A long awaited post! I finally have decided to review this foundation. A HG product with many people, just sharing my opinion on it =)
Here it is in its bottle,I received this for christmas. I used it a couple of times then left it, this product has been raved so much that I was expecting miracles. In my opinion it failed to live upto my expectations back then. I think I was just expecting instant flawless skin!
Last week I decided to use it, my skin has been getting rather dry lately and my usual HG foundation, Revlon colourstay was beginning to look heavy on me. Afterall I didn't want to waste this product as it is pretty pricey.
I use shade 117 Marble. The shade is described as: 'for light skin with yellow undertones'. Here it is swatched in natural daylight:
As you can see, the undertones are rather yellow, I like how this foundation comes in array of shades, I find it rather difficult finding shades to suit me. I find alot of brands in the UK are rather pink undertoned.
Here it is blended in, the consistency is smooth and blends fairly easily, I much prefer this formula and blend-ability in comparison to Revlons. Again this is in natural daylight.. Im beginning to fall in love with this foundation, but one thing really bugs me. Have you noticed how dull it looks? I find that I HAVE to contour and highlight when using this or else my overall complexion looks less than healthy, but having said that its no big deal.
I have been wearing this for the past week non stop and the longevity is great. I apply it with a MAC 187 then pressed it into my skin with a latex free sponge.
Take for example yesterday, I applied it at 8am, ran for my train and commuted for 2 hours. Then came the dentists where my mouth area got totally drenched in water when the dentist was cleaning my teeth, throw in a few small splashes of water all over my face too! I then went shopping in the busy bustling central london with a friend and again, ran for my train on the way home at 100mph, got home and played mahjong til around 11pm and guess what, the foundation still looked the same as it did at 8am!! that sure is long lasting! I do use the Laura Mercier foundation primer and in no doubt that would of played a small part in the longevity but overall I am so impressed!
When it comes to photography I find it doesn't really make much of a difference on me, but that might just be me =/
Here it is swatched next to my HG foundation: Revlon on the left, MUFE on the right..
The undertones are completely different. The MUFE is much more yellow based which I prefer and it is overall a better match for my skin. It feels ALOT lighter when worn compared to the Revlon which is something I need for the spring/summer season.
The coverage is also comparable, medium but build-able. I have a feeling this will be replacing the special place Revlon has in my heart.
Reference: my usual Revlon shade is 150 Buff..
Have you tried this, do you love it? hate it? or just like it?