I used to reach for very high coverage foundations (I even filmed My Acne Coverage Foundation Routine showing you my go-to full coverage foundation in one of my earliest videos), but over the past year or so I've been gravitating toward more sheer base makeup. My skin is still far from flawless, but I've come to terms with my imperfections and don't feel as bothered if a scar or breakout is not perfectly covered. I was really happy to see that Make Up For Ever just came out with their new Water Blend Face and Body Foundation*, said to provide a your-skin-but-better coverage that looks natural and stays put throughout the day. I don't recall ever trying a water-based foundation so I was really excited to give one a go.
I received shades Y225 Marble*, Y245 Soft Sand* and Y305 Soft Beige*. Similar to their Ultra HD Foundation, the shades are split into two categories to suit both red and yellow skin undertones. The shade selection is half that of the Ultra HD Foundation (20 vs 40 shades), however finding your best match shouldn't be too hard - I personally get more overwhelmed when there are more shades to choose from.
|Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation | Y225 Marble|
|Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation | Y245 Soft Sand|
|Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation | Y305 Soft Beige|
I used shade Y305 Soft Beige to demo since my skin is currently tanned (hello summer!). I used my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply.
|Left: No Makeup | Right: Wearing Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation in Y305 Soft Beige|
The Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation retails for USD$43.00 or C$54.00 and can be purchased at Sephora, both in stores and online.
*Disclaimer: Products were provided and reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. Affiliate links provided.