Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review



Make Up For Ever Philippines recently launched their next-generation mattifying powder foundation that blurs imperfection for 12 hours!  

That said, what amazed me even more is their promise of a life-like second-skin water-resistant finish!  And since it's Make Up For Ever, they come in 30 shades in the USA and 15 shades locally (they will add more within the year!)

During the event, we were all given lab coats and glasses and we were tasked to challenged this newest powder foundation from the brand.  We tried to mix the Matte Velvet Skin powder test tube with water and would you believe that the powder remain dry?  Even if the powder gets a bit wet, it dries off pretty quickly and it is good to use!


Given a 30 shades palette in front of me, I look THIS happy swatching and searching for my perfect shade! 


 I found it in Y245!  Y225 comes close but if you are lighter than me, that would be a perfect shade for you!


I took home a Y245, tested it for more than a week and here are my thoughts.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

According to Make Up For Ever ---

MATTE VELVET SKIN BLURRING POWDER FOUNDATION is the next-generation* everyday high coverage powder foundation that blurs imperfections and shine, leaving your complexion looking smooth and flawless. Thanks to its FLEXI-FIT PUZZLE complex innovation – its flexible texture moves with the skin for a breathable flawless – never-chalky – result. This foundation is also water-resistant for a long-lasting matte look.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

I am IN LOVE with the newer packaging of Make Up For Ever.  Aside from the nice packaging with a full-sized very clear mirror, I love the sponge that comes with this that makes it unique.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

The double-sided flat sponge has both black and white side.  The White Side is for Soft Veil of Powder perfect for light coverage and touch-ups while the blackside of the sponge gives higher coverage.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

Since I love my skin to peek through, I like to use the white "veil" side for a light and smooth coverage.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

During the launch, Make Up For Ever artist recommended applying this powder using the cross motions technique.  Apply by drawing a line on each side of your nose, on your forehead, chin, starting from the center of your face, stretch the powder to the side of your face to cover.

Of course, you can do YOU, I like to apply starting from the center of my face stretching outwards.  

a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

I tried using the black portion of the sponge and indeed I get more coverage.  
a photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com

Before and After of Y245

before and after photo of Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation review by Nikki Tiu of www.askmewhats.com


I know this product promises mattifying look and effect for at least 12 hours.  But how would a girl with combination (Dry/Normal) skin feels about such product? 

Thankfully, this powder is comfortable to wear, it does not enhance the dry patches of my skin instead, it evens out my whole complexion giving me an effect of a full coverage liquid foundation in powder form.

And guess what?  The coverage is indeed high, I can actually use this without a separate concealer, it does cover my undereye darkness by using more powder on that area and thankfully, it never enhances lines on that area.

As for the longwear promise, it does stay more than 12 hours with a little bit of touchup on the sides of the nose for extreme activity. (Let's say I ran or exercised with it).  Without much physical activity, I actually survived the whole day without retouching! 


I love how silky and bright my skin look with this powder foundation.  If you are the type who loves full coverage makeup without having to use as many base makeup like you use to, please give this a try!  I am loving this so much I am picking this more often than the other powder foundation I have!

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation is priced at Php2,700.00 and are available in all boutiques and in Zalora.  

How do you like the coverage?
How do you like the look of this new powder foundation from Make Up For Ever?

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