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Reviews: Foundations

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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

2009 Foundations Overview

2009 Liquid Foundations Overview

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

Maquillage Esscence Rich White Liquid UV foundation

Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation

 

FAQ & DISCLAIMER

About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

Where to find me

Twitter (link button above!)  Email (stated above!)  Instagram (makeup_blogette)

I have no official Facebook fan page, and currently have no intention to start one at all.  The Makeup Blogette remains my personal hobby and property, so as such, I don't believe in having a Facebook fanpage for it.

Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

No ads, no paid links etc please.  I am in charge of all content and pictures here.

I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.

 

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    October 18, 2008

    Make Up Forever HD foundation and microfinish power!

    This post is going to be an experiment comparing HD foundation and normal liquid foundation.

    I bought my first two Make Up Forever (MUFE) products today, and it is make up gone hi tech.  Hi-definition products which promise to make your face look flawless in this HD age.  There is also the Cargo's blu_ray Pressed Powder, which also promises the look of flawless skin. Well, I don't think I will be appearing in any HD video watever.. but the idea of having flawless looking skin is seriously tempting.  When I buy my foundation, 'flawless skin', 'radiance', 'smooth', 'fine' are the qualities/results I want.

    It is pricier than my usual Dior liquid foundation and MAC SFF, but I am giving it a try anyway, and if it works out, I guess I will save this for 'special days' and outings where pictures will be taken.  Ha ha...

    I bought the Micro Finish Power and HD Liquid Foundation in No120.  I also bought a new baby kabuki brush from a beauty supply store, it is really cheap, and comparable to the MAC brush, which is 4 times more expensive.  And I love the little diamonds stubs around the handle!

    As part of my experiment, I am applying my Dior foundation on one side.  I will set it with my BE mineral veil.  I also applied the Dior Radiant Base on the whole face.

    The Dior foundation is the one on the left, and the MUFE is on the right.  The shades are the same, very light beige, but the MUFE seems a tad more yellow in this picture, and a little more 'liquid'.

    This is the side with the MUFE foundation, and I used the kabuki brush to buff the Micro Finish powder into my face.

    I must say there is a difference, though I am aware the difference is not apparent in the pictures.  But looking at my face in the mirror, and asking my sisters to guess which side of the face is applied using the HD stuff, they can tell the difference.  So overall, I am quite happy with this product.   I will use it over some time, and post updates on this product, so keep a look out!

    The MUFE is used on the right side of my face, and the left side is the Dior, I tried my best, but I don't think the difference is obvious. Perhaps in another post, I will try to take the pictures again.

    I have a feeling I will keep returning to the HD Micro Finish Power!!  It is the product which really makes your skin look smooth and your pores vanish.  My only qualm about the MUFE is that it doesn't contain any SPF.

     

    posted by
    10/18/08

    I LOVE the MUFE high-def finishing powder. Like, seriously love it. It's like walking around with a soft-focus lens view of your face.

    I haven't tried the MUFE foundation yet, and the lack of SPF (plus the price) was one of the reasons I opted for MAC Studio Fix Fluid instead. But I do really like the results you got from the HD foundation - it looks amazing!


    10/18/08

    Yea... it is rather pricey!
    I think the foundation is most likely a one time purchase, but I will definitely come back for more finishing powder!


    posted by
    10/18/08

    I'm really curious to see how the Powder holds. So keep me updated about how you like it and if you get more Make Up For Ever products.


    posted by zahirah
    4/25/09

    hey may i know the prices for the items? :)


    4/25/09

    the foundation is about S$75, and HD powder is about S$55.


    posted by Arcalirit
    4/26/09

    Hello, I can't understand how to add your blog in my rss reader
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    4/27/09

    Perhaps you just sign up to 'follow the blog'?
    I am not too sure about the RSS feed..


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    5/11/09

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    5/12/09

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    posted by
    1/17/10

    Did you ever try the microfinish powder over a non MUFE foundation?


    1/17/10

    Sheryl - yeah I did, same effects....in terms of HD. :)


    posted by
    7/08/10

    Does mufe microfinish powder cause breakouts for those with oily skin? im really lookin for a good loose powder for my super oily skin... currently using bb loose powder but it doesnt help in anyway... :(


    posted by
    7/18/10

    if you use a HD camera or very high resolution camera using both foundations, you will see the difference. did you use the primer as well?


    7/18/10

    @ norah1 - nopes, I didn't have the primer. :)


    posted by
    11/04/10

    Hi! How does this foundation compare to the teint miracle? Also I have very dry skin and was recommended to get this MUFE foundation, what do you think?


    posted by
    8/02/11

    I like the foundation but I've found the finishing powder isn't dark skin friendly, unless my application was flawed but how can you go wrong with buffing on powder. I don't use the powder anymore but I do like the foundation like you said it is on the pricey side.


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