get to medium coverage.
For the curious, MAC Face & Body is totally different. MAC Face & Body has a very different feel – more watery (not gel-like at all). It has a tendency to separate over time (the pigment begins to appear as grains in the foundation) – this does not affect performance, however. The MAC version is very sheer: very light coverage at one layer, and buildable to light coverage. MAC’s finish is similar to the MUFE’s – very natural and skin like. I have heard that MUFE’s version is longer lasting on many, but I find it difficult to tell the difference because MAC’s version is so sheer that I can’t tell when it’s gone. I have samples of MAC Face & Body, but no interest in buying the full size; it’s simply too sheer for me.
Above, I’m wearing no makeup (just moisturizer) on the left, and MUFE Face & Body in Ivory 20 on the right. The lighting is slightly different (sorry!), but you can that it cover my surface redness quite well, especially on and around the nose area. However, the texture of my skin and the faint freckles on my cheeks show through, which gives a very natural finish. I like to pair this foundation with Koh Gen Doh Maifanshi Color Base in yellow (reviewed here) – together, they cut down redness even more and give a very smooth but natural finish.
Overall, I am loving this foundation, and it’s become my go-to foundation for occasions when I don’t want SPF or when I want a sheer foundation; I use it a couple times a week. The rest of the time, I tend to reach for Missha Perfect BB Cream – it’s been a while since I’ve worn any foundation other than the Missha or the MUFE!
What are your go-to foundations these days?
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