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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.

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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.

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    July 23, 2009

    Review: MUFE Mat Velvet+ foundation & MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder

    Phew! What a loooong title!

    This is going to be a review/tutorial of the MUFE Mat Velvet+ Foundation (S$65) & MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder (S$48??) which I bought at Sephora on Tuesday.

    I have been using this combi since I bought it on Tues.  And I got to say, I am loving both products.  Everyone should own some MUFE foundation in their stash.  Here, I am going to show you how I use it, and some pictures.  But here, we have a bare naked face. 

    And here, we have the product.  I am showing you a comparison of the Mat Velvet+ next to my MAC Select Cover up Concealer in NC20.  You can see the similarities in texture.  The MA said that Mat Velvet+ can be used a concealer, hence the comparison.

    L is MUFE, and R is the MAC concealer which you can see, is a little thicker.

    And if I smear the products, this is how they look like. On top is the MAC Studio Sculpt just for the sake of comparison.  You can see how the Mat Velvet+ and Studio Sculpt is as 'opaque' as the concealer.


    And here is how I apply the Mat Velvet+.  Since I am anticipating rather thick consistency, I try to sheer out the foundation by spraying my 187 brush with Fix+.

    Even coverage, I didn't use any concealer, nor primer for this review/tutorial.  I also have not set my face yet.  You can clearly see the redness and spots on my face has almost totally disappeared and even out. LOVES.  And I don't need much concealer by this stage.

    Then--- I think this is definitely my FAVE product of the moment.  The powder, which comes with a puff.  I have seen YT videos on the Illamasqua pink loose powder, and have been kicking myself for not ordering it earlier... since then I have been sort of hankering loose pink powder.  I believe it is the key to having a radiant looking skin.  And with the 'super matte' in the product name, hey, I am SOLD.

    *BTW on my nails is OPI for Sephora Metro Chic.

    I used the PRESS & ROLL method to apply this loose powder.  It is amazing, both the technique and the product itself.  I can see instant smoothing and mattifying effect -- as you can see in the pictures below.  It finishes off the foundation perfectly, and make my pores disappear. And we like that! 

    Say hello to matte and smooth skin!


    And for the tutorial (by one of my FAVE guru gossmakeupartist) who demo the PRESS & ROLL method perfectly -- CLICK HERE.

    Would I repurchase?  Yes to both!!  But not in a long time, because I will take forever to use them! Relatively good value compared to their more expensive HD range (foundation $75, and HD powder $55)

     

    All in all, I say... if you are checking out Sephora this weekend, you know where to go and check out MUFE, and you know where I will be.  :)

    Hope this review is remotely helpful, and leave a comment if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!

    posted by
    7/23/09

    OK, I'm SOLD on MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder!!! I can use this as setting powder after my minerial foundation instead of my normal silica powder! ( I have no problems with silica or silicon.. I love them.. really make my nose less oily thruout the day and cover my pores really nice)

    I still not sure about the liquid foundation... cos I have my issue with liquid foundation!(lolx)


    7/23/09

    The power is da best... which gives me an idea to do an overview of all my setting powder products soon. :)


    posted by
    7/23/09

    OOOH... nice... I can't wait to read it!! ^__^


    posted by
    7/23/09

    omg! Im soo thankful u did tis review! I've been wanting to try it out, bt nt convinced! Bt, nw im totally geting it! I hope its grt 4 my combi oily skin! Thanks soo much dearie!


    7/23/09

    Linnera: I have oily skin too, esp T zone, major oil happening esp in our humid weather. I always arm myself with facial blotters and that takes care of everything. :)


    posted by
    7/23/09

    Yup!!! So true.. Our weather just makes everything blerghh... Its great that it works well for u... I cant wait to try it out....


    posted by
    10/11/09

    have you tried MUFE HD foundation and finishing powder? i currently have the MUFE HD and i LOVE the blendability (it literally disappears) but i'm not sold on the finish. i feel that my normal to combination skin gets oily in the T-zone even with the HD microfinish powder. should i try the Mat+??


    posted by
    10/21/09

    Hi! Can i just ask you which you prefer more. The MUFE Mat+ or the Mac Studio Sculpt? :)


    10/21/09

    piecesofmeg----I like BOTH! But if you prefer a matte finish, definitely get the MUFE Mat, and if you prefer a dewy/ less matte finish, the Studio Sculpt is the way to go. Personally I feel that the MUFE Mat is more suitable for oily skin.


    10/21/09

    lissasioux -- yes, I have tried the HD MUFE liquid foundation. though it was in the wrong shade for me, I like how the texture is super light yet gives good coverage. I feel that you can still achieve the flawless look if you use the Mat+ and a setting powder, and finish off with a dusting of the HD powder. Your face will look really flawless esp in photographs.


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