If I had to narrow down which makeup product I enjoy testing out the most, I would have to go with foundation. Since I have problem skin, it's what makes the most noticeable difference in my skin! I used to be all about full coverage foundations, but in recent years have grown to enjoy makeup bases that provide less coverage. The "matte but not flat" look seems to be in at the moment, so when I received the new Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation*, I was curious to see if it lived up to its claims. I figured I would film a first impression video and show you how this foundation wears throughout the day to give you a better idea of how it performs.
I picked out shade Y235 out of the 40-shade line. I had previously tried this shade in the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, and it's a good "transitioning-season" colour for me, so I know I will get a lot of use out of it in the coming months now that my natural tan is fading. As you will see in the video, this shade is a bit too light for me at the moment, so bronzer is coming to the rescue! The product comes in a squeeze tube which I love! You get 30 mL or 1.01 fl. oz. of product, and the packaging is super lightweight, making it travel-friendly.
"What are the product claims?" you ask. Make Up For Ever says this foundation is full coverage and waterproof for up to 24-hour wear. It is lightweight, oil-free, and claims to never cake, flake or fade. It is also suitable for combination to oily skin.
I applied the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer* to the right side of my face to see if using a primer made any difference. I also applied the foundation using the 108 Large Foundation Brush*.
Above is what shade Y235 looks like swatched on my arm and below, my before and after shots. Big difference, right?
|Left: Barefaced | Right: Wearing Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation in Y235|
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The Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation can be purchased at Sephora.ca (C$48) and Sephora.com (US$38).
Will you be giving this new foundation a go?
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*Disclaimer: Products were provided for review consideration. Some affiliate links provided.