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June 7, 2019

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation & Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer | Review


Having been on a pressed powder kick for a while now, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that Make Up For Ever recently released their Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation*. I had previously reviewed their original Matte Velvet Skin Foundation (liquid form) and was overall really happy with the results, so I was looking forward to see if this one would yield a similar afterthought. The brand also not too long ago released its range of Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer*, so  I decided to film a first impression using both together. Did my initial feel for these products go as expected? And do I still feel the same way having used them a few more days after filming? Keep reading to find out!


As you may know from reading my blog, I deal with facial redness, breakouts and scarring regularly. Although these skin issues don't bother me nearly as much as they used to, it's still nice to come across a foundation that can cancel it all out when I am looking for base makeup that provides more full coverage. As can be expected, Make Up For Ever has released a whopping 30 shades in their Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation range. I opted for shade Y225, which is usually my shade in their foundation lines, and it's a perfect match! This powder foundation is good for all skin types and provides a matte finish.


What's really neat is that the compact comes with a large mirror, as well as a dual-sided applicator: the velvet (white) side is meant to provide more sheer coverage, while the sponge (black) side should offer more full coverage. As you can see in the video, I actually preferred the result that the white side provided since it did not accentuate my texture and pores, and I was still able to achieve pretty full coverage! Over the last week, I've been wearing this foundation for different amounts of time. On the first days I had it on for 10 hours, others days I had it on for up to 14 hours, and I still stand by what I shared in my first impression - I get minimal shine, the foundation does not fade, and it does not accentuate drier areas.

TL;DR: I'm still as obsessed with it as when I first tried it!


My beloved Ultra HD Concealer which I've used multiple times in past tutorials was discontinued by Make Up For Ever and replaced with their Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer. I was shade Y223 in the discontinued range, and opted for shade 12 in the new line. The original was very much yellow-based, while its replacement has a beige/rose undertone. Again, a variety is available, with 22 shades at your disposal. Instead of a squeeze tube, this one come with a doe-foot applicator. This concealer provides a natural finish, so it's not completely matte and has a healthy and brightening effect. Since it is self-setting, you can skip powdering your under-eye area without worrying about product moving around or creasing. It also provides medium, buildable coverage and is said to provide 12-hour wear. Final verdict? I love this one even more than the original! The shade I chose actually works even better for my skin tone, it's not too thick, easy to blend out and covers my dark circles without having to pack it on. Not only does it work great on my under-eye area, but it also effectively covers scars, moles, veins, and redness. It has definitely become my new go-to concealer, it's just so good!

Left: Swatch of the Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer in 12 | Right: Swatch of the Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation in Y225

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The Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation (C$48, $38 USD) and the Ultra HD Light Capturing Self-Setting Concealer (C$35, $28 USD) can be found in stores and online at Sephora.

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31 comments

  1. Oo I need to try this. I'm always looking for foundations to try. I have dark circles, so I need things to help cover them up.

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  2. I do not use a lot of makeup on a regular basis but these look so natural and will be a good addition to my arsenal. I will look for these where I shop.

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  3. This brand doesn't cost much, but I found it very well! It's surprisingly good!

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  4. That concealer sounds amazing. I've been shopping around for a new concealer and really need to try it.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I've been thinking about trying a different concealer, and might give this one a try now!

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  6. I don't know anything about makeup so i make sure if I do get some or try my hand at something I listen to experts first.
    Kita

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  7. It's cool that you ended up liking that concealer. I hadn't tried the original formula but the new one seems like it would be nice to work with.

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  8. I am a huge Make Up Forever fan, but haven't tried the concealer yet. I have dark under eye circles that I think this would work wonders on. Thanks for your honest review!

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  9. I'm always looking for new makeup suggestions, so I'll need to check this out. Thanks!

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  10. I like using foundation powder,however it is a must to choose the right foundation powder.This is a great review that helps choosing a good brand.

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  11. I really found out this is such a great impressive beauty product I've ever seen. I love how you apply it so perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. It looks like this product suits you very well. I've seen great feedback about it actually. This is something worthwhile.

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  13. I love seeing different options for foundation and concealer. I suffer with red blotches too. AThanks for sharing!

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  14. I use concealer on a daily basis, and I actually just ran out of my current one yesterday. I am looking for a new one to try, as I was not completely happy with that one.

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  15. That close up is pretty cool. It shows how it blurs. I wouldn't mind trying it. I'm due for a more modern foundation.

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  16. Glad to know that those products suit you. With all the many different brands in the market now, sometimes I don't know which ones to buy. Thanks for the review.

    -Lynndee

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  17. looks like a nice product! foundation is super important everyday for makeup

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  18. I love Make Up For Ever and even have and use one of their full coverage foundations. Thanks for this review, I'll try out their concealers too.

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  19. It looks like great product. I need to check it out.

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  20. I love matte makeup. I hate to be shiny - even with eyeshadows so this looks right up my alley!

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  21. A skin blurring powder is essential for a smooth, flawless finish. I need to pick up this one and give it a try myself!!

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  22. This sounds like great foundation and concealer. I have given up on using it because I never could find one that looks natural on me. If I decide to try again, I'll have to check these ones out, they look very natural on you.

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  23. Thanks for sharing these products. I'm always in the market for a good foundation, though I have to find one that fits my skin tone.

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  24. I haven't tried either of these but that concealer sounds amazing. I like that it sets itself so you don't need to use powder after applying it.

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  25. I love a good setting powder and that skin burring one sounds interesting! I need to try it for myself!!

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  26. I just got a new foundation but I am going to be shopping for a new concealer soon. I need to use up the last bit of what I have.

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  27. I would love to try this! I really like using this brand too.

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  28. That looks like a beautiful product. Would like to get my hands on some!

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  29. This looks super good on you. it is like you are barely wearing any makeup

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  30. Looks like great product, Yes good foundation is always needed for makeup.

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  31. I hate wearing foundation, however, this looks like it has promise! I would at least give it a try!

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